Introducing Santiago Sunbird

Santiago Sunbird is the brainchild of creative sister duo Bree and Sarah Hankinson. Producing art, illustration and design that steps away from the digital world their work has a hand made, illustrated feel.

Sarah is one of Australia’s most prominent fashion illustrators with her images having graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Yen, Cleo, Madison and Elle. While Bree has more than 10 years experience in the industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Santiago Sunbirdlabel.

The inspiration behind our design was… something fresh, fruity and floral, reflective of the beautiful pomegranate candle.

Our design process involved… a lot of sniffing the candle! Sarah created a series of pomegranate illustrations, then we layered them with a botanical dreamscape.

Our style is… whimsical, bold, enchanting, feminine, quirky and radical.

People are obsessed with candles and homewares because… surrounding ourselves with beautiful objects and smells in the house allows us to travel without even stepping foot out the front door.

We said yes to the Grace and James Artist Series collaboration because… it’s so great to be able to collaborate with other artists and have our artwork associated with such a beautiful product. Plus, it’s so refreshing to see traditional products being packaged in such a unique way. We can’t wait to see us on the shelves.