Our philosophy & ethos
Why The One Dress Project? I was crazy busy juggling life when <gasp>... I had my twin girls. My priorities shifted & quick wardrobe wins now mean more 'me' time. Dresses are my saviour so I researched them - the Shirt Dress' collar, the Sundress' cinch, the Kaftan ease. My objective? To create ONE versatile Dress that every woman can drop on & dash. Her hero for all things life - work, weekend, travel, holidays, celebrations. To enhance her life, shape & style. And by simplifying, give her more 'me' time.
Who is Ever by X? I’m a Brand Project Manager producing for David Jones, Sydney Opera House & the ABC. So while i'm no designer i'm good at procuring talent and engaged one of Sydney’s greatest. She loved my project so agreed to 'confidentially' juggle on the side while designing for her own & other iconic High Fashion Brands. We'd call our collab The One Dress Project - and so it began.
Embracing slow fashion Our garments are designed for the long game - they're made with love & finished by hand. They're limited edition & available on a first come basis. We're small & agile and can respond as you need. Just ask us.
Keeping it local We’re ‘Made in Australia’ within streets from our studio. Our tiny Production House only makes for the best high fashion brands so it's a privilege for our young brand. They allow me to be completely hands-on. Our supply chain is 100% within Surry Hills (Sydney's historic garment district) and our carbon footprint is a big fat zero.
Ethical Australian Makers We searched for a Production Team as committed to quality & excellence as they are ethics, sustainability & kindness. We celebrate them for every step taken to embrace these values.
Upcycled Textiles We support iconic local Designers by using their end of collection textiles, saving them from landfill which in turn makes our garments rare & to be treasured.
Interrogated Textiles We still research the best textiles & insist on quality, easy care resilience that looks & feels incredible. We want your Dress ever-ready in wardrobes; desk drawers & carryon to grab and go!
Sustainable now & ongoing As a 2019 start-up we've established a sustainable focus from the get-go. We challenge every decision, landing on what we see as best. We’ll continue to embrace methods kindest to the planet & its people.