After being part of the GITNB X SPARK festival a few weeks ago, the need to save our planet is more crucial than ever. At WYLD, we’ve learnt the importance of being conscious and we would like to share some trendy Australian brands that embody an ethical ethos or practice sustainable manufacturing.

(Photo credit: Shapes In The Sand)

Who says you can’t be clad in a sexy little bikini without giving back to the Earth? Shapes in the Sand is an eco conscious swimwear label that uses regenerated fabrics such as recycled nylon and polyesters to create their gorgeous pieces. They also put together projects to create positive change to the environment and its inhabitants. For example, they have helped fund organized beach clean ups as well as care facilities for Australian native wildlife. With a wide range of colourful prints on their bikinis and one pieces, all products are proudly handmade in Australia.

(Photo credit: Madonna Bain)

Feeling sexy has never felt better knowing that you’re saving the Earth. Madonna Bain is an environmentally sensitive brand that sells beautiful intimates including lingerie and swimwear. Made with quality organic and eco-friendly textiles from all over the world, their organic cotton fabrics are incredibly soft with a luxurious feel. Slip into buttery soft intimates without the guilt.

(Photo credit: Vege Threads)

Vege Threads, a clean, minimalist and sophisticated fashion brand definitely lives up to their name. With their products being manufactured in Indonesia, the materials are naturally farmed and certified cotton, which doesn’t include dangerous chemicals harmful to the environment. Besides manufacturing their products ethically, Vege Threads also donates a percentage of their profits to a Bali-based foundation.

(Photo credit: Kitsu)

Yes, a jewellery brand ethically produced in Melbourne! Kitsu is a one of a kind brand that hand-crafts their earrings, necklaces and bracelets using waterproof Polymer clay. With different designs and funky colours to choose from, there’s something for everyone!

(Photo credit: Pure Pod)

Started in 2007 by Kelli Donovan, this Canberra based fashion brand is a pioneer of Australian sustainable fashion even after a century. Pure Pod’s clothing is made with sustainable textiles such as organic cotton, denim, hemp, silks and natural dyes. The brand’s pieces are mature staples for a women’s wardrobe and their products are all made locally!

(Photo credit: Etiko)

Slip into a pair or swanky eco-friendly shoes with Etiko. Besides footwear, they also sell a variety of apparel and sports balls. Etiko is known for their support for human and labour rights in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Besides using raw materials for all their products, Etiko makes an effort to work with factory suppliers who invest in the social and economic developments of farmers and workers. Well I definitely don’t mind splurging on cool footwear if it’s for a good cause!

 

If you're looking for some eco-friendly brands in Singapore, here are some to check out on their online stores!

1. MATTER

2. Etrican 

3. Heads Of State Millinery

4. The Nomadic Trails

5. Touch The Toes

 

Hope you're having a lovely day!

Love, Shona


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