Birdsnest was started by Jane Cay in the tiny 8,000 person town of Cooma, NSW in 2004. The women’s clothing business has grown from a small town boutique to a more than $20 million annual turnover Australian success story through the introduction of online sales. They literally ran out of women in the Snowy Mountains, says Jane.
So Femeconomy friendly that I hardly know what to write about first, so I have gone with a list:
- An amazing array of my personal favourite Femeconomy friendly brands, including: Leina Broughton, Lazybones, Wish, Sacha Drake, Emily & Fin…the list goes on
- Birdsnest has recently teamed up with Taryn Brumfit’s Body Image Movement. “We’re saying no to photoshopping women– so all curves, laugh lines, crows feet and freckles are staying in our shots.” Jane says.
- You can search for clothes by: Body Shape (YES!), Personality, Occasion, Collection, Colour and Size. The Body Shape options include search terms like “small boobs”, “cover arms”, “round tummy”, “straight hips”. That is service people!
- There are no official start and finish times at Birdsnest and a plethora of flexible working options, including split shifts for parents. Unsurprisingly most employees are female (at one time they employed more ‘Sarahs’ than men).
Birdsnest has nailed an incredibly customer friendly business model, offering 365 days to return your purchase. They also encourage you save your individual measurements which appear in the ‘Sizing Guide’ tab on each item page so you can match your measurements to the size that will be your best fit. Here are some of my favourite picks from their current collection:
Claudia Knee Length Dress
Persuit Jacket – great colours available
Wrap cap sleeve dress
Sizzling summer frock
Essential linen shirt
Enjoy shopping the entire sensational Birdsnest collection.