Willie Weston respectfully acknowledges the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and future.
We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.
FAIR AND EQUITABLE PAYMENTS TO ARTISTS
Willie Weston is committed to a business model that supports artists to live and work on country.
We do this by paying artists a fee for every metre of fabric or wallpaper produced, rather than a one-off licensing fee. These fees are paid quarterly to artists, and equate to 10-15% of profits, depending on the product. This model ensures that the artists we work with are remunerated in an ongoing and scalable way.
INDIGENOUS ART CODE
Willie Weston is a member of the Indigenous Art Code, an organisation that works to preserve and promote ethical trade in Indigenous art. Our membership signifies our commitment to building strong, ethical and sustainable Indigenous art commerce and to ending exploitation, which takes advantage of artists and negatively impacts communities.
Willie Weston believes in supporting Australian manufacturing. All fabrics and wallpapers are printed locally, which not only enables us superior quality control and short lead times, but also contributes to the viability of local production.
All Willie Weston fabrics and wallpapers are printed to order, eliminating wastage. We print with water-based inks, meaning there is no excess ink to be disposed of, or any water used during production. No harmful chemicals are used in in the creation of our products.
Our products are shipped in recycled plastic wrap and we continually work to minimise our impact through recycling and elimination of single use materials wherever possible.