A sustainable story

The slow fashion movement has made a resurgence over the last 10 years, with the growing voice of the discerning sustainably conscious bringing back a love for the artisan, the old, the minimal and the fight against wastage.

At Hills & West we believe it’s worth investing and championing the ethical and the sustainable so we wanted to share our loves and this little story.

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One morning when our sun didn't rise

This is a very personal post that I felt I needed to share.

Over the last six months, I have been on a very different journey. A journey of unexpected appreciation, gratitude but with that came deep sadness. 

I wanted to share some of the beauty of what I have learnt and help my stepson's memory continue to guide, inspire and console many more.

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Theo the label - welcoming Hills & West to the family

Meet Theo, a Melbourne-born clothing label with a soft spot for sustainability. 

Now Theo has a new South Melbourne destination for minimal, quality clothing and accessories, all crafted with a unique and sustainable story and I wanted to give you a little insight into the label and the gorgeous creator behind it.

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Top Accessories for Frequent Travellers

We were very excited to see our Everyday Shopper and Luxe Mini Organiser as part of this collation of top accessories for frequent travellers in Surf4Travel.

I wanted to share the great tips from Karen Harvey, and she is absolutely right, we take our Everyday Shopper everywhere.

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Melbourne Design Market – 25 June – Come Meet the Designers

This year one of our big ambitions was to get out there and showcase our wares as much as possible. After a successful Finders Keepers in Sydney we are getting ourselves ready for the Melbourne Design Market on the 25 of June.

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mother + joey – bringing life into Australian family lifestyle fashion

After seeing a gap in the market, a chat over the back fence and nine months of creating, mother + joey was born.

This is a wonderful story about two mother’s who saw a gap in the market, wanted to create a legacy and still have the flexibility to manage their five kids aged five and under.

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Time to be inspired and live like a local in Italy

It's time for Hills & West's next adventure. The wanderlust has kicked in and the strong desire to be inspired, meet wonderfully new colourful characters, eat amazing cuisine and create some beautiful new products is about to be satisfied.

A journey to a place steeped in history; a place where masters once roamed, cathedrals were built, fashion flourished and art lived and breathed amongst its people.

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If you’ve got it flaunt it – chatting with Kirsten Hughes from Flaunter

Starting a new brand is incredibly daunting. 

When I started I was really lucky to have some friends to guide me. I also was introduced to many successful designers and stylists who have been such a great support and happy to share their learnings and tips.

Over a year into the fashion game, I wanted to share one tip that has helped me flaunt my stuff and get Hills & West out there.

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The countdown to Christmas has begun!

It’s December and Christmas is almost upon us; lights are being hung, trees are being decorated, and children around the world are eagerly marking off the days until December 25. Have you got all your presents purchased?  Has Christmas crept up on you again this year? Never despair; Hills & West have got you covered.

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We are at The Design Anarchy – get your Christmas gift inspiration

With Christmas fast approaching we find ourselves reflecting on the year that’s been and how we can bring more joy to the wonderful people in our lives.

Well for three days, right here in Melbourne, Hills & West will be on display for your sensory and spending pleasure, along with some of the most inspiring local and international design talent. 

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Going retail – Fitzroy Emporium

Set up like a market, in the environment of a retail store, the Fitzroy Emporium is a unique space that hosts a niche collection of Melbourne designers, displays, bespoke wares and quality finds. Huddled at 91 Smith Street, Fitzroy, near the corner of Gertrude Street, its façade beckons, inviting you to explore all the curiosities and unique pieces hidden within.

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The Morgan Collection has turned one...

Thank you for making our first year so special. 

With gorgeous new pieces in the pipeline, a new luxe home collection coming soon, a first pop-up in Melbourne, our first stall in Design Anarchy in November and some favourites returning, it is already turing out to be a wonderful year two.

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