Designed & produced ethically in our very own production studio in Kampot, Cambodia.
Small-batch production runs of limited edition items that pair together to create a seasonless capsule wardrobe.
This top is extremely flattering, more so than I thought it would be. Really easy to dress up or down. Extremely comfy and perfect from anything from yoga to going out.
The most beautiful, comfortable t-shirt ever. It wear and washes well and looks divine on. The material is so soft and the colour pairs well with anything. What's more it has a beautiful message.
This is my favourite dress. It is very very comfortable and stylish. I have compliments when I wear it. Someone came up to me at a conference and said "I love your effortless elegance" and asked where I got my dress! Great to team up with colourful cotton tights and cardigans. Thank you, Dorsu. It's a winner!
Shift Dress | Black
I love this dress, it fits perfectly and is so comfortable that I've worn out twice a week since I received it!
This dress is so comfortable, great for relaxing in. also great with a belt for up-styled look.
I loved this dress as soon as I bought it - it's so flattering and comfortable I find myself reaching for it more than any other dress in my cupboard.
And after months of wearing and washing it I'm amazed at how well it has held its shape - it still looks brand new!
This dress has all the attributes of an investment piece but is very affordable. Couldn't recommend it more.
Nice and comfy, material is soft, well-made. Looks really nice on - I love a loose boxy shape that's cropped, especially for the hot summer months (I sized up and got a XL/size 14 AUS). Also really like the v-neck; I can wear a crop bra underneath to cover up more if I feel like it whilst also showing a little skin in the back. Feels good to support an ethical/environmentally-friendly garment business, especially in Cambodia. I've bought tops from Dorsu before and they've lasted and lasted through many seasons. I'm wearing mine right now!
Great colour and subtle font. Perfect relaxed tee with positive message!
Super soft and comfortable, love it!
I usually don't buy online, especially when it comes to loose fitting clothes as they usually end up swamping me but this one fits amazing! It's so easy to dress up and down and unless you have your hands in them you don't even notice the pockets. I love this dress so much, only downside is that it's a bit hot for the really gross days in North Queensland.
Shift Dress | Black
versatile for broad range of occasions, smart and comfortable. It'll be my go to item in spring & autumn.
Very pleased with my top - love the neckline and also the back. Makes it a bit more dressy and perfect for adding a necklace or scarf.
Very flattering, super comfy and lovely colour! As mentioned in the description it definitely runs small. I was tossing up between two sizes as I'm normally in between the two - glad I went on the bigger side as the neck is firm to get around my head. Very happy with this purchase!
I love the staples from Dorsu. Perfect everyday casual wear. Purchased a dress from their store in Cambodia and had to purchase more online when I got home 😊 LOVE IT!
Good colour. Easy to wear. Dress up or dress down
These pants are so well made and so comfortable AND look good. A great style and lovely soft but hard wearing material.
This long sleeve turtleneck is a perfect essential for my wardrobe. I wear it under summer dresses and tops to keep warm in the colder weather, and it goes with practically everything. Also, the fabric is obviously high quality, and so soft.
Got this top and matching skirt. Get complimented every time I wear it. Comfortable and stylish.
Got these for my 19 year old daughter for her birthday. She has not taken them off since. Beautifully made, runs lightly small so would size up. She reckons they are as comfy as tracksuit pants but they look a million dollars - great trans seasonal pants.
I really like this dress. Easy to wear. Easy to travel with.
Gorgeous soft fabric and perfect fit. It's the ideal wardrobe essential as it's so easy to pair. I especially like to wear it under a summer dress or with high-rise jeans but it goes with just about anything, and is super comfy
I think I have worn this 20 times already. It’s so so comfy and thick enough to keep you warm on cooler nights without being bulky or heavy. It’s perfect to throw on with jeans and a T-shirt, over a dress, I even wore it over my pyjamas... this cardigan comes in handy for basically every situation.
This is the second of this dress I bought after my cat freaked out and ripped a hole in the fabric (the dog’s fault, nothing to do with the quality of the material!). I couldn’t live without the dress so when it popped up in the sale, I had t buy a replacement. A wardrobe favourite!
Mid-length Skirt | Navy
Comfortable and flattering. The large fits well as a size 12/14. As they’re cotton there is a little give and some knee impressions after a wear but they still look good. Fantastic to find an ethical and affordable pant!
Dorsu's clothing is beautiful from conception to completion and this signature t-shirt is no exception.
This top is very soft and stylish. Very useful as a layering piece especially in autumn and winter. Thank you Dorsu for providing an opportunity to support an ethical initiative and look great.
Comfortable 3/4 pants fit neatly with good pockets.
Excellent customer service. Nice to know you're buying from an organisation with good sustainable and ethical practices.
Such a great top beautiful quality and excellent fit - colour exactly as shown.
Pastel colour and shaped top
Encouraged by a previous purchase, I decided to try the Roll Neck Dress. I was not disappointed. This time I sized down as I wanted a slightly more fitted look and the XS was perfect (I usually wear size 6-8). It gently drapes the body whilst creating a flattering line and subtly highlighting your curves. Love the versatility of this dress, the great quality of the material and design. This will get so much wear, ideal for the capsule wardrobe.
I wasn't sure what to expect as I don't usually go for relaxed fit clothes as they usually swamp me. However I was pleasantly surprised by how flattering the style of this dress is even on small frames like mine! I am quite tall (5' 8") and generally wear a size 6-8. I opted for size S and it's perfect. Very soft material, good quality, hangs well, super comfortable and best of all totally ethical! What's not to love?
The dress is perfect, not too long, not too short, the color is beautiful, super comfy
please more colors :)
Comfy, breathable, goes with my whole wardrobe, and I feel good wearing it, knowing it’s been made sustainably and ethically!
We closed our Phnom Penh retail store surrounded by our incredible community. Friends arrived wearing treasured items from previous releases, celebrating our story with kind words and patiently waiting in line to purchase new clothes.
I believe we have to find a personal balance in the short and long game, our way to act now and also commit to the long-term support that will be required for recovery.
We collaborate as an entire team, combining design and production priorities.
Our design and sourcing processes are inter-linked. Sometimes we design and then source fabrics we wish to produce in, and other times we discover fabric we love and can create accordingly, quickly.
Meticulously designed for everyday wear, focusing on quality above all else.
You inspire us - our #DorsuCrew! We love talking to you and learning about what you do, what you need, and how clothing fits into your life. Every day, we meet fellow travellers from around the globe, visiting us during their holidays in Kampot. They buy Dorsu for our quality; withstanding weeks or months of adventures. When they return home, they have their go-to essentials for work, weekends, and holidays.
We make our own rules and don't abide by trends, mass consumption or over-production. By investing our time and talent into thoughtful design, we create pieces that will be mainstays in your closet.
Our patterns are made in-house by our Co-Founder and Head of Production & Design, Kunthear. With years of experience and training, she opts for the traditional method of measuring and cutting paper to transform concepts into complete, graded patterns.
Every 8 weeks, we release new collections consisting of 3-4 thoughtfully designed, intentional pieces to be worn with one another and across collections. We use limited edition fabrics, meaning each collection is small-batch, sitting perfectly alongside our year-round Core Collection.
The first step in the cutting process is washing the fabric, to test shrinkage and colour fastness. Our cutting team cut paper patterns from the originals, laying them on the material in a way that minimises wastage. Cutting up to 25 layers at a time, we bundle each piece according to size.
The cut and bundled pieces are then moved into the production room and delegated along the production line. It’s fast and straightforward, ensuring we create consistent end-products.
The sewn products are washed and individually measured against their specifications, checking they’re true-to-size.
The final step in production is ironing and the second check for shrinkage, warping, construction or fabric faults. The final garments are folded, packed and stored for sale. Some are moved directly into our studio store (located at the front of our production space), while others go to our flagship store in Kampot, or sent to Australia for international retail.
All production staff undergo extensive training and skills development to ensure safe, efficient and quality work by all team members. We train all new staff on our internal Human Resources policy, including occupational health & safety procedures, fire safety and evacuation, and child protection. We update and renew training annually, with ongoing instruction on equipment safety and maintenance, as well as the protocols to assess risk and responsibly address incidents in the workplace.
Fair and safe employment is the responsibility of all companies, and we prioritise the physical and emotional well-being of our employees above everything else.
We have two storefronts in Kampot, Cambodia - our Old Market Flagship Store and our Road 33 Production Studio Store. All team members take part in regular training on our new ranges, inclusive of design concept, fabric, fit and styling.
Our Kampot based retail team manage the in-country delivery program, speaking directly with customers to facilitate the order and delivery process.
We ship all online orders from our distribution space in Tasmania, Australia. Our online customer service team work against Australian EST, providing consistent and quality support to our international customers.
We welcome your feedback and are open to answering any questions you may have about sizing, construction, fabric, or our production practices.
We ship all bulk orders from our Road 33 Production Studio in Kampot, Cambodia. Most of the time, these are made-to-order. As a result of having a close-knit team, we can offer a seamless buying experience. Our sales staff speak to our Production Manager, face-to-face so that you can have the most accurate updates on the status of your order.
Our fabric is remnant cotton jersey sourced from independent suppliers in Phnom Penh.
Remnant fabric (also known as "deadstock" or "surplus") is unused and unwanted leftover rolls of cloth in its original condition.
As a result of Cambodia’s pervasive garment manufacturing industry and issues that occur along the fashion industry’s incredibly complex supply chain, vast amounts of fabric are deemed unusable by brands on a daily basis. This waste arises due to reasons such as incorrect or oversupply of cloth, last minute changes in production schedules and the ever-increasing need for brands to be immediately responsive and adaptive to fashion trends.
These fabric leftovers are sold on from brands and factories to a local fabric supply industry, who then sell on through the Cambodian supply chain. We scour the warehouses of our preferred suppliers and purchase rolls of fabric per kilogram. When sourcing for our collections, we buy up to 100 kilograms of a collection colour (like burgundy) and up to 300 kilograms of a core colour (like black and navy).
Due to the nature of sourcing factory remnants, we can't guarantee consistency in the fabric blends. Consequently, we burn-test every fabric we buy to ensure it has very little or no synthetic fibres.
We pre-wash a sample of every new fabric, testing for colour fastness and shrinkage.
We know that using factory remnants has limitations. We know we can’t trace the true origins of our material. But, we are doing what we can, within the context in which we work. Cambodia doesn't have cotton mills or weaving facilities so, we are limited by access. As a small brand, we experience financial barriers of meeting minimum order quantities of suppliers outside of Cambodia and then importing fabric into the country. We are acutely aware of our impact on the local economy, and we choose to place our money where it has the most significant impact.
All Dorsu team members are required to read, understand, sign and abide by our internal human resource policy that is inclusive of: