25 Mar

How to Do Boho, Sustainably

Whenever I think of boho, I picture some of the greatest legends in the fashion and music industries. People like Stevie Nicks and Talitha Getty and the free-spirited hippies of the 60s and 70s.
Boho is an effortless and breezy style, characterised by long floaty skirts or dresses, loose blouses, boots and bold (often floral) prints.
Today’s boho inspirations include the Olsen twins, Sienna Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Alexa Chung, Florence Welch, and everyone at Coachella really. Thanks to them, the trend has been revived with a modern twist and minimalist approach.

But many of the boho brands we hear about today, like Free People (Not Good Enough), can harm the planet. And that’s not what we want, right?
To help you out, we’ve rounded up 8 ethical and sustainable boho brands. Ready to channel your inner Janis Joplin?

All the Wild Roses

Rated: Good

Natalia Terracotta Floral Cotton Top – Ships internationally

Australian brand All the Wild Roses creates bohemian fashion (precisely what we’re looking for) for the dreamers and change makers. It uses up to 50% deadstock fabric and makes products using a just-in-time system, creating less waste in the supply chain as a result.

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Vege Threads

Rated: Great

Organic Rib Pant – Ships internationally

Vege Threads is ECA certified and makes all its clothing in Australia. Their range of sustainable, eco-friendly fashion includes men’s and women’s basics, activewear and swimwear. Plus, it uses 100% GOTS certified cotton, yay!

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TAMGA Designs

Rated: Great

Bella Poncho – Ships internationally

If you’re looking for floral prints, then you’ve come to the right place. Tamga Designs creates conscious and colourful (and floral) clothing using eco-friendly fabrics, like Tencel and organic cotton, and eco dyes.

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Christy Dawn

Rated: Great

The Dawn Boot – Ships internationally

Christy Dawn is a minimalist showroom for vintage-inspired (imagine, Stevie Nicks, in a brand, but better) women’s clothes and dresses, locally made with surplus fabric. The brand rates ‘Great’ on all fronts, making it a fabulous boho option for your wardrobe.

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Oats the Label

Rated: Good

Bell Pull Over – Ships internationally

Melbourne-based Oats the label offers made-to-order silk and linen womenswear. All the products are made in-house by the designer and a small team in her private studio.

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Rated: Good

Srey Oun Sweater – Ships internationally

Do the boho trend, zero-waste style. Tonle provides environmentally-friendly women’s clothing with a zero-waste design process. To do so, the brand uses remnant fabrics from large manufacturers as well as recycled threads and reclaimed wood from local suppliers for its trim and accessories.

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Ace & Jig

Rated: Good

Marie Dress – Ships internationally

On the hunt for some effortless style? Ace and Jig creates just that, using custom woven fabrications and made by artisan weavers in India. Although greater transparency is needed about the brand’s labour rights, it’s important to note that it employs 90% female artisans and provides free childcare.

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People Tree

Rated: Great

V&A Yasmin Print Maxi Dress – Ships internationally

Ethical pioneers People Tree have some classic boho looks in their collection, using Broderie Anglaise, swirly floral prints and bell sleeves. All their clothes are guaranteed fair trade, and are made with eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton and tencel.

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Editor's note: Feature image via Christy Dawn. All other images via brands mentioned. Good On You has big plans for ethical fashion in 2019! To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.

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