Ethics & Sustainability

Ethics & sustainability 

Founder, Caitriona Erskine studied a Bachelor of Environmental Science, majoring in Wildlife and Conservation Biology. Valuing sustainable and ethical clothing production was a priority in the development and creation of Odysseus&Penelope.  

Committed to reducing our carbon footprint as much as we can, we strive to outsource locally, produce limited drops, and print on recycled sustainable fabrics and use as eco-friendly supplies as possible such as mailers/packaging etc. 

We are forever learning and growing to introduce ways to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible as we grow as a brand.

Supporting local businesses & Talent

A key component to our business is outsourcing work through local creatives. we have collaborated with experienced and talented small Melbourne businesses such as pattern makers / local manufacturers / local artists / and local graphic designers to bring to life some carefully curated designs and collections. 

Artwork by local artist Cheryl Erskine which is now transferred into one of our prints

 Small run Melbourne production house

Local artist Cheryl Erskine producing our illuminate at midnight print

Clothing production facilities

We are proud to work with an ethically accredited manufacturer that prioritises ethical clothing production and provides employment opportunities for refugees, based locally in Melbourne, Australia. 

Brand Values

  • ethical clothing production
  • Local collaborations
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Exclusiveness
  • Individuality
  • Limited quantities