Chapter One

How it started

In 2015, I decided to move to Australia to study. I wasn’t really sure about what I wanted to study. Originally, I planned to do a bachelor degree in international business, but I figured out quickly that it wasn’t for me. I decided to start a bachelor degree in digital media majoring in graphic design instead, and I’m so happy that I made that switch!

In the final semester, our main project was to start our own business and create six products that we could sell. That’s when I came up with the idea of starting my own clothing brand. I had no experience with sewing, but one of my friends kindly let me borrow her sewing machine. I remember typing into YouTube “how to thread a sewing machine”. I must admit, it was hard and I remember thinking about choosing something else, but I was determined to finish what I started. Somehow, I managed to stitch together a collection of six tops and I got the highest mark possible on my project.

Chapter Two

After Graduating

When I moved back to Norway, I got a job as a graphic designer, but this project sparked something in me. For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed about staring my own business, and I finally figured out what kind of business. I kept working on my sewing skills whenever I could, and when I eventually felt that I was skilled enough I started Murlong Cres.

Chapter Three

Murlong Cres

What a year 2020 has been! Due to the corona virus I unfortunately lost my job as a graphic designer. I like to think this was blessing in disguise. I had always dreamed of starting my own brand and I finally had an opportunity to do so.

Because my journey started when I was studying in Australia, I wanted the name to somehow be connected. The street I used to live in was called Murlong Crescent, so I decided to take that name, just shorten it.