Come behind the scenes with us today to share in some of our lesser known facts and fancies :) 

  • Sometimes... a best selling yardage is generated out of a blank piece of paper and a sharpie pen (see the blog header image showcasing the island paradise art that we used in our Palmigiana Legging and Desert Island SS T Shirt).

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  • An idea can pop up and we can initiate projects quickly, sometimes even by that afternoon. We only decided in September that we may consider a bigger premises, yet by January we'd made an offer for a new premises, designed, built and moved into our new shop and office! We do nothing by halves! To be able to design our bigger and improved space was so much fun. We have a colourful packing table with rolls of ribbons, 15m+ of footwear display space, as well as our incredible reclaimed timber counter and Pinterest-inspired kitchen with a rainbow (because all kitchens need rainbows and living plants).

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  • Did you know we also have a Night Packing Team on New Release Day too? We are determined to get as many of your orders shipped in the first 24hrs as possible, and if that means rocking out to music, making a grazing platter, and working late, we're in! We know how good it feels to receive your parcel as quickly as possible. #stalkingtrackingnotifications

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  • Oishi-m garments sell out quickly due to high demand and limited edition production runs. The fabrics we source are only available in small quantities and they are also seasonal, meaning there is no opportunity to re-order fabrics after a release, and we never recut styles. When it's sold out, it's gone. Zip, nada, no more.
  • We keep an archive sample of every item we've made. It's becoming quite the collection with 1000+ pieces!

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  • Oishi-m HQ is in Torquay, Australia, on The Great Ocean Road. Sometimes we sneak in a surf or swim at lunch time. All of our products are designed here and most of our products are made down the highway in Melbourne.
  • Some people collect stamps, others like vintage cars... our fans collect Oishi-m! With solid unisex styling, people love gathering our styles over the years. They mix and match pieces, dressing their kids in our unashamedly clashing mixes of colours and patterns that celebrate uniqueness and vibrant personalities! Resale of coveted and hard to find Oishi-m items (known as 'unicorns') have commanded as much as 3x original RRP! We love seeing ‘vintage’ Oishi-m in the wild, having been handed down multiple times. Check out our Pinterest back catalogue for a history of all the products we have made.

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  • One of our greatest joys is naming our products, and using Pantone booklets to describe the range of colours that appear in every garment. Even all of our reporting spreadsheets have colour filters. We love colour in all aspects of the business! 
  • For Channel Ten's TV Show Offspring, we sent 3 units of every garment to the wardrobe department so they had one for little actress, Zoe Proudman, one for a dummy and one as a back up or body double.

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  • Treat lunch of choice…Acai Bowls from Torquay Health Food Shop, so moorish with a dollop of freshly made peanut butter on top!
  • Our fave tea of the month is Pukka Lemon & Mandarin (a citrus sensation to cheer your senses).

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  • With a team of mostly working parents, our work hours can ebb and flow with our availability during school terms and holiday so our office hours are fluid. Between us we've had 36 children,  many of whom have featured in the photoshoots over the years. We didn't realise how what seemed so normal for us is something incredibly special as highlighted by our judges as we were presenting for the Geelong Business Excellence Awards (for which we won last year).
  • Music is constantly streaming from someone's computer. Each day one of us is designated 'DJ for the Day' - and we surprise ourselves with how many lyrics we know! Tunes evoke memories of a time or place in life, and many stories are shared amongst the team as memories are sparked...Currently our fave Spotify playlist in the shop is Deep Soul Boogie.

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  • Our team are so incredibly proud to have donated goods and volunteered time with local superhero’s - Geelong Mum’s. We also support other incredible initiatives such as the Against Malaria Foundation, Good Friday Appeal, carbon offset through Greenfleet as well as a plethora of local organisations with donations.
  • We have electric height adjustable desks that can be customised to everyone’s needs. Some like to stand, others like to sit then stand up after lunch when we hit 3 o'clock-itis.

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  • We're a B Corp Certified Business. This means we believe that businesses can serve more than just it's shareholders and be a force for good. We are excited to be part of the movement of shared and durable prosperity for the world around us, joining a community of other remarkable Australian businesses such as; Bellroy, Who Gives a Crap, Tom Organics and Five:am Organic Yoghurts...

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  • We once made a Lego version of our shop! Were you here the day we served in bikini tops? Haha! 
  • We sometimes get mistaken for a sushi shop because Oishi means 'yummy' in Japanese :)

We hope you enjoyed these snippets of life at work, and what makes us tick! Come in and visit yourself to see our beautiful Torquay store or visit Oishi-m online 24hours a day.