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Victorian Chamber Presents: Lorna Jane Clarkson

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Get up close and personal with the business leader and entrepreneur that single-handedly revolutionised women's fitness clothing.

‘Activewear’. It’s been used to describe the global phenomenon of fashionable workout apparel that can take you from the gym or yoga studio into everyday life for all occasions. But did you know that Lorna Jane Clarkson was the first to coin the term nearly thirty years ago?

Frustrated by the dull and uninspiring range of gym-wear available for women, Lorna took matters into her own hands and started sewing her own outfits on her kitchen table, whilst working as a fitness instructor in Queensland. Her designs quickly gained a following and demand for custom orders quickly led to her quitting her day job to design Activewear full time. 

Fast forward almost thirty years later, Lorna is now an award-winning designer that has built an empire with more than 200 Lorna Jane stores across Australia and the United States, as well as having stockists in more than 15 countries and is available online globally.

Join us for lunch on Thursday 6 December and hear from Lorna on how she transformed her vision and one-woman business into one of the leading activewear brands in Australia and globally. She will join Alicia Loxley ‘on the couch’ to share her story, the secrets behind her brand’s success and longevity, and her genuine passion to support and educate women to live a happy and full filling life through Active Living.

Our annual Christmas lunch is the ultimate way to get together with clients, colleagues and friends to celebrate all your successes throughout the year. Be inspired, reflect on 2018, and take home some valuable tips and tools over an afternoon of networking, drinks and delicious food.

Post-lunch drinks

Join us from 3:00pm onwards to continue your networking and celebrations at The Woolshed (optional).

About Lorna Jane Clarkson

Lorna Jane Clarkson is the founder and inspirational woman behind multi-award winning Activewear brand, Lorna Jane.

Credited for creating the Activewear category as we know it today, Lorna’s story began in 1989, cutting patterns on her living room floor and hand sewing her designs at her kitchen table.  She started designing her unique fusion of workout gear and lifestyle pieces when she founded her company over 30 years ago and today is credited for changed the way women dress all over the world. 

More than an award winning Activewear Designer, Lorna is influential in the health and wellness industry thanks to her genuine passion to support and educate women to live their happiest and healthiest life through Active Living.

She is also a highly regarded Business Leader and Entrepreneur, building an Activewear empire which has presence in more than 15 countries and online globally. 

As Chief Creative Officer of Lorna Jane, Lorna oversees the creative direction and vision of the company as well as designing with her team based in Brisbane.

To book a table of 10 contact us on 03 8662 5333.
Member: Table of 10 price: $1,900
Non-member: Table of 10 price: $2,375


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Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands, VIC 3000

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