We were very excited to catch up with Karen Andrews MP recently to discuss Australian Manufacturing. As Minister Andrews is an avid fan of our product she was very keen to learn more about our practices and workflow.
Co-owner and Director Of Operations, Fleur Richardson, shared some key insight into the world of manufacturing in Australia.
“The industry is still alive – there is a preconception that manufacturing in Australia is dead however we are working with some of the most experienced and skilled craftspeople who create incredibly beautiful finishes and all of this with speed to market.”
Our production team was able to give a demonstration of our new Pathfinder Automatic Cutter in action. With the help from a Federal Government grant to boost efficiency, we have been able to make this purchase to help with our production and increase our output.
“As a female-owned company heading into an increased manufacturing capacity – we have had incredible support from the government from both local, state and federal. We do plan on increasing an element of manufacturing in-house, in the near future while still working with our incredible external Australian manufacturers who are a part of our extended team.”
It’s astonishing to think that of all the clothing sold in Australia, 92% is imported. “The trick to Australian made that we have figured out is that you need to continue to be innovative and not rest on your laurels. We need to look at where we are, what we have and work to that skillset to maximise and elevate the capabilities within that space.”