Japonica Collection

Customisable, consciously crafted women’s clothing made in Australia 
We work with 100% Japanese cotton fabric

Be part of the sustainability solution

Customisable Women's Clothing

Let’s create your hand crafted garment together!  Our timeless designs are individually cut and made in sizes 6 – 26.

Browse through our garment styles and sustainable cotton Japanese fabrics, choose your combination and our talented team will put together your creation. 

Contact us to discuss any changes you may require such as length adjustments or a different colour top stitching.  We know these things count! 

We will work with you online or in person and keep you up to date on your garments progress. 

Your Garment Begins With Your Design and Fabric Choice

Our fabrics are 100% Japanese cotton fabric.  The manufacturer of our Japanese cottons has a reputation for quality as well as production practices that care for the environment.  We will gradually add to our natural fibre selection so please keep in touch to hear about any new additions, which is always exciting!

From our small range you can combine prints or plains, discuss features and finishes with us and adjust garment lengths for your bespoke garment. 

If you are a maker we will deliver the selected items you require for you to handcraft your own garments.

Live Workshops & Online Classes

We love to teach and encourage diy in the world of sewing!  We promote a limited number of workshops during the year but please contact us if you would like to arrange a private workshop with us. 

A minimum of four people is required and we welcome young sewers!  

Sewing Patterns

For those who like to make their own clothes – this section is for you!  We understand that buying bespoke, ethical, sustainable fashion can be costly and would like to offer the opportunity to make your own. 

We have just added the first of our sewing patterns – the cropped pants pattern!  Buy the pattern alone or include a selection of fabrics to make your own Japonica pants.  This pattern comes in sizes 6 – 26 and can be printed at home or at your local print shop in all sizes or your select size.  Contact us if you have any questions.

On request we can arrange a workshop where we will make the pants together.  A  minimum of four people is required.  Let’s sew together!

Our aim is to revive the craft of sewing and contribute to the care of our planet.  

How It Works

Women's Tailored Clothing

Decide on your garment choice

Select your fabric

For made-to-measure; from length to the colour of topstitching. Contact us.  Let’s make this garment yours!

We will update you on the progress of your handcrafted garment.

Sewing Patterns And Fabric

This section is for the makers out there!

PDF Patterns can be ordered online to print at home or at your local printer

Japanese fabrics can be ordered with your sewing pattern or on their own

Enjoy creating garments that are truly yours!

Sewing Workshops

This is about time for you and what you want to learn.

Join like-minded people and enjoy hours of fun and creativity.

Choose from the workshops shown or contact us if you have something specific in mind.

Private workshops require a minimum of four people.


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