For those in the northern hemisphere, summer is just around the corner, and that means beach weather! If you count yourself among the rapidly expanding movement of conscious consumers, or are on your way to giving your wardrobe an eco-friendly update, think of this as your go-to ethical beachwear kit.
Witchery are an Australian women’s and children’s wear company and part of the Country Road Group. Their clothing is elegant and sophisticated boasting classic colours and cuts. Witchery are known for their White Shirt Campaign, which has raised $10 million so far for ovarian cancer research. The brand may be investing in important issues in the public sphere – but does its ethics continue behind the scenes? Read on to find out how Witchery treat their workers, the planet and animals.
With the northern summer just around the corner, it’s time to store those ethical boots for colder days and think about investing in some cute, casual summer shoes that will keep you looking and feeling great and ready for fun in the sun this season.
Lois Hazel is a Melbourne-based boutique brand that combines sharp design, the skills of local dressmakers and the principles of honesty and sustainability. We spoke to founder Lois McGruer-Fraser ahead of the launch of the label’s seventh collection at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Carlie Ballard creates modern, chic clothing by harnessing the skills and knowledge of traditional dressmakers. Each piece of fabric is hand-loomed and dyed, making every garment unique — like a wearable artwork. But it’s her connection to the artisans behind the clothing that makes her collections truly special.
Kmart is one of the most popular discount department stores in Australia. While there’s no denying Kmart is a quick and convenient go-to for clothing, we have to ask ourselves if affordability and availability trump ethical considerations. As ethical consumers, we have the right to know how a brand treats the earth and its inhabitants before we decide on our purchases. So, how does Kmart rate? Read More
From humble beginnings as a Sydney cotton mill over 100 years ago, Bonds have grown to become the number one underwear brand in Australia. But are Bonds as concerned with the wellbeing of their workers, animals and the planet as they are with their public image? Should they be the first thing we put on in the morning and the last thing we take off? We take a look at what goes on behind the scenes to see if Bonds truly live up to their good reputation. Read More
Lululemon is a high-end activewear chain that offers yoga-inspired athletic apparel for most sweaty pursuits. While they claim to be dedicated to sustainable practice, do Lululemon really put their best foot forward for people, planet and animals? Or is it a s-t-r-e-t-c-h to call them ethical? Read on to find out what their impact is really like. Read More
Popular Australian brand Sportsgirl is known for being on-trend, carefree and colourful. But are its ethics as pretty as its products? Read on to find out whether this fashion-forward brand is giving the environment, its workers and animals the respect they deserve. Read More