In January 2021 The Quiet Lion packed up family and house and studio and fur babies and landed in Canberra's inner north. We are now officially Canberrans! 

We are so looking forward to growing our community and making new connections here in the ACT. And as always are blown away by the support and enthusiasm from our loyal pride who have been with us over the last 3 years.

Whilst the story below is still true of our past we are looking forward and making plans to create a brighter, more sustainable and ethical future. Thanks for checking out our story, being part our community and wearing our Quiet Lions!


This is Danielle, an introverted leo and the original Quiet Lion

Danielle is well known as the local dressmaker in Bundanoon and the surrounding villages of the southern highlands NSW.

Spending her days in the studio handcrafting garments for individuals, designing made to measure gowns and shirts and dresses, always working to a clients brief.

Sustaining herself and her creativity with the knowledge that the artisan skill of being able to design, make and fit a handcrafted garment was becoming a thing of the past. A priceless skill to have these days and a soul filling career to be cultivating. 

After making countless garments for other people, Danielle wanted to make clothes that worked for her, and for the busy women around her.

Fashion that works for living a normal (beautiful) life.

Clothing that is easy to wear, and travels from school drop off, to work and special occasions.

Garments that are classic, timeless pieces, that are beautifully made and longwearing; the exact opposite of disposable fashion.

(Did we mention pockets?)

Danielle once trained as a costumes and set designer at VCA. After a career building dinosaurs and dragons (true story!) and freelance costume designing for theatre and TV, she moved with her young family to the southern highlands of NSW. Danielle brings her excellent construction skills to The Quiet Lion studio, and uses the studio as her creative outlet in amongst family life.

Oh! And Danielle’s favourite books are: In the Skin of a Lion, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Lion in the Meadow. Anyone noticing a theme?

At the Quiet Lion, garments are the result of considered designing, ethical purchasing and beautiful crafts(wo)manship. This is small, slow fashion at its finest.