Melanie Child, a boutique womenswear label, focuses on upcycling and sustainable fabric choices. The label’s aesthetic is thought provoking and sculptural with dark undertones. The creative redesign of preloved denim is a Melanie Child signature. The label’s underpinning philosophies are to reduce post-consumer textile waste into landfill and maintain a small environmental footprint by using sustainable virgin materials from ethical sources. The predominantly monochrome palette reflects the label’s roots in Dunedin, New Zealand. Melanie is inspired by the city’s gothic architecture and eclectic subcultures that thrive despite its long winter. Melanie Child creates beauty from the unwanted and wasted—timeless garments that transcend seasonal restraints. Garments are investment pieces, designed to last and support the sustainable design principle of quality over quantity.