About Bush Bling
Bush Bling was born in Newtown, Sydney Australia in 2016. The first products included belts, belt buckles, clothes patches, keychains and pins.
The main focus of the brand is Australian wildlife fashion accessories.
If you are interested in becoming a stockist of Bush Bling products please contact us through our wholesale website: bosscockysouvenirs.com.au
About the designer
Chris hails from Adelaide, South Australia. Drawing has always been one of his passions, as has the natural world. He is an avid bush walker and also enjoys wildlife photography.
His early professional years were spent collecting and selling art in Adelaide and Sydney. This eventually led to him establishing an art gallery in Alice Springs. However after 14 years in the art world he decided to take a new path.
“After selling art for many years I felt the desire to explore and rediscover my creative roots”.
After moving back to Sydney Chris began volunteering for a wildlife rescue organisation. The experience opened Chris’s eyes to the plight of wildlife in Australia, especially in urban areas.
From his home in Sydney’s inner-west suburb of Newtown, Chris began to create a range of fashion accessories.
“My first designs were sold locally and in Central Australia. I wanted to create products which resonated with these areas.”
Chris continues to travel regularly and feels at home in the city and the outback. “I am just at home in the gritty laneways of Enmore as I am driving along the Stuart Highway. The laneways are intimate and filled with creative expression and ibis! The highway is like a gateway to the outback. Outback Australia has expansive landscapes and amazing wildlife. I also love the history of its towns and people.”