69 is a non-gender, non-demographic clothing line. All products and garments are manufactured in Los Angeles, California. 69 is timeless and classic yet made in our present and meant for the future.
Vege Threads is an Australian eco fashion label that focuses on sustainability & social awareness.Continuing the connection of like minded businesses ,this summer welcomes a VT first of organic cotton x hemp twill woven summer pant. The VT x BG Gaucho.SS16 also sees the sustainable label moves towards fuller Australian production now 100% onshore, made in their local town of Adelaide South Australia. The focus on sustainability for Vege Threads is priority, and the shift towards Australian production is important to the brand, using local processes, dyes and fabrics and smaller freight runs. Vege Threads continues to place sustainability and a pull towards slow living at the forefront of the label, looking to provide more than ideas on style. Head designer and founder of Vege Threads, Amy Roberts, looks to create an inclusive culture through the values of the label, using collaboration as a way to bring forward-thinking creatives together who are interested in sustainable living.
FOOL’s designer, Rowena Doolan, plays irreverently with shapes, silhouettes, hand-printed designs and colour combinations. She’s been a vibrant part of Melbourne’s fashion scene since she opened her doors on Greville St in Prahran. Her garments are all about being and feeling playful, bright, bold, and foolish. FOOL is designed and produced locally in Melbourne. The use of natural fibres, such as 100% cotton and merino wool knits, form a major part of each year's collection. FOOL is included in the permanent fashion collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
When Belgian born Stéphanie Caulier visited a small knitting cafe in New York back in 2007, she was reminded of her childhood passion of knitting. Growing up in a family surrounded by knitting and sewing, it was only natural that Stéphanie developed an interest in knitwear. It has been a labour of love over the years and from small beginnings of knitting for family and friends, the brand has evolved into `I love Mr Mittens`. Stéphanie’s passion for knitwear and design is clearly illustrated through her multiple social media avenues and her masses of followers built in the last few years.Whilst not following traditional academic design study, Stephanie has honed her skills through years of experience in her chosen craft. She combines this knowledge with her keen fashion eye to create a line of unique chunky wool garments.
New Model Beauty Queen is an ethical company which focuses on originality with a leaning towards the avant-garde.We stock our own brands (NMBQ, So Forgotten and Ahumbu) as well as other brands which are ethically produced. We specialise in all facets of garment construction from design development, pattern making, and sampling to full-scale production. We also provide a yardage and placement screen printing service.All fabrics used for our brands are 100% up-cycled as we acquire our fabrics from sustainable sources; such as auction houses and non traditional distribution methods. These fabrics are non-seasonal stock and by using these sustainably sourced fabrics New Model Beauty Queen does not contribute to the excess fabric production which is a major contributor to the world's waste
Otto and Spike is as much about a place as a product. We have been knitting in Brunswick (an inner suburb of Melbourne) for the last 40 years. Melbourne is a great place to knit because you never know when that scarf or beanie will come in handy! Wearing warm woollies is part of life for the Melbourne dweller and they love rugging up in winter to go see the footy.Back when we first started knitting, good ol’ Brunnie was the centre of Melbourne’s textile industry. Nowadays things have changed hardly anyone knits in Australia. Companies chasing cheaper prices moved their production overseas. Gone are the days when we made custom cardigans for the Sharpie Gangs in 1970’s Melbourne. The Sharpie’s and most of Melbourne’s textile producers maybe in the past, but we are still here, designing and producing fine knitted goods.At Otto and Spike we admire well made, well-designed stuff, that you’ll love to wear on your head, around your neck and out on the town. Using beautiful pure lambs wool. What we make consumes very little. This is because most of the yarn and wool we use is surplus from an industry that has gradually disappeared from our country. Seems pretty crazy since Australia produces some of the finest wool in the world. As well as taking great care with our choices of yarn, each of our machines has a special role in the making and creating of our knitted pieces. We have an amazing collection of knitting machinery, enough to document the last century of knitted history.
Since its launch in 2012, RYDER has become synonymous effortless style and everyday comfort. Created out of a love for making old things new, the collections are drawn from vintage inspirations and quintessential Australian style. The ranges bring together a unique mix of denim, flannel, lace and leather creating individual looks that transcend trends. Born from founder and design director Penny Brown's love of making the old new, each collection pulls together vintage inspired prints and fabrics, colours from where the forest meets the sea and a unique mix of denim, flannel, lace and leather to create individual looks that transcend trends. Memories of holidays and roaming the Australian coastline weave through the collection and create a feeling of nostalgia for the free spirited. Quintessential Australian style.
Superlost turns lost silks into new luxe. Rare and reclaimed textiles, collected while travelling around the world. Minimalist, transeasonal clothes that focus on quality and longevity. Where great design does beautiful things for people and the planet. Limited numbers for maximum desire. For women who swim against the tide of trends. For women who create waves.Superlost turns lost silks into new luxe. Rare and reclaimed textiles, collected while travelling around the world. Minimalist,transeasonal clothes that focus on quality and longevity. Where great design does beautiful things for people andthe planet. Limited numbers for maximum desire. For women who swim against the tide of trends. For women who create waves. Superlost is based on the Great Ocean Road, Australia. From here we travel regularly in search of silk. Our pieces are ethically made by skilled tailors in Phnom Penh and Melbourne. Superlost collections drop once or twice a year and feature about 100 garments in just three styles – a tee, tee dress and long dress. We believe less is more. For full details on our supply chain and production process go here and here.
Zoe Karssen is an Amsterdam-based fashion house, bringing easy-to-wear tops and bottoms with outspoken graphics, mixing rock & roll aesthetics with pop culture references, this signature style has quickly gained the likes of a loyal following from Beyoncé to Kate Moss, to name but a few. Since its launch in 2010 by design duo Zoe and Quince Karssen, the label has gradually evolved into a full ready to wear collection consisting of a wide range of tee shirts, sweatshirts, knits, bottoms, jackets and a high-end denim line. Besides their popular graphics and slogans, Zoe Karssen now also offers a line of basics, catering to the markets need for luxury basics with the perfect fit, made from high-quality materials.
Terry Towelling Hats were iconic in our Parents and Granparents days. They have kind of slipped off the face of the earth. So it's time to "re-introduce" the Terry" If you stop to think about a Terry Towelling Hat and ask yourself: what can't you do with a Terry, it is very hard to think of anything - hence - "Is there anything a Terry can't do...!" I wore one with my 10 Groomsmen at our Wedding; now I wear one every day as my Wedding Ring. There's not a day that goes by that I don't use it for other things other than keeping the sun off my head. Like "taking the top off a cold one at the end of a hard day's work." "The Terry Australia" business began because so many people said, "You just can't buy a good quality Terry Towelling Hat" and we believe that everyone in Australia should be able to share the love again of the good old Terry. As the saying goes: you're not a real Aussie if you don't own a Terry!