Metta Melbourne is based in Melbourne, Australia and has been in operation since 2007. It started small, with the focus being to fill a much needed gap in the market for basics. As well as this, the clothes needed to be simple, hard wearing using sustainable and natural fibres plus stylish. Linen was the natural choice. The label has grown organically since then to include high quality cotton and special lace pieces.
Metta Melbourne takes its name from Lynn's mother Metta, whose understated style was greatly admired. The label is a family run business with Lynn's daughter Emma at the helm. With a degree in Fashion from RMIT and post grad studies in Graphic Design, Emma skilfully applies her knowledge and keen design eye to all aspects of the business; garment design and specs, sourcing amazing fabrics from Japan and Europe, production, wholesale and even recently used her graphic design expertise to do the gorgeous Metta Melbourne brand refresh.
Metta Melbourne love supporting other small family run businesses and have developed strong working relationships with their suppliers - traveling to Europe and India (before 2020) numerous times, to see for themselves the whole production supply chain. Now in a post Covid world of restricted travel, Metta have taken this same ethos of working with small family businesses and found like minded companies in Melbourne to work with too, while still supporting their longstanding relationships overseas, so we can still have the incredible linen you all know and love from Lithuania and intricate lace pieces from India.
The lace specialists in India use Nottingham lace machines which are from the turn of the century. Their factory is a visual feast!
The linen company in Lithuania focus on vertical production, meaning they do everything in house; they weave the yarn, do yarn dyeing, fabric dyeing and finishing and even sew up the clothes and textiles for the home!
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The lace factory in India
The linen factory in Lithuania