Founded in 2017 by Eve Walton-Healey, the brand Ricepaper the Label offers simple and elegant designs made ethically in Melbourne. The brand offers a small range of products that are released every season and are suitable for the unique changing weather conditions of Melbourne where, it is said, you can have four seasons in one day.
Ranging from boxy dresses to fitted trousers, all the garments by Ricepaper the Label are made from deadstock materials, meaning the fabrics used are excess stock that may have ended up in landfill. Eve usually works alone, communicating with her makers, suppliers and customers as well as fulfilling customer orders. The designer works with two Melbourne-based garment manufacturers, meaning all of the brand’s production can be overseen to ensure safe working conditions and the quality of the garments.
According to Eve, Ricepaper the Label offers small runs of each garment, between 10 to 16 of each style and colorway. Eve has worked hard over the last few years to ensure her brand is as transparent and ethical as possible creating a beautiful, timeless label.
“The concept of Ricepaper really came and was based around the idea of transparency- inspired by ethically made and quality pieces that breathe longevity and versatility in a wardrobe,” Eve says.
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