I recently became aware of new Australian fashion label – HANK & HERA. Created in Sydney in 2023, this new label offers fashion for sizes 4 to 34. Founded by Philippa Giles this Australian label is poised to mark a significant step forward in fashion’s inclusivity, but its founder is truly inspiring.
This is Philippa Giles first label; however, she has been championing size – inclusive fashion through her online boutique, SISU & FINN for more than half a decade. Plus – size herself, Philippa created HANK & HERA after her own experience with Australia’s underservice of inclusive sizing.
Designed in Australia the label also supports female – founded businesses in the manufacturing industry, contributing to female empowerment in all areas of the industry. This brand is a six-year labour of love with all garments being named after a female member of family, friend or woman of significance who has played a role in her personal and business journey.
Philippa encourages all women of every size to embrace life’s possibilities with grace, strength, authenticity and unyielding confidence. With her love of luxurious nightwear, Philippa has created designs which are timeless silhouettes made from natural, beautiful fabrics. Philippa is passionate that all women, regardless of size, have access to beautifully made pieces that make them feel like a goddess. You can find the exquisite pieces from Hank & Hera online now.
Freelance writer, wife and mother of three sons, occasional supply teacher and aspiring romance author, Michelle Beesley can be most often found in a coffee shop chatting with friends or beside a rugby field cheering on her favourite teams.
Michelle is a prolific—albeit reluctant—traveller, keen walker, bookworm and yoga enthusiast who loves anything pink or sparkly (including champagne!).