Udder is the alias of the talented artist/designer Fliss Dodd. Gaining recognition on the local scene for her sculptural and functional ceramics, it was not until the birth of her first child that Fliss turned her hand to making soft toys when she felt frustrated with the saturated synthetic kids’ toy market. She yearned to be able to give her children a ‘handmade friend’ made with love from fabric not plastic.
Now, 'udder' has grown with the introduction of 'small' collections of accessories and objects for the home as well as the usual suspects, our handmade friends. Without compromising the integrity of her business and the high quality finish, Fliss has established relationships with small scale boutique manufacturers who are helping to create the new lines of 'udder' goodness.
With this relationship, we are able to recycle the exclusive, high quality fabrics created by Italian designers which are printed utilizing traditional Indonesian antique techniques - processes such as Batik, Tie and Dye, Shibori, Silk Screens with a manual brushing and airbrush. These ancient technical techniques mean the finished fabric is unique and original, a quality which in a world of mass automated production is becoming rare and a quality which udder strives to maintain. At the same time, these garment artists are preserving their unique value crafts and a revival of this art is conceived through new applications, utilizing the fabric for a contemporary need.
We ensure each 'udder' creation is made ethically and responsibly with a conscious approach to production in Asia. As part of our future plan, 'udder' will be putting back into the Bali community by supporting an Indonesian non-profit organisation committed to helping the environment of Bali.
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