Ethical Fashion – Everything I Wore To Eco Fashion Week Australia

a week of ethical fashion

Kira Simpson

If you follow us on Instagram you will know that I travelled to Perth last week to attend Eco Fashion Week Australia as a media partner to cover the shows and events.

It was a fantastic week filled with beautiful fashion and so many incredible designers proving sustainable style does not equal hemp sacks. Eco fashion has transcended the hippy vibes of the past and it’s becoming so much easier to find wearable clothes which are kinder to the environment.

Western Australia is stinking hot at this time of year so my suitcase was packed with the weather in mind as well as my personal style, which puts comfort first and favours a good print.

I’m proud to say that after nearly two years of slowly building a sustainable wardrobe, my outfits were very much a reflection of my values. Meaning clothes mostly from ethical brands, in natural fibres and pieces I love and will wear to death.

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Casual days out exploring Fremantle and Rottnest Island

Outfit one:

Modal white shirt from Trenery – 3 years old but can find similar here.

Cotton shorts from Country Road

Vegetable tanned leather bag from Viva’s and probably the best tote I have ever owned (use code THEGREENHUB for 10% off)

Sandals from not so ethical brand. I struggle to find well made shoes so these were an investment.

Outfit two:

Spell dress which I wore three times during the trip because it’s so comfortable and it didn’t need ironing. Winning!

Spell is one of those brands who are consistently growing in terms of ethical production, transparency, quality and reducing their environmental footprint. They are hands down, my favourite ethical fashion brand and their dresses are worth the investment.

Eco fashion Week Lalesso Dress

EFWA Media Launch

We made the trek out to Swan Valley to have a sneak peek and mingle with the designers. The media launch was held at Taylor’s Cafe where I fell in love with artists Jude Taylor’s printed kimonos.

Carla Colour Sunglasses made from Zyl Acetate originating from wood pulp and cotton fibres which are currently on sale on Revolve.

Modal shirt mentioned above #30wears and not afraid to repeat an outfit!

Lalesso Kutoka Dress in small. I am a C cup and found the top a bit too flimsy for an event. I didn’t want any nip slips so a shirt over the top was the safest option!

Straw roundie bag from Hartwood House

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EFWA Gala Night

So one of the aforementioned printed kimonos may have come home with me after the media launch. I’m a sucker for a beautiful print and love the idea of swanning around the house in a kimono. For the event, I belted it at the waist and added a discrete safety pin underneath so there would be no front row flashing of my knickers.

Printed Kimono from Jude Taylor

Crossbody bag from Sancia The Label which I found preloved on Ebay

Freyja Necklace from YLC Jewels

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ethical fashion

EFWA Show Night One

Which I sadly missed because I caught a bloody cold from some germie bugger on the plane.

I was loaned the Muster Dress from Melbourne designer Lois Hazel. I love this dress and Lois is incredibly talented so I though it should still be included in this roundup.

P.S. in case you can’t tell, that’s the model, not me.

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EFWA Show Night Two

Featuring yet another print in the wrap style I’ve come to love. If you’re a curvy girl like me, wrap dresses are your BFF.

Marta Wrap Dress in Parrot (short version) found on Ebay with tags attached for half the original price. Best find ever. Reformation seem to repeat the Marta style every season in various lengths. It’s quite flattering so if you’re in the market for a wrap dress I would keep an eye out for this style.

Bamboo Bag from Ethical Gallery a vegan handbag store

Sandals from Trenery which were super comfy and also worn on the Gala Night. My rule is to stick to heel heights of 7.5cm or under to reduce the rick of breaking my neck or trotting home sans shoes.

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EFWA Show Night Three

By far the most comfortable outfit I wore to the shows this week. Despite being 31 degrees, I felt cool and breezy. A reader left the comment that you could also pair this outfit with a blazer for work.

Organic cotton tee from Bon Label. Bon make seriously good quality tees. I have stripe one I purchased nearly three years and with the exception of a chocolate stain (totally my fault) it’s still going strong.

Thom Joggers from Connally Mcdougall. Connally showed on the first night of Eco Fashion Week and her designs are beautiful, wearable and made for with women’s curves in mind.

Vegetable tanned leather Triangle Clutch from Minima Handcrafted. I received so many compliments about this bag, it’s beautifully made, fits everything you need for a night out and designed to get better with age.

Necklaces from YCL Jewels

Heels from Country Road which are two years old but you can find similar here.

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is a sustainability advocate, climate optimist and founder, and editor of The Green Hub. Her own sustainable living journey began five years ago when she realised our choices matter. What we eat, where we shop, what we wear, how we live, these choices have the power to shape the kind of world we want to live in. Since launching The Green Hub in 2016 she has grown the blog to become a platform for sustainable fashion and conscious living helping people make lifestyle choices which are kinder to the planet.