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.
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.