Cool Collaboration: Skinny laMinx X Cloud9 Fabrics

WORDS Cheri Morris

Local textile and homeware brand Skinny laMinx has collaborated with New York-based Cloud9 Fabrics on a series of playful Lisbon-inspired fabrics.

Titled Lisbon Square, this collection is Skinny laMinx’s fifth for Cloud9 Fabrics and features joyful, light-hearted illustrations that are an ode to travel.

Heather developed the designs during a 2016 trip to Lisbon that saw her work as a teacher for a travel company, teaching an introductory course about patterns.

Initially drawn in by the city’s spectacular tile heritage, Heather found herself falling in love with a lot more as she explored: The elegantly-dressed women seated at steel tables at cafés in parks dotted across the city, shadows cast by ornate ironwork, swooping swallows and Mid-century shop signage.

Four years later, her travels to Lisbon continue to be a source of inspiration. Most recently, she’s used the tiles of Lisbon as a basis for her online pattern course, How Pattern Works.

Love patterns? Find out more about Heather’s Making Friday initiative here. For more information about this collection, visit