Welcome! I design ethical activewear for intelligent, strong, modern women who care about the world and the people in it. My goal is to create unique, beautiful pieces at an affordable price.
I started Matcha & Ink to merge my two passions, health & surface design. I worked in the health & nutrition industry for many years before deciding to pursue my creative dreams in 2013. I studied graphic design & illustration with the goal of becoming a textile designer (more)
I know how demanding life can be, I create designer activewear that will seamlessly transition from the yoga studio, run or workout session to the street. The patterns and color palettes are based on the latest trend forecasts; the garments are designed to last, the prints are durable and fade resistant, the printing process means they retain their shape and color wash after wash.
The prints & patterns are designed from my home office in Melbourne, Australia. I outsource the garment manufacturing to skilled craftspeople all over the world. Ninety percent of my garments are made in California, the rest of my manufacturing team are in Canada & Europe. I only sell my activewear online and ship worldwide.
Ethics & Sustainability
Before starting Matha & Ink in 2017, I spent a lot of time researching how I could make high quality, ethical yoga wear.
My manufacturers are small businesses, based in the US, Canada or Europe. They pay their employees fairly and create comfortable and safe working conditions.
I know that my business activity, from the energy used in manufacturing to the printing and packaging of the garments, leaves a footprint on the Earth. I continuously search for fabrics and manufacturing methods that meet my ethical and sustainable standards.
I strive to have as a small a carbon footprint as possible, which is why I manufacture and ship from the same location. You can rest assured that no Matcha & Ink product is making a trip around the world before being delivered to you. To increase shipping speeds and further reduce our carbon footprint, I make the garments & send them from the closest manufacturer to the delivery address.
I am currently researching more apparel options to add to my collection, this takes time as I have sustainable and ethical criteria to meet but also want my garments to be affordable.
I am committed to increasing the use of sustainable and recycled fabrics over the next 24 months, as well as including larger sizes up to 3XL.
In my home office, I recycle, compost & use green energy where possible. I don’t think any business or individual can ever be 100% eco-friendly, but at Matcha & Ink, I do the best I possibly can. Read more about my sustainable business practices.
I also plant a tree for every product sold via One Tree Planted who is a non-profit organization that plant & maintain seedlings in communities all over the world.
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Where to Buy Matcha & Ink Designer Activewear
Matcha & Ink products are only available online.
I chose to sell my designer yoga & activewear online as selling directly to the customer allows me to keep my prices as affordable as possible while still maintaining fair working conditions and eliminating waste.