Christianity’s roots are so deep in Australian culture that it’s hard to imagine an alternative.
But that’s not what the makers of Christian Clothing can’t help but envision: the Bible.
“Our clothing is built to be a biblical reference.
We wanted to make it as authentic as possible,” says Christian Clothing founder and CEO Andrew Breslin.
“So we wanted to create a clothing that’s both a statement and a reference to the Bible.”
Christian Clothing is the first clothing brand to focus on the Bible through its clothing lines.
Christian Clothing started out as a simple idea in 2009, but it soon grew to become a full-fledged business with an eye on the larger world.
Breslins family has been the lead designer on the clothing line since the company’s founding in 2008.
“We always knew that the Bible was something we wanted our products to reflect,” Breslins says.
“But we never really imagined it being a global brand.”
To that end, Christian Clothing has focused on using a combination of American-made and Australian-made products.
“Christian Clothing is a business that’s built to the world,” Bressler says.
The line’s clothing is made from a mix of American and Australian clothing, with an emphasis on classic, high-end, and classic-style designs.
The focus is on timeless American designs.
Bresslins first experience working in the fashion industry came in the mid-2000s, when he helped to design and sell his first pair of boots.
“I thought, ‘I’ll just make my own shoes and sell them to the Australian market’,” he recalls.
“And I made them for $25,000.”
In 2012, Breslis was commissioned to design an Australian-themed shoe, a pair of socks and a pair or a pair and a half of shoes, inspired by the classic American shoe company, Nautilus.
“It was an absolute dream come true for me to design something Australian-inspired and iconic,” he says.
Christian Fashion, as the company is known, has had a strong Australian footprint for quite some time.
In 2014, Bresslin started Christian Clothing Australia, an online store that allows customers to shop for Christian clothing from across Australia.
“Every Australian-owned brand is one of the first things I look at when I go to see my clients,” he explains.
“There’s a great sense of community in this country, and we see this kind of thing all the time.”
In 2014 the company opened a store in Sydney, Sydney, where it sells its clothing in two locations.
The store also has a full line of clothing for women, men, and children, as well as for the elderly and those in need.
Binslins and Bresler hope that the Australian clientele is also attracted to the line’s American-inspired designs.
“The idea is that we can bring our Christian values to people in this Australian market that may not have ever been exposed to Christian culture before,” Bretins says.
Breben’s clothing, for example, is built from American-grown cotton, a material Bresliins says is ideal for the Australian climate.
The company also has Australian-grown wool and hemp fabrics, along with wool and denim, for its shoes.
Breshlin also hopes to bring the line to the United States.
“That’s a big thing for us, because we have a huge American customer base,” he laughs.
“With all the American brands that are coming out, we want to create something that’s American.”