Made in Australia
Since its inception, Marlo by Marlo has been designed, patterned, cut, sewn and posted from Sydney, Australia. Attaching an ‘Australian Made’ label to each garment is something I take great pride in; I fully support our local industries and I do that by working alongside a production team based in Sydney.
Making in Australia means we have direct access to our team of makers and we can see exactly where and how the garments are being produced - keeping a close eye on quality control. It also allows me to turn pivot and turn as required and turn around designs and production to you the customer much faster - eliminating the overseas shipping process.
I take the time to work with Sydney design graduates to grow and pattern each Release to develop their skills and gain exposure to the fashion industry which can sometimes be a challenge to break in to.
All fibres used in each Marlo by Marlo release is sourced via Australian ‘rag traders’ who support makers overseas - as the business continues to grow I will be working more closely with fibre factories to ensure we are using organic/sustainable fibres in safe working environments.
More than half of each Marlo by Marlo release is made-to-order, this means when you confirm your purchase, only then will production will start. This means only ordered garments will be created = no waste, no landfill, no overproduction.
The fashion industry cannot be sustainable if we continue to overproduce.
I absolutely love that you understand and appreciate the artistry that goes into making your Marlo by Marlo garments. Your short wait means you're getting a garment that has been made just for you! I know when you receive your garment you will be blown away by the craftsmanship of the garment and it will see you through many trends and years of wear.
The remaining release designs are ready-to-wear, this means only a handful of each size has been produced to ensure we aren’t overproducing clothing to sit in a warehouse and be discounted in the future or end up in landfill.
90% of the release is natural fibre which has a long life span and can decompose at the end of its life. This means your garment can be worn year after year prolonging its lifespan and minimising the purchase of additional garments. It also means you have the opportunity to up cycle your garment in the future or pass it on so it can last generations.
My #slowfashion approach to business means we minimise waste of materials, transportation, production of fibres and ensures quality and handcrafted Australian made clothing that will empower you to live your best life.
Thank you for choosing to support the right side of fashion history!
Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword, it's the new normal and in doing ‘our part’ we need to ensure that your garments are delivered in the most sustainable way possible.
We use recycled paper and cardboard, produced here in Australia for your personalised thank you cards and garment swing tags. I hand wrap your garment in recyclable, acid free tissue paper using sustainably harvested wood pulp and printed using soy ink made here in Australia and seal it with a recycled paper sticker.
It's then boxed or bagged in a recyclable box made with recycled materials or in a fully biodegradable and compostable Australian produced satchel that doubles as a mailbag so your garment can arrive safely to its destination. There's no such place as 'away'...