In the beginning

Where it started

My label is founded on my love of the enduring quality of Australian Merino wool & my interest in timeless designer clothing.  After marrying a merino sheep producer in Burra, South Australia, it felt like a natural fit to combine our 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 I am an avid horse lover!

Behind the name

Why Iris & Wool?

My brand iris + wool is a tribute to my mother who passed away when I was quite young. I do recall she adored Irises.  It was only natural for me to combine the two loves in my life, ‘iris’ for my mother 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.

I do hope you enjoy wearing the iris + wool label as much as I have loved creating and designing it for you.

The founder

Emily Riggs

I’ve always loved high-end fashion and being married to a merino sheep producer inspired me to launch my 100% Australian merino wool label.

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

My 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 we donate 5% to the McGrath Foundation in honour of my mum who passed away from Breast Cancer at 43.

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