Murlong Cres is a one woman show. Every item is handmade to order in Norway by me, Kaja Høglund. I do everything from designing the patterns, cutting out orders, sewing, ironing, packaging and sending off each individual order.
The inspiration to start my own brand came to me while I was studying graphic design in Australia. As my final project, I had to start my own business. I decided to start my own clothing brand. I have always had a love for fashion illustration, but I had no experience making them come to life. I was able to borrow a sewing machine from a friend, and miraculously (with the help of YouTube) I managed to make a small collection of six garments. This project is what eventually evolved into Murlong Cres.
Murlong Cres is now my full-time job, but I still like to incorporate my graphic design skills. Every print you see online in my store is hand-drawn by me, before printed onto different organic fabrics.