Honestly, I have doubts about whether anyone ever reads the 'About Us' section on websites... so if you are reading this...well I'm wrapt. Thank you for visiting my quirky little shop and for supporting small and Aussie made. You're a bit spesh.
For the most part, Fussy Gus is a one woman show. Every single Fussy Gus t-shirt is made by me, Jen. It's just me, in my tiny sewing room with 70's wallpaper, on unceded Boon Wurrung land. I design, cut, sew and pack every t-shirt with love, listening to 80's power ballads and true crime podcasts. Fashion doesn't come any slower than that.
However, I'm actually never alone, and would not be here today, making a living out of my craft, if it wasn't for the help of the fabulous community I find myself surrounded by. If you're one of the incredible women who follows me on Instagram; likes my posts; comments on my stories.... you are my true heroes. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your constant encouragement, support, ideas and friendship. You may not be here in my sewing room, but you are here in my DM's and my life, every single day. You inspire me and you lift me up. Women are bloody amazing.
All Fussy Gus placement prints are quality screen printed locally. I prefer the long lasting, vibrant colours of screen printing over digital print. Old school all the way. Placement prints are, for the most part, hand drawn by me. However I have also collaborated with some other incredible Australian artists. I'm also starting to collaborate with jewellery makers, and hoping to have more coordinating accessories available.
How gorgeous are the models on my website? Each of these women are my friends and volunteer their time so enthusiastically.... thank you SO much Justine, Hashmet, Prenisha, Ellie, Kirsty (and others in the future). The good photos are taken by Jax at @gangofbabesphotography. I couldn't recommend her more. Jax is a joy to work with and always comes through with the killer shots. The not- so-ace photos were taken by my husband, Lukas. He tries.
Fussy Gus is very passionate about size inclusivity. Despite what brands (big and small) will tell you... it is actually NOT difficult or less profitable to cater to sizes beyond size 16. It's unethical to disguise fatphobia in feeble excuses about the cost of fabric and the limitations of small business. That's crap.
Fussy Gus makes tees in sizes 6-32. If you require a size outside those listed, contact me and I will ensure the next release has a size to fit you, at no extra cost. Because the fat tax can rack off.
I hope you're just dying to put some quirky, nostalgic, feminist Fussy Gus on your bod, and I hope that if you do, they make you want to go out and smash the patriarchy. Let me know.... reach out...
Catch me anytime on Instagram: @fussygus or email me at: email@example.com
Anyway, I can't believe you actually read all that! Did we just become best friends?