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PADDLING MADLY TO STAY AFLOAT IN A SEA OF FAST FASHION.....

  This week is Fashion Revolution week and LuLu Manna is proud to be a part of the revolution. We thought what better week for us to share a blog about how local businesses are Paddling madly to stay afloat in a sea of fast fashion….     How do you combat a worldwide trend/problem when you are a small industry with fewer and fewer resources behind you?  As more and more large international online retailers spread their reach into the relatively small Australian market, local manufacturers and designers struggle to maintain their presence. Ever more availability and marketing increases fast fashion’s appeal to both time-poor working women, and young women and teenagers focused on having the latest item for their ever-increasing...

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LuLu Manna feature in BROAD MAGAZINE

  PHOTO BY CASEY RAFFERTY @BROAD MAGAZINE MODEL: Meg wears the Eva top with Audrey skirt in Black   Sydney Designer, Marianna Papas is on a mission to deliver timeless, quality Australian made fashion for the modern woman that has found her footing with a Broad audience.LuLu Manna is a Sydney based womenswear label creating trans-seasonal, versatile pieces from only the most flattering of fabrics in a range of colours and prints. Made right here in Australia, designer Marianna Papas preferences fabrics such as Bamboo, Cotton, Viscose and breezy chiffon, that keep wearers covered yet cool...ideal for our warmer climate.With over 20 years experience in the fashion and textiles industry, Marianna started the label to provide quality, Australian made fashion...

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Minimal Wardrobe- "The Journey" story by Deborah @StylishMurmurs

THE JOURNEY Deborah wearing the LuLu Manna Monarch Dress   Welcome! 2017 is a year of change. Stylish Murmurs has moved to new location, and is taking a new direction.I shared on Instagram recently that over the past 12 months I have moving towards curating a more minimal wardrobe and a wardrobe of items that have been ethically produced. The journey to this point has been challenging, intentional and exciting as I find myself learning more about what I am wearing. There are many issues and concerns associated with the manufacturing our clothing and it's quite overwhelming to try to address them all at once, so one step at time and my first step has been to buy either Australian...

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We need to talk about Curvy Fashion!

  There is no denying that the current world of clothing for the curvy is boring, drab and for the most part, basically non existent. Even being a celebrity doesn’t help you! Just recently Leslie Jones couldn’t find anyone to dress her for Ghostbusters movie premiere....can you believe that? No designers had stepped up until she called out on social media regarding the issue. Did you know that the average woman is actually between a size 14-18? Yep, the majority of women are considered as ‘plus size’. Despite this undeniable fact, it’s clear that everyday designers are still refusing to make clothes for them. Many claim plus size women are ‘complicated’, different and difficult, with no two size 16’s being...

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Your Summer wardrobe essentials!

    Summer is (nearly) here and we need to talk about your wardrobe! As is custom, a new season brings about new purchases...but is this really sustainable? While it is inevitable that people everywhere will be hitting the shops and snapping up some trendy new season pieces, here at Lulu Manna we want to make sure the pieces you’re buying have the potential to stick around for more than just a few months. This summer, we want to make sure you’re choosing items that will last you long after the heat has gone. While it might be tempting to replenish your wardrobe with only bold colours and prints, it’s also important you invest in some quality staple pieces.  ...

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