Oishi-m MissionOishi-m is an independent Australian children's brand amplifying the stoke of childhood. From our unique and cherished clothing to the communities we nurture, we believe our business can be a force for good as we help express and celebrate the personality in each child.
Ethics in production
The majority of our garments are locally made in Melbourne, and where the designs are more intricate, they're made by some incredible craftspeople internationally in China. Each of our garments on their care label and product descriptions on our website states the country they are made.
Both our local and international makers are screened on quality of workmanship and workplace standards. This covers off our ethical and professional standard requirements that we have created to ensure we're doing business with good people, doing great things and looking after the world around them.
We visit our local makers quarterly (as a minimum), and our international makers are visited 1-2 times a year to ensure standards and relationships are flourishing.
Products are designed to be Hand-Me-Downs
We believe in the opposite of fast fashion.
We produce play-worthy, unisex styles that can last the test of time.
Eliminate Toxic Materials
Nickel and lead free buttons.
Oishi-m bespoke yardages are screen printed using the most environmentally friendly techniques.
Azo Dye free denim.
Reduce Waste and Energy Consumption
Green Energy with supply of our office/shop being from 100% renewable electricity.
Paperless filing using tools such as Evernote and cloud-based computing.
Fabric Scraps donated to local craft groups, kinders and local organisations.
Production is bundle tied with scrap fabrics instead of the industry norm of individually wrapped clear plastic packaging.
Recycling of; printer cartridges, paper waste, cardboard, rechargeable batteries.
100% post-consumer recycled copy paper used, recycled paper stock for swingtags & paper bags.
Plastic bag free shopping; paper bags, re-usable calico bags.
Keep getting better
The world is in constant state of change, we value our feedback loops and actively seek to pursue a better understanding of our impact and ways to keep reducing it.
Oishi-m proudly supports
- Each year the Good Friday Appeal brings together people from all parts of the community to raise much needed funds for equipment, research and education to support the work of The Royal Children's Hospital.
- Jeans for Genes raises money for the Children's Medical Research Institute. CMRI is dedicated to finding ways to treat or prevent childhood cancer, epilepsy, birth defects and genetic diseases in order to create brighter futures for all children.
- Geelong Mums are a volunteer powered organisation based in South Geelong. They rehome new and pre-loved baby goods and nursery equipment to families in need.
- The Council of Textile & Fashion exists to promote the growth of the industry in Australia.