OUR STORY (Minimal)

At MONO Handmade, we have a simple philosophy: to design and make beautiful, timeless fashion while caring for our environment.

  • To upcycle deadstock fabrics for all our garments to prevent further landfill waste
  • To source sustainable fabrics from renewable resources and with the lowest environmental impact
  • To handpick materials based on their quality to undertake a slow fashion approach


MONO Handmade supports the slow fashion movement. We strive to deliver ethical collections using only deadstock fabrics; everything is produced on a small scale and in limited edition. We will only reproduce items with leftover deadstock fabric and offcuts that would otherwise be destined for landfill - or worse. Though there are thousands of yards of deadstock in general, there are limited quantities of each kind; making each piece a few of a kind. This exclusivity not only makes each MONO piece unique and precious; they’re also helping to swerve the problem of new materials being produced - and wasted. That is what we believe to be truly special about our garments. With a focus on handpicking deadstock fabrics based on their quality, we aim to create thoughtful pieces that are designed to last.


Girl with grandma in countryside


Growing up in the countryside of New Zealand, I was ingrained with a deep respect for my natural surroundings from early on. Consequently, the choice was simple for me to take sustainability into my own hands; to create pieces with an eco-conscious approach.

We’re proud to upcycle deadstock fabrics for all our garments; allowing us to divert material waste from landfill and to give them a new purpose.

We’re not perfect, but we will continuously work towards making improvements. Living with the future in mind, we believe a difference can be made within the fashion industry and we’re committed to a change for the better.

Thanks for taking part in this journey with us at MONO Handmade.

xx Mima