Supporting Australian made has always been important to us, as individuals, as designers, as business owners. We're Melbourne born and bred and we wanted MISTER BLADIN to embody our community values.
We had the option, multiple times, to opt for cheaper international suppliers. We had two choices: make our range offshore and make a lot more money ourselves, or make our range in Australia, support local, and be ethical about the whole thing. We chose the latter.
Making our range locally in Australia meant smaller margins for us, but a better outcome for the Australian manufacturing and fashion industry, and we're all about the bigger picture.
There's a theory in business. 'Me and now' or 'us and later'. We're about the 'us and later' and it's what drives us at MISTER BLADIN. We think about the future of our planet and we think about the health and wellbeing of our community, and that means making short-term sacrifices for long term gains.
Making our range in Australia also means we're keeping transport, packaging and travel emissions down, which means a better impact on the environment.
We pay more for ethical production because we believe in equality and fair trade.
We know our makers personally and regularly visit their studios and workshops. We also wanted transparency in our supply chain so that we could guarantee what we were doing was ethical, not just for ourselves, but for our customers.
Our shirts are so much more than just shirts. They stand for how things should be. Ethical, well made, long lasting. It's how things used to be.
All MISTER BLADIN shirts are ethically designed and made in Melbourne, Australia, and always will be. Shop our ethical and organic men's shirts here.