BOBO Boutique!

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Bobo POP UP shop in Fitzroy!

We are excited to be part of this pop up shop at 201 Gertrude St in Fitzroy with some of our best buddies!

These including Mr. Bucket, Two Threads, Hannakin and Wendy Voon knits and So!Indesign..

Open every day from 10-6pm, and run by us as a collective of 12 designers, Bobo offers a big range of locally made and designed goods.

We are rotating the floor so you will always find of us in there who knows best about what we are selling because we made it! Yaaay for Bobo! ūüôā

Open until 7 days a week 10am-6pm. Come and see us at Bobo

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More about our Merino range and its eco properties…

A special announcement…


We are so excited to share with you that our merino adventure pants range has been selected as a finalist in the Life in Style GALA Awards for the category 'Eco'... Winners are announced February next year but we thought we should get excited and share the news.. And shed a bit more light onto how our merino adventure pants are truly an excellent eco product with a low carbon footprint!!

Fingers crossed for February!

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details of the process and its benefits..


 

We are proudly sourcing our special merino spandex mix locally.

It is processed and dyed and spun around 40kms from Brunswick, Victoria

where it is cut and screen printed in our studio.

The panels then travel around 10k's to be sewn and finished!

 

Around 85%  of the water is reused by the mill who makes the fabric,

either directly back through the plant or into other class A recycled water program.

It is used to feed local orchards, or is reused as household grey water.

 

All of the wool is 100% Australian Merino.

 

We have colour dyed up to our preference and are excited about colours for 2016!

 

The top left picture is the actual plant where the fabric is going through its last process on the left in the red...

 

The bottom photo is the dye vats!

A Tale of Adventure (Pants)

 

 

Dear Adventure Pants and Captain Robbo,

 
It is with a heavy heart that I lay my dear green Trees! adventure pants to rest, after they suffered an unfortunate run-in with a volcano. Though our pants fought bravely, in the end, even their rough and ready nature was no match for the x-treme force of a live volcano.
 
 
It all started one day in 2014, when I saw my friend wearing a pair of leggings. "Oh my god," I said. "Where did you get those beautiful leggings?" She told me about you, Adventure Pants, and you, Captain Robbo, and I swiftly found you and bought a pair, identical to hers. This was a little awkward every so often when we ran into each other wearing the same pants, but ultimately it was a good thing. Though my pants were dear, I knew there was nothing in the world quite like my Adventure Pants, besides other pairs of adventure pants, and I was happy.
 
 
I wore those green leggings as often as possible, and got frequent positive comments. I always told those who showed interest, where and how to buy their own pair. The more Adventure Pants in the world, the better!
 
 
One day, it came time for me to leave my home of 5 years, in Melbourne, and start the slow, lonely journey back home to my native land, in the United States of America. In between, I intended to stop in a few different countries to observe and volunteer at birth clinics, as I am studying to be a midwife.
 
 
My first stop was Bali, to work in a clinic called Rumah Sehat Madani in Denpasar. It was slow going, but eventually I pared down all my belongings, collected over 5 jam-packed years, into one little suitcase. Right at home amongst my most beloved things were - you guessed it - my green Trees! Adventure Pants.
 
 
In Bali, I developed a healthy interest in climbing volcanoes. And everyone knows that if you're climbing volcanoes, you simply must summit Mt. Rinjani, 3, 726 m of pure volcanic glory. Off I tromped, wearing - of course! my beloved pants of adventure.
 

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Here we are, proud and happy at the top of the world.

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The way down from the summit was rough. Unheeding of danger, I skipped, bounced and slid down the gravelly slope, falling on my bum repeatedly. We stopped on the way to blow a little cloud off the top of a little volcano, nested down all cozy in Rinjani's crater.

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These Adventure Pants were the best companions a girl's hardworking legs could ask for. Unfortunately, when I arrived back at the camp...
Though I had been... ahem! exposed... for the greater part of the hike down, none of my travelling companions had seen fit to tell me the truth, instead preferring to giggle with the locals at my misfortunate bum situation. It was only when I leaned out of the tent, presenting my lacy bum window in all its glory, that my tent-mate couldn't resist, and snapped the above picture to show me what I'd been showing them (not the mention the rest of the world) for the last few hours.
 
 
I think they expected me to find it funny, but much to their surprise (but not to yours I'm sure, Captain Robbo) I burst right into tears! I groped at my backside to feel the truth, the reality, the harsh actuality -  my beloved Pants were shredded!How could I Adventure now? I'd been so plucky and energetic, but now the thought of the 4 hours of walking still to go made me despair. Me and my Pants, we'd been together so long... I went off into the wilderness with my pants, to grief in solitude.
 
 
Well. It took awhile, but eventually I came back to camp. I hardened my resolve, determined not to abandon this Adventure, no matter what.
 
 
I made it a point to wear my Pants proudly for the next 2 days - the rest of the hike. Shredded or no, and visible bum be damned. I would never give up on my Pants, because they would never give up on me.
 
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So, having returned now to the relative comfort of the clinic, my Adventure Pants retired now, but still fondly rolled up with the rest of my favorite things, I felt the urge to write to you, Captain Robbo, the only one who could truly understand my bond with Pants. I've had such a beautiful relationship with your creation, and our love affair has ended in a spectacular fashion, and one truly worthy of your Pants.
 
 
 
Thanks for all the beautiful memories ūüôā the comfort, the fashion, and the many compliments over the years. ¬†xo