Our aim when we started ZOOLOGIE!, was to build a long lasting independent company dedicated to quality and craftsmanship. We wanted to make modern crafted clothing with authentic construction and detail and we wanted to do it locally in small batches.
In a world that is seemingly ruled by globalisation, mass production and ‘cheapest of the cheapest’ throwaway clothes, we wanted to produce future classics. Garments that will work as well half a century down the road as they do today.
But more than that, we wanted to build a company that treated people fairly. We work together with small factories in Melbourne, Australia where craftsmanship still reigns supreme. Melbourne was the traditional home of garment making in Australia and still has some of the most highly skilled manufacturers around.
We realise that making clothes locally is almost an old mindset in a globalised world, but there is something great in making clothes in the same area as you live, in knowing the people making them and in keeping both our production people and our customers as an integral part of our personal community. That way, when we grow and develop our business, our local manufacturers grow and develop with us.
The ZOOLOGIE! Design philosophy is based on functionality and quality, in creating classic clothes with a modern crafted feel and meticulous attention to detail. We see every garment we design as being at the beginning of a long journey that will see it one day reinvigorated as a quality vintage garment that someone else may own.