Our Story

Carlabella is for the modern day free spirited traveller.

Carlabella Designs is an independent Aussie label based in the beautiful surf town of Aireys Inlet, on The Great Ocean Road Of Victoria, created by Belinda Repsys-Thom.

Carlabella is dedicated to raw beauty, combining elements of current looks with a focus on natural fabrications and distinctive hand drawn prints inspired by far off places, textiles and most of all colour.

Embodying a fun-loving spirit, effortless in style for the travelling gypsy, complemented by delicate details and an authentic handmade feel. Carlabella will take you on a vibrant adventure.

We strongly believe in acting mindfully and ethically in our creations with a focus on quality of design and natural fabrications with a tactile nature. The Carlabella girl seeks the unique designs that are grounded in each Collection.

The production process is outsourced to a small community of personally chosen makers in Bali, Indonesia.  We work closely with our suppliers taking great care to make it our priority to develop mutually beneficial business relationships and ongoing friendships ensuring positive attitudes, clean and safe working conditions and fair treatment.

This means that your clothes are not only perfect for those warmer tropical climates but by purchasing a Carlabella garment means a contribution is made to families in smaller less developed countries like Indonesia.

You can visit our Market Stall at the Cowrie Market in Torquay this Summer every third Sunday of the month and be sure to check our Instagram and Facebook pages to keep up to date with any extra markets we will be attending.  For more information check out our Market Page.

Belinda xx