Support Local - Sparkle Sweat

  • Supporting local business is a core tenet at the heart of our 2021 business strategy. Now you can wear your mission to “Support Local” on your heart with us. All sweatshirts have been milled, woven, dyed, cut, graded, sampled, washed, screen printed, embroidered, constructed and sewn, entirely by Melbourne suppliers from 100% cotton. Every element of the making process that could be finished here has been completed in Australia.  Full sweater sizing guide here.

    The economic impact of COVID-19 on the city of Melbourne, Australia (where She Lion is located) has been estimated at more than 79K job losses $23B in economic downturn compared with 2019. It may take until at least 2024 for the city economy to return to its 2019 level. Similar effects have been felt across Australia and the world. Our Founder, Kate wanted to find a way to support local makers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and worked tirelessly to create a line of sustainable, locally sourced pieces. We are so proud to bring them to life and share the story of how they came to be.

  • Melbourne fabric miller and manufacturer - TopKnit Fabrics Australia
    Melbourne designer - She Lion Group Pty Ltd
    Melbourne pattern maker - Clothe Creative Pty Ltd
    Melbourne dark room sampler (during lockdown) - Stella Park Design
    Melbourne grader - William Stanley; Markit Apparel, through Clothe Creative
    Melbourne garment manufacturer - C.G.T. (AUST) Pty Ltd
    Melbourne label maker - Akie Labels Pty Ltd
    Melbourne dye house - Leading Textiles, through TopKnit Fabrics Australia
    Melbourne industrial wash house - Richmond Industrial Laundry
    Melbourne graphic designer - Tess Carpenter, Freelance
    Melbourne screen printer - TShirt Oz Pty Ltd
    Melbourne embroiderer - Fiddes Sport, through TShirt Oz Pty Ltd
    Melbourne photographer - Rufus + Cooper Pty Ltd
    Melbourne freelance growth marketer - Chanie Hyde, Freelance
    Melbourne recycled polybag manufacturer - PinPak
    Melbourne cardboard box manufacturer - Visy
    Melbourne distribution centre - Direct Mail Corporation
    Melbourne cartoon infographic artist - Matthew Handley, Highly Visual
    Melbourne videographer - Visual Domain Pty Ltd
    Melbourne PR - Shout PR, and strategic guidance from Luke Piccolo
    Sydney barcode sticker printer - Fast Printing Group Pty Ltd
    Sydney social media assistance - Maxco Pty Ltd

  • We are proud to partner with Greenfleet to offset the carbon emissions of all our online shipments. Greenfleet offsets carbon emissions through forest regeneration. They also support biodiversity, improve local soil and water quality and help rejuvenate koala habitats.