About + Values
ANEAU is a contemporary Australian lifestyle brand exploring the sequence of stories that weave us together. Modern textiles celebrating traditional techniques and empowering communities.
An aneau is a small circular band of metal. ANEAU the label is an infinite ring; of women, of connections and of thoughtfully designed items with stories to tell.
ANEAU is intrigued by age-old traditions, and yet at the same time, is always curious to discover and celebrate what’s next. Conscious, considered and meaningful exchange underpins every ANEAU design and collaboration.
Supporting ancient techniques to create income generation and to celebrate Indian textiles. A beautiful hand loomed fabric that is unique and creates employment for many artisans in India. Slow made textiles made with love and care.
Considered timeless design and tailored elements made in Sydney & India by experienced tailors, artisans and makers to ensure a long life.
We celebrate slow crafted, impeccable detail and consciously made products.
We partner and collaborate with non for profit organisations and certified fair trade makers in India to ensure our products are made with social impact.
Our supply chain is transparent and circular. We implement sustainable practices of zero plastic & zero waste.
About Founder, Designer & Maker Anna Westcott
Founder Anna Westcott launched ANEAU in September 2016, but the story doesn’t begin there. The Sydney designer’s grandparents were both tailors, and a respect for tradition, art and more specifically, of quilting, was instilled early on in life. Westcott made her first quilt, Swan Song, with her grandmother Joan and mother Margaret. She was taught by these women that the stories behind an object are often just as interesting as the objects themselves.
Anna worked in the Fashion Industry In Australia and New York for 15 years. An incredible foundation and fountain of experience however Anna had a vision and a dream she wanted to create, that was ANEAU. A much slower, considered approach that is ethical, sustainable and conscious in every aspect. A brand that doesn't exist within seasons or trends, items that are made with supreme quality, made to last and style that is timeless.
Anna hopes to continue to evolve the beautiful collections and build long lasting relationships with all the people she partners with. This is what inspires Anna and is at the very core of everything she does.