A portmanteau of ‘matt’ (not shiny) and ‘eau’, the French word for water.
Our ethos is to be simple and considered. This mantra threads through every part of our design process, resulting in products that are humble and without artifice. Less really is more.
We 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. We are timeless, with purpose; in each product’s aesthetic so that they transcend trends, but importantly also in manufacturing with integrity so that our products stand the test of time.
Quality is our utmost priority. We ensure our garments fit and perform exactly as they need to. We work in close partnership with our Australian manufacturers to maintain the high quality we expect of ourselves, and you have come to expect of us.
The Matteau silhouette is undeniably recognisable on the beach with a definitive classic style and clearly identifiable aesthetic.