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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.

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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Spotlight Series: Meet Alicia our Port Macquarie Store Manager

Spotlight Series: Meet Alicia our Port Macquarie Store Manager

PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON OUR INCREDIBLE STORE TEAMS

How long have you worked with The Laboratory, and what do you love most about us?
I’ve being with The Lab for 12 months now and what I love most about us, is that as a company we consider the ethics by which our clothes are made and that we have values that set us apart making our clothing original, and beautiful to wear with a good conscience

What sets The Lab apart from everyone else?
We consider our fabrics and still use Australian standard sizing. Women can buy pieces that will last and set them apart from the herd and they can do this without breaking the bank.

Where do you find your style inspiration from?
I try everything on that comes through the store even if its something I wouldn’t pick up if I was a shopper so i can challenge and extend my knowledge of fashion and what looks good on me. I’m a great lover of interiors and of late interior designs have been replicated in fashion via colour tones and textures. I also follow Australian designers like Alice McCall, Realisation Par, Bec +Bridge and Zimmermann on social media

What has been your favourite styles to come through the store over Summer 2018/2019?
Oh thats a hard one as there has been a few:

The E&D Tribal Print Maxi Dress i love it. It”s cut so flattering and can be worn over a tee, tied with a belt or just flowing.

-E&D Khaki Tie Front tee so versatile and can be worn with shorts, pants, jeans or a skirt by fav staple.

-Alessi Stripe Sailor dress its so Port Macquarie/ beach life I live in it. But my all time favourite this season is the A little birdie told me Printed Shirred waist Jumpsuit its comfy and looks amazing.

 

Tell us about a memory you cherish since working at The Lab? 

Living in a small town like Port our regular customers have become people I now consider friends and last week whilst I was out in town I bumped into to one of them Martine, who hugged me and wished me a happy new year and it made me realise how successful we have been at building relationships with people and the bonus is that when i see our regulars they are always dressed in our clothing, I love that and I always have a joke with them about how great their outfit looks and ask them where they got it, knowing full well they are our collections. 

How do you spend your days off? 

I usually spend them with my children and dog going to the beach or river or sometimes we take road trips to nearby coastal towns and spend the day there wondering and eating out. On days off when I don’t have the kids I usually catch up with friends for drinks and dinner

 What/what is your ideal holiday destination? 

Somewhere cold and surrendered by nature. Ive been to Patagonia in Chile its a trip Ill never forget.

 Favourite place to: eat-drink-relax

Here in Port my Fav is Luna bonita a modern Mexican relaxed Tapa’s Bar & they make a killer margarita.

We have your Christmas outfit sorted!

We have your Christmas outfit sorted!

Whether you love wearing a touch of red or green this festive season or just want to wear something fab, the team at The Lab  have pulled together styles from A Little Birdie Told Me, Ellis & Dewey, and Alessi and picked out our top 6 outfits from our High Summer collection. 

 

Tis’ the season to be silly, so lets look good while we are. 

 

To shop our collection, click here.