When the world starts getting you down - head for the park! There's nothing better than lolling about under green leaves, or catching a spot of sun while the dogs and children cause chaos on someone else's turf, and Otto and Spike's McFadyen picnic rug is tailor-made to make your time in the sun as comfy as possible!
Made from 100% surplus (vintage!) Australian Shetland wool, this rug is hardy enough to hand-down through the generations, special enough to treasure, and with a moisture-proof backing, your lounging will be done with perfect comfort!
Otto and Spike make all of their knitwear from a small factory in East Brunswick. A true Aussie-battler story, the Otto and Spike label was born when a 50-year-old East Brunswick textile producer realised that they could no longer compete with cheap offshore competitors. Their response? To cut out the middle-man, become their own customer, and design and produce products for their own brand-new label!
Otto and Spike make a super amazing 100% Aussie product using new and original machinery, and often repurpose high-quality Australian yarns - which would otherwise be discarded as surplus - to make their distinctive, super-quality knitwear. Melbournalia stocks a range of Otto and Spike products including socks, blankets, hats and scarves.
To purchase a McFadyen Picnic Rug is to take home a piece of honest-to-goodness Melbourne history, as well as to support Australia's small-but-still-thriving manufacturing industry!
Dimensions (cm): Approx. 160 x 160
*Please Note- Otto and Spike proudly use surplus yarns for their picnic rugs, lending them real character and a unique style. As a consequence, the colours of the rugs will change as each vintage yarns run out. When you purchase a rug you will be sent the available rug of the colour family chosen, but it will not perfectly match the image shown on our website. Thanks for your understanding!
Are you looking for something extra special? A way to celebrate Melbourne and your loved ones in style? Check out Melbournalia's lovely Picnic Packs! Melbournalia Picnic Packs pair a McFadyen Picnic Rug with an array of gorgeous Melbourne-made goodies - you’re sure to find something here to suit your favourite naturalist, park-lifer, rambler or lounger. The park is calling!
Blue Moon Picnic Pack: For the bicycle loving coffee afficianado in your life.
Dark brew Picnic Pack: For lovers of serious Chai and good conversation.
Evergreen Picnic Pack: For those enamoured of Australian Bush, chocolate and Aussie flavour.
Family Walks Picnic Pack: For the family who loves to ramble together.
Orange Joy Picnic Pack: For the impromptu picknicker with a taste for spice and creamy coffee.
Red Plummy Picnic Pack: For fans of lemon myrtle green tea, dark chocolate and lazy afternoons.
Sunshine Honey Picnic Pack: Chai and honey in gold tones. For the loved one who can't get enough of Chai Walli's spices.
The family Hour Picnic Pack: For lazy afternoons reading aloud, sipping the local cafe's great coffee (and sharing the babycinos).
How we get Melbournalia to you...
If you're in Australia, we offer flat rate shipping on all orders.
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We also offer a free Pickup option so you can simply pop by and pick up your local goods in person from Melbournalia HQ on level 5 of heritage, art deco Mitchell House.
Large corporate orders outside the Melbourne CBD may incur a delivery fee.
If you plan on sending your purchase overseas please research local customs and regulations for the country you are sending to and ensure the items comply. Some countries and states within Australia have restrictions on food and other consumables.
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