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A portmanteau of ‘matt’ (not shiny) and ‘eau’, the French word for water.

The ethos is to be simple and considered. This mantra threads through every part of their design process, resulting in products that are humble and without artifice. Less really is more.

They design with the intent that our styles will last a lifetime, are not disposable, and don’t become obsolete with the changing of the seasons. They are timeless, with purpose; in each product’s aesthetic so that they transcend trends, but importantly also in manufacturing with integrity so that their products stand the test of time.

Quality is their utmost priority. They ensure garments fit and perform exactly as they need to. Working in close partnership with Australian manufacturers to maintain the high quality expected.

The Matteau silhouette is undeniably recognisable on the beach with a definitive classic style and clearly identifiable aesthetic.