DISSH is an Australian fashion brand proudly owned, run, and led by women.
The brand is known for its feminine silhouettes underpinned by an effortless sense of cool. Unravelling designer luxury into refined yet easy-going pieces that reflect our roots in the sunshine state of Australia.
DISSH blends the elegance and consciousness of natural fibres with bold, modern designs to dress for life’s milestones and everyday moments with ease and style. With careful thought around the detail and longevity of every piece, our collections arrive with the seasons but become seasonless in your wardrobe.
Owner and director, Lucy Henry-Hicks comes from a family of fashion retailers and has been in the business since a young age. In 2020, Lucy became the Director of DISSH and led the brand through a major evolution, soaring the brand to new heights through global expansion, re-defining the design and manufacturing processes and cultivating the online presence to connect with a diverse and inclusive community.
A NOTE FROM OWNER & DIRECTOR
“DISSH has grown rapidly and we now have a team of 200+ people across Australia. Our vision is to empower women globally and this starts at DISSH HQ - our employees are mainly women, all doing amazing creative work to build exciting opportunities and help the brand thrive. We hope our customers are empowered when they wear DISSH, finding a brand that speaks to their values and helps them dress for who they are. DISSH is made for the modern woman, and our designs are conscious, diverse, strong, bold and forward-thinking, just like her.
Now a focus for us is positive, conscious change. DISSH is taking ownership of our place in an industry which has a huge impact on the planet and driving change that matters across all areas of the brand. Examining and reducing our footprint company-wide is a long journey and we’re only at the beginning, but we’re excited to see the many small improvements multiply in to big positive change for DISSH. Plans underway include a 100% linen bridal collection, a recycled swimwear range, a switch to planet-friendly packaging and new sustainable systems and processes in place across the business. We’re excited to share this journey with you.”
We are proud to announce our partnership with Thread Together, an Australian non-profit organisation, driving social and environmental change that matters.
DISSH will be donating and redistributing any out-of-season stock to Thread Together, who will help us redistribute clothing to people in need, supporting vulnerable communities across Australia and rescuing the clothes from potential landfill. Some of the communities they support include: the homeless, youth at risk, Indigenous communities, survivors of domestic violence, refugees, long term unemployed, and those impacted by natural disasters. The Thread Together team works diligently to deliver a tailored service to each person, whilst cementing itself as an effective solution for the textile waste problem in Australia.
SUITED TO SUCCESS
DISSH is a proud partner of Suited To Success. Suited to Success is a not-for-profit community organisation that helps people overcome the barriers to employment. It has been an incredibly challenging time for the charity and the people they support. Our contributions help assist women in Australia become independent, by empowering them with the practical tools, support, and confidence they need for job seeking. As a business owned by and run by women, we are so passionate about supporting their work.
To date we have donated over $50,000 of stock that has supported their women’s fundraising events and their styling services. We also created and launched a 100% cotton tote bag with all profits donated to Suited To Success. To date we have donated $10,000 from these tote bags. The CEO of Suited to Success, Tamara Smith thanks you for your support and for "inspiring hope and self-belief for brighter futures."
We are so excited and proud to have been a part of establishing a pioneering employment program, The Encoreship. The Encoreship provides employment and upskilling for women who are facing challenges re-entering the workforce after an extended period away from work – no matter the reason.
2020 was a difficult year for many. When it comes to workplace participation, emerging data suggests women have been disproportionately affected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with 61% of job losses in Australia experienced by women. Around half of the women who found themselves out of work, have dropped out of the workplace completely due to a myriad of reasons.
This program is a 3-month paid placement in DISSH, designed to upskill, build confidence, create connections and set women up for their future aspirations. We have filled our 2021 position and are excited to announce we will be bringing The Encoreship back in 2022. Stay tuned for more.