BEHIND THE SEAMS: Meet The Team In Goondiwindi - Part 1


Our Story, Goondiwindi Cotton 

Goondiwindi Cotton is an Australian owned and operated family business. We opened our doors 30 years ago employing local women to design and sew our natural garments, some of whom still work for us today. Customers who buy Goondiwindi Cotton not only support our business, but many others such as transport companies, graphic designers and photographers all of whom we utilise locally to bring you our product.

Sam Coulton, Owner

Sam is the founder and owner of Goondiwindi Cotton. Sam started the business in 1992 identifying a market for quality cotton garments that were practical, stylish and suited the Australian way of life. You will always find Sam with a coffee in-hand and his furry friend Booma, not too far away.

Debbie Turvey, Accounts Manager

Debbie has been with Goondiwindi Cotton since the beginning. For over 30 years she has played an integral role in building the business, overseeing finance and operations. Debbie can always be found with a wry smile, juggling a million jobs and oh-so effortlessly wearing her favourite colour, orange!

Marianne Marshall, Head Designer 

Marianne is our Sydney based head designer with an extensive knowledge in product development, sourcing and manufacturing. Her signature - the use of quality natural fibres married with vibrant colour and exclusive prints. You will always find Marianne in a fabulous print and stylish glasses! 

Louise Lye, Designer 

Goondiwindi Cotton's first ever designs started with Louise at the Boggabilla TAFE. In the beginning, Lou trained students simultaneously overseeing the production of garments. Today, Lou remains at the forefront of all the design with a measuring tape draped around her neck and a friendly smile. 

Jade Mackay, Marketing 

Jade is the go-getter in charge of the online team. She is the powerhouse behind finding new and innovative ideas for the Goondiwindi Cotton brand. You can always find Jade juggling her fabulous AirBNB 21 on MacIntyre and injecting her infectious laughter into the office.

Imagery shot by The Farmers Friend @thefarmersfriend