Sue Hargreaves started Nathan’s Shoe Boutique 30-years-ago.
“I was making my own clothes and customers kept asking where I got them from,” Sue said.
The Natural Closet label was born.
“From day dot I’ve always loved linen. I’m a big girl so I like the fall of linen. You can sculpt it beautifully into whatever style. With hot, humid Bundaberg Summers, natural fibres are the way to go; linen, bamboo and cottons.”
Sue’s clothing has become so popular that today Nathan’s Boutique only stocks Natural Closet clothing and New Zealand label, FOIL.
Nathan’s Boutique has recently relocated to the other end of Targo Street.
“It’s a gorgeous little studio, where we custom make clothing and manufacture stock for the shop floor,” Sue said.
“I love classic clothing with a kick of colour. I love putting together stripes, spots, florals, texture, fringing, pleating, gathering and frills.”
Sue said her clients were all unique.
“They see their individuality to be very important, which is why they like custom-made clothing,” she said.
“Other clients are lacking confidence and need clothing that suits their size and shape. Seeing our repeat customers grow in confidence makes me tickled pink. That’s what this little business is all about. I’ll need three lifetimes to do all the designs that are in my head,” Sue joked.