Sustainable Everyday Elegance

Sustainable Everyday Elegance is the philosophy behind everything we do. We create sustainable and timeless collections for the modern woman through carefully selected fabrics, precise silhouettes and attention to detail.


Tema Moda is an online slow fashion brand, established by an Italian-Australian mother-daughter team. Our ready-to-wear collection is made in Italy. Passionate about fashion and the environment, we create elegant, sustainable women's clothing that's made to last. The same care that goes into our designs also extends to the production and sourcing of materials

Our Commitment To Sustainable And Ethical Fashion

We source eco-friendly Italian fabrics.
We repurpose fabric offcuts to create beautiful gifts for our customers.
All our garments are made in Italy by artisans and craftspeople in line with Italian labour laws.
We support Italian and Australian artisans and small business.
Our garments are produced in small batches to prevent overproduction.
We use as many recyclable and sustainable materials as possible including eco-sustainable packaging.

Our Co-Founders

Emanuela Tellaroli, Co-Founder, Designer, Seamstress and Fashion Buyer

Ciao Io Sono Emanuela making clothes is my passion. I started my career at the age of 14 and have over 50 years' experience in the Italian fashion industry. In 1990, I opened my own store creating wedding dresses and top fashion items for luxury Italian brands.

Working with my daughter, Roberta, to establish our own unique, sustainable fashion brand is a dream come true. Having spent most of my life immersed in Italian couture, I use my expertise to design and make beautiful, elegant yet functional clothing that can endure everyday wear.

My specialised hand stitching, embroidery, and highly detailed pieces are now exclusive to Tema Moda's customers. I source high-quality environmentally friendly fabrics and use them to make garments that I hope you will treasure for years.

Roberta Marchesini, Co-Founder and Marketing Director

Roberta grew up surrounded by Italian fashion and elegant clothing made by her mother, Emanuela. After settling in Australia 15 years ago, she received many compliments on her beautiful clothes which were all sent from her mother in Italy.

Roberta now uses her many years' marketing experience to make Emanuela's exclusive designs accessible to women in Australasia through Tema Moda. She understands first-hand the Australian lifestyle and the importance of quality clothing that's designed to last.

Roberta is immensely proud to be working with her mother (albeit long-distance) to build a sustainable fashion brand that showcases her Italian heritage.