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Life Instyle 2019

Life Instyle 2019

Life Instyle in Melbourne is just around the corner and our sustainable and ethical brand Torju, is going to be showcasing their AW20 range. Life Instyle is a curated selection of over 450 brands with a focus on creative excellence and innovation from across Australia and we would love to see you there and be a part of it all with us.

Torju’s AW20 collection is a reflection of the “coastal cool change”. As your probably well aware, Torju ticks every box for the ethically-aware woman and this Autumn Winter season draws inspiration from where the sunrise glow meets the dark blue and lilac skies. A collection that has been carefully put together, we cannot wait to exhibit and bring to you something that we are so passionate about.

For more information and registering for the event, please visit lifeinstyle.com.au/register or email Maria: sales@torju.com.au

When:

Thursday 1st August 10am-6pm

Friday 2nd August 10am-6pm

Saturday 3rd August 10am-5pm

Sunday 4th August 10am-4pm

Where:

Stand #2337 – First Floor

Royal Exhibition Building

9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC

Pink Tuesdays

Pink Tuesdays

Did you know the colour pink represents caring, compassion and love? The ladies in our Ballarat store have pulled together their favourite winter colours, to create something fun for you to wear as we head into these cooler days.

 

All of these styles pictured, are a part of our High Winter 19 collection, which can be viewed here or purchased both online and in-store.

Delicious Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns!

Delicious Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns!

Just in time for Easter! What a great way to celebrate, by baking these beautiful hot cross buns for your family and friends. This beautiful recipe comes from Torquay local,  Clinical Nutritional Therapist Sarah McLeish.  

Ingredients:

2 cups buckwheat flour
2 cups almond meal
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
3 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup almond milk or rice milk
¼ cup organic maple syrup or honey
zest of 1 orange
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
250 g mixed sultanas and chopped apricots (I love soaking them in chai tea for an hour before hand)
Melted dark chocolate for piping crosses (use 80% dark chocolate)

Method:

PREHEAT oven to 160°C fan forced
COMBINE buckwheat flour, almond meal, cinnamon, flaxseed and baking powder in a bowl, mix well.
COMBINE olive oil, almond milk, maple syrup, orange zest and vanilla into a separate bowl.
ADD the wet ingredients to the flour mix.
MIX through gently until a sticky dough forms. What will happen is that the dough will thicken and absorb all the moisture from the almond milk as it rests. Add a little more almond milk if it looks too dry.
ADD fruit and give the dough one more brief mix – it should be lovely and sticky.
SCOOP out into rounds using an ice cream scoop onto a lined baking tray.
BRUSH the top with a little extra almond milk.
BAKE for 35 – 45 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.
COOL and pipe over the crosses using melted dark chocolate.

Spotlight Series: Meet Jordan – Our Work Experience Gal.

Spotlight Series: Meet Jordan – Our Work Experience Gal.

We were lucky enough to have Jordan join us for a week of work experience at our Head Office in Geelong. Jord’s travelled over from Phillip Island to expand her knowledge in the fashion industry, and to see what we really get up to, here at The Lab. 

 

What made you choose The Lab as your place for work experience?

I have always been interested in fashion and design and I chose The Lab because it was a great opportunity to try different aspects of the business.

What have you liked about your time with us here?

I have loved meeting new people and being part of a team. It was great to be in a work environment because it is very different to school.

What areas were you looking forward to working in?

I was excited about working in the creative part of the business. But I was looking forward to having a go at everything.

What were you expecting coming into the business and did it meet your expectations?

I didn’t have any expectations coming into the business.

Have you worked in retail before or had any office experience?

Yes, my mum has two clothing stores on Phillip Island called Sarsaparilla and Neon Circus and I usually work there every Sunday. She is a stockist of The Lab so I was familiar with the labels. This was my first time having any office experience.

What areas of The Lab have you worked in so far?

I worked in most areas of The Lab and got to meet all the staff. With Hannah, I did product development and I got to choose colours for a fabric print. With Marnie and the creative team I put together the up-coming Mothers Day hampers and in-store posters to send out to each of the retail stores, and Marnie showed me the backend of the online store. I learnt about quality control and did some fittings with Nerise and Kelly. Stacey and Merryn showed me through what they do in admin and Jamie and Steph showed me what goes on in the warehouse.

What part have you liked the most and why?

Working with the creative team was definitely the highlight of my experience and my favourite part was when Hannah showed me how she picks colours for fabric prints and I got to help her design a print. 

What have you learnt so far?

I learnt about how much actually goes into the production of a garment and all the important processes along the way.

We heard you went to one of our retail stores, did you enjoy your time there and how was it different to the retail stores you’ve worked in?

I visited the Geelong retail store and it was a great experience! The staff were very welcoming and the store just had a really good feel about it. It was well merchandised and I loved the quirky and creative parts of the store. The change room curtains had sequins on them and the shop windows had half cartoon pictures on them which matched with the mannequins.

$500 Mothers Day Giveaway

$500 Mothers Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day is quickly creeping up on us again, and why not celebrate all the wonderful woman out there with a Hamper Giveaway in each of our retail stores and a $500 Laboratory wardrobe for one lucky lady.

This year, The Lab want you to go in the draw to win one of our Mother’s Day giveaways  just to make your day feel a little extra special.

For every $50 you spend both  in-store, you will have 1 entry into both the hamper and wardrobe draw (online customers go into the draw for the $500 Wardrobe only). The more you spend, only means the more chances you have at winning and these beautiful  hampers are something you don’t want to miss out on. Pop into your local store, and find out off the ladies whats included in the hamper! 

Each store will draw each raffle at 4:00pm  Friday 10th May 2019. 

Our winners will be contacted by phone, and posted on our social media pages.

Goodluck!

The Lab xx 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER OF THE $500 WARDROBE GIVEAWAY:

Sue – Shepparton VIC 

WINNERS OF THE MOTHERS DAY HAMPER:

Lorraine – Albury

– Ballarat

Alicia – Barwon Heads

Linda – Bendigo

Peata – Echuca

Manda – Geelong West

Tracey – Mildura 

Ashlee – Mornington 

Michelle – Orange

Sharon – Port Macquarie 

Jen – Shepparton 

Shirley – Torquay 

Lynn – Wagga Wagga 

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