Om Designs is a small family run business based in Darwin, Northern Territory.
In 1989, Emma made her first trip to India. She soon fell in love with the country and its people, spending much of the next decade travelling all over India. During one of her many trips to India, Emma met her husband and they now have 3 children.
Emma wanted to start a business that involved India, and in 2008, OM DESIGNS was born!
Om Designs produces fun and colourful women's and girl's clothing, designed in Australia and ethically produced in India, using the highest quality Indian cotton.
Along with her 3 children, Emma travels to India for 6 to 8 weeks every year, where she gets samples made, selects fabrics and oversees production. Emma has been working with the same factory in India for many years and she considers everyone she works with and their families, her family.
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