Original and unique artwork painted on hemp and organic cotton fabric. 

Photographic work printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art hemp and cotton paper.

All fabric is individually painted on  2m x .8m  lengths, using a fabric medium and pigments.

Painted garments are designed and made by Jen Farthing.

 Art and Design

In the late 1970s I studied Art and Design and Fine Art, majoring in printmaking and photography. Over the decades that followed, I have designed, made screen-printed women’s fashion, baby accessories and homewares. 

In 2019, I was very fortunate to visit the Chichu Art Museum in Japan where I was deeply moved by Claude Monet’s painting, “Water-Lily Pond”.

That painting awoke my aspiration to paint again. As I stood before it, taking in the energy and entirety of colour, texture and wonder, I knew my creative expression was about to take an important new direction.

This body of work developed through the stillness and isolation of Covid lockdown, and immersion in natural light, colour and connection in the place I now call home, the foothills of the Otway Ranges. 

I choose to work with hemp and organic cotton for many reasons. Primarily it’s ideally suited to my painting methods and is so very wearable. But importantly it’s a very deliberate recognition and respect for our planet, and my desire to consider and care for my back yard. 

I love creating and making my unique, versatile, comfortable, free-sized and eco-friendly wearable art collection.




Hemp and Organic Cotton

Eco-friendly, sophisticated, modern and relaxed. 

These ancient fibres are grown and manufactured in China. The factories are members of the Fair Wear Foundation which ensures excellent working conditions and the use of solar energy.

Composition and qualities:

  • 55% Hemp / 45% Organic Cotton
  • Softens as you wash and wear. They say, hemp wears in, not out. 
  • Breathable and cool to wear in warmer weather
  • Insulates from the cold
  • Sustainable
  • Fully biodegradable

 Hemp is a highly sustainable crop with many useful by products and uses far less water and pesticides than other fibre crops.

 It is one of the strongest fibres, has antibacterial properties and is UV resistance.