For those of you who aren’t aware, MATTA Clothing is only one part of our business model. We also have two bricks and mortar retail stores in regional Victoria and an online - Mookah.
When COVID-19 became a reality earlier in the year, we made the decision to temporarily close our two retail outlets. At that stage, we were focusing on the positives in our circumstances and decisions, and were just a little excited about the fact that this might free up some of our time to spend on planning for MATTA, and get further ahead with our design and development process.
Nearly six months down the track and, well, you know how things don’t always go to plan?
It’s been a little like that around here. What have we been doing? Scrambling. Pivoting. Adapting.
To be honest, I don’t think 2020 has gone to anyone’s plans, especially if you live in Victoria!
We had certainly hoped that we would have released some new spring styles by now, but with Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne where our production is done, we’re just patiently waiting. We have just released a few new styles (hello to our gorgeous new linen colour Spruce), and are hoping more will follow later this month and November.
To all of you who have reached out to us asking about new styles and new colour ways, and are we going to repeat styles etc - thank you for your loyal following and for being patient during this turbulent year we’ve all found ourselves in.
Our market calendar has officially been cleared for the remainder of 2020. Incredible. The markets are our opportunity to meet face-to-face with our existing and new customers, and talk styles, colours and fit, and gain all important feedback about what you love, what you don’t, and any suggestions or comments for us moving forward.
In 2020 however, there have been no markets all for MATTA Clothing, so please don’t be shy; if you have questions, suggestions or comments for us, please get in touch. We’re starting to see some traction in our new Facebook Group called ‘Your MATTA Style’ – if you haven’t joined yet we encourage you to do so. You can find the group here.
Also, if you subscribe to our newsletter, you will be the first to know about new styles, new colour ways, and all that’s going on at MATTA HQ.
In the meantime, we’re getting ready for what we hope will be a Christmas flurry and also virtual online markets. So, keep an eye on our socials as we keep you informed as to when and where you can find us.