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 | 14% Raw materials are everything that goes into the garment from fabric to elastic, threads, care labels, main labels, fusing, buttons etc.
Manufacturing | 20% Manufacturing is the cost of laying out the fabric, cutting, sewing and pressing the garment.
Staff Wages | 20% 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 | 11% 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 | 5% 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 | 7% 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.