Why shop for Melbourne-made fashion?
In recent years there has been a shift away from large corporate brands that operate internationally to smaller businesses like ours that trade in quality rather than quantity.
Why, you may ask? There are many reasons, but one of the key factors was the huge shift in Australian manufacturing about 40 years ago...
Australian fashion - the rundown
Through the 1970's and 80's Australian clothing manufacture was largely moved overseas.
Since then, production and manufacturing of clothing in Australia has only occurred on a very small scale, usually as a part of local business ventures or for bespoke pieces.
The move to offsite manufacturing has resulted in a disconnect between Australian designers and their product, a reduction in the quality of the garments that we have access to, and a gradual loss of the skills required to create high quality clothing.
However, as society becomes more educated on the standards and processes involved in creating clothing, a growing number of people are choosing to shop in businesses that are transparent about their production methods or from local vendors.
Where we fit
We take pride in our city and the unique style that it offers. Indeed, the ‘Bourne’ in ‘Bourne Crisp’ is an homage to Melbourne and serves as a constant reminder of the places and people that inspired this line.
We aim to support both Melbourne creatives and businesses by sourcing our swing tags, labels, packaging, fabric, garment trims, photographers, writers and artists locally.
We are lucky to be a part of a community rich in talent and resources, therefore, we always try to source from our community before expanding our search nationally and internationally.
One of the most important features of our brand is that all Bourne Crisp garments are hand made on site in Melbourne.
Through this highly attentive, personal approach, we are able to create quality products that look great, fit well and last, proving that the art of garment manufacture is not lost in Australia.
If you’re wondering who made your clothes, you need look no further than our Melbourne-based showroom.
We ship nationally and internationally as we are keen to share our distinct Melbourne-influenced take on corporate fashion with the rest of the world.