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Joan established the business in 1994 after many years raising her family. In the 70’s Joan dreamed of self-sufficiency and was always busy with her vegetable garden, chooks, spinning, knitting and hand embroidery. She also made children’s clothing and sold it at local markets. This early industry and her love of hand embroidery were the seeds that grew to become The Linen Press. Joan’s love of Australian flora and fauna were reflected in the very original designs The Linen Press produced in 1994 and are still ongoing today. She now handles most aspects of the business from answering the phone to working on product development, packing orders and turning her hand to whatever needs to be done.
Susy, Joan’s daughter, joined the business in 1998. At the time Susy was studying civil engineering however after assisting Joan when needed she soon found that The Linen Press was her true passion. After the birth of Susy’s daughter in 2008 she became more conscious of the environmental impact the business was having and from that The Linen Press decided to work towards finding alternative environmentally friendly products. Susy now manages product development and assists Joan and the rest of team where and when help is needed.
Kaye joined us in early 2010 after an extensive career in the legal field. Ready for a change in direction Kaye now manages all administrative office requirements. There’s a good chance Kaye is the person you will speak to when you call or receive an email from assuming she’s not away on one of her many overseas jaunts – she’s a big traveller!!!
Lakshmi (Lucky) joined us in mid 2009 to assist with packing orders. She now manages the packing department and stock management. She studies Yoga and travels to India as often as possible with her husband and 2 sons to visit her family. Lucky also often brings in wonderful Indian food for the staff to enjoy
Susana joined us in October 2009 to assist Lucky with packing orders and with preparing the parcels for post. Susana has brought a unique skill set to The Linen Press and is a “can do” kind of girl. She can turn her hand to anything – whether this is a natural talent or brought about by having to manage 6 children we can’t be sure!!!!
Titian joined the team in March 2014 after working in the arts for many years to take on all-things marketing including social media and newsletters, product promotion and communication. She also keeps in touch with our customers and tries to find new customers, writes award submissions and takes the odd product photo. When not at The Linen Press, Titian works from home and spends time with her menagerie which includes two deranged boys, her equally bonkers partner, an insane cat, a clammy pet frog and two rogue chooks.