ERA97's goal is to incorporate handmade items created out of passion into each collection, in order to maintain a sense of locality and piece of home for Australians, especially those from Melbourne. Owner and designer; Monique, followed in her grandmother's footsteps, who migrated from Italy to Australia and worked as a pattern-maker and dressmaker. Monique slowly learnt alteration skills, and continued to self-teach herself the foundations and skills of pattern-making and dressmaking, allowing ERA97 to be born.
Monique cuts, stitches and hand makes each item with love. Any items that are handmade will be clearly stated in the description.
Handmade items are often made in limited quantities as the process can be quite time consuming, which may occasionally impact shipping times slightly.