Shy Hero


Accessories, Beauty, Women's Fashion
About This Brand

The Habitat range was born out of our shared love of Melbourne’s natural surroundings as well as the women who inhabit it. Over cups of tea we dreamt of creating a line of clothes for women to feel comfortable and beautiful in which reflected the beauty of our environment.

We wanted to create clothes for women who have strong values, make good friends and enjoy barefoot picnics because they are playful, adventurous and strong. Through Shy Hero we hope to celebrate women, their lives and their values; not just how they look.

Our selection of hand illustrated, linen fabric designs are inspired by what we see around us. Peach and Gum linen match the many colours of Eucalyptus leaves. The Bat Birds print mirrors the time at dusk when you can watch Cockatoo’s and Bats scwabble for perches or silently swoop by. The Leaf print combines the colours and serenity of gums and our Pastel Paths print gently evokes the vintage bedding sets that are sweet to wake up to on a summer morning.

We aimed to create classic pieces that will outlast trends and become closet favourites. Our elegant designs are shaped for practical comfort for a range of women’s figures. We say ‘pockets in everything!’

Our habitat is important to us so we are proud our original designs are created with 100% natural fibres and hand made to last with love.

We are a small team of three, Karina Newnham, Amy Masterson and Hilary Green. Three Shy Heroes trying to bring a piece of fun, beauty and good into our slice of the world.

Our designs are styled with divine Mamoru Jewellery
Photography by the lovely Kim Landy
Find us at
Instagram @shy.hero