The world is going green and the fashion industry is next on the chopping block! Fashion falls only second to the dastardly oil titans on the list of top polluting industries, and we all know how much we millennials like to disrupt the conventional markets with our veganism and electric cars… The top global brands are scrambling to ‘go green’ (or at least trying to look like they are), but today we bring you the best Aussie brands already making strides in an effort to produce high quality and fashionable sustainable goods.
Melbourne-based brand A.BCH committed to producing sustainable and affordable clothing since their establishment, deciding they would never price people out of making a difference. A.BCH – which produces both clothes for men and women – has made a strong emphasis on their supply chain, and knows exactly where each and every thread, button, and pigment are produced. The brand touts an extensive range of basic and functional wear.
A little-known sustainable clothing brand, made for and by skaters and surfers. Via Mare boast personally hand-printed tees, an ethical supply chain AND climate neutral production – using only solar and wind energy to churn out their rad wares.
The Sydney-based brand run a tight-ship, instilling the three principles of ethical creation, minimisation of environmental impact and quality production into each and every piece.
Beyond that, Via Mare is all about the mission to ‘represent a creative movement towards a better environment’. If you’re looking for some edgy basics to add to your rotation then head to the sea… just kidding, head here.
This just in – keep your eyes peeled for their second collection, dropping real soon!
‘Bon’, meaning ‘good’ in French, is the name of this Australian brand and they definitely live up to it! Bon Label is focused on producing seriously sustainable Tees; their designs are what they consider ‘unf*ckupable’, and suited to any sort of activity or occasion. Their fashion is not about excess and like their name implies, they are on the market to have a positive impact on people without harming the environment.
This small clothing brand produces all its clothes in Australian soil, their natural and simplistic everyday wear designs are produced with Eco-friendly fabrics and dyes. Vege Threads do cool basics: tank tops, tees, yoga and swimwear for women and have recently launched a mens clothing line too. They are certified with Ethical Clothing Australia and Global Organic Textile Standard, alongside Bon Label and The Ark Clothing Co.
The Ark Clothing Co.
If you are looking for a decidedly more edgy design, this Melbourne-based brand is perfect for you. The Ark Clothing Co is packed with pure Australian style; stocking basic, simple but stylish clothing. This brand was also awarded the Ethical accreditation back in 2010 and have continued to instil confidence in women with stylish, and clever clothing options.
We would also like to give a special mention to Thread Harvest, an Australian sustainable fashion e-commerce site. Thread Harvest offers a wide range of ethical, empowering, eco-friendly, organic and up-cycled brands – including Etiko, Alas, Tasi Travels and more!
Will you support the fashion industry in the move to ‘go green’? Let us know what other ethical and sustainable brands you love!