Hey, I’m Jude
I'm passionate about retro clothing and have been styling customers in New South Wales, Australia, since 2006.
My retro journey began with the opening of my store 'Something for Doris' - a vintage style clothing, shoes and accessories boutique in Wollongong, New South Wales. The name came from my English Bull Terrier- Doris. She came to the shop with me and all of Wollongong knew her. I really loved my shop, my customers and my Doris. As a crazy dog lady - I also created and operated the annual vintage themed event 'The Vintage Ball for Doris' to raise money for dog rescue. I continue to support dog rescues with monthly donations.
In 2012 I started to gravitate from stockist to designer- creating my own retro/vintage inspired clothing designs which were sold in store and online. In November 2017 I took a break, resting with the seed of a fresh concept for my clothing brand.
Then, one day I was waiting for a coffee at North Beach Kiosk and the barista sang…'Hey Jude' by the Beatles over the microphone to let me know it was ready. That moment it popped into my mind, that was the perfect name for my new label.
And now, here we are. I'm back with new ideas & new designs - and Hey Jude is spreading its wings, with my designs making their way all across Australia. My pieces can be purchased here online, or at boutique Australian stockists The Retro Room Kiama or Dirty Janes Canberra.
With a focus on retro aesthetics, Hey Jude Designs is inspired by the strong, feminine shapes and fabrics of the 1960s-1970s. In creating my range, I reflect on the relationships I have with great women who love to feel individual and confident in my clothes.
I absolutely love styling my clothing, so please feel free to dm me on socials or via the contact page for tips or even reassurance that you nailed it in the first place!
Thanks so much for supporting Hey Jude Designs- I hope these pieces bring you as much joy to wear as they do to create.
Ethical Clothing Production
KNITWEAR // Hey Jude Designs knitwear is made by an SA8000 certified organisation in Maddur, India. SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organisations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace [more..]
ALL OTHER CLOTHING // Hey Jude garments are made in an ethical studio in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The sewing team consists of 2 pattern makers, 5 sewers and 1 production manager. The team receives fair hourly wages and do not work weekends. Workshop hours are 8.30am-5pm with an hour lunch break. Sick leave and holiday leave is provided.
Supporting Dog Rescues
Hey Jude Designs supports The NSW Bull Terrier Rescue with a monthly donation for continued care of the rescue dogs and the Help a Hound Program with a monthly donation that provides a rescue greyhound with meals and care.