How local manufacturing is positively impacting allthingsfi and our community
Have you heard of the sustainable fashion movement “Who made my clothes?”
It’s a global campaign that encourages people all over the world to ask fashion labels and brands; who really made my clothes? It is now becoming less acceptable to rely on fast fashion or opaque supply chains which source clothing according to the lowest price and fastest turnaround.
At allthingsfi we know who, when, where and how our sustainable collections are made. From the seams that hold our timeless pieces together to the packaging that arrives at your doorstep, our ethical and sustainable supply chain is carefully thought out one thread at a time.
Keeping it Local
For our new sustainable collection, we wanted to see our vision come to life, oversee the process, know the people behind the creation and ensure we were involved in the production process, so it was a clear snip that we’d keep manufacturing in Brisbane.
With over 30 years’ experience and the highest quality workmanship, we entrusted our social enterprise manufacturers, Mantua Sewing, to create our minimalist multifaceted outfits. Their tenure to train and employ refugee women, enabling them to build a life here in Australia, helps us create change through fashion with every garment made.
In turn, we reap the rewards with beautifully made womenswear that makes a difference. Empowering our customers to purchase with purpose.
The Journey of a Sustainable Brand
Building a sustainable brand is not a quick fix, business in a box, or an easy set up. It takes time, hard work and late nights, however the differences and impact we can make together is real. Keeping manufacturing here in Brisbane has allowed allthingsfi to be enriched with quality connections built along the way. Indelible relationships have been formed with our pattern maker and founder, like two peas in a pod.
We enjoy seeing these women finding their strengths and creating their own roles, affording them with purpose and drive every day. Along with English classes and basic production skills, learning what it means to be employed and part of a team is something they have never experienced before. We believe this will empower them in all walks of their life.
Social Enterprise in your City
Having a local social enterprise and manufacturing in your city not only creates more conscious buying opportunities, it’s a comprehensive pathway to sustainable fashion. Manufacturing in your home city may not be as hard as you might think, and can often be a safer manufacturing process than taking it further afield.
Working with a social enterprise in your local community means you're not just a faceless brand or client, you’re as much part of the team as the people bringing your label to life.
“When I work on your brand, it turns out better because I feel that you value us and I want to give that back to you by helping you create your vision”
- Mantua Sewing’s Pattern Maker, Leah
Authentic Connection you can Feel — Spirit Clothing
Created with as much love and care as our Brisbane founder had at inception, our sustainable collection has been manufactured in Brisbane by our social enterprise sewing studio. Fi’s intention was to create sustainable womenswear that would empower you to feel like you can accomplish anything.
This is true spirit clothing with each integral part of the process aligned in the mission: to inspire + motivate women to dress for the lifestyle they want instead of the lifestyle they have — to feel empowered by multi facet outfits that they can accomplish anything in.
For allthingsfi choosing to keep production of our sustainable collection at home in Brisbane has truly made a difference. Successfully making social impact a priority, quality relationship building and seeing fashion being a driver of change. Not to mention our beautifully made 3 piece sustainable collection, versatile, with a signature design to fit any occasion. These must haves will fit the corporate world and the casual world with ease and is the start of the ethical wardrobe we’ve all been looking for.
The mission to create a better, more sustainable world through fashion is a mutual desire between a social enterprise making your clothes, your brand and the consumer. Because of this, we have been able to make and experience a difference by keeping manufacturing in our city.
Check out the new sustainable collection and don't forget to purchase with purpose...
allthingsfi are a Brisbane based ethical clothing company born to create sustainable impacts on local community and society through the ethical supply of lifestyle clothing for women, by women.