Fashion Revolution Week is an annual event and global movement that prompts brands and consumers to respond to the question “Who made my clothes?” in order to demonstrate transparency in the supply chain and learn more about where their clothes are made. Here at Rundle Tailoring we have always been proud to support our local community by providing jobs to skilled garment workers. We have been manufacturing suits in Newcastle since 1908 and as the last remaining suit factory of our size that still produces in Australia, we take great pride in employing many highly skilled tailors and seamstresses that work with us giving our clients a genuine authentic made to measure experience. With their help Rundle Tailoring will continue delivering ethically produced, Australian made garments of the finest quality to our community.
Over our 110 years we have made thousands of made to measure suits and dressed generations of Novocastrians and people all over Australia for business, weddings, special occasions and community events. Along with carefully crafting bespoke suits, sports coats, blazers, trousers and vests we also specialise in tailor-made Scottish Jackets in Prince Charlie, Argyle and Craille styles and band jackets, as well as made to measure women’s business suits and corporate attire.
All our made to measure garments are made from the finest international fabrics, such as Holland and Sherry and Dormeuil, and come with the Australian Made Campaign tick of approval. Our customers can take a look behind the showroom curtain in our shop, and see our experienced tailors, cutters and sewers working away, producing their clothing with great workmanship and quality. This ensures our clients have complete confidence they are walking away with a locally made suit they will love for years to come and looking professional in ethically produced, premium clothing that we can be proud of, as a community and as a country.
We also have a range of Rundle Tailoring suits and sports coats available ready to wear on the show room floor that are made by our talented tailors and seamstresses.
This year, Rundle Tailoring will be taking part in the @slowwearingwell #whomademyclothes Walking Trail across Newcastle for Fashion Revolution Week. This is a great campaign offering members of the local Newcastle community, an opportunity to take a tour of the Rundle Tailoring factory and work space and get the chance to meet and chat with Andrew Rundle, fourth generation tailor and co-owner of the family business. The walking trail will also take participants across Newcastle city, bringing to attention the other talented business owners and operators, designers and craftspeople that are manufacturing in-store and on-site, providing sustainable clothing solutions, sharing skills and education. It will be a strong conclusion to Fashion Revolution Week, taking place on Saturday 27th April. If you are interested in this morning of exploring local Newcastle fashion producers and learning about their craft, you can buy your ticket by clicking here.
Newcastle is a very supportive community to the local clothing industry. We highly value our local and national customers, some of whom have been clients of ours for decades. Our clients leave our store in a suit crafted specifically to their needs from the finest fabrics, knowing that their made to measure suit has gone through each and every step of its production right here on site at our factory in Newcastle. They have supported our local economy with local workers and jobs and Australian manufacturing. We are very grateful for the continued support of all our valued clients.
Fashion Revolution is important to Rundle Tailoring and we challenge our community this Fashion Revolution week to investigate “who made my clothes?
To experience our excellence service, support your local community, celebrate transparency and champion Australian made products, and book an appointment with Rundle Tailoring today.
This Fashion Revolution Week we have gone to some of our highly respected made to measure clients in the Newcastle community and asked them, “Who made your clothes?” Read the stories from each of our valued clients below.
Fashion Revolution Week runs from 22-28 April 2019. For more information visit fashionrevolution.org/.