Publisher Textiles

Publisher Textiles & Papers is one of Australia’s leading commercial printing houses. Babbarra Designs have worked closely with Publisher Textiles since 2007, who house a large number of Bábbarra’s screen designs. Originally, Publisher was engaged to expose and print Bábbarra’s large format screens, before the screen printing table at Babbarra’s studio was upgraded and widened in 2018. Today Publisher Textiles assists with large orders for art fairs, as well as printing our technically complex four screen designs.

Babbarra Women’s Centre navigate many challenges including limited access to printing equipment, costly and complicated logistics due to the remote location, cyclones, staff cultural duties and sorry business. These challenges mean that our printing output varies significantly. Partnering with a professional hand printing studio has allowed us to increase production and explore new opportunities within the textile industry.

In 2017, Publisher Textiles and Bábbarra presented a fashion collection, with Bábbarra designs printed at Publisher and sewn into garments in Sydney. This range was launched at the ‘From Country to Couture’ fashion parade in 2017, and was also sold online.

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Images by Publisher Textiles, featuring garments from the Publisher x Bábbarra range 2017