Years in the making
Best friends and founders Jodia and Ryan grew up in the notoriously blistered suburb of Mt Druitt, surrounded by deep cultural diversity and identity. Labelled as one of Sydney’s poorest areas, the boys only realised it once they left. After navigating through the fashion industry independently for over 20 years, collectively working for some of Australia’s most iconic brands, they understood that growing up where they did gave them a broader perspective of Sydney over their counterparts. During this time they felt Sydney’s multicultural community was being misrepresented, so they came together to produce merch that represented their point of view.
Romantics started as a collection of unisex garments inspired by the trans-seasonal climate and lifestyle of Sydney, but has since grown into a platform that showcases products from various disciplines. Their aim is to produce pieces that respectfully reference the contrasting cultures that inspire them by blurring the lines of what’s Australian.
The term Australian Made means more to them then the location of their factory, it reflects the people who bring their ideas to life.