In the beginning

Where it started

Emily Riggs' label is founded on her love of the enduring quality of Australian Merino wool & her interest in timeless designer clothing.  After marrying a merino sheep producer in Burra, South Australia, it felt like a natural fit to combine their livelihood in sheep farming with the beautiful things it can create – that being knitwear. Currently, this comprises of sweaters, tops, skirts - with a small Equestrian wear collection as Emily Riggs is an avid horse lover!

Behind the name

Why Iris & Wool?

Emily Riggs' brand iris + wool is a tribute to her mother who passed away when Emily was quite young. Emily Riggs does recall she adored Irises.  It was only natural for Emily to combine the two loves in her life, ‘iris’ for her mother Jane McLeod and ‘wool’ as an identity for the beautiful fibre.

With every iris + wool purchase made, you will be making a difference to many farmers who produce Merino wool and also supporting the McGrath Foundation! For every purchase 5% of proceeds donated to the McGrath Foundation.

Emily hopes you enjoy wearing the iris + wool label as much as she has loved creating and designing it for you.

The founder

Emily Riggs

Founder Emily Riggs has always loved high-end fashion and being married to a merino sheep producer inspired her to launch her 100% Australian merino wool label.

It’s such a good feeling when someone compliments your outfit. Fashion represents freedom and creativity to Emily.

Emily Riggs' style icons are Olivia Palermo, her style is always on point, and Audrey Hepburn, a classic and the definition of beauty!

With every purchase you are Making A Difference

A brand with authenticity and sincerity

Every sale Founder Emily Riggs donates 5% to the McGrath Foundation in honour of her mum Jane McLeod who passed away from Breast Cancer at 43.

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