We wish to acknowledge that our workshop sits on the land of the Wodi Wodi people of Dharawal Country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.
Simple, classic and creative
Murray and Smyth is a small, slow-growing online store with a focus on classic clothing staples and in-house creations. We supply go-to pieces for knocking around – whether it be working, taking the dog for a walk or having a big night on the town.
Inspiration is drawn from, among other things, the subcultures that have their roots in Jamaica, Britain and the US but have spread to all corners of the globe, including our little coastal pocket of Wollongong (Dharawal country). Rudeboy, mod, skinhead, punk, rocker and even surfers and their defining styles influence our aesthetic.
You’ll notice that the site isn’t divided into male and female designs. Read the information provided with each product’s description and decide for yourself whether it’s for you. As we screen print in-house, we have the flexibility of putting a design on a tee that might better suit your size than our core range so please feel free to contact us to ask.
We screen print our own designs
We design the artwork that you’ll find on the products in our store and screen print or press them in our own studio. We also design our labels, packaging and even this website!
We do print for the occasional small organisation and business, but it’s not our focus. If you think we are better aligned with the ethos of your idea or organisation than other screen printers, you are very welcome to send us the details of your job and we will let you know if it fits within our scope and availability or, alternatively, can recommend someone else. Please note that we do not cater for one-off garment printing.
Our workshop on Dharawal country
Our designs are produced from a workshop at the rear of an historic sandstone cottage on Dharawal Country (the northern suburbs of Wollongong – a beach city an hour south of Sydney, Australia). It’s a pretty special place in a pretty special town. With Glennie born in Wollongong, we have a strong sense of the need to maintain the miner’s cottage, but it’s also exciting to give it a functional yet low-impact use.
Ethical, environmentally conscious and a deeply held commitment to trade unionism
As proud trade unionists, we believe that those who produce goods should be paid a living wage and our choice of suppliers reflect that belief. We also want to keep our impact on the environment to a minimum, which means limiting the plastics our products will arrive in, using water-based inks in our printing and sourcing inputs for our products that are sustainable and long-lasting. For details, please see the information on each product page.
For more information on the impetus of the brand, check out our blog post: Introducing Murray & Smyth
All content is © Murray & Smyth unless stated
Store homepage image is © Georgina Murray
Thanks to everyone that has supported us and continues to support us. Thanks particularly to Evelyn for modelling our clothes, Georgie Murray for letting us use the front store image and Colin Dunn for the studio and sock images.
G Smyth and G Murray