Ripe was born in 1996 in Melbourne by good friends, Lisa Balakas and Kate Beaconsfield, who were frustrated that fashionable pregnancy clothing could not be found.
“It did not make sense that something as basic as your clothing could make you feel so alienated and disconnected during such a special time – it was just so wrong to me.” – Lisa
So, after pooling resources, they launched their first collection by mail order catalogue with just 12 outfits. It was a huge success and within 5 years Ripe’s customers could be found across Australia, in Singapore and the US.
Today, Ripe’s extensive range of maternity and nursing clothing – including lounge, swim and work wear, dresses, denim and evening wear – is loved by mums around the globe.
Always from the heart, Ripe continues to inspire women to celebrate and embrace the amazing moments of pregnancy, nursing and motherhood through a products offering that is both fashionable and complementary to their lifestyle.
Each year, Ripe’s maternity and nursing collections are lovingly and carefully designed to allow women to maintain their own sense of self, style and confidence through pregnancy and beyond.
So, whether you are in your early stages or towards the end of your pregnancy we would love to share in your journey through motherhood.
Contact: 1800 680 110