About Us



Let us be your Virtual Team to assist you through the technical development of your range and successfully transform your designs into a collection that sells.

We can assist you with all your technical information needs for both on-shore and off-shore Production; with years of experience in garment construction, industry standards, fabrication, and production techniques.

Sample Room is a one-stop shop that provides support, knowledge, and advice in:

You can be assured of the best outcome and smoothest development process to market, with the help of our team of experienced and knowledgeable Fashion industry experts.

Julia Van Der Sommen

Julia is an industry professional and the owner of Sample Room with over 25 years experience in the Fashion industry. With a strong background in Design, Pattern making, Sample making, and Production management. Julia is passionate about sharing her knowledge to support and develop businesses both Big and Small/ Established or Start-up, to find more efficient ways of working to achieve great results. Julia works with each client to improve fit, production processes and to produce products that sell.


Elise is our operational wonder woman. She will most likely be your first point of contact at Sample Room and keeps the many projects that continually flow through the Sample Room in check and running on time. If you have a question about your project then Elise is the person to talk to, she is also the contact person for all information including booking meetings, fittings and collection of projects. You can contact Elise at development@sampleroom.com.au


Kate is our production assistant/ pattern maker. With a strong sample machining background, she has extensive experience in the real life journey of a garment.


Ella is our second production assistant/pattern maker and a trade sketch wonder kind.


Holly is head machinist and brings exceptional sample machining skills to our team. Great Samples sell and Holly’s exceptional quality and professional finish will be an asset to any sample she creates.


Holly is our second sample machinist and is also brings exceptional sample machining skills to our team.

Along with Holly, Mai brings over 30yrs of experience in sample and production sewing to the team. These ladies are the gold that make us sparkle.

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Ethical Clothing Australia

We are proud to announce that we are also accredited under Ethical Clothing Australia.

Click here to find out more about what this means for you.