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.
HANDMADE WITH LOVE
Every garment from Murlong Cres is handmade by me, Kaja Høglund. Even the fabrics are hand-drawn by me before printed by my manufacturer.
I aim to only use natural and organic fabrics. I hope to be able to only offer products made from sustainable fabrics by the end of 2021.
Every item is packaged in cardboard boxes, wrapped in tissue paper printed with soy ink and sealed with an eco-friendly sticker.