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Welcome to Milkbar '63

Welcome to Milkbar '63

It's heeeere! 

Launch time is the MOST exciting event on the Sunday Soldiers calendar. We design our items around 18 months beforehand, so it's a LONG time to keep it to ourselves. We're practically bursting at the seams with excitementness (is that a word?) by the time launch day rolls around. There's so much 'behind the scenes' work that goes on beforehand. Organising freight, finding a forklift to unload it all, counting the stock, getting stockist orders out first, prepping all our images, uploading products to the website. The list goes on - and that's...


Who is Sunday Soldiers?

Who is Sunday Soldiers?

Hey locals, 

So we getting asked on the reg' about what Sunday Soldiers means.

Where did the name come from? Are you a religious brand? Is your name Sunday? Are you from a military background? 

I really didn't think too much of it when we first started the brand. When we first decided to start Sunday Soldiers, I had a list of 'Rules' for our brands name: 

  1. Must be two words 
  2. No kids names (What if we failed? What if we sold the business?) 
  3. Must be a name that we can use to create a community (We were...


School holiday fun for Mum's that hate craft

School holiday fun for Mum's that hate craft

Ermagheeerd, is it school holidays AGAIN? Already? 
Don't get me wrong. I love my kids. Obviously. But school holidays can be a challenging time. 

Pros? Not making school lunches. 
Cons? Becoming a 24/7 snack bitch to your little cherubs 

While I generally think of myself as a hands-on, patient, caring and imaginative mum, during school holidays I am faced with a big ass truth. I'm probably not.

Yep, I said it. I love spending time with the kids. But I want to do things like read books, choreograph dances to Britney Spears (am yet to have a child cooperative with this one), play basketball at the park or...


Why we call our customers 'locals', even when they're on the other side of the world

Why we call our customers 'locals', even when they're on the other side of the world

Hey locals (and readers!) 
So, if you follow Sunday Soldiers, you might have heard the term 'Locals Only' before. Locals Only has featured on our clothing for a couple seasons now and it's planned to feature in collections into the future. It's so much of an integral part of Sunday Soldiers that we actually legally trademarked the term. 
But why? What does it even mean? 

We asked our Facebook group what the term meant to them. 
We had some of the following responses: 

"I love it, where we live it makes sense...


My Bucket List!

My Bucket List!

I'm forever saying 'That's going on the bucket list!' or 'Well, that's ticked off the bucket list!' and talking about this hypothetical bucket list that I have.

With all the losses that our family has sadly endured over the last couple years, it's really put a lot of things into perspective for me. I'm 28 years old, am I where I want to be in life? What DO I want from life? How am I going to get there? I spend a depressing about my time pondering my own fate and the fact that my 20's have just soared by. I'm...