I was recently sent a stack of fabric from fabric distributors, FD Textiles. These fabrics are both from (new to me) Aussie designers, Surface Art and Veritas Design.
Surface Art fabrics are a bold collection of vintage-inspired prints in an earthy colour-mix. This is the first mix of quilting cottons that Surface Art have produced and they are ideal for someone who is looking for a more sophisticated print. I can see them being used for home decor (cushions, covered canvases, lampshades, etc.) and they would also make gorgeous women's skirts or dresses.
Veritas Design's fabric collections are all Australian-themed. But not in a tacky, souvenir shop kind of way. They use vibrant colours which reflect Australian flora and offer a modern approach to contemporary Australian-themed designs.
Surface Art and Veritas Design fabrics can be purchased online at their own stores, or in good fabric stores around Australia.