Deadstock is fabric left over from other makers/designers. We use deadstock to utilise textile ‘waste’ generated by the fashion industry.
Supplier: Bought from another boutique in a closing down sale.
65% GOTS Cotton from Turkey 35% Natural Tree Rubber from Malaysia, Certified Oeko-Tex 100, Certified 'no child labour'.
Our elastic components are woven together by a family business who obtain their electricity from an in-house hydroelectric power plant. Their heating energy comes from a private wood pellet heating power plant with the wood gathered from their own forest.
Patterns | 2% This percentage per garment goes to our amazing Pattern makers RB Patterns in Melbourne. I take a sample and rough pattern to them and they clean it up, optimise fit and grade between all sizes.
Raw Materials | 15% Raw materials are everything that goes into the garment from fabric to elastic, threads, care labels, main labels, fusing, buttons etc.
Manufacturing | 22% Manufacturing is the cost of laying out the fabric, cutting, sewing and pressing the garment.
Staff Wages | 25% So much goes into a range other than the sewing. Staff wages covers activities like design, fabric sourcing, draft pattern making, sample making, fitting, quality control checks, marketing, warehousing, pick & packing orders, customer service and much more!
Overheads | 7% Overheads covers all the expenses of running a business. This includes website maintenance, printers, computers, design software, rent, utilities, insurance, machines maintenance, office supplies.
Marketing | 3% Marketing covers any photoshoots we do, any paid ads like those you see on Facebook and Instagram and making marketing graphics.
Tax | 21% This is both business tax and GST.
Profit | 5% This is the amount I get to play with after expenses. For the next few years this will all be going straight back into the business so we can continue to find the most sustainable raw materials and emerging innovations.