Sustainable Fashion Brands
Not all fashion brands are sustainable, but at Velvety we are proud to only feature sustainable labels and vegan items to make shopping your values simple. We are so lucky to be able to find ethical fashion brands right here in Australia that are empowering women, using sustainable fabrics, and creating comfortable and stylish pieces to last you a lifestyle. Here are six of our favourite sustainable fashion brands you can shop in Australia.
To make life a little easier, we are using a pricing scale in this post so you have a good idea of the price range before clicking.
$ = $50 – $100
$$ = $100 – $150
$$$ = $150 – $200
$$$$ = $200 and above
Product range: Everyday wear for women and men.
Price range: $$ – $$$
About the brand: Modern and minimalist style to suit every occasion. Seaside Tones is a European brand that uses natural fabrics and neutral colour palettes to create comfortable wardrobe staples. Each garment is ethically made in Poland with a simple style that stands the test of time. They use GOTS certified Polish linen which is renowned all over the world. The linen is also prewashed, meaning it is soft and drapes beautifully against your body. All Seaside Tones fabrics are organic, coloured without harmful chemicals and produced in safe and fair conditions.
Product range: Colourful and floral clothing for women
Price range: $$
About the brand: TAMGA uses natural materials and low-impact dyes to create feminine garments and accessories. The range includes kimonos, tops, jumpsuits and dresses, all with their signature beautiful colours and hand-drawn prints. TAMGA uses Tencel and Lenzing Modal which are both eco-friendly materials. Their Lenzing modal is sustainably harvested from FSC-certified plots, plus it is super soft and anti-bacterial, the ideal material for T-shirts. Tencel is a soft, light and airy fabric that is sustainably grown from renewable eucalyptus wood and made into fibre using an award-winning closed loop process that recycles 99.8% of water and solvents. Tencel drapes beautifully, is bio-degradable and is even wrinkle-resistant, perfect for those of us who don’t fancy ironing every day!
TAMGA makes their clothes ethically in Bali, under the highest social and environmental standards. Plus, TAMGA is a 1% for the planet partner and has also partnered with Canopy Style and the Sumatran Orangutan Society to protect Indonesia’s endangered forests and develop solutions for a better future.
Product range: Organic basics and clothing for women
Price range: $ – $$$$
About the brand: Indecisive is an Australian ethical fashion brand based in New South Wales that uses linen, Australian made organic cotton and surplus fabrics to create beautifully crafted garments. Using surplus fabric saves that excess from ending up in landfill and gives it a fresh new life as a garment you will love. All of Indecisive’s garments are made in Australia and made to order to minimise waste and the environmental impact of overproduction. Indecisive’s style is tran-seasonal, modern, and relaxed, ensuring it has a long lifespan in your wardrobe regardless of the time of year.
Product range: Luxury organic lounge and sleepwear
Price range: $
About the brand: Sorella Organics is an independent Australian label by Anna McGregor made in both Australia and Fiji. Each garment is made with the softest certified organic and fair-trade cotton ensuring each piece is kind on the skin, kind to the environment, and kind to the farmers growing the cotton. Anna’s mission is not only to create organic clothing but to create sustainable employment for garment workers by making it easier for them to partner with other Australian businesses. Sorella Organics ensures a small, slow production and sustainable employment for all their workers and garment makers. Anna has also been recognised for her commitment to sustainable and ethical fashion with an honorary membership to Ethical Fashion Forum’s Fellowship 500. She is devoted to continuing to learn and improve all elements of Sorella’s supply chain to reduce environmental impact and become a leader in ethical fashion in Australia.
Product range: Comfortable, quality womenswear
Price range: $$ – $$$$
About the brand: Quillan is an ethical fashion label designed in Australia and ethically made in South Africa. The founder of Quillan grew up in Johannesburg, a town in South Africa, so it seems natural that her business aims to support those who once supported her. Quillan focuses on using natural materials, such as hemp, organic cotton and linen, and they design collections that are tran-seasonal and timeless so each item can be worn year-round. Items such as the Luna top can also be styled multiple ways, to work with various outfits and body types. Quillan’s style is distinctive and artistic, using beautiful textures and colours for comfortable garments to suit any occasion.
About the author: Chloe is an ethical lifestyle writer and video maker known online as Be Kind Coco. She loves cats and a good cuppa and is on a mission to make ethical living easy.