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.
To operate sustainably, there are three areas of accountability we will always focus on: social, financial, and environmental with the name Miss G & Me being about now and the future; Miss G is currently 11 years old and excited about what we are contributing to.
If you contributed to our idea validation survey in 2020, 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: natural fibers and blended fabrics will play significant roles 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 we are daily receiving samples of fabric that use the latest and oldest fabric technology - 'Maddie' and 'Jen' are created using organic cotton and recycled nylon that is at the forefront of quality, eco-friendly finishes, and innovation.
The 'Penni - Louise' blazer and pant set is the first of its kind, possibly in the world, to use such innovative fabric - recycled single-use bottles to create a wool-like fabric for a beautiful tall women's tailored suit.
We know some fabric shrinks, and the industry tolerance is 2-10%, how we play an active role in reducing more clothes that don't fit you after washing is knowing HOW much a garment changes in a wash and altering the pattern accordingly. Then testing again before bulk production. We will tell you what/if shrinkage to expect when following the care instructions - The fabric chosen for the upcoming 'Kim' Wide Leg Pant has failed our tests twice, we wear this cost and will not consciously place garments on the label knowing they are below standard.
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) and even our $12 postage policy encourages conscious purchase practices, you won't see an influencer doing a free shipping and returns 'try on haul' video discarding plastic bags, and cheap labor made garments on our socials.
Rather, we offer a Buy 1, Try 2 option to consciously decide if a garment is right for you.
We'd love to hang an Ethical Clothing Australia tag or an Australian-made logo on our garments, for now, that is cost-prohibited to us. However, we are partnering with accredited local textile, clothing, and footwear businesses that do have the accreditation. Our Tasmanian knitwear manufacturer also holds quality assurance standards with ISO 9001-2015 Certification.
Rest assured, we are not using our small business label as an out for growth - this sustainability statement is living, and we will be adding and refining this page - the latest review was conducted in Sept 23. And we encourage you to 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, Austpost bags are used, as with overseas postage of items.