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Onshoring – Harlette

Posted in Beachwear, BIKINI, Caribbean, Couture, Couture Lingerie, Cruisewear, Diamonds, Elite Traveller, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Manufacturing, Fashion Week, France, Harlette, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, London, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Swim, Luxury Underwear, Patent, Pearls, Platinum Lingerie, Silk, SWIMMING, Swimwear, Sydney, Underwear, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2016 by harlette

The media is awash with the news of offshore investments Panama Gate, resignations of Iceland’s Prime Minister, but something that caught my attention was an article in the guardian on sweat shops in Myanmar.

All this talk of Offshoring got me thinking about Onshoring.  Since 2009 Harlette have been practitioners of Onshoring, beginning with designing & manufacturing in Australia.

This is an example of Australian Design and Manufacturing recently on Catwalk in Caribbean on the island of Curacao as part of International Swim Fashion Week.


Kia Archer, from Elite Miami models Riviera Rouge 100% Silk & French Lace

Harlette expanded the Onshoring activities for Luxury Lingerie Manufacturing to UK in 2015 this is 100% made in London with a collection of 8 to 12 styles available in 10 days.


Sharon Fonseca from Ford, model’s Harlette couture Cleopatra ShowPiece

on Catwalk in Caribbean, ISFWCuracao.


Holly Baratta from Elite Miami models

100% made in London showpiece

Featuring 100% UK Linton Tweed made into luxury lingerie

Harlette in 2016 have expanded Onshoring Manufacturing to France last month. To produce this luxury bikini, first run 10 days from fabric selection manufacture to final finish.


Cassandra Ross wears 100% made in France Jet Set Bikini

on ISFWCuracao Catwalk in Caribbean

Harlette approach to limited edition Luxury is unique in the world just as you are unique.

If your discovering Harlette for the first time, our consistent approach to sourcing luxury fabrics and French lace quality sees our collections selected by stylists, TV shows and magazines.

Harlette onshore all luxury design, manufacturing in three countries Australia, Britain & France globally. Including the only luxury company in world to have a patent for platinum & diamonds suspenders and worlds first south sea pearl luxury lingerie set.

The Economic Times listed Harlette company as the 5th most unique company to provide services globally

Harlette provides you with 100% certainty where your luxury garments are made and manufactured and Harlette delivers to you anywhere in the world.


Hannah Flattery models couture Baby Doll

100% made in London on ISFWCuracao Catwalk in Caribbean




A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

Posted in Elite Traveller, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Manufacturing, Lifestyle, Luxury Lingerie with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2009 by harlette


An interesting campaign is happening in the UK about skills in the fashion industry right now that is raising some eyebrows for students, fashion houses and universities.

Does a person have the right to work in fashion if they are one and not the other. Can the industry survive if there is more of one than the other and can one without the other survive?

When talking about one and the other we of course are talking about the creative and the technical. In the dark old ages it was hard to to have one without the other. Today it is more likely that one will exist and then outsource that which you do not posess.

In these economic times industry’s that have outsourced offshore are now asking questions does this model really work.  Many an economic strategist are looking back into the internal lanscapes of each of their nations.

The UK, like the USA and most first world countries have become nations that are designers and not manufacturers. It is typical for fashion students to create, design and then source the technical skills to create their vision mostly offshore.

France is also discovering that this model is leaving it depleated of skills by putting low costs above tradition and supporting an industry that is required to remain despite  momentary economics trends which are now demonstrating fundemental flaws.

The global village, is working but with the assumption of free trade, free flow of funds and equal number of buyers and sellers.

So this survey I think is timely, is low costs driving the industry in each nation down to the ground ultimately loosing a level of technical competency. 

I would like to be bold and make the statement that the fashion industry is suffering what the technology industry know as technical debt.

By making short cuts and not taking into account the best solution in favour for cost savings and time savings, the best solution is put off.

Pacific Brands in Australia has just opted for the model of low cost and closed their manufacturing plants in Australia for favour of relocating in Asia. They have brands such as Bonds and King Gee which are integral to the nations identity.

Raging debate is occurring due to government grants in research and development and equipment. As tax payers have questioned the validity of these grants if the company is manufacturing overseas.

Manufacturing in your own country could be a trend that swings back soon.

Especially if new students of fashion are forced to be both creative and technically self sufficient. The industry could see a return to goldern era as demand for manufacturing increases due to skills location.

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