Our heritage teaches us that slow is and should be a cultural norm. We come from people that naturally extend the life of everything, not just clothing. So we want to pay homage to our ancestors. That’s why we hope that you’ll pass your Layplan on to your sisters, your mamas, your friends, your cousins, your nieces and your daughters.
A small, New Zealand based team
We’re a small team with studios based in NZ. We care about our environment and the world our children will grow up in, which is why we are committed to doing better as an industry. We acknowledge that any change we want to see starts with us. Of course, we’re learning as we go, but we want to do business and fashion better than it’s widely done. So, we are one-minded in our approach to be conscious and considered on our journey towards our mission and purpose.
Intentional, contemplative & local
That is why we are slow fashion. We’re intentional, contemplative, and local. We ensure that we only do small runs, have slower processes and focus on quality over trend with significantly less ‘collections’. Our pieces are made to last.
15-20 runs using deadstock fabric
We cap local manufacturing to 15-20 runs per piece using deadstock, as little waste as possible and one running collection at a time. Clothing is hand-made by Lavinia and Talia or people close to us. We use scrap pieces for our Odd One bi-monthly drops and we think about every part of a garment and if it sits within the realm of our values:
Will it last? How many ways can I wear it? Can I see this being worn in years to come?
We believe the best is to come in our industry, and we’re excited about the prospect of making meaningful change and encourage you to join us.
Made to order
Less is more.
We’re two people, we make everything ourselves and as we grow the team to include machinists (soon!), we hope to keep our made to order model. We work with deadstock fabric destined for waste. This is a deliberate move resulting from a close-knit relationship with our supplier. We can’t give you different colour and print options but it keeps us fresh and on our toes.
Yes, you’ll need to wait longer. But being made to order means we can maintain the quality of each garment, make every piece tailored to your measurements and we can adjust our patterns slightly to ensure you get a good and comfortable fit. Your piece will be made with love, time and care.