We pride ourselves on crafting products locally, steering away from overseas sweatshops every chance we get, even down to the smallest components.

Read about our in-store production and team…

Read about our commitment to sourcing local parts…


Read about our connection to locally grown cotton…

Check out our official page on the Australian Made site…

The Team

These are the awesome souls that stitch transform fabrics into garments, package & send them, answer your calls and run our store in Bright. We want to ensure you know the people behind the brand with full transparency for what we do.

Balin J Foley
Founder & Director

“Back in 5 minutes”


Jane Foley
Lead designer

“can someone fetch me a coffee?”

Master of coin

“wheres my gold star?”

master of patterns

“new kid on the block”

Nannas threads

the “O.G”

The Iron Lady

“Thai Green Chicken Curry Wednesdays”

Seam queen


Seam Queen


the real boss

“I hate my brother”

Seam Queen #1

“OG seam queen/shirt master”


The brand began in Bright, Victoria. These mountains are home to our store, production and team. We’ve always cherished this close connection to the snow and mountains, its in our DNA.

The journey begins


In a last minute rush for a birthday gift, Jane constructed a shirt from fabric remnants in her workroom. This began the inspiration behind Espire, using remnants to create something unique and local.

We began our journey at our local market in Bright with little more than a handful of items and big dreams.

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The pop up shop


During the Summer Months, we ran a pop-up store using an empty ski shop right here in the centre of Bright. This was about testing the brand and beginning to develop the ideas of sustainability. At this point it still was a balance between other jobs and University. Here we began expanding beyond our shirt range and introduced our cotton tees.

The Tee bar

The Store


After completing a degree in Melbourne we took the brand full time and opened the doors to our store in Bright and evolved into what we are today. A brand revolving around unique hand made pieces with our store being our design and production home on display for the world to witness.


Whats next?


We’re currently working hard on building an awesome online space with unique 3D product builders to offer the in-store experience online and we also wish to grow beyond Bright, with a plan for a second store coming along…the south coast perhaps?

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The story so far…

“It all started in a rushed last minute attempt to whip up a birthday shirt [...]


July Update – 2017

Hello world,When we first opened the doors to the new shop we were very excited, [...]

Phase One.

This is the first general update of Espire clothing- 18 months since launch.After several markets [...]

We're live again!

We've just got our site back but without all the features ready yet. Drop us your email to stay in the loop when our 3D product builder will be ready and if you find any mistakes on this early version of the site please let us know and we'll give you a 5% discount code!