Cosy yourself up in your space with your cushions and sheets fortressed around you, with a cup of hot coffee in hand and maybe even set aside a plate of treats to indulge in, because we’re about to tell you a short tale; the lovely story of us..
This brand was initially founded by a friendship of two souls; myself (Sharnee Lamb) and one of my best friends since the early days, Justine (Stine;) Radnedge. How this brand first came to be wasn’t necessarily something that was decided upon and planned, but rather, something that quite literally just happened..
After successfully graduating as a Fashion Design student, I decided to put my experience, skills and passion to the test by creating my own clothing brand. In the collection I created during this what-seems-like-forever-ago time, there was a lot of use of linen in the pieces I designed. As you can probably predict, having worked with it so much in my clothing brand and really understanding everything there is to know about this beautiful fabric and truly believing in it’s capabilities, is where my journey with the fabric really began, and which is why it is the signature feature of Lamb & Stine products today.
Whilst I was still working out where I truly wanted to be in the creative industry, through interest, I began to really immerse myself in homewares and home living in general. Being a creative, not only did I think about style in the fashion sense, but I thought about style in my home and wanting to make sure that my surroundings were also a reflection of my own personal style, and being my own boss, it was important that I felt inspired and happy in my own space.
Cue my interest in interior design and styling, and home furnishings.
Now, whilst I was distracted by my new found interest with my nose in every home living magazine there was (but unfortunately also being unsuccessful in finding the right cushions for my space), Stine had found a hobby in sewing. This amazing lady hadn’t taken any classes or workshops; the skills just came naturally to her! After having purchased one of my skirts from my clothing brand in the past, she asked if she could attempt to sew the same skirt from scratch on her own. I was more than happy to hear that she’d found this hobby, so of course I lent her my patterns and even provided her with some fabric I still had lying around from those days.
With Stine sewing and sewing away, she inspired me to revisit an old love. Still being without luck in finding the right products to create my space at home, it was then that Stine and myself came together and decided that we would just create our own cushions using the many linen fabrics already on hand. Before we knew it, we were having so much fun experimenting with designs, that our hearts and minds were filled with so many ideas. With a head full of ideas and big dreams, you can’t contain that sort of thing, so we woke and made our dreams a reality..
What we had so proudly created together was part me, and part her; and it was from there that
L A M B & S T I N E was born.
Soon enough we were heading to our local market in Brisbane to showcase our products and educating others on the beauty and benefits of linen. With reaching such success and receiving amazing feedback from those who purchased from us at markets, the brand was something I knew should be further pursued seriously and taken to the 21st century online world in order to reach as many home lovers around the globe as we could and share what Lamb & Stine had to offer.
Lamb & Stine became more of a dream of mine as Stine later worked on her own personal growth and career development. So though Stine is now pursuing her own big dreams in life (sky’s the limit!), she along with many of my other close friends, my family, and like-minded creatives I’ve been lucky enough to work with, continue to be the most supportive bunch of human beings, and their belief, encouragement and love will always help to keep this little brand motivated, inspired and alive.
So today Lamb & Stine is still based in the lovely city of Brisbane, Australia, with all products continuing to be designed with love and care. Inspired by sleep-ins, breakfast in bed, and enjoying the simple things in life, we strive to always create our bed linen and home furnishings to be of the utmost comfort, quality, style, and value. We hope to forever contribute to the lives of a house turned home, beautifully transformed through our brand.
Embrace the magic of every morning, and stay to become part of the Lamb & Stine journey.
Sharnee Lamb x
Founder & Director