Keeping your manufacturing local has so many advantages. We get to meet face to face with our makers, these talents are part of our team that we greatly value. If there are issues, and in manufacturing, there always are, we get to jump in the car to find a quick solution. We don't have to make massive amounts of one style, minimum quantities can be much lower than overseas production, this enables us to keep to our slow fashion model of creating limited editions. By working within a small distance (30km!), we are reducing the carbon footprint that is created due to moving of stock around from country to country. And most importantly we are keeping local skills and industry alive. Oh yeahhh!
Good Day Girl clothing is made in Sydney, here are the lovelies who are making it happen for us this (somewhat challenging) season.
George is a master cutter, based in Marrickville, he cuts all different kinds of fabric - stripes are his favourite (not really). Thanks George!
Patricia and her husband Tito, are the owners of Patti's Fashion - a wonderful factory in Chippendale. Doing a lot of work for the bridal industry, Patti is fabulous at working with silks and finer fabrics. Thanks Patti and Titto!
Chung opened his factory in 2001 and has become an expert in shirting. He does a really good button hole. It's been a while since we have been able to get onto his cutting table, so we are thrilled to be able to work with him and his team this season. Thanks Chung!
20th-26th April: On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in 2013, we encourage millions of people to come together to campaign for systemic change in the fashion industry