The Metta Melbourne Story


 

Metta Melbourne is based in Melbourne, Australia and is all about trans-seasonal, easy to wear clothing made from natural fibre fabrics.  It's about pieces you want to touch, and pieces you want to wear everyday.

After years in the clothing and textile industry, we wanted to create a beautiful, comfortable, and easy to wear range. The majority of the collection can be worn day and night, summer and winter. This creates a smaller wardrobe that works twice as hard, and is perfect for travel. 

Metta is all about slow fashion that will stay with you year after year; the cuts are classic and they're made to last. It's made up of wardrobe staples that can be layered and combined in a multitude of ways. The resulting look can be whimsical to androgynous, but always effortlessly stylish.

 

 

 

Behind the Clothing

Our soft linen comes all the way from Lithuania, close to the linen belt in Europe, where the fibre is grown.
Our design process begins right here in Melbourne where we work with our trusted  team to develop our patterns from concept to final sample. 
 
Approximately a quarter of our range is made right here in Melbourne with a small family run manufacturer and we use natural fibre textiles woven in Japan or Australia. Our silk and cotton pieces are manufactured in India where they specialise in weaving and lace knitting and our linen garments are made in Europe where our 
OEKO-TEX certified linen is woven into fabric, sewn into clothing, and dyed all with our end to end manufacturer. 

All of our un-dyed garments are then dyed in Melbourne in one of the last remaining dye houses. 
 
In our studio we work to use our off-cuts to make other smaller items like tea towels, napkins and coasters. All garments are also constructed using cotton thread; this means that if your piece becomes stained you can re-dye it and give it a second life or compost it with nothing left behind, (please cut off and save any garments buttons for re-use if you choose to compost your garment).
We strongly encourage everyone to learn simple darning techniques so you can repair your pieces to give them new life.
If you would like to know more about us please email us at info@mettamelbourne.com.au.