Member Spotlight | The Ark Clothing Co.
More than just a fashion brand, The Ark Clothing Co. exercise a culture of design with integrity. From their work with local community groups and manufacturers through to ethical accreditation, the growing team of 70 are intent on making a difference. "We exercise socially responsible practices knowing we have the potential to not only transform the way in which we view and understand fashion, but also the opportunity to change people's lives." As members of the Council of Textile & Fashion, The Ark Clothing Co. play an active role in supporting the future growth of the Australian fashion industry and the people behind it.
The Ark is more than just a fashion brand: we are an ethos, a culture, and a community who believe design should always be imbued with integrity. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne we are passionate about supporting the Australian Fashion Industry, and are immensely proud of being Ethically Accredited.
There is something special about being an Australian brand. Every day we work with incredible people who understand and share our love for creativity and quality; such diversity in our own backyard is what makes The Ark truly special.
Cloth is at the heart of everything we do. We have great respect for the threads that form it, the designs created in it, and the artistry in the make of it. Globally sourced, our fabrics weave a rich tapestry of culture, tradition, craftsmanship and inspired stories. We nurture connections with local manufacturers and collaborations with emerging local artists to create unique pieces with a mutual respect and appreciation for beautiful design and exceptional quality.
We like to think we are a brand that cares and through conversations we create simple wardrobes with intelligent design to help women feel stylish and confident. Our in store style workshops and personal styling sessions show women how to make clever design work for them because style is as much about knowledge and state of mind as it is the clothing.
Committed to making a difference, we exercise socially responsible practices knowing we have the potential to not only transform the way in which we view and understand fashion, but also the opportunity to change people's lives. Working alongside The Marninwarntikura Womens Resource Centre in Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia on The Boab Nut Project and the Bhakti Senang Hati Foundation in Bali creating our jewellery bags are some of the stories beyond fashion and behind the clothes we wear.
Our footprint in Australian fashion has been further enhanced by our stunning Retail Stores and our brand presence in many of the best Independent Boutiques in Australia. Based in Melbourne, The Ark has an incredibly creative and talented team of over 70 staff across head office, 4 stores in Victoria, 1 Store in South Australia and an E-Commerce online store connecting near and far.
Constantly evolving, we listen we learn and we continue to grow.