Melbourne designer Shaina Munro launched Arlo & Olive in September, 2021, as a way to combine her love of Coastal style and the 70’s and create a capsule wardrobe that can be worn from the beach to a bar, with a central focus on ethical and sustainable production.
Arlo & Olive uses gorgeous linens, and boho shapes in fun and quirky prints that look at home walking around by the beach in Byron, or at a bar in Melbourne. Shaina describes the Arlo & Olive aesthetic as having a 70’s feel: “I love creating retro prints that take you back to the days of film cameras, but in more refined and wearable silhouettes. Arlo & Olive’s aesthetic can best be described as Coastal style meets the 1970’s.”
The latest Arlo & Olive collection spins around a groovy graphic print in a series of fun, summer silhouettes with modern cuts – think wide-legged pants, crop tops, mini skirts and cut-out dresses. The vibe is summery, and the sizes are very inclusive.
According to Shaina, sustainability is extremely important and is a part of every aspect of the brand. The brand uses 99% natural fibres and only release limited capsule collections and doesn’t use any plastic throughout the entire production process. The brand also makes an effort to make sure their offcuts and byproducts are also reused; plus they use tints and dyes that are non-toxic.
The brand also ensures that their staff are treated ethically and humanely, and also support their community with $1 from every order to the Bali Childrens Project’s COVID-19 appeal to donate food packages to families in need in Bali.
Website: www.arloandolive.com | Instagram: @arloandolive