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Cafe, fashion, shop
The Social Studio 9417 2143
The Cutting Table 8060 5658
128 Smith Street
Payment methods:
The Cutting Table
Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 16:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 16:30
The Social Studio
Mon-Fri: 10:30 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Cafe and Shop
Parking: Street
Public transport:
Tram 86, stop 19
Contact person:
Grace McQuilten


The Social studio - fashion, shop and cafe.

The Social Studio is a fashion label, shop and cafe that celebrates the style and skills of diverse cultures in Australia. We are a community enterprise that champions diversity, community, education, sustainability, design and ethical business practices.


Our fashion label presents limited-edition signature pieces, each woven with its own story. We design and manufacture on-site high quality garments using hand-dyeing and finishing techniques. All our garments are ethically made using only reclaimed and up-cycled materials gathered from the local fashion industry. The Social Studio is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia.


The Cutting Table cafe features a delicious East African inspired menu. Every Friday night we host Revolving Cuisine, a banquet dinner that features guest chefs from around the world including Persia, Sri Lanka, Burma and Africa.


In all we do, we create professional development and opportunity for young people with talent from new migrant communities, and we create connections between people from diverse cultures by sharing knowledge, skills and stories.