'van den Berg Fashion' is a creative brand for creative people. I graduated from university in 2016 and immediately started working on my label, van den Berg Fashion. I have always loved design and once I began studying and interning I learnt so much about the environmental impact fashion has.
I had always been inspired by nature too. Many of my first designs utilised flowers as a major inspiration. From being so inspired by nature, I knew I wanted my brand to also give back to the environment. All designs for van den Berg Fashion are made from dead-stock fabric, and all cutting room ‘scraps’ are collected and reused for accessories, meaning that each garment is zero waste.
I get inspired by the people around me and the world I see; there is so much beauty in it. My brand was started for women who want to wear something a little different and have fun with how they dress knowing that the clothing is made ethically and with zero waste. I wanted my brand to feel personal to the people who wear it.
I offer sewing patterns so people can make items themselves too, and a number of pieces include personalised stitching and I am working on expanding this to adjustable personalised elements. It’s important to me that people have a connection to the clothes they are wearing and that it’s not just because it’s 'something pretty'.
Everything is made in my studio in Melbourne, and even as my brand grows I intend to continue this way. This ensures each garment is made ethically and to a high standard. The process of ensuring zero waste is a hard one, but its something I’m really committed too. I collect scraps of every garment I make, even if it's a one-off piece. I sort these scraps into similar colours and work them together to make bags and pouches, and one day I would love to also make other accessories that use ‘scrap’ fabrics.
+ Australian designed
van den Berg Fashion is designed in Carnegie, Victoria, Australia.
+ Australian made
van den Berg Fashion is ethically made in Carnegie, Victoria, Australia.
+ Sustainable and Zero-waste
van den Berg Fashion is zero-waste and uses dead-stock fabric where possible. I also keep a theme running over multiple seasons - any season can be styled together.
I make everything myself in my studio in Carnegie, Victoria, Australia.
You can ask us anything you want about our supply chain, practices, fabrics and manufacturing processes.
van den Berg Fashion is designed and ethically made in Carnegie, Victoria, Australia.