History of our love for Bellissima

The Australian Bellissima Family Best Stand 2014

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The Australian Bellissima Family Best Stand 2014

Blog 6.The Bellissima FamilyOur Agents were with us for so long that they became like our family. Gwendolyn Seeley (VIC. TAS), Nita McMenamin (NSW. QLD), Margaret Patterson (SA. NT.) and Eli and Jill Rabinwitz (WA). Gwendolyn was the longest, 17 years.Their husbands joined in too, Rob Seeley (Victorian Manager for Mitsubishi), Noel McMenamin (a builder) and Malcolm Patterson (an announcer with ABC FM).We all got together twice a year when we exhibited at 'Fashion Exposed’ firstly in Melbourne and then in Sydney. We had great fun at these events, showing what was new from Italy. Each night of the event...

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From Italy to Australia Blog 5

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From Italy to Australia Blog 5
Visits to Italy as we begin importing

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Blog 4 Environmentally and Fair Work Responsible and Proud

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Blog 4 Environmentally and Fair Work Responsible and Proud

Have you seen all the articles recently about Slow Fashion. This was one of the most important reasons we decided to import Bellissima.Fast Fashion that has been the preferred manufacturing process in recent years has had an enormous impact on the environment. For instance did you know The Fashion Industry is the 2nd largest industrial polluter. In Australia 6000 kgs of cheap, disposable and mass produced fast fashion items are dumped in Landfill every 10 minutes. Residual fashion waste in Australia averages 2.25 million Tons per year.Bellissima has impeccable environmental credentials. There are no harsh chemicals used in the dying...

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Blog No. 3 THE INVITATION THAT STARTED IT ALL

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Blog No. 3 THE INVITATION THAT STARTED IT ALL

Thinking back to when we first saw Bellissima at the Trade Fair. I can remember the conversation word for word, it had such an impact on me. The Export Manager, Laura Tomas (pictured), was a delightful woman. We got to know her very well over the years. When she left the Company to take a job as a designer for a well known Italian Hosiery Company she shed a tear that she would not see us again. This is the conversation as I remember it.Verna: I would love to sell this beautiful Italian collection in Country Victoria.Laura: Country Victoria what...

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Children's Tights Arrived! Now what?

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Children's Tights Arrived! Now what?
Childrens tights had arrived in Australia

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