Currently we have a 2 "Stitch Masters" which are based overseas, one in Pakistan, one in Europe, and we have 2 "Stitch Masters" in Australia that we use for local customisation, sample creation and basic repairs (in house stuff like samples and testing of modifications).
We find this combination allows us to scale production, and test designs locally, while working with our Stitch Masters overseas to provide quality and affordability for Australia, America, United Kingdom, New Zealand and other International Customers (to avoid lengthy delivery times, we use priority air shipping. The last time I made a non-OzKilt purchase, it took over 6 weeks to get to me, we aim to do much better than that at OzKilts no matter where you are in the world!!
We aim to be totally transparent about our manufacturing process and most of our current production is being completed by our Stitch Masters in Pakistan. Don't let the locale fool you, we have searched high and low for quality kilt makers who use quality materials, and then spent time and resources modifying designs, sampling and re-sampling as required for durability and comfort, then chosen only high quality fabrics (100% cotton, quality cotton blends + leather) for our Kilts.
This process is ongoing, it’s what’s on the 'inside' that counts, we are always looking for ways we can improve the quality, comfort and durability of our product and take feedback from our customers VERY seriously.
This business is something I'm quite passionate about, as I wear them myself daily! I am quite particular about the quality of our brand, website, and our product.
Traditionally Kilts would cost somewhere in the range of 500-1500$, and we aim to continue ensuring that our Kilts offer extraordinary value!