Marini Ferlazzo is a family business based in Melbourne, Australia that works alongside not-for-profit organisations to support wildlife conservation around the world.
The launch of Marini Ferlazzo took place at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week in 2014 where Nathan and his business partner/mother Clare, exhibited a limited edition range of clothing and artwork. Following the success of the launch, Marini Ferlazzo developed a collection of greeting cards and bookmarks which were featured in the 2015 Oscars goodie bags in L.A.
Using the highest quality archival papers for limited edition prints and 100% recycled paper for luxury greeting card sets, the range is constantly expanding with beautifully crafted products. With a share of each sale donated to organisations like World Animal Protection, your purchase supports a more sustainable future for our planet.
Marini Ferlazzo is always exploring creative ways to help raise funds and awareness for the world's wildlife and welcomes partnerships with like minded businesses. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Born in Melbourne, Nathan Ferlazzo studied multimedia design at Monash University. He worked in various design studios in Melbourne for several years as a graphic designer before making the exciting move to found a family business – Marini Ferlazzo. Nathan has a passion for not only art and wildlife, but for science and nature. Inspired by people like Jane Goodall and characters from his favourite books, like Mowgli and Bagheera (The Jungle Book), Nathan is in constant pursuit to expand his knowledge about planet Earth and it's connection to humans. Nathan’s intricate pen and ink illustrations are intended to highlight both the beauty of the world's wildlife while educating and inspiring viewers to take action to help protect threatened species.
Nathan often exhibits throughout Melbourne and has undertaken commissions for clients from around the world. In 2015 he was commissioned by Luciano Benetton to participate in the Imago Mundi exhibition, a collection of art collected by Benetton from artists around the world.
Nathan draws using a traditional nib and Indian ink, applied to 100% cotton rag paper. Indian ink is regarded as the highest quality drawing ink available, ensuring longevity to every piece. It's bold black adds a depth and richness while it's waterproof finish make it the perfect medium for archival quality illustration that will last generations.
Nathan's mother, Clare, is the co-founder of Marini Ferlazzo and has worked closely with Nathan in all areas of the business since it's beginnings in 2011. Clare is a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist and has traveled the world to experience her passions for food, culture and nature. Raised by two very loving and inspirational Italian parents who imigrated to Australia in the 1950's, Clare's love of life has inspired her own family to make the absolute most of every day.
Nathan's sister, Simone, adores animals and is happiest when surrounded by her three bichon frises. Her Italian background means that her second love is of course...food. Simone ran her own gluten free meals business for many years before joining Marini Ferlazzo. She continues to spoil the family with delectable treats at the studio. Simone is your point of contact for all wholesale orders, don't hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com.