Lumi Clothing was born from a desire to create beautiful, timeless pieces using sustainable textiles to slow the negative impact of the fashion industry.
Since 2006, Lumi’s head designer, Maryna has been a prominent figure in the Melbourne Fashion Industry. Running boutiques that house independent and local designers with her first label, Preap and Coutts.
Through Lumi Clothing, Maryna sinks deeper into the design space utilising years of industry experience and design skills to craft timeless collections. Lumi Clothing cradles both her passion for textiles and commitment to sustainability.
A word on sustainability.
“As a designer, cleaner more ethical fashion is literally in my hands. Textiles alone tell their own story.
And, when crafted right–with considered design, care, and complete stylistic ownership of the wearer–textiles can further their purpose and truly impress.
My commitment to sustainability is in crafting textiles that impress beyond the first wear.”
– Maryna Preap
At Lumi, the design process is simple. We first fall in love with a print or feel of a fabric. From there, each garment comes together quite naturally.
Textile lead design is how Lumi really leans into fashion sustainability, this is where we can have the most positive impact.
By choosing dead stock, natural fibres and by respecting the materials in our design.
And by creating pieces that not only elevate the person wearing the garment but the fabric itself. Generating longer-lasting more sustainable-clothing.
All Lumi pieces are created in small batches, mostly in-house, limiting over production and ensuring less waste. We have a very controlled studio space where our very small team monitors all practices with the environment in mind.
Ethical in-house processes are (when necessary) complemented by local and dignified out sourced manufacturing, which further reflects our dedication to conscious production.
When outsourcing is needed, we do not engage further than 15kms from our studio. This way we can work closely with the manufacturer, insisting on best practices and fair work that match up to Lumi’s in house policies.
The result of our combined, considered measures are collections that embody timeless, ethically responsible, slow-made fashion garments.
All Lumi garments are hand made in our Melbourne/Naarm studio, located on land traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri People of the First Nations.