Welcome to THE BODHI ROOM! We're so glad you're here!
As lovers of pretty, comfortable clothes, and the planet, we really wanted to create a beautiful boutique brand with a conscience.
Unfortunately the fashion industry worldwide has a lot to answer for when it comes to the planet - water pollution, toxic chemical use and textile waste - but we want you to be able to buy and wear beautiful, comfortable clothes knowing that you're part of the solution, not the problem.
Our principles are simple.
Comfort is right up there with ethics and sustainability! Our clothes are made for flexible fit across various shapes and sizes, with our SMALL fitting a standard AU size 6 - 10, MEDIUM size 10 - 14, and LARGE size 14 -18.
We don't use any "bits" - no zips, buttons, strap adjusters, hooks... absolutely no plastic or metal pieces. (Better for you and better for the environment.)
ALL of our garments are made with 100% natural fabrics - cotton, linen, bamboo and hemp - that are breathable and feel great against the skin.
An unfathomable number of big labels (and small) are having their garments made by, for lack of a better term, slave labour. Not paying even minimum wages to the people who make their clothes.
As a business that is planet + people focussed, not profit driven, this is something we feel very strongly about. It took us over 6 months to find the right manufacturer for THE BODHI ROOM. As a huge part of our structure we needed to know that the people making our clothes were treated, not just fairly, but well.
We have visited our Bali manufacturers - a small family business who provide a wonderful working environment to their employees as well as extra benefits to their above-award wages including overtime rates, annual bonuses, long lunch breaks and unlimited coffee breaks!
We are firm believers in quality over quantity, especially when it comes to fashion.
We want you to buy less, but buy better!
Our garments are made from all natural fibres including hemp, bamboo and linen - which are all sustainable (as well as long-lasting when cared for!), and some soft cottons which we are working on finding alternative and more sustainable options for. We continue to look for more sustainable fabrics and are excited as we come across new options, such as Cupro (a silk-like fabric made from cotton linter - a waste product of cotton, 100% plant-based and biodegradable), which we will be incorporating from our second collection (exciting!).
We are very much about #slowfashion and will only be putting out 2 - 4 small run collections per year (in comparison to most major clothing brands who put out new collections every 2 - 3 weeks!).
We are also intent on creating pieces that easily mix and match, not just within each collection, but from one collection to another, so that you can create lots of looks with less pieces (saving you lots of wardrobe space!)
Our packaging is Earth friendly - biodegradable and compostable.
And finally we have a #zerowaste policy - all of our fabric off-cuts are made into hair scrunchies, and as a #givingback initiative $1 from every scrunchie sale will be donated to charity (a new charity recipient each quarter). Read more here.
We're not about trends, we hope our pieces are timeless. We won't be pumping out a new collection every month, not even every few months... it's a labour of love that we want to let evolve organically, as we feel creatively inspired. And we want to let our customers point us in the right direction, so please! feel free to tell us what you want! (what you, really, really want).
Anyhoo! have a lookie around, we hope you love THE BODHI ROOM label and we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for supporting slow, ethical fashion xx
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