Miimi and Jiinda is an Indigenous Australian Art and Design label founded in 2018 by Melissa Greenwood. Melissa's mother Lauren Jarrett from time to time contributes her master weaving skills and traditional art pieces to the label. Melissas Husband Abraham is the framer, he has mastered the art of timber framing and frames all of Miimi & Jiinda creations in their home studio on Gumbaynggirr Country, Abraham is passionate about using recycled timbers were possible.
Melissa's natural storytelling talent and love of cultural expression through Art and Design have earned her recognition as a Artist, Writer, Illustrator and Designer. She now uses fashion as a way to tell stories, translating her hand painted artworks onto clothing, using sustainable, high-quality fabrics here on country in Australia. Lauren has a background in traditional weaving methods & fine art.
Melissa is the founder and director of the brand.
"My strongest inspiration for my art comes from my Country.
The land we live on is everything; the earth is our greatest teacher, our knowledge holder and our divine authority."
Miimi & Jiinda hail from the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, and Bundjalung tribes of Australia’s East Coast, often referred to as “Saltwater Country.” For both mother and daughter, their art has been a powerful medium for healing intergenerational trauma.