She Made Me is guided by a strong moral compass, committed to social advocacy and driven to create change beyond a conversation.
We strive to lead by example and are proud of our ethical production standards. We respect the artisans who create our pieces by following strict ethical codes of conduct to ensure fair pay and high-standard working environments. By employing and training artisans who uphold centuries-old techniques, we provide lifelong knowledge and skills for continued employment opportunities.
Through handmade craftsmanship, human connection is woven into every She Made Me piece. Our products are designed in Australia, and hand produced in Bali, Indonesia. We are honoured to be connected to the artisan traditions of our makers, we treat them like family and are proud to be able to provide them with the opportunity to achieve financial & emotional independence.
As a clothing label, we have the choice to determine who makes our garments. In a male-dominated industry where women often work for minimal wage, work long hours and suffer abuse, it’s important for us to choose to employ suppliers who actively work to empower women through education, employment, fair pay and security.
Determined to combat the negative impacts of fashion on the environment, we celebrate a complete departure from modern mass-manufacturing. We approach design by embracing artisanal and heritage handicraft which preserves the lifecycle of our garments.
Each She Made Me garment is created from balls of yarn, rather than rolls of fabric and we only buy what is required for each piece. Our process results in no fabric wastage. Every She Made Me garment is designed to be timeless, made to last a lifetime, and intended to be worn time and time again.
We follow a slow fashion ethos and advocate a less is more approach to fashion ownership. It takes time for our artisans to perfect their craft and we want to allow our creators the time to produce the most perfect garments for us.
The hand-crocheted nature of She Made Me means each garment can take days to physically produce - every style features unique detailing and quality that can only be achieved with time and care. We produce between 20-50 pieces of each style and cap wholesale orders to ensure our artisans have time to produce each garment to our high standards.
She Made Me’s ethical processes empower local women to find financial independence through autonomous employment opportunities. This autonomy ensures our women artisans are able to care for their families and also provides them the opportunity to run their own businesses on the side. Since starting the business, we have seen our artisans grow with us – buying their first cars, taking their families on their first holidays and improving their livelihoods exponentially.
We tell this story so the women who buy She Made Me can wear their garments with intention, confidence and a positive connection to the women who made them.
We respectfully acknowledge Arakwal people of Bundjalung nation, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land that we meet, learn and create on. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the pivotal role that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Australian community.