This year my focus has been on all forms of creative expression. From drawing and design, to music, writing and dance, I want to be able to share with you whatever form my creativity takes.
Over the coming months, I will be releasing music that captures the story of love from beginning to the end and I will also be releasing new creations that I have been working on for some time.
This evolution of Junk Republic feels like a natural progression for me, helping me accept all parts of who I am and why I do what I do under one creative banner while maintaining the sustainable values I always had.
At Junk Republic we work with fabrics that contain between 70 – 90% recycled components.
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Aquafil, creators of ECONYL® 100% regenerated yarn that we use in both our active and swimwear. ECONYL® nylon fibre is made of pre and post-consumer waste including fishing nets, nylon scraps and carpet fibres and is sourced from Italy. Why so far you ask?
Currently, there are limited options available locally to provide the right textures and stretch to be suitable for active and swimwear. We looked for fabrics that will stand the test of time, to ensure that we are producing garments that will last, in an effort to not only reduce our impact on the planet but to ensure that you continue to love them year after year.
Watch the inspiring fishing net recovery from the depth of our oceans below and learn more about the ECONYL® Regeneration System here.
Junk Republic was founded out of my increasing frustration with the lack of available options in good quality, sustainable, ethical and fun active and swimwear for women like me. Women with curves, with booty, with boobs, with thighs and those extra wobbly bits.
Active and swimwear have been a significant part of my life living on the east coast of Australia, so I embarked on creating a brand that would empower women to embrace their body. Designing the perfect fit has been at the top of my list of priorities, to provide women with active and swimwear that fit their curves. I have given birth to three children so curves are a plenty and I do feel that fitting things to my body will enable me to craft something that will fit other women and their curves well.
I have never considered myself a consumer of fashion, shopping only now and then and keeping my clothes for years on end. But during my quest to find the right fabrics for ultimate comfort and fit, I discovered the impact fashion is having on our planet. It was at that point I realised that I did not want to contribute to the problem but find ways to be part of the solution.
Along my two-year journey bringing Junk Republic to life, I spent a great deal of time looking for sustainable options, creating patterns, testing the fit and finding manufacturers locally in Sydney. It hasn’t been easy, but I do feel that the finished product is a great testament to a superior quality Australian made product from the latest available recycled materials.
I am committed to continuous improvement and will look for ways to improve everything that we do at Junk Republic. I welcome your feedback and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last, but most definitely not least, using our resources for good is as important as ever. There are so many great causes and limited opportunity to help. For me championing issues that are close to my heart is fundamental. As such, 10% of profits from the sale of every product goes towards charities that do great work.
Hope you love Junk Republic as much as I do!