Mary Lou Ryan

Mary Lou Ryan co-founded bassike (pronounced “basic”) with Deborah Sams in 2006 to create what they couldn’t find: high quality, design-led, sustainably sourced wardrobe essentials. They chose to work with organic cotton, Australian makers and responsible business practices from the beginning. The pair designed the first collections from a 1950s cottage on Sydney’s Palm Beach, and bassike has the ease and vitality of Australian beach life in its DNA. The debut collection was a considered edit of luxurious, organic cotton jersey t-shirts and pants that instantly connected with wearers in search of contemporary designs with the versatility to work within their existing wardrobes. Mary Lou Ryan holds the title of Director of Sustainability & Supply Chain at bassike, with a commitment to accelerating and amplifying positive change at the brand, within the community and the broader fashion industry. bassike is proudly B Corp and Climate Active Carbon Neutral certified.