Worne acknowledges it has the privilege of working on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. They are the traditional owners of this land. We pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.
Welcome to the beginning of our journey. Worne was born from a real need for more accessible second hand and/or truly sustainable materials for fashion design. This is only the start of our story, launching our first drop of products July 2021, we are excited to see how this will grow as we co-create with you.
A note from Worne's founder
In 2019, after years of creating my own clothes from bedsheets, curtains and anything I could find around the house. I was determined to create my own sustainable fashion label. However, only months into the process, I began running into issues with sourcing. Second hand fabric I could get, but what about everything else? The zips, buttons, hardware, etc. Sustainable options for hardware and trims were hard to come by.
I would scour op shops and find so much amazing, sometimes completely unused trims for clothing design. I realised it would be so much easier if everything could be organised and online in one location to shift through and find something you need. From there Worne began to materialise...literally.
I knew other people must be having the same problem. The supply options are just so far behind the way we now want and need to design. Worne is a fashion supply store for designers with a vision for slow, curated design that actively aims to mitigate it's environmental impact.
We are just beginning, and the road ahead is unclear but the only way out of the waste mess the fashion industry has created is... yep you guessed it.. together (aww cute). It can and has felt so overwhelming, but we are hoping to make a positive impact, one zip at a time.
Our aim is to prevent as much pre and post consumer materials from going into landfill and redirect it back into the supply chain to be used again. Our earth is relying on us now, to realise the potential in what we have already created. To slow down, help and educate each other to create while protecting our natural resources.
Worne is created for and dedicated to our collective mother, Earth.
Samantha Gorczyca - Founder