Our Mission

At Lorna Jane our mission is to empower you to live a life that you love through Active Living™ and the daily practice of Move, Nourish, Believe.

Being healthy doesn't have to be about finding more time, eating less or trying to look like anyone else. We're here to make you feel good about where you are right now, while cheering you on to become a fitter, faster and stronger version of yourself!

We are driven to design the best Activewear on the planet, so when you put on your Lorna Jane it transforms the way you think and how you feel about being active.

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MEET LORNA JANE CLARKSON

How does a business idea based on nothing to wear to work out, become a global phenomenon with the power to change the world’s attitude to exercise? It takes a special kind of vision to spot a gap in the market, to follow your instinct, develop a skill and grasp an opportunity with both hands.

Over thirty years ago, Lorna Jane Clarkson was an Aerobics instructor in Brisbane, Australia. Frustrated with the boring and unflattering workout fashion of the 1980s, she took a pair of scissors to her favourite swimsuit to discover how it was made, and so the first ever piece of Lorna Jane Activewear began to take shape. Lorna’s Aerobics students took notice of her designs and started asking for custom orders. Soon, overwhelming demand lead to opening the first Lorna Jane store.

Since coining the term Activewear, Lorna has spent three decades learning, evolving, listening and leading the way in product design and the normalisation of wearing Activewear everywhere.

Read more about the evolution of Lorna Jane here
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Our Symbol, Your Strength

It’s the symbol that has become synonymous with Lorna Jane - but what does it mean? One off-kilter square is a ligature of our founders initials; LJ. Together, the trio represent the daily practice of Move, Nourish, Believe — the Active Living™ philosophy that we stand by. Move your body every day. Nourish from the inside out. Believe that anything is possible.

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Hidden Hearts

At Lorna Jane our products are made with love – literally. We hide hearts in all our garments to represent the love that is passed down from designer to garment technician, to manufacturer to QC, from our sales team to you. We hope our products inspire you to live an active life that you love.

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Our commitment

Sustainability

 

At Lorna Jane we believe that sustainability is not a luxury, but the future - and we're driven to ensure that our communities, planet and environment are just as healthy as the women that wear our Activewear.

We produce only quality products so you can

Buy Better Not More

 

"Our goal is to change the customers attitude to shopping"

Because when you Buy Better Not More you are saying "no" to the fast fashion industry and making a positive move forward towards sustainability in fashion.

FACT: If as consumers we buy quality over quantity we will buy LESS which will force the fashion industry to make LESS and successfully reduce the negative impacts on our planet.

We know that sustainability starts in our own backyard, so at Lorna Jane:

  • We are transitioning all single use plastics out of our business, and our product packaging is now compostable

  • We continue to develop and utilise more recycled fabrics in our designs and we source reusable and sustainable materials wherever possible

  • Our professional printing uses soy-based inks, water based varnish, chlorine free pulps and have FSC and ISO credentials in environmental sustainability as well as Responsible Foresty Practices

  • We keep unnecessary trucks off the roads and reduce emissions by shipping to our stores direct from our manufacturer

  • Our boxes are made out of recycled materials and are reused across the business

  • Our warehouse's reuse, repurpose and recycle as much packaging as possible, including soft plastics and cardboard

  • We reduce waste, limit printing, recycle and reuse paper and office supplies

  • Paperless invoicing

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We Don't Do Disposable

We refuse to compromise on quality, so when you choose Lorna Jane you're investing in Activewear that will look amazing for longer. Buying less and buying better reduces the clothing you discard and saves you money.

Lorna Jane quality also means you can give away, swap or donate Activewear you no longer use, rather than throwing it away.

"We design for Active Living".

The versatility of our designs means you can compose a wardrobe of fewer pieces that let you do more. Many of our fabrics contain recycled materials and we source recycled and sustainable materials wherever possible.

Caring for our garments is easy and low on energy consumption, so your purchases stay looking their best for longer with minimal impact on the environment.

The Checklist:

1. Go for Quality over Quantity (Buy Better Not More) with everything you buy - investing in quality pieces will SAVE you money in the long term and is better for the environment.

2. Ask yourself does your purchase pass the '30 Wear Test' - can you be sure that you will wear it more than 30 times at least and that it will last?

3. Look after your clothes and they will last even longer - follow washing instructions. Wash in cold water and line dry always.

4. Donate, swap or sell your unwanted clothes so they can be loved and worn for even longer.

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Your activewear is produced responsibly

Many fashion brands utilise multiple factories that are owned by different companies to manufacture their products based purely on cost, quality or speed of manufacture.

We have maintained a long-term partnership with one dedicated and ethical Australian-owned and managed manufacturing group that produces the majority of Lorna Jane products. This approach allows us more control over working conditions and production quality.

We have developed a Code of Conduct for our suppliers and by working with us, the supplier agrees to proactively meet these requirements within its operations and its supply chain.

Lorna Jane's manufacturing partner, is a WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified business. WRAP is an independent, non-profit, objective team of global compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world.

WRAP conduct the largest independent factory accreditation program in the world that is based on twelve principles and the conventions of the International Labour Organisation.

Compliance with Laws and Workplace Relations

Prohibition of Forced Labour

Prohibition of Child Labour

Prohibition of Harassment or Abuse

Compensation and Benefits

Hours of Work

Prohibition of Discrimination

Health and Safety

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

Environment

Customs Compliance

Security

 

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Giving Back

We are committed to providing education, inspiration and opportunities be active, motivate one another and connect as a community in our shared vision for a fitter future.

Some of our key community initiatives are

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