While fashion is still our true love, the team shifted focus back in March to make reusable face masks and, since then, we’ve produced for not only our customers, but also charity partners and our wider community.
The sight of mask fabric rolls arriving by the hundred to our studio in Melbourne is not something we could have imagined at the beginning of this year. Our team has become adept at working quickly to meet demand, and we are so grateful to each and every one of them …getting masks to our customers all over Australia and keeping the vibe upbeat and positive.
Our Ark community has responded in extraordinary ways, sending messages of encouragement and helping us support women experiencing domestic violence through the purchase of masks. With your purchase of a five pack of reusable masks, we have already donated over 4,000 masks to our charity partner Impact for Women.
On 28th September we were able to start making fashion pieces in Melbourne again. It feels so good to be immersed in beautiful fabrics and textures with the promise of summer giving everything an extra glow…we’ve also just repurposed some of our favourite fabrics to create limited edition face masks in packets of three, providing a creative way to wear 2020’s wardrobe essential!
Please stay safe, look after one another and continue to support Australian made and ethically accredited.
See you soon.
The Ark team