Why hello there! Thanks for dropping by.
Given you are here on our 'About us' page, let me tell you our story.
Let me introduce myself. I'm Jodie, the founder and designer of iland co.
iland co. (pronounced 'island co.') is an Australia resort wear label that was founded back in early 2014 when I was living in Dubai, U.A.E with my husband and 2 young children. My youngest was actually born in Dubai - now THAT is an interesting story for another time!
The concept of iland co. came to me when I was a family holiday in Sri Lanka. You see,I love wearing comfortable but feminine floaty clothes without having to think too much about putting an outfit together.
I loved the effortless ease that travel wear offered, but I wanted to create something a different to the usual embellished kaftans that seemed to dominate all things ‘resort wear’.
I wanted to bring holiday wear to everyday life. Pieces that you could wear all year round, that made you feel like you were on vacation.
My signature design and best selling piece is style my kimono (or kaftan as some people call them). These are one-size-fits-all and a come in 3 different lengths. They are actually a fusion between the Middle Eastern Abaya or Bisht, and a Western take on a modern day kimono. I was living in the Middle East as an Australian expat, I when iland co. I was exposed to lots of different cultures, and many beautiful fabrics.
Since launching the online store in April 2015, the iland co. brand has shifted it’s headquarters back to Sydney, Australia, however we still manufacture many of our garments there.
In fact we now proudly work with a team of international tailors, dressmakers and designers across the globe, to bring you everything you see online today.
iland co. brings you unique, handmade, beach, vacation, weekend and island style clothing, swimwear and accessories. The iland co. team are most comfortable in feminine, floaty, comfortable women's wear with a little edginess thrown in for good measure. These principles are always in our mind when we design our kimonos, kaftans, beach dresses, maxi skirts, swimsuit cover ups and maxi dresses.