Simply Oarsome started
out as the brainchild of Martine Elliott. Frustrated by being
unable to buy suitable rowing apparel for herself in Australia,
and seeing the potential for a local rowing specific clothing
manufacturer, she began making rowing suits in 1988. Initially
she made them for her Mercantile Rowing Club mates, but it
wasn't long before she was supplying clubs and schools throughout
Australia, and the National Team.
The business name
was registered in 1990 and Simply Oarsome has grown enormously
since then, not only in clientele, but also in reputation
for quality rowing apparel. Simply Oarsome is proud to have
supplied the Australian Rowing Team every year since 1989,
and expanded its customer base to more than 20 countries.
Simply Oarsome is based in Geelong,
Australia . It's home is the historic Collins Brothers Woollen
Mill - a lovely three level red brick building next to the
Barwon River, just a short walk from the regatta course.
Simply Oarsome is still owned and run by Martine Elliott, who
continues to oversee all areas of design and production. Simply
Oarsome prides itself on innovative designs, well cut garments,
comfortable fabrics and customer service - an oarsome combination.