Megan O’Malley – Co-Founder
Megan O’Malley was once a professional dancer on cruise ships but after witnessing the exploitation and inequality that workers onboard were exposed to, she decided it was time for a change.
Following a brief stint in Bollywood, she returned to Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at RMIT. While Megan loved fashion, and at that point was an excessive shopper, she began to investigate and discover the widespread negative impacts of the fashion industry. It upset her to think that similar exploitation and injustices that she’d seen on cruise ships, were going on in the fashion industry.
Gab Murphy – Co-Founder
Gab studied a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at RMIT. In a sustainability class she met an interesting character by the name of Megan.
Growing up in the multicultural township of Mildura, Gab developed an interest in studying different cultures. She passionately advocates for refugee and asylum seeker rights and worked on the Strategic Plan for the Sunraysia-Mallee Ethnic Communities Council in 2015.
Even though she’s travelled to over 30 countries, six continents and hiking various mountains, jungles and deserts, Gab still considers herself a budding student of the outdoors. She has travelled extensively and is not yet dead. Gab hopes that this endeavour does not affect that status.
Kate Gumbrell – Volunteer Extraordinaire
Kate Gumbrell is no rookie when it comes to travel. After living in Mongolia for two years as a pre-teen and experiencing third world culture, she sees ethical fashion as a life style commitment and devotes her life to spreading the word.
As a recent graduate of business psychology, Kate enjoys mixing her love of fashion with her determination to fight for sustainable workplaces and satisfactory standards of living for all human beings. When browsing through Instagram, she stumbled across Walk Sew Good and called out the Megan and Gab to offer a helping hand. Whilst Kate is not teaming up with ethical brands to promote ethical fashion, writing blog pieces, or organising the schedules of Megan and Gab (and feeling totally jealous of their adventures), she plays music with her fiancé at bars, weddings, and festivals, and plans her 2017 ethical wedding.
Kate is a lover of all things fashion, all things old, and all things ethical. She is a nerdy organiser, and loves spreadsheets and calendars- what a perfect fit for the Walk Sew Good team!