Sustainability is becoming a more important topic, especially in fashion. According to the Australian government, the country is second only to the United States regarding textile usage. Each Australian consumes an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing per year and disposes an average of 23 kilograms of clothing to landfills each year. With so much textile waste ending up in landfills each year, it’s more important than ever to seek ways to shop more sustainably.
Sustainable fashion is a phrase that refers to clothing that has been designed in a way that is both environmentally friendly and considerate of the industry's effect on the environment. There are a lot of sustainable fashion companies in Australia, but we've compiled a list of some of the finest.
Outland Denim: Popularised by Meghan Markle, this Australian company produces long-lasting denim jeans that help women obtain stable employment and financial independence.
Citizen Wolf: This brand uses technology to create custom-made T-shirts that are both environmentally responsible and socially beneficial. They believe that when you make a piece you like, you'll keep it for longer and repair rather than replace it, therefore reducing the environmental impact.
Vege Threads: Vege Threads is an Australian clothing brand that prioritises ethics and environmental responsibility in its products and production. 100 percent of their lines are made in Australia, with organic and environmentally friendly materials and dyes. With their main factory in Melbourne, their designs are also entirely produced locally.
Little Emperor: This brand is all about creating clothing for children while also being environmentally friendly. Little Emperor's clothing is manufactured from organic cotton that is produced in a Sedex-approved factory where workers are paid a living wage and are guaranteed safe working conditions.
Good Studios: Using materials such as hemp, Good Studios promotes the use of organic materials in their trendy and eco-friendly designs. Additionally, this organisation also takes pleasure in being a platform for educating the public and individual customers about sustainability in fashion.
- Nelson Made: Based in Melbourne, this sustainable footwear brand produces their sandals in small batches in an eco-conscious way. Their sandals are designed to last and only utilise high-quality, environmentally friendly materials.
Consider going completely sustainable when you next shop for clothes. Although it may be a bit more expensive, the planet will thank you in the long run.