Carlabella Designs is an independent label embodying a young and carefree fun-loving spirit. We are endlessly inspired by travel, textiles, and most of all-colour. Carlabella’s signature hand –drawn prints combined with current looks and loose flowy shapes will take you on a vibrant adventure.
In 2016 I moved to Byron Bay on a whim, and have been here ever since where a heightened sense of creativity began and the purpose to create thoughtful and desirable pieces for the modern day gypsy and fashion lovers was developed. Designing clothes was always a passion of mine, from what began as a favourite subject throughout my secondary schooling steered me to completing an Advance Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology at Kangin Institute in Melbourne. After going on to intern for a fashion company for several weeks I quickly decided the corporate fashion world wasn’t for me and a coastal lifestyle change was what I desired the most.
My entrepreneurial instincts began to surface along with a passion for creativity that would soon transition into a slow and organic start- up business from my little beach side abode on The Great Ocean Road where I began sewing one off pieces with fabric I brought on my first visit to Bali. After completing a little business course, I again set off to Bali to look for makers to bring my little business to life. I started selling my first range at markets on the Great Ocean Road over the summer. With the end of the market season in sight, I knew I had to follow the sunshine which leads me to the East Coast of Byron Bay, where the markets continue weekly all year round and the lifestyle is abundant with like-minded creatives networking, and living out their dreams.
Carlabella is designed in Australia’s most easterly point, Byron Bay and the production process is outsourced to a small community of personally chosen makers in Bali, Indonesia. We work closely with our suppliers taking great care to make it our priority to develop mutually beneficial business relationships and ongoing friendships ensuring positive attitudes, clean and safe working conditions and fair treatment.
I love having the opportunity to meet my lovely customers so pop in and say hello at my market stall where you will find me most weekends around Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.