Monday, May 9, 2016

Low waste business: cleaning up Brisbane

In the aftermath of Fashion Revolution week, we at Alice Nightingale want to demonstrate our commitment to creating a sustainable business. Our small number of collections made each year, plus our ability to redevelop patterns leads to a low level of waste made from excess paper and fabric. Additionally, we can all start saving our fabric scraps to help out a new initiative launching in August! We are planning an event in which our fabric scraps will stuff handmade cushions for charity, so keep your eyes peeled and your fabric bins full!

Alice Nightingale want to pass on sustainable methods to the Brisbane community through teaching handmade methods to creative creatures, and making a brand that can be sustained through ethics and love. If you want to learn more about low waste living, check out this blog and many more: 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Winter collection: BTS shooting

Check out these behind the scenes snaps of the upcoming Alice Nightingale Winter collection! We took a road trip out to Gatton to soak up the beautiful Queensland colours and sweet autumn vibes. New collection will be online shortly, or you can find our stall at the Sydney Finders Keepers Market!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fashion Revolution Week- what this means for handmade fashion

On April 24 2013, the Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed killing 1134 people. This catastrophic event sparked the creation of Fashion Revolution, an organisation focused on bringing together all facets of fashion to create a more harmonious and sustainable fashion industry.  Striving for transparency in the clothing industry, Fashion Revolution wants you to ask labels ‘Who made my clothes?’

Small fashion labels like Alice Nightingale aim to create complete transparency in their chain of supply, from designing, sourcing fabric and manufacture to the hands of the customer. Our items are made by a team who wants you to have the best possible experience with your products, by means of unique designs and quality craftsmanship, so you don’t have to question the ethical nature or production of your clothes.

You can get involved by checking out the Fashion Revolution website and upcoming events:

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Crafty Minx: Handmade details

As a tribute to Alice Nightingale’s love affair with all things crafty, our summer 15/16 collection showcases handmade details you wont see anywhere else!

Handmade lace with embroidered wombat faces are a feature detail on this pink playsuit.

Hand stitched pompoms are a unique feature on this sweet wattle inspired dress.

The striking gold pattern is a hand cut block print on a charcoal cotton skirt.


Take a look at these gold sparkly koala buttons made from resin and an original mould. Purchase your own here today! 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Thinking Local: Australiana

As technology makes our world a little smaller, the fashion community has become a globalized population. With a few clicks we can live stream Paris Fashion Week or style stalk New York locals, so it can be easy to get caught up in global aesthetics and high fashion trends. We can promptly forget the unique climate and aesthetic that Australian nature provides us with. So, for our newest collection Alice Nightingale has taken a step back from the screens and looked around us instead, showcasing prints and details unique to our beloved land down under! 

This summery range showcases cute marsupials and nostalgic colours of Aussie flora. Flashback to your days as a happy little vegemite by purchasing your favourite pieces here today!