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  • APRES STUDIO

    Location / Sydney, NSW, Aus

    Launched / 2018

    Socials / @apresstudio_

    Contact / meg@apresstudio.com.au

    Bio / Our clothing is designed to last beyond the season, moving away from the practice of fast-fashion that generates enormous waste with huge environmental implications.

    We are ethically produced, firsthand friends with our makers and transparent with our practice.

  • AUTARK

    Location / Adelaide, SA, Aus

    Launched / 2016

    Socials / @autark_

    Contact / hello@autarklabel.com

    Bio / Innovative and bold yet feminine designs are the hallmark of autark pieces, created in mind for a woman who is strong, individual, and knows her own mind.

    Investment pieces created from the most luxurious of silks, cottons, linens and an array of natural fibers, that are carefully considered in their construction for maximum wearability and versatility. 

  • ALEXANDRA KLIMEK

    Location / London, UK

    Launched / 2021

    Socials / @alexandra_klimek

    Contact / info@alexandraklimek.com

    Bio / Alexandra Klimek is a British luxury accessories brand conveying a sense of confidence and playfulness, expressed through innovative pattern cutting, craftsmanship and love for colour.

    The luxury bags are handmade in a London-based studio and produced in limited quantities. They are designed consciously using high-quality materials and embody modern craftsmanship values to ensure the timelessness of the products.

  • A-D-ATELIER THE COLLECTION

    Location / Newcastle, NSW, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @a_d_atelier_the_collection

    Contact / office@a-d-atelier.com

    Bio / A-D-Atelier's designs are equally fetish and fashion inspired relying on the seductive qualities of latex combined with timeless silhouettes that are accessible to a wider audience. Our aim is to inspire individuality and confidence as well as to normalise latex fetish positivity and inclusivity towards and of our community.

    Their collection is designed and handmade in their Newcastle Studio.

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  • BIA & ZELUS

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @biaandzelus

    Contact / customercare@biaandzelus.com

    Bio / Inspired by a Mediterranean summer, designed and made In Melbourne. BIA & ZELUS focuses on producing high end, classic silhouettes in rich fabrications, each design refined to embrace all aspects of femininity, sophistication and elegance. 

    Their 100% silk fabrication choice provides its wearers with luxury and longevity, while maintining low environmental impacts.

  • BOSKEMPER

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2019

    Socials / @boskemper.studio

    Contact / customerlove@boskemperstudio.com

    Bio / Inspired by New York energy and Parisian romance , BOSKEMPER is producing high end, timeless garments with an ‘unexpected edge’ to allow women across the world to feel confident and empowered. 

    Head Designer, Kirsty - has a love for travel, music and attention to detail. Her passions are evident among her collections - where you will find a balance of sophisticated femininity, with dark accords & a nod to her personal style.

  • B—R—B

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2021

    Socials / @be___right___back___

    Contact / contact@b-r-b.co

    Bio / Unique in design, B-R-B's collections tell their own alluring story. Pay attention to their high level of detail among their minimal forms, and momentarily lose yourself in the B-R-B world.

  • BAC

    Location / Vietnam & Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Launched / 2023

    Socials / @_baccollection_

    Contact / info@baccollection.com

    Bio / BẠC /ba:k/ meaning ‘Silver’ in Vietnamese, co-founded by a Mother-Daughter duo. BAC curates and designs Fine Vietnamese Silver Jewelry with all of their pieces handcrafted in Vietnam using traditional Vietnamese Silversmithing techniques by the local Artisans.

    As a small, women of color, family-owned business, they pride themselves in authenticity, creativity and craftsmanship. The designs are a collection of Vietnamese heritage and culture fused with their own personal styles to create timeless, elegant artworks yet contemporary and rich in cultures.

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  • CARLABELLA

    Location / Aireys Inlet, Surf Coast, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2017

    Socials / @carlabellathelabel

    Contact / carlabelladesigns@gmail.com

    Bio / With a sense of wonder and adventure in every collection, Carlabella brings a little magic toeveryday dressing.Creating timeless, feminine designs that embody a relaxed fit and effortless style. 

    Born on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Carlabella are passionate and committed to ethical and sustainable manufacturing.

  • CORDE COUTURE

    Location / Mount Eliza, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2019

    Socials / @corde_couture_

    Contact / corde.macrame@gmail.com

    Bio / The medium of rope has endless possibilities, and each creation is a new hand crafted challenge for Lea Oldjohn, designer and creator of  Cord^e Macrame. By using a variation of knots, these pieces can be worn or displayed as artworks.

  • CLUB VENUS

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @clubvenus__

    Contact / sales@clubvenus.com.au

    Bio / Club Venus is an individually owned and female run fashion project exploring elevated style in the clubwear realm. Established by creative director and maker, Charlotte, in Melbourne Australia (aka. Naarm) in 2020, the brand produces small run, ethically made collections that play with ideas of fantasy, escapism and desire, inspired by the quick techno and trance music scenes.

    The brand’s design aesthetic is informed by Charlotte’s own exploration of subculture and relationship with the human experience. An experimental philosophy and punk-craft-like-sensibility equates to unusually constructed garments, chaotic elements and urban sex appeal.

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  • DAIS

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @dais.jwl

    Contact / daisjewellery@gmail.com

    Bio / Characterized by a dark and aggressive personality, DAIS draws inspiration from the deep sea. Each piece is handmade, commiting to lasting jewellery by prioritizing high quality and ethically sourced materials at a low run or made to order. 

  • DOLCE AMORE INTIMO

    Location / Rome, Italy

    Launched / 2021

    Socials / @dolceamoreintimo

    Contact / info@dolceamoreintimo.com

    Bio / Going against traditional codes, Dolce Amore Intimo is a contemporary lingerie label that celebrates women through hand crafted precious pieces.

    With designs that are inspired by lead designer Isabella's heritage, and implement a sustainable approach in the design and production process of each collection.

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  • EDEN'S HARVEST

    Location / New York City, NY, USA

    Launched / 2017

    Socials / @edens.harvest

    Contact / hello@edensharvest.co

    Bio /  Jewellery handmade from memory, in new york city. eden’s harvest was born out of fossils at the intersection of language and what is tangible. The work is preoccupied with stories, from ones we've read to those we share, and what is still being written.

  • ERIN SUČIĆ

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, AUS

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @erinsucic

    Contact / erin.sucic@gmail.com

    Bio /  Erin Sučić designs centre around celebrating and emulating femininity; through draping chiffons, sensual styled designs and contrasting deep blacks with soft whites. Erin Sučić designs are characterised as timeless, understated, and versatile.

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  • FIRST COLOURS

    Location / Sydney, NSW, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @firstcolours

    Contact / hello@firstcolours.com.au

    Bio / Indulging in the use of block colours, delicate textures and versatile forms - FIRST COLOURS believe that creativity and inclusivity go hand in hand. With all their pieces made from recycled materials, they aim to make sustainable fashion accessible for everyone. Through impactful design, they are reshaping the narrative around what it means to be a sustainable brand, and who is included in the conversation.

  • FINALÊ OFFICIAL

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, AUS

    Launched / 2023

    Socials / @finale.official.label

    Contact / contact@finaleofficiallabel.com

    Bio / Finalê is a Melbourne-made luxury streetwear and sportswear label redefining fashion through everyday comfort. With a commitment to slow fashion, Finalê prioritise local businesses, supporting Melbourne's craftsmanship and ethical production. Their garments celebrate Asian heritage through captivating graphics, while ensuring every detail is meticulously crafted by talented Australian artisans.

  • FORBIDDEN FRUITS

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, AUS

    Launched / 2024

    Socials / @forbiddenfruitsthelabel

    Contact / hello@forbiddenfruitsthelabel.com

    Bio / Inspired by the 80s, a decade that celebrated empowered women. Inspired by nature because it seeks to celebrate the delicate beauty found in the world around us. Designed to make you feel like the ultimate version of yourself, exuding confidence and sensuality.We take great care in sourcing all our fabrics with a focus on sustainability. Each design is created with thought and consideration becoming timeless treasures to your top draw collection.

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  • GRL THE LABEL

    Location / Adelaide, SA, AUS

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @grlthelabel_

    Contact / grlthelabel@outlook.com

    Bio / As a brand, GRL. The Label, creates a paradigm aesthetic of chic and edgy, however we do not limit our consumers to this.

    We live for authenticity and the freedom to express yourself how you please. We create each of our designs so that they can be styled to any individuals aesthetic with no limitations.

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  • HOUSEOFWATERSTONE

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @houseofwaterstone

    Contact / info@houseofwaterstone.com.au

    Bio / HOUSEOFWATERSTONE is a Melbourne made brand built to encompass classic tailored and romantic silhouettes through the use of various fabrics, working with feminine and timeless colours, inspired by 1950's and past iconography. HOUSEOFWATERSTONE aims for a sustainable approach using a Made-To-Order process a limited number of garments are crafted with care for each style.

  • ZOË MAY

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @hey.zoe.may

    Contact / hello@heyzoemay.com

    Bio / Hey Zoë May is a small-batch knitwear label with a focus on moody, saturated colours, luxurious textures and the joy of slow making. Each garment is carefully made to order using vintage domestic knitting machines and zero-waste techniques, with only two collections released per year. A core value for Zoë is sourcing natural and deadstock fibers within the smallest possible radius, limiting the label’s environmental footprint and contributing back into our valuable local network of farmers and artisans.

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  • KALAURIE

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2017

    Socials / @_kalaurie_

    Contact / contact@kalaurie.com.au

    Bio / Kalauries emotive garments help create the story of the wearer. Favouring dark, billowing silhouettes that resonate with the emotional, the nostalgic and the wayfaring woman.

    Drawing inspiration from classical art and design, with serious craftsmanship and ethical design at the forefront, all pieces in the collection are made in house and to order.

  • KARLAIDLAW

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2018

    Socials / @_karlaidlaw

    Contact / karlalaidlaw@gmail.com

    Bio / Influenced by underground art culture, designer Karla has an eye for her environment and creates pieces that don’t sit within a repetitive and senselessly loud consumerist landscape.

    Her pieces incite desire in those with a true love of prophetic fashion. Made to order, the collection achieves a divinely futuristic feel through hand painted leather, silk, flared silhouettes and an evolving fabrication.

  • KRYSTAL DEANS

    Location / Bellbrae, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @krystaldeans

    Contact / krystaljdeans@gmail.com

    Bio / KRYSTAL DEANS - an eponymous slow fashion label - follows codes of minimalism, intending to elevate and compliment the eclectic styles that are a part of who we are as modern human beings. Marrying timeless, archetypal garments with perfected fits, each design is created with thought and consideration of its end use and ability to stand the test of time.

  • KAYGE STUDIO

    Location /  San Diego, California, USA

    Launched / 2021

    Socials / @kayge_studio

    Contact / kaygestudio@gmail.com

    Bio /  KAYGE STUDIO, jewellery meant to be passed down for generations. Each piece is handmade with care and passion - allowing uniqueness to each of their classic and contemporary staples. Made from only recycled pure metals, meaning minimal environmental impact and a durable product.

    Inspired by industrial design, favoring bold lines and subtle, simplistic forms - each piece is hand made by the melting down of metals and recrafted into a unique piece.

  • KATALYST

    Location /  Brisbane, QLD, AUS

    Launched / 2018

    Socials / @katalyst_design

    Contact / katalystdesign@outlook.com

    Bio /  Driven by a passion for textiles and detail-oriented design, Katalyst designs and produces pieces in limited drops and to order. Primarily using deadstock and self-developed textiles, Katalyst creates sculptural garments - elevating wardrobe staples through high technical execution and abstract ideas.

  • KEEP ME NEAR

    Location /  Gold Coast, QLD, AUS

    Launched / 2023

    Socials / @keepmenear_thelabel

    Contact / hello@keepmenear.com

    Bio /  Keep Me Near is more than a brand; it's a soulful journey into comfort and style. Founded by Shelley, an ocean-loving visionary, it blends Sydney and Bali influences to offer ethically crafted, organic intimates. Celebrating life's small moments, the collection is a nostalgic ode to the 70s, a love letter to simplicity and self-love.

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  • LADY PWRZ

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2023

    Socials / @ladypwrz

    Contact / ladypwrz@gmail.com

    Bio / Designed for the bold creative who loves to stand out from the crowd and express themselves through clothing and accessories. LADYPWRZ is a passion project, a process of bringing vision to life and creating a brand that embodies the love of art and self-expression through fashion. After two years in development, LADYPWRZ was born.

    Creating an unconventional and innovative fashion perspective and pushing 'traditional beauty' standards to the curb. The LADYPWRZ motto is ‘More is always more’ and that is exactly how we manifested the brand, designing unique garments and accessories that will leave an imprint on the fashion market.

  • LUCINDA BABI

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2018

    Socials / @lucindababi

    Contact / lucindababi@gmail.com

    Bio / Lucinda Babi is a Melbourne-based label creating modern ethical clothing on a made-to-order basis. Lucinda founded the label in 2018 after completing a Fashion Honours degree, and has been hand-crafting pieces from her Collingwood studio since then. While creating each collection as a personal visual expression, Lucinda is committed to sustainable and mindful design. 

    Inspiration behind each collection is based around a central theme - with Lucinda’s own twist. From exploring hedonism and escapism within a 70's nightlife theme, to cowboy style of the American West and childhood nostalgia. 

  • LILO BEACH

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2023

    Socials / @lilo.beach

    Contact / hello@lilobeach.com

    Bio / Proudly designed and made in Melbourne, Australia. LILO BEACH is an independent Australian swimwear label stuck in a perpetual summer. Created with a mission to produce high quality designs in flattering cuts, unique colours and one of a kind patterns you’ll be living in for more than one summer. 

  • LUKA REY

    Location / Perth, WA, Aus

    Launched / 2021

    Socials / @lukarey_swim

    Contact / studio@lukarey.com.au

    Bio / Luka Rey is a West Australian based label offering a considered selection of swimwear across a range of key shapes and colours.

    With a focus on creating quality and useful swimwear their unique perspective on design is guided by the making process, with each piece developed individually in their studio.

    Sourcing the best recycled materials & quality hardware they create unique, everyday pieces through a made to order production model.

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  • MILIEU SWIMWEAR

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @milieuswim

    Contact / hello@milieuswimwear.com.au

    Bio / Make a splash in MILIEU, bikinis that make a statement. Coastal sisters Mia & Ella feel their love for summer and salty beach days has been the inspiration behind MILIEU Swimwear.

    Using fashion as part of thier vision, MILIEU has been designed to be worn from the beach to the bar. MILIEU represents a person's ability to be in their element within every social environment, so walk with confidence in your MILIEU.

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  • PROJECT BOWMAN

    Location / London, UK

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @projectbowman

    Contact / amber@projectbowman.com

    Bio / Project Bowman exists in the intersection of luxury, wearability, style and sustainability. The label's garments are designed with consideration and intricately crafted from luxurious fibres through slow, local production. 

    Inspired by the chaos and comforts of life, these elevated staple pieces are made for those who aren’t afraid to be messy, daring and above all - themselves. 

  • PITRA

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, AUS

    Launched / 2023

    Socials / @pitrathelabel

    Contact / contact@natasapitra.com.au

    Bio / PITRA is a Melbourne based womenswear label that promotes timeless design that empowers every woman, using only the best quality fabrics and embracing sustainable methods

    The brand began from humble beginnings in Natasa’s garage and has grown to an online business with stockists currently in Melbourne and overseas. The PITRA woman is determined yet confident in her body and has a true passion for quality and fashion.

  • PAR MOI

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, AUS

    Launched / 2019

    Socials / @par__moi

    Contact / ashiya@par-moi.com

    Bio / Par Moi was born in defiance of fast fashion. Launched in early 2019 by Ashiya Omundsen, the brand’s ethos is to create pieces from deadstock fabrics that last beyond traditional ‘seasons’.

    With no collections, each piece is intended to stand alone to discourage mass, multi-seasonal consumption. Directly translating to ‘By Me’, each piece is made-to-order and designed, drafted, cut and sewn from deadstock fabric by Ashiya and friends in Melbourne. This model ensures waste is kept to a minimum.

  • PERPLE

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, AUS

    Launched / 2019

    Socials / @perplewomen

    Contact / hello@perplewomen.com

    Bio / Perple began in October 2019 with a vision to create ethical, trend-less womenswear. 

    A made-to-order brand -  each garment is pattern-made, cut and sewn in-house from mostly dead stock material, only once the order is placed. Each piece is hand crafted especially for you, and to make it extra special, Perple offers a made-to-measure service to clients. 

    At Perple, collection releases are not dictated by the traditional fashion calendar. This approach enables Perple to create designs that align with the asynchronous nature of inspiration.

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  • REMUSE

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2016

    Socials / @remusedesigns

    Contact / info@remusedesigns.com

    Bio / REMUSE is a gender neutral clothing label inspired by biomimicry, artisan techniques and Afrofuturism, created in Wurundjeri Country. Founded on the principles of diversity and low impact design, the pieces are created from natural, organic, deadstock and reclaimed plant based materials and hand dyed with both plant based and low impact fibre reactive dyes. 

    REMUSE is cruelty free and seeks to create clothing that models nature while also being complementary to it. Founded by New York born designer and stylist Tamara Leacock of Bahamian, Brazilian, and Kittitian heritage, it is a wearable art practice rooted in resilience and reimagining new futures for adornment for contemporary bodies.

  • RE UMA

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @re__uma

    Contact / uma@re-uma.com

    Bio / RE.UMA is an up-cycled fashion label by Naarm/Melbourne based designer Uma Barnes. With a focus on creating high quality one-of-a-kind garments using vintage fabrics, RE.UMA is driven by the necessity for slow and considered consumption. Merging the old with the new, RE.UMA breathes new life into time-honoured, artisanal textiles.

  • REMY MARKET

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @remy_market

    Contact / zac.remymarket@gmail.com

    Bio / Remy Market is a project which started with the intent to collide the interests of Melbourne skateboarding and a clean but daring aesthetic into one narrative.

    With the underlying theme of the brand being captured in an understated way, the narrative of the brand's more 'out there' design choices creates a unique blend of skateboarding and fashion. Family and friendship is what the brand is built on and will continue to try and grow its community as an accepting and exciting project.

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  • SABI THE LABEL

    Location / Surfcoast, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @sabi_thelabel

    Contact / hello@sabithelabel.com

    Bio / Timeless, handmade jewellery that transcends gender and style. Sabi offers 925 silver statement pieces designed with a distinct nostalgic aesthetic. Clothing and other accessories to come, so stay tuned!

  • SHÉ

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @she.societe

    Contact / hello@shopshe.com.au

    Bio / SHÉ is a positively conscious and sustainably minded Australian made brand. Committed to empowering women through timeless and considered design practices. Designed for the modern women, SHÉ consists of cohesively styled wardrobe essentials. Leading in quality and exclusive in quantity. A timeless and honest expression of what luxury dressing is.

  • SIERRA CHASE

    Location / Perth,WA, Aus

    Launched / 2022

    Socials / @sierrachasethelabel

    Contact / contact@sierrachase.com.au

    Bio / Inspired by creating quality pieces that minimise the impact upon the environment - Sierra Chase are producing garments that are designed to flatter the body, which are laser-cut & sewn using only sustainable and locally sourced fabrics. Everything from the fabric sourcing to the production team is all local and all of their packaging is sustainable.

    Their modern designs feature unique detailing with refined silhouettes, and are both versatile and comfortable for the wearer. 

  • SANCT

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2019

    Socials / @sanctclothing

    Contact / info@sanctclothing.com

    Bio / A friendly alternative to fast Fashion.

    Honest label, Sanct, produces made-to-order pieces which each come with their own components breakdown, sharing the info and certifications behind each material used to make the piece.

    Collections are formed around luxury fabrications, cut in classic styles with considered twists. Sizes 8-30.

  • SORRENTINO

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @sorrentino.studios

    Contact / bel@sorrentinostudios.com

    Bio / The Sorrentino Studios brand is based around sustainability – deadstock fabric (that would otherwise go to landfill) is used to create androgynous, bold, eye-catching pieces designed to last a lifetime, and to ensure transparency, all suppliers are listed on the website.

    Garments are made-to-order in Melbourne.

  • SAINT

    Location / Newcastle, NSW, Aus

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @saintthestore

    Contact / info@saint-thestore.com

    Bio / A small independent clothing brand, established in 2020 by Laura Howard. Focusing on pieces that celebrate simplicity - minimalist clothing and leather goods made exclusively in premium natural fabrics.

    SAINT clothing is sampled in-house and produced in small runs by family-owned and operated manufacturers in Sydney & their luxury-grade leather belts are handcrafted by SAINT Designers Father using traditional leathersmith techniques.

  • SGS

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2021

    Socials / @sgs.jewellery.au

    Contact / stephaniesymington@me.com

    Bio / Designer, Stephanie Symington's collection models her love of interweaving the organic process of jewellery making with more classical styles of craft. Steph's main sources of inspiration for her pieces are her natural environment, nostalgia, fairytales & romance. Many of her unique pieces pop with dashes of colour from ethically sourced gemstones.

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  • T.KRO

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2020

    Socials / @t.kro

    Contact / info@tashakroussovintimates.com

    Bio / Tasha Kroussov Intimates is an Australian intimates label celebrating the feminine body in every form. Each collection is minimalistic by design and timeless in style. Everything is handmade with love by Tash in her Melbourne studio.

  • TIL FOLEY

    Location / Melbourne, VIC, Aus

    Launched / 2019

    Socials / @tilfoley

    Contact / tilfoleybusiness@gmail.com

    Bio / Til Foley is an organic minimalist jewellery label, birthed by creative and designer, Matilda Foley.

    Creating both Bespoke and Ready-to-Wear pieces from sterling silver, 9ct solid gold, natural and synthetic gemstones. Til Foley handcrafts timeless pieces that encompass nostalgic and classical takes on modern and minimalist jewellery. An ode to the jewellery your grandmother wears but with a creative and contemporary spark. 

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