Rated ‘Good’ by the Good On You team, Afends is a local Australian brand based in Byron Bay that is leading the way in organic hemp fashion.
Afends uses eco-friendly materials like organic hemp and organic cotton to create its youthful pieces, and incorporates renewable energy into its supply chain to reduce its climate impact. The use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production, which is great news for the planet!
“The youth are the future and we feel it’s important for Afends to be a role model in sustainable practices. We’ve spent years researching hemp, our favourite eco-friendly fabric alternative that’s been dismissed due to outdated propaganda.” Afends is championing the hemp revolution, and we couldn’t be more on board: our own Ratings team classifies organic hemp as a top tier fabric when it comes to environmental impact!
We can’t help but share with you some of our favourite pieces from Afends! Scroll down to discover these 13 sustainable and ethical clothing items from a brand that believes small changes create a big impact—a message we love to get behind.
Ribbing is in, and this pearl rib singlet in a gorgeous olive tone has us feeling some kind of way. The playful wardrobe staple is consciously crafted from organic cotton jersey that is biodegradable and antibacterial, meaning it’s good for you and the planet. Thanks to the high neck and cropped hem, you can pair it with just about anything!
Consider this unique hemp long sleeve top as a boost to your basics. Featuring flared sleeves, a cropped raw hemline, and a relaxed silhouette, it is both flattering and comfortable. This is one you’ll want to reach for again and again to wear with every high-waisted bottom you’ve got.
Wide leg pants belong in any stylish and comfy wardrobe, and picking a pair in white really levels up your game here. Made from Afends’ signature organic cotton and hemp blend, the classic Shelby fit features a flattering high waisted and wide leg silhouette with a four-pocket combo and can be worn year-round.
Sustainable work pants aren’t easy to come by, so these modern suit pants are well worth a look in if you want to rock eco-chic in the office or on the shop floor. They are easy to wear and flattering, with a lightweight yet rich texture.
While the hemp shorts of yesteryear may have led your thoughts down a beige and baggy path, these hemp and cotton blend denim shorts will flip the script. Back by popular demand in their retro-relaxed fit, you can do no wrong in these bad boys.
Quirky socks are all the rage, and these hemp and cotton blend flower power socks will put a spring in your step. Like the rest of the range, they are made with no GMOs, herbicides, or pesticides.
These hemp elastic waist walkshorts embody the relaxed coastal lifestyle that Afends was built upon. Constructed in a lightweight and durable hemp and organic cotton, they have a slight stretch for easy wearing and maximum comfort. The perfect all-rounder, you can wear these on the weekend, to work, and everywhere in between.
For a dose of nostalgia in your conscious closet, look no further than this retro fit tee. Buttery soft and ethically made, embrace your inner Ferris Bueller all while being kind to people, the planet, and yourself.
Skinny jeans aren’t for everyone. If you prefer the laid-back look of a relaxed fit jean, this one’s for you! A timeless style revisited, the baggier cut of the Ninety Twos delivers a genuine vintage feel with a nod to the nineties in a trio of fresh and raw denim shades.
Everyone loves to be comfy, and these unisex sweatpants make us want to curl up on the couch and watch reruns of Friends. Available in classic shades of black and navy, and an unexpected but not unwanted bright bubblegum pink, you can mix and match with your honey on those days you just want to chill.
The hemp hood is the perfect partner for the sweats, made of the same premium blend of organic cotton and hemp brushed fleece. Comfortable, long-lasting, high quality, and kind to the environment—what more could you want in a hoodie?!
How does the saying go? “Happy hemp socks, happy life?” Close enough. Pick from a range of classic colours and give you tootsies the ultimate comfort in these classic pull up ribbed crew socks for everyone.
In another 90s throwback we love to love, this 100% hemp canvas bucket hat is durable, breathable, and helps keep you sun safe on land or at sea. Apparently it features an internal stash pocket, which makes us think of Paddington Bear and his marmalade sandwiches (but maybe take your sandwiches in a baggie, just to be safe).