About 808 Threads

 
  Artwork by Rachel Kate Darling.

Artwork by Rachel Kate Darling.

At 808 Threads we aspire to bring diversity, empowerment, and positivity to the Adelaide clothes hiring scene. We stock from sizes 12 to 20 and plan to expand the spectrum of sizes both ways over time. Our aim is to encourage all women of any shape to embrace their beauty and virtues through fashion; we want you to make a statement and feel fabulous without breaking your bank. For now we are stocking these sizes as there is a gap in the dress hiring industry in Adelaide and our aim is to help body positivity in these women and empower one another, no matter what size. 

Our name 808 Threads holds a few meanings; it originates from the natural curve of the hourglass shaped body or figure 8 – we also love hip hop music. How does hip hop music tie in with 808? Well the legendary Roland TR-808 rhythm composer helped revolutionise hip hop and pop music from the 80s to the present. Also 808 is the penal code for disturbing the peace... that was just by coincidence. And Threads? Well that's what clothes are made of. So there's an insight into our name and what we're about, have a look around our site and social media accounts to see what all the fuss is about!