Jun 10, 2014 01:57
by Jessica-Anne Lyons
How far eco-friendly fashion has come from scratchy hemp fisherman pants! We showcase the coolest labels doing their best by the environment.
This trendier-than-thou Aussie label is based on the philosophy that pure and natural fabrics are the building blocks for a luxurious and casually elegant lifestyle. We can’t go past their gorgeous basics in neutral colours. They’re the perfect travel companions –made for layering, easy cleaning and mixing and matching for endless outfit options.
This eco-friendly shoe label is the brainchild of New York-based designer Gabrielle Hiatt. The brand boasts chic and comfortable footwear inspired by the look and feel of dance shoes. There are picks for every occasion, from metallic flats and fashion-forward boots to wood block heels with cutout details. We especially love their pastel offerings!
Want luxurious intimates that are stylish and sustainable? Have we got news for you! ALAS (All Light All Shadow) uses gorgeously soft, organic cotton accredited by the Global Organic Textile Society. That means all fabrics are produced minus the harmful pesticides, reducing the flow of toxic nasties into the community. Check out their fun and vivid prints inspired by native Australian flowers!
Established in 2010, this young Fair Trade design label provides a range of edgy handmade accessories from jewellery to bags, created entirely with recycled materials. They’re based in Melbourne but production is located in Cambodia and Indonesia to support small artisans. Mettle has been featured in Mercedes Benz Fashion Weeks in both Australia and the US, and it’s no surprise why; their production ethic and stunning jewellery collections are really something special.