The Wool Wizards

The newest addition to the Jim & Jane family, McIntyre wool have quickly become a favourite amongst staff and customers for their gorgeous merino wool pieces in fresh colours that we can't help but smile at. We spoke to husband and wife duo Raquel Boedo (Co-founder & Creative Director) and Ned Scholfield (Co-founder & General Manager) to get to find out what makes them tick.

Where do you call home? 

Melbourne

Have you always been a designer? 

No, both of our backgrounds is in wholesale fashion. Raquel was working in homewares & Ned worked for Australian brand Crumpler as the sales manager.

What was the last great book you read?  

Raquel – Get your Shit together, Sarah Knight

Ned – The Rosie Result, Graeme Simpson

What would we find on your playlist in your studio/office?

“The Jazz Vibes” Playlist on Spotify

Japanese women by Coeo

If you weren’t doing Mcintyre, what would we find you doing?

Raquel – Working in the events industry

Ned – Senior sales manager at wholesale fashion brand

What does sustainability in fashion meant to you?

As a consumer, buying quality over quantity.

For brands I think it's important to care about all things like packaging, shipping, and the raw materials used in production.

At McIntyre we use 100% Australian Merino wool in all our garments, this is a sustainably grown natural fibre that is bio-degradable and we love it!

Dream holiday destination? 

A road trip through California with lots of food and wine. Or a food orientated scooter trip through Ubud in Bali. 

If an out of towner was visiting, where would you take them?

To dinner at Kisume restaurant, followed by cocktails at Beneath Driver Lane (both located in Melbourne CBD).

What are you currently coveting?

Raquel – where do I start…

Ned – A Triumph Street Twin motorcycle

Describe your style in 3 words. 

Raquel – Colourful, eclectic, comfortable

Ned- Sneakers, sophisticated, casual

Favourite Instagram feeds? 

Marianne_theodorsen, bossbabe.inc, simonenoa 

Do you collect anything and if so what? 

Raquel – shoes, lots of pretty shoes

Summer or winter?  

Winter – because it’s the best season for fashion. Layers, boots, jumpers, jackets!  

Favourite Restaurant/Cafe? 

Kisume Melbourne / St Edmonds café in Prahran Melbourne

What takes your breath away? 

Raquel – Shoes

Ned - A new McIntyre collection (sorry I know that’s lame but its true!)

Favourite Australian product.... 

Obviously, McIntyre, however we also love Australian mid-century furniture!!

Why shop local?

Why wouldn’t you! There is nothing better than a curated selection by a boutique you love.

You get to touch and feel the products, receive great service by someone you know, and get introduced to new brands.

Do you have a signature scent?  

Raquel - Vicktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Ned- Rituals Bleu Byzantin

Favourite Artist? Favourite Cocktail? Favourite Flower? 

Ned – MC Escher/ Whiskey Sour/ Wattle 

Raquel - Jacobs Banks/ Old Fashioned / Tulip

Use one word to describe Jim & Jane. 

Curated