Made in Sydney, Australia
100% cotton woven in Japan
Characteristic WoodyRoo stripe keeper tag and Italian cotton red gingham tipping
Dimensions: 6cm at widest point of blade x 143cm long
WoodyRoo by Billy Wood – Designer and Creator
Born and bred in Sydney, from a young age I was obsessed with the fit of my clothes. Granny was forever taking in football jumpers and hemming my boardies and I was always compelled to tuck my shirt in.
Granny was a great seamstress and taught me how to sew. Around 9 years ago she dragged me down to the fabric store where I found this great roll of jersey fabric and I took it home and stitched it up. I went back to get more fabric the next day and from there I fell in love with making clothes and realised this is what I wanted to do every day for the rest of my life.
After a couple of years of sitting in cafes filling sketchpads with designs and sewing up samples, I studied fashion design although dropped out after two months. From then on I jumped in and worked with some of the best tailors in Sydney to develop the first samples and launched the first collection at Paddington Markets in 2012.
From day one, WoodyRoo set out to create quality Australian clothing in Australia. To this day we remain loyal to continue to manufacture locally with 100% of our production being on Australian shores. Premium fabrics have been sourced from around the world, including superfine Australian wool suiting sourced from the grazing pastures of New South Wales, Japanese cotton drills, linens, and Italian shirting.