Made590 is a locally made Sydney brand with both a bricks and mortar retail space in the heart of South King St, Newtown and an online store that ships worldwide.
Having been in business for 14 years, Christina Kelly, the founder and co-designer of the label, focuses her work on promoting the skill of local talent, by supporting Australian manufacturing and production. All Made590 clothing is made in Newtown and Sydney surrounds, focussing on quality fabrics, flattering cuts inspired by vintage silhouettes and colourful prints. Made590 work with renowned local and in-house female illustrators + designers, like Kirbee Lawler and Andrea Smith, to create unique and one of a kind prints, that are then developed into exclusive Made590 fabrics.
As well as this, you’ll find screen printed tees for men - hand printed by Christina herself, as well a brand new addition to the Made590 range, just released earlier in the year called the ‘every body’ range. This is an inclusive size range beginning at an AUS size 6 - Aus size 24/26, which is quite an undertaking for a small-scale business, but an innovative one in the ethical fashion scene - as it is one of the first of its kind.
Although a small boutique, this ethical clothing brand is creating maximum impact in the world of fashion, celebrating and elevating Women in every shape and size. You’ll find their product images feature Women with different body shapes as well as ethnic diversities - different age groups and Women of colour.
Made590 is for the Woman who doesn’t want to compromise her ethics or aesthetic. Australian made fashion at its finest, made to last for years to come. Each print and style is made in small numbers, making every piece exclusive and that extra special.
You can visit the colourful wonderland in-store at:
590 King St, Newtown. Open 7 days a week. Or online 24/7.
Milk & Thistle
Milk + Thistle is a locally made Sydney brand with a design focussed boutique on the South end of Sydney’s popular King St, Newtown. Founded by Danielle Atkinson the boutique owner and solo designer, she first opened her doors in 2006 with a keen eye and passion for textile design. Milk & Thistle is known for its digital and screen prints, easy to wear garments and timeless shapes that are refined and uncomplicated - made in small considered quantities. With an emphasis on sustainable natural fibres like tencel and linen to ensure a lower footprint.
Milk & Thistle’s commitment to ethical and sustainable style is seen right from Danielle’s close relationship with local makers in Sydney surrounds that she’s worked with for years, to her seasonal collections she produces in modest numbers. Danielle believes in longevity, quality and aspirational style - and is a strong advocate for sustainability and ethics co-existing with a strong fashion aesthetic in tow. Her motto is; you can look good, whilst doing good - all at the same time!
You can visit the boutique at:
592 King St, Newtown. Opening hours are:
Mon. CLOSED Tue. CLOSED
Wed. 10.30-5.30pm Thu. 10.30am - 6.00pm Fri. 10.30am - 5.00pm Sat. 10.30am - 5.30pm Sun. 12pm - 4.00pm
Or online 24/7.