Classic with a twist, La Confection is a womens wear label delivering timeless classics with an individual twist. Sold exclusively online, each piece is thoughtfully designed and hand crafted with natural materials sourced globally and ethically.
We are inspired with new energy and heightened consciousness of our wondrous natural surroundings. At this critical time we must as individuals and collaboratively as businesses take a sustainable approach in all our activities to ensure the continuance of life for us and for those yet to come. At La Confection we care deeply and are unified in our commitment to doing everything we can to contribute to the preservation of this extraordinary world.
In the Studio
Zero Waste: We utilize every possible way and means to recycle and reuse. Ways we do this is by using recycled paper if we print at all, having a fully stocked staff kitchen with reusable crockery.
Zero Plastic: All our wholesale production is packaged in Avani eco bags made from cassava root and are 100% biodegradable we have eradicated the use of plastic garment packaging bags.
Power Efficiency: Our office has been designed to optimize the natural light and minimize our reliance on electricity. Our floor to ceiling glass windows flood our studio with natural light, we rarely need to flip the switches.
Our Team: We are pleased that retention is nearly 100% our foundation is one of respect and support, our team benefit from health insurance, pension contributions and onsite child care.
Design And Production
Limited collections: By condensing the size of each range we able to devote more time to create enduring designs and discover more ecological materials and methods
Our choice of material:
Organic Cotton: Organic cotton is cotton that is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards. Its production sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs. Importantly organic cotton farming does not allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). No toxic chemicals are used in the growing of organic cotton which means it doesn’t damage the soil, has less impact on the air, and uses 88% less water and 62% less energy. Conventional cotton uses about 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of pesticides. Instead, it combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote a good quality of life for all involved.
Organic Bamboo: Bamboo is one of the most eco friendly fabrics on the planet. Fast growing it can naturally replenish itself quickly. 100% biodegradable, the most renewable resource on the planet and provides an abundance of usable oxygen making it a crucial element in the balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Thanks to modern manufacturing bamboo pulp is now capable of creating bamboo fibre which is turned into yarn and fabric. Bamboo is similar to softness as silk, since the fibres are without chemical treatment they are naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs to irritate the skin. Bamboo fabric is hypoallergenic and perfect for those who experience allergic reactions to fibres. It is also antibacterial and anti fungal, this is because bamboo naturally possesses and bacterial agents allowing it to naturally flourish and grow wiht out the use of pesticides and fertilisers.
Tencel: Made from the wood of the Eucalyptus tree, it is extremely hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin, there are 100% no pesticides used in producing tercel. In comparison to conventionally dyed fabrics, up to 50% of the energy and water can be saved as well as 60% less carbon foot print.
Silk: Silk has made its mark in the fabric industry for being one of the more coveted fabrics in the world. Its natural sheen and softness make it a truly luxury product. New research suggest that silk isn’t just for looks. Silk amino acids, a natural nutrient found in the fabric, have been found reduce the specific signs of ageing. Because of its natural protein structure silk is known for its hypoallergenic properties, making it compatible with all skin types. Its dense fabric structure prevents dust and mites from accumulating, which can be of relief to people with eczema and asthma.
Know where your clothes are made. We ensure pattern makers, cutters and sewers receive a fair wage, fair working hours, holiday leave and ethical working conditions. We do not tolerate anything less.
We are a small passionate team of individuals that love coming together to create and bring you each special piece. There is not one garment that does not pass through many caring hands from cutting the material, sewing, checking and finally packing.
Our founder Genevieve has over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry, having worked for some of Australia's leading fashion labels. Launching her own line in 2006, she was named the one to watch by the Telegraph newspaper in 2008. Her designs have been main fashion features in Vogue, In Style, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Russh, Oyster, Cosmopolitan Magazines and was seen off duty on style icons Cara Delevingne, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jessica Hart.