Cotton On

Cotton On is Australia’s largest global retailer. And they’re one that believes in making a positive difference in the lives of everyone they touch. Whether that’s in Australia, or on the other side of the world. It’s as simple as that. The iconic brand was coined in 1988 by Nigel Austin. And it’s a story about an Aussie dreamer that went for it. And thankfully so. Because he’s made history with his entrepreneurial endeavours! And you can read how that story goes here: In ’88, Austin, the then 18 year old, sold his first denim jacket from the back of his Ford Bronco at Beckley Market in Geelong. Shortly thereafter, in 1991, he opened his first Cotton On store in East Geelong. Which was quickly followed by his second store in Malop Street, Geelong. Then in 1994 the Australian entrepreneur opened the very first interstate Cotton On store. In Western Australia. As even more stores continued to open around the nation thereafter. Then further, in 2004, after struggling to find fun, quality kid’s fashion, Cotton On KIDS was birthed. Unsurprisingly for this high growth Aussie retailer, in 2006, Cotton On went on to open its first international store in New Zealand. Meanwhile, back home in Australia, their 100th store opened. Marking that milestone with some philanthropy… In a bid to give back, in 2007, after a donation is made to finish a healthcare centre in Uganda. The Cotton On Foundation is officially launched. And a year later in 2008 Rubi shoes is launched. With another subsidiary company, Typo, launching in 2009 under the Cotton On umbrella as well. Meanwhile, the doors open on more international stores in Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United States. And back home in 2012, the iconic Australian fashion label hits its 1,000th store. Then adds Dubai, South Africa, Indonesia, Oman, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and others to the international list. Further solidifying their brand strength by acquiring iconic youth brand, Supre. As expected, the brand continues to go from strength to strength over the years. And in 2016 they join the Better Cotton Initiative. Pledging their goal of only using 100% sustainable cotton by 2021. In 2017 the Cotton On Group launches their website with all seven brands on the one platform. Including Cotton On, Body, KIDS, Typo, Rubi, Supre and Factorie. And further, in 2018 they launched their CottonOn&Co. Perks program. Designed to reward their customers across all of their iconic brands. Which has proved to be another fantastic strategic move by the iconic Australian fashion brand. Now fast forward to today… And we’re ecstatic to confirm that you can now shop their range of iconic brands right here on The Fashion Catalyst too. From women’s clothing, activewear, dresses and more. Men’s watches, backpacks and shoes. And even some kids fashion, Typo and Rubi shoes. Because who doesn’t love Cotton On Australia?!