When we think of pollution, we think of the gases particles from factories or cars- but the truth is, the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world.
Fashion brands now are more aware of the consequences clothing has on the environment and have utilised more eco-friendly production methods as well as the use of natural dye. Check out these three sustainable clothing brands that are leading the change in sustainable fashion:
1. Vege Threads
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Vege Threads make clothes for everyday wear. The clothing production uses 100% Australian organic and eco-friendly materials and dyes. Their commitment to this, rewarded them with an accreditation from Ethical Clothing Australia in working with local knitting mills and dye houses.
Vege Threads aim to bring together a community who share the same commitment in sustainability as them. They seek to provide a better progress with their customers and the planet. On that note, if you are looking for clothes that are perfect for the winter and comfortable to wear, Vege Threads is the perfect brand for you.
Shop here, www.vegethreads.com
2. Organic Crew
Organic Crew is a sustainable and organic clothing brand. The clothes are produced based on luxurious pieces without harming the planet. All of their clothing is made using 100% organic cotton which means the production use less water. Based in Melbourne, Australia, it enables them to be part of every step of the production stage so the clothing that are made meets their expectations.
The organic cotton and organic dyes that Organic Crew use utilise environmentally friendly practices. If you’re not aware, the unnatural fibres that we wear reach waterways as well as get absorbed by our skin. So, wearing clothes that are made from organic cotton help limit the toxins in our bodies- not only protecting the environment, but also our health.
If you are interested, shop at, www.organiccrew.com.au
Pictures source: www.instagram.com/organic.crew/?hl=en
Biasa is based in Indonesia and will be going global soon. Inspired by Indonesian tradition, the founder shares her vision of ‘extraordinary simplicity’ with those who shares the same values.
This brand can be considered as a sophisticated wear, yet sustainable, that involves natural materials and artisanal details. The clothes are hand-crafted into an amazing creation and using hand-loomed fabrics.
If you live in Indonesia, you can visit their stores in Bali and Jakarta. If you don’t, you can shop all their collections here, www.biasagroup.com.
Pictures source: https://www.instagram.com/biasaofficial/?hl=en
As the popularity of fast fashion continues, it’s important we think about our plastics footprint in the clothes we buy. With these brands, not only are we protecting the planet, but also being fashionable at the same time.
This is part one of a series of sustainable fashion. Like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/plasticoceansaustralasia/ to find out when series two comes out and we’ll be looking at beauty and health products.
Watch this space for REVIVE FASHION SHOW, proudly presented by Plastic Oceans Australasia and GO Local Media Group. On 15 May 2021 in Albury-Wodonga region, designers incorporate recycled, preloved, reclaimed wears and items, transformed into unique fashion pieces and stunning ensembles. It’s the red-carpet event you can’t miss!
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