Nectar is dedicated to creating unique, comfortable, ethical clothing that enhances people's lives. We believe life is too short to be uncomfortable... clothes should move with you & be full of life. When designing we select high quality fabrics that look beautiful, feel great & wear well. Our trans-seasonal lifestyle designs are lovingly made on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia.
We are proud members of the 'Slow Fashion' movement which aims to shift the current industry paradigm of globalised mass production and throw away fashion. Currently the fashion industry contributes to a large percentage of our countries landfill as cheap, low quality garments have become consumables. These cheap garments are made overseas, quite often with workers being treated unfairly. At Nectar it is important to us that our manufacturing process is ethical and that our environmental practices are sustainable.
Nectar is Andrea Vendy and Akshara Day. With a background in high end fashion design and a love of all things gorgeous, Andi is always creating ... whether it's whipping up a frock, playing music or tending her garden. Akshara brings her design eye and a love of India, while travelling there she fell in love with their block printed fabrics, hand loomed textiles and design ethos. Together we aim to bring you relaxed, glamorous pieces inspired my nature.
At Nectar we believe everything we do should support the lives of all involved ... from the people we work with to those taking home the end result. We love what we do and are excited to share it with you!
How long have you been making your clothing?
Nectar came into being in August 2013.
How did you get started?
We've been close friends for years and over dinner one night we just decided to take the plunge! Our aim was to establish a business that was creatively fulfilling and supported our lifestyle along with those we worked with. We started out at the Eumundi Markets and now sell online and to a number of small boutiques too.
What is your greatest inspiration?
Nature, the female body, beautiful textiles.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
The best thing is when people really understand what we are about... when they see how much care and effort has gone into making our clothes. We love that our designs are out there with people as they go about creating their own authentic life.