Our Story

Melbourne fashion designer Tommika Valente, has teamed up with friend, former colleague and manufacturing whizz, Angelo Evangelou, to co-found Anto Apparel Manufacturing. Established in May 2021, Anto Apparel, is a professional design and manufacturing studio based in Reservoir with over 30 years experience in manufacturing. The small family run business is offering bulk alterations, cutting, machining and finishing, specialising in workwear, menswear, womenswear and homewares. All designs are made ethically and responsibly in Melbourne with a focus on productivity and sustainability. Anto Apparel is especially passionate about supporting the local fashion and manufacturing industry, employing staff from in and around Melbourne, from fabric cutters to machinists and production managers. Feel good about your next collection knowing you are positively impacting our people, planet and Australian textile industry. 
Let’s get started, what do I need?
To begin producing in Melbourne with us you will need:
  1. Design
  2. Pattern
  3. Spec sheet
  4. Fabric and trims
  5. Production Order including;
     Your Name, Style names, Sizes, Qty, Colours. 
I am a start up and don't have this yet what do I do? 
Tommika has over 10 years experience in pre production. Reach out today you customise a package to bring your vision to life. 
What’s your minimum order quantity?
200 units per design. This can be broken down in colours and sizes. 
How long will it take to produce my collection?
Samples - please allow 2 weeks 
Production - please allow 4 - 12 weeks - times may vary depending on the season
To provide an accurate quote for production please provide:
1. Spec Sheet 
2. Colour options 
3. Size range 
4. QTY of each
5. Any additional details 
6. Packaging info for pick up