We were so excited when Dumbo Feather contacted us to become a stockist earlier this month that we just had to introduce them properly!
Over a decade ago, Dumbo Feather was born out of a yearning for more authentic and challenging reading material. Founder Kate Bezar was looking for something new, and decided to take the leap and create something herself. Named after the 1941 Disney film Dumbo the elephant (and his apparently magical feather), Kate wanted to inspire her readers to take their own leaps, to be everything they are truly capable of being.
“Behind extraordinary ideas, there are extraordinary people. Dumbo Feather is a magazine about these people. Each issue, we scour the globe for those with the drive to make a difference, seeking out those who inspire, excite and thrill us with possibility. Whether they’ve touched millions or just those nearby, what unites them is their passion.
Dumbo Feather’s readers are people who want to be inspired and told a different story than the one they hear every day. Each quarterly issue features five extended profiles of people worth knowing, across enterprise, education, science, sport, politics, fashion and the arts.”
“Dumbo Feather is not just a magazine, we are a community of likeminded people. We run events, including live conversations, culture clubs, fêtes and parties. We encourage our community to host their own Dumbo Feather events too.”
What their readers have to say:
“Dumbo Feather is a modern-day classic” —Three Thousand
“A dense, engaging read that begs you to sit down and spend a couple of hours slowly soaking it in.” —Mag Nation
“If you aren’t reading Dumbo Feather, you’re missing out on one of the most wonderful cultural magazines of all time” —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
“An Australian publication with glamor, serendipity and abandon crossed with rigor, detail and thoughtfulness.” —Future Undergroup People
“Settle in with a glass of wine, dip in and out, allow some of the words to settle. This isn’t a one-tram-ride filler. Dumbo feather is entrée, slow-cooked main course, and dessert.” —Louisa Deasey, Girl With a Satchel
Source: Dumbo Feather; all photos taken from Issue 49, fourth quarter 2016