At Miss G & Me, we are tired of fast fashion clothing that doesn't fit and the emotional hangover of the experience - our wardrobe is full of costly reminders.
Rather, we want to design and create beautiful clothes that fit, are healthy for the planet and know workers are being paid appropriately, receiving all their legal minimum entitlements and working in safe conditions.
There are three areas of accountability here: social, financial and environmental and the very name Miss G & Me is about now and the future; Miss G is currently 9 years old and excited about what we are contributing to.
If you contributed to our idea validation survey, you would have been asked about your fabric preference - we can reveal that over 85% of contributors never check the fabric type before purchasing and are ok with blended fabrics, and if sourced and created with care and consideration, they will play a significant role in our clothing future - contemporary and classical styling that will stand the test of time as you enjoy wearing each item.
As we head into garment production making we are daily receiving samples of fabric that use the latest and oldest fabric technology - bamboo blended with cotton is really exciting, as is the idea of plastic recycled and used in dresses!
We know some fabric shrinks, industry tolerance is 2-10%, how we play an active role in reducing more clothes that don't fit you after washing is know HOW much a garment changes in a wash and altering the pattern accordingly. Then testing again before bulk production. We will tell you what shrinkage to expect when following the care instructions.
Currently, we are a small business with big long term dreams and will commence how we mean to continue: our fabrics will be sourced from reputable merchants, production facilities will pay award wages, packaging plastics will be minimal, preferably compostable, and our design will stand the test of time (some could say that's not a great business model TBH).
We'd love to hang an Ethical Clothing Australia tag to our garments, for now, that is cost prohibited to us. However, we are partnering with accredited local textile, clothing and footwear businesses that can hang the tag.
Rest assured, we are not using our small business label as an out for growth - this sustainability statement is living, we will be adding and refining to this page. Especially if you engage with us now - talk to us about sustainability and what you want from your label on the link below.
From talking with us, already our packaging is 98% plastic-free, as are the postage bags for all Australian purchases - you'll notice they are home compostable!**
**The Selena UGG boots require firmer plastic wrapping, recycled Austpost bags are used, as with overseas postage of items.