Welcome to Betiko!
Betty designs and makes women’s clothing from her studio at Lake Macdonald in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
She loves good quality fabric, timeless design, and is passionate about loving our bodies as they are, and making clothes that people feel good in.
Betiko clothing is made to order, or in small runs. It is available to buy online and stocked at the fabulous independent design store Finki in Sydney rd Brunswick.
Betiko is proud to be part of the sustainable fashion movement.
Websites: betikodesign.blogspot.com, betiko.bigcartel.com
How long have you been making clothes?
I have been making clothes for long as I can remember – but as a business since May 2005.
How did you get started?
One day I realized I was taking time off from corporate work to complete clothing orders for friends and acquaintances. So I took a chance, left my day job and started a market stall. I haven’t looked back.
What is your greatest inspiration?
I love fabric. Color, texture, pattern, drape.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
Getting everything done.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
Being able to be creative and then channeling that energy into something useful. Wearing comfortable stylish clothing can make your day, and knowing it was produced sustainably just adds to the good feels.