Namaste and Hello!
We are Mel and Yo, the founders of Surya. We began Surya after traveling throughout Nepal during an extended stay mid 2008. Wandering through the streets of Kathmandu we were hugely impressed by all the interesting fibres and fabrics we were seeing. We started wondering why nobody was crafting amazing pieces from them yet in Australia! So we went and did it ourselves.
Our natural fibre homewares and accessories are all ethically handmade by our long term partners in Kathmandu. We love working with mulesing free wool, wild hemp, organic stinging nettle, fairtrade cashmere and hand crafted (mulesing free) wool felt.
The Making of our Clothing
Please watch our short film produced in 2016, documenting the making of our clothing from start to finish - with a little bit of cultural life of our beautiful Nepal of course.
"This dress is phenomenal. The material is of quality, the colour is beautiful. It can easily be dressed up and down. I intended to wear this to a wedding but I'll also be wearing it day to day with a cute pair of sandals. This dress is fabulous for different seasons too."
"I love the Calliope dress so much that I've since ordered one in the oatmeal as well. I just felt so comfortable while wearing it. Looks great with a long sleeve top underneath and some boots for winter but will also work in summer with sandals and a t-shirt underneath."
"Absolutely love it. It’s exactly what I hoped it would be the fabric is soft and even nicer after a wash. And the colour is lovely looks great with a white tee shirt."
"I'm in love with these drop crotch pants - they'd been on my wishlist forever and I wish I'd just bought them sooner. The fabric is lovely - not too thin but not too bulky, love that they have a pocket and the sizing is perfect."
"These pants are the absolute bomb..... I am embarrassed to say I have four colour however given the amount I wear them, I guess I have justified it!! Adore them!"
"Oh my goodness , I now have 6 pairs of these pants. The more you wear them the softer they get. My biggest problem is deciding what colour to wear today. I love love love them."
"Love everything about these, great color, material, fit and really comfy. So glad I bought them. Love them."
"This is my third jumpsuit and I basically live in them now. Easy care, easy to wear. Love them."
"This is my dream item! I have one in both green and red and love them both! I have alternated between them every day since owning them. They’re such a nice fabric, and can cater for a range of sizes using the different buttons."
"Mel. The beautiful poncho arrived yesterday and I am thrilled to bits. In fact it’s so beautiful I wish I could keep it for myself!!! I know my sister will love it and wear it proudly. Many thanks for getting it here so quickly."
"This shirt is so nice to wear - fits perfectly and is made from a good quality fabric. I am somewhere between 8-10, bought a S and couldn’t be happier. Love this - thank you!"
"I love my new socks. They are the colour I expected and are so soft and comfy and I don’t slip on my tile floor."