Does Chasing Springtime practice ethical production?
I firmly believe the fashion industry should not cause harm to others. That’s why all the clothes are made by suppliers with ethical production methods. Currently this means they are made in Australia, but this may change depending on product availability and what customers are willing to pay. Rest assured any OS sourcing will also be ethical.
All the jersey fabrics (cotton/elastane blends) are made locally in Victoria, Australia.
What about sustainability?
The fashion industry is not particularly sustainable. Lots of chemicals are used in all steps of the process (even if cotton or bamboo is organically grown, chemicals are used elsewhere in the process).
So, the best way to be sustainable is to keep wearing the same clothes. That’s why I use quality and low or no-pill fabric. It’s almost impossible to call fabric no-pill because very few fabric manufacturers will guarantee this, but I use low pill fabrics as much as possible.
And it’s also why Chasing Springtime clothes are made to suit you and not the latest fashion trends – so you can wear them longer than ‘fast fashion’. Of course, fabrics and garments will be subject to the usual wear and tear.
How do I help make my Chasing Springtime garments last?
- Wash in cold water. It’s more sustainable, easier on the elastane and the colour stays better.
- Wash inside out. This also helps reduce fading and pilling.
- Line dry in shade. Tumble drying is less sustainable and may fade fabrics faster, as does direct sunlight.
- If it isn’t dirty, don’t wash it yet. Get one more wear out of it.
- If you think it needs ironing, turn the garment inside out first and make sure the iron is not too hot.
The range features black at the moment, why is that?
The great locally-made jersey fabric is only available in limited basic colours. Once sales increase I can get rolls of fabric dyed in fabulous colours because I will be ordering much greater quantities and it will be cost effective.
Navy is available in the jersey and I have a range of Liberty fabrics you can choose from for your trims (bias binding and pockets) – contact me if you’d like to know more about this.
Can I get something made?
If it’s a current design and size from my range and I have the fabric in stock. Get in touch and we can have a chat about it.
Can I suggest something?
Hit me with your suggestions and comments! Feedback about what you like and don’t like about Chasing Springtime garments is extremely useful to me and therefore I reward it.
If you provide feedback about my garments and I decide to change a design or production because of your feedback you get $50 off your next online purchase from this website. It is also redeemable at markets if I am in attendance.
Use the contact form to get in touch.
What about other styles?
Follow Chasing Springtime on Facebook or Instagram for the latest news and styles. Sign up to the email list on the website to find out exactly when new products are ready to sell, and for discount and sales info.
Do you sell gift vouchers?
Yes, I sell them at markets.
Can I get a discount?
Yes! Sign up to the email list and I’ll let you know when I’m running discounts.
Or, make a suggestion – see ‘Can I suggest something?’ above.