Overland Studio

local  -  ethical  -  active

We use premium fabrics to make our high quality, hand-printed clothing  right here in Hobart, Tasmania.

Our clothes are borne out of the knowledge that our bodies are adapting all the time - to what we do, how we move, and even what we wear.  They are designed to let you move as nature intended – throughout your day, whenever and wherever you feel like it. Modern clothing is often compressive or restrictive (think tight jeans); putting extra pressure on your internal organs (hello, slow digestion!) and sometimes even forcing you into unsafe positions (ouch, my back!). Overland is snug and comfortable so that you can move more every day, without thinking about your outfit.

We make sustainable, ethical choices in choosing fabric, inks and production.  We use natural fibres where possible - superfine merino and cotton.  We are striving for zero waste, reusing and re-purposing equipment, and using offcuts to make new products.

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About the maker - Tessa McDonald

A Pilates teacher and parent, Tessa started designing the clothes she wanted to wear but couldn’t find – ethically-produced, body-friendly, stylish clothes that allowed all kinds of movement without screaming ‘ACTIVE WEAR!’

Overland draws together a love of the Tasmanian wilds, a background in sustainability, understanding about biomechanics and good movement patterns, and a lifelong passion for making things by hand.

Tessa designs, screen prints, sews and finishes all the Overland pieces in her Hobart studio.