So where does our fabric come from and where are our clothes made? In short, Japan and Australia.
Having an idea is one thing, making it happen is a whole other story. Before getting Feather and Barb off the ground we asked around and did a lot of research to see if we could actually do this. Everyone we asked in the fashion industry said 'don’t do it, it is a lot of hard work!'. But all the women we asked who trained and played sport said ‘what a great idea, we love it!’. So you can probably guess who we listened to.
Fit girl problems I know, I experience the same issues you do with clothes on a daily basis. So when it came to designing clothes to suit our bodies and allow us to move it was a no brainer. Entering the world of fashion and making this idea a reality was a whole different ball game. So how did we go about it? We kept it simple. We wanted to source great quality fabric that could handle washing and last you for years. These clothes are designed to fit your body no matter what season you are in, so we needed them to last. After many hours of research we ended up sourcing our fabric from Japan. While proving a little more expensive, the quality far outshone some of the others. As we grow we hope to source our fabrics from different areas, always striving to get the best quality we can to give you a long lasting product.
Right from the beginning we always wanted to manufacture in Australia. All of our designs, pattern making and samples are done in Canberra, allowing us to be really hands on during the design process. Our first production run is manufactured in Sydney. We believe in supporting local business and by doing this it also allows us to have complete control over the production process and ensure you get the highest quality product. It also means you can have full confidence in our clothes and know that when buying it, it hasn’t already travelled around the world before it reaches you, thus reducing our carbon footprint. Keeping things local also meant that we could develop those personal relationships with suppliers. We wanted a collaborative process, where we got to know them and they got to know us. Its nice knowing that you can have a face-to-face meeting with your suppliers whenever you need it.
We couldn’t be prouder of our product and we hope you’re too. We would love to see you in our clothes so make sure you tag us in all of your social media posts. Don’t forget to send us any feedback as well. This will help us develop a better product and increase our range to give you exactly what you want!
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