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About Us

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As children, we lived in different towns and cities across Asia with our parents, hopping from place to place. We've grown up feeling at home on wide open beaches, in tropical forests and wandering through the steamy bazaars and fragrant night markets of different cities.

 

Dreamt of in Australia and made in Asia with loving care.

 

It’s this experience of living in Asia that’s formed the foundation of our commitment to producing fashion in a way that’s both ethical and sustainable.

 

We know first-hand what it looks like when clothing manufacturing is not done in this way. And the difference it can make to people’s lives – and the quality of the clothes – when people are paid fair wages for their craft and operate in safe working conditions.

 

Taking you from here to there in comfort – and with flair

 

Each item in our clothing range is born from our love of travel and fair trade – and we’ve tried and tested the pieces you’ll need to make packing for each trip and heading to the airport a dream.

 

We’ve got a thirst for adventure. And a love of the glorious things in life.

 

We’re personal, ethical and proud

 

Designed for comfort – and to make you feel everyday fabulous, Wordcatalystmagazine is all about effortless holiday style. Everything in our range is designed to pack well, travel well, wear well, and look fantastic – time and time again.

 

We want to capture the thrill of leaving your guidebook in your room and wandering down winding streets in search of those adventures that can only be found off the beaten track. 

 

This is slow fashion – designed for sunshine holidays, for wandering through new cities, and for those days when lunch rolls into dinner. Dreamt of in Australia and made in Asia our first home, with loving care. This is stylish and sustainable fashion with quality at heart.  

When we say we're a slow fashion brand, we’re talking about the way we work. Our priorities? Keeping the community of talented seamstresses we work with busy in their workshops – and preventing landfill.

How you help 

When you shop with Wordcatalystmagazine, you become a part of a bigger picture. Quite simply, we couldn’t employ the people we do, support the charities we support and produce the clothes that we make – in the sustainable and ethical way we do ­– without your custom.

 

Our community 

We’ve established a tight-knit community between the Wordcatalystmagazine seamstresses and their teams. The ladies we employ work wonders with our design ideas, translating what we love and what we think will work for you into pieces you'll wear time and time again.

 

We love going to see everyone and visiting the workshops – and we have a WhatsApp group that’s alive with messages, new design ideas and inspirations – and updates on our latest orders to help us keep in touch between trips.

 

" We take great delight in playing a part in supporting others and believe that the way we manufacture each piece in our range is the only way to work. Wordcatalystmagazine is part of a solution – and, when you shop with us, you’re a part of that too.”

     Allegra and Gabi Jackson, Founders of Wordcatalystmagazine

 

Moving the Needle

Moving the Needle is a movement of brands and customers all working together to create long term behavioural change and reduce the amount of textile waste that goes to landfill.

 

"Australians discard six tonnes of clothes every ten minutes. With over 550 textile drop-off points throughout our network, ensuring your clothing doesn't go to landfill has never been easier. Our charity partners will sort and sell the donated clothing through their store networks, extending their life and keeping textiles out of landfill."

          Moving the Needle

 

Moving the Needle is committed to making a difference. Changing the conversation about what we do with our textiles at the end of their life with us.

 

As a sustainable Australian fashion brand, we wanted to demonstrate Wordcatalystmagazine’s commitment to this cause – and play our part in the reduction of fabric going to landfill. We signed the Moving the Needle brand pledge in 2019.

 

 

Thread Together 

In addition to our pledge with Moving the Needle, we donate both time and stock to Thread Together, a charity that's driving social change through environmental action. 

 

Thread Together sends brand new clothing to people in need all over Australia, helping restore people’s dignity and getting them back on their feet. 

 

Thread Together's work has been vital, both in the aftermath of the devastating 2019 Australian bush fires and in the face of Covid-19. To date, the charity has helped thousands of people.

 

As active patrons of Thread Together, we volunteer with the team at the charity's warehouse.

 

"Anthony and his team are not only inspiring but a lively and friendly bunch. They're always on the lookout for more helping hands, whether it be for an hour or a half-day to help sort all new donated stock in their Sydney warehouse. We can vouch for the fact that working there is a great team bonding experience. It’s definitely something to consider if you're tired of corporate go-karting events."

Allegra Jackson, Wordcatalystmagazine

 

 

“Just as when you buy something from us, you help us keep our seamstresses in employment – you also help us to support the work done by Anthony and his team at Thread Together. It makes us feel good to know we’re making a difference – and hope you feel a part of that too because we couldn’t do it without you.”

Gabi Jackson, Wordcatalystmagazine

 

 Why we do what we do

Our commitment as a business is to quality, comfort and style – and to sustainable, ethical and slow fashion.

We're all about reducing landfill while creating beautiful dresses and stylish jumpsuits you'll want to wear for much more than one season. 

 

"Hi Ladies, I recently purchased your Raffa dress and the Allegra jumpsuit. Wow, the fit was so perfect and just what I was looking for travelling etc. Can't wait to buy more."

           Cass, Palm Beach

 

"We absolutely love our Wordcatalystmagazine dresses and jumpsuits they are so comfortable - perfect to just throw on for an effortless but complete look. The adjustable straps make the outfits totally versatile, which is great for tall girls like us."

        Imi and Nat, London

 

Spread the Wordcatalystmagazine joy 

The Wordcatalystmagazine ethos is to pack less and wear more. Not only is a less is more approach better for our planet, but it also frees you from the weight of packing outfit after outfit when you travel. Simply pull on one of our jumpsuits or throw a shift dress over your bikini and you're ready to go. 

 

We design and hand make our pieces to be both versatile and durable. So, they become a well-loved and well-worn part of your wardrobe.

 

And, if you've had your fill of one of our pieces? We encourage you to pass it on – and any other clothes you no longer wear – to your friends and family or to charities to help combat landfill. 

 

 

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