The Skinny laMinx recipe is simple: Mix together a love of pattern, a cute shop, a top notch team, and top it all off with equal parts playful and chic.

Heather
Photo: Kristen Fortier

How we began

Heather Moore’s simple, clean pattern designs and unusual colour palette are inspired by everyday things, her love of midcentury style and a dose of African chic.

In 2007 she started screenprinting her patterns onto fabric, just for fun. Next thing, her hobby had become a business called Skinny laMinx, and the things she’d designed could be found in stores & homes around the globe. But of course, there’s a bit more to the story than that.

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Our store & studio

We opened our chic little store on Cape Town’s Bree Street five years ago, and have enjoyed watching the neighbourhood grow into the best shopping district in the City.

Above the shop is our design and production studio, where we come up with all our patterns and designs, and stitch them up into beautiful things.

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The ethics of style

Our business has grown, but our values haven’t changed.  In fact, we think our growth has a lot to do with caring about excellence, generosity, creativity and fun, while doing our best to treat people and the planet right.

Collaborations

MRP

Colab with MRP Home

In 2017, Heather Moore designed a ‘Made in SA’ homewares range for MRP Home. Read more about it.

Collaboration

Heath Ceramics

In 2016, we collaborated with Heath Ceramics in Sausalito, CA on an exclusive fabric line based on their Dimensional tile range.

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Cloud9 Fabrics

The ‘Around the Block’ fabric collection is our fourth collaboration with New Jersey-based organic quilting company, Cloud9 Fabrics.

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TMW wine

Boutique Cape Town winemaker Tim Martin used one of Heather’s letterpressed prints for his 2016 wine.

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Making Friday

Anyone who has started a creative business will know that the day-to-day running of it can sap the creative spark. But Heather’s Making Friday practice (inspired by a visit to the dentist) makes sure the ideas keep flowing.

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Why ‘Skinny laMinx’?

Did you know that Skinny laMinx is a nickname for Heather’s skinny little Siamese cat, Monkey?

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In the Press

We’re always thrilled to see our prints put to use in stylish homes across the world, and it’s an even bigger thrill when we see them on the cover of a magazine.

Contact us for press-ready images.

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