Behind the Seams


At The Ark, we are so proud of our ethical accreditation and the team that makes our clothes in Melbourne. Meet in house patternmaker Carly who loves it when people ask, “Who made my clothes?” She spoke to us about her passion for the intricacies of garment making and the value of ethical practices.

"What I absolutely love about creating clothes is the construction, starting from a few lines on a piece of paper and watching a beautiful piece come to life. It’s such a buzz working out what fits into where, what happens if you fold the fabric this way or cut it there. The best moment is seeing someone’s face light up when they try it on and discover special little details, like pockets!

Knowing where your clothes come from and how they were made is so important. The Ark is helping educate people and encourage them to buy Australian made and ethically accredited fashion…I know this will improve the industry to make a better and more sustainable future for us all."