So from sustainable summer dresses to eco-friendly jeans, I’ve put together a list of some fantastic ethical fashion brands, with something for everyone to help you on the path to becoming a more conscious consumer.
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1. Whimsy + Row
Using only locally sourced deadstock textiles and materials, Whimsy + Row take sustainability seriously. Each collection is created in small, limited run batches and made locally in LA. They’re all about quality designs and sustainable practices, with a mission to “provide ease and elegance for the modern, creative woman.”
Shop Whimsy + Row here
2. Spell Designs
Price Range: $30-$400
Spell & The Gypsy Collective are a Byron Bay-based label which has garnered a global cult following of bohemian dreamers and high-fashion style mavens alike. While best known for their colourful, intricately detailed collections, they are quickly becoming well known as industry leaders in ethical and sustainably made fashion.
Shop Spell Designs here
3. Tasi Travels
Designed for adventurers, Tasi Travels create stylish but durable fashion staples appropriate for hot climates and conservative cultures. Each piece is handmade to order on the Sunshine Coast, using quick dry and wrinkle resistant, sustainable Tencel. A core part of the Tasi ethos is that of minimalism; less but better.
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Australian Cue is a classic fashion label who have around since 1968. They’ve grown with times and offer modern, fashion-forward pieces in luxe fabrics, but still manage to produce clothes which are timeless and very wearable. Accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia, Cue is also the largest local manufacturer of fashion in Australia. Double win!
Shop Cue here
Kuwaii is one of the first completely transparent Australian fashion brands. With a philosophy of smaller, slower and more simple, they are the antithesis of fast fashion. They produce minimal runs, made to order, with a strong focus on designing clothes you will wear forever. Kuwaii’s has a range of the most beautiful colours and prints, and they’re incredibly flattering on all body types.
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Australian label KITX is a pioneer in design-led, ethical and sustainably made fashion. The designer behind the brand Kit Willow says “I strongly believe in a better world, through the simple mantra of making women look and feel beautiful, without harming our planet so everyone can win.”
Shop KITX here
Melbourne fashion label ELK was founded by husband and wife duo Marnie Goding and Adam Koniaras in 2004. They create bi-annual ready-to-wear collections made up of clothes, jewelry shoes, and handbags. ELK products are made all around the world and team are involved in every step of the making process.
Shop ELK here