Jacinta from the laminated cotton shop at work in Melbourne


HI! My name is Jacinta (Jac for short) and I run The Laminated Cotton Shop alongside my small team ( local mums helping me out in school hours). We design and make products  in my Melbourne studio. Most days you can find me there.

I started the Laminated Cotton Shop to make it easier for people to find good quality reusable products that can take repeated wash and wear. I want to help people replace disposable plastics at home.

The things I’m most passionate about are reducing waste and supporting Australian made. When I’m not busy these days you can find me online shopping, brunching and I’m currently watching Yellowstone

As a business owner I’ve been honoured by holding a Top Rated Ebay Plus seller status and being labelled a Star Seller on Etsy. The best honour is hearing all the feedback from Etsy, Ebay , Google and on my own website right here. Browse the store and see what you think.

P.S If you’re in Melbourne I pop at a few market events each month. You can see this months events here.

Cheers Jacinta

The Story

This was never meant to be a business. I was trained as a CPA but after having my boys it was tricky to find part time work that covered the parking expenses.

On a trip to the USA in 2012 I came across a highchair mat that was waterproof and washable. When we got home I couldn’t buy anything like it in Australia.

So the research started. I learnt about Laminated Cotton, how to get it and sew with it. The first products were mats to replace plastic drop cloths I had under my sons highchair. I thought making laminated cotton mats would be a nice hobby to replace plastic highchair mats. Turns out people liked it.

Fast forward to 2023 I’ve been fortunate to set up my own workshop with industrial sewing equipment and amazing women to work with. The Laminated Cotton Shop will always be about waterproof and washable products to replace disposable plastics but now I get to make it a job and create work for others too.

Thankyou for visiting and checking out what The Laminated Cotton Shop is about.