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BRAND DIRECTORY

KEY

W = Womenswear

M = Menswear

N = Gender Neutral/Non-binary*

O = Organic fibres

R = Recycled/Repurposed materials

SE = Social enterprise

$ = <$100 AUD

$$ = $100-$200 AUD

$$$ = $200< AUD

 

*please note where I have used N, these brands have included both male and female size guides for the same products, or produce unisex items.

 

All the listed brands practice ethical manufacturing and pay a living wage to my knowledge. If you have more information on any of the brands please feel free to get in touch. 

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Clothing brands

Made in Melbourne

W | M | N | O | R | $$ 
Circular fashion label with timeless, unisex basics

Made in Melbourne

W | O | $$$
Designer brand putting transparency first

Made in Bali and China

W | R | $-$$
Byron Bay brand giving back 1% to the planet

Made in Australia

W | M | N | $
Ethically made, Aussie basics in a range of colours

Made in Sydney, Melbourne and Japan

W | M | O | $$-$$$
Luxury basics brand making 90% of their products in Sydney

Made in Sydney

W | R | $$$
Designer womenswear for the office and special occasions

Made in Australia

W | $$$
A first lady of fashion bringing elegance to Australian women since the 60s

Made in Sydney

W | M | O | $
Tees made to order, customised to fit you perfectly

Made in Melbourne

W | M | SE | $
Supporting and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through clothes and design

Made in Melbourne

W | $$-$$$
Slow fashion label owned by two sisters which celebrates their African heritage

Made overseas

W | M | O | $-$$$
High street favourite bringing sustainability to the mainstream in clothing and homewares

Made in Australia and overseas

W | O | R | $$-$$$
Largest Australian-made label promoting local production

Made in Australia

W | M | SE | $$$
Handmade, Aboriginal-owned, upcylced denim label

Made in Melbourne

W | M | $$-$$$
Melbourne made and owned denim with unique designs

Made in Perth

W | $$$
One of the few brands still making in Perth with sequins for days

Made in Melbourne

W | $$-$$$
Gorgeous botanical screen printed designs

Made in Brisbane

N | R | $$-$$$
Handmade, non-binary clothing designed for comfort and style, and can be customised to suit your individual body

Made in Australia

W | N | O | R | $$-$$$
Clothing and textiles championing hemp fibres and sustainability with ECA approved manufacturers

Made in Melbourne and China

W | M | N | R | SE | $-$$$
Supporting vulnerable young people through mentorships and training to fight youth homelessness

Made in Bangladesh and Turkey

M | O | SE | $
Men's tees with meaning: profits go to charities supporting women experiencing domestic violence

Made in Melbourne

W | SE | $$$
Saving children from slavery one pair of jeans at a time

Made in New Zealand

W | $$$
NZ label known for statement sunglasses and local manufacturing

Made overseas

W | O | R | $$$
Designer label with environmental motives, worn by Emma Watson on the red carpet

Made overseas

W | N | O | R | $-$$$
Sustainable New Zealand favourite using organic fibres

Made in Melbourne

W | O | R | $-$$$
A Melbourne favourite championing local production and minimal, versatile designs

Made in Bali and China

W | $-$$
Bold, fun prints for women and kids

Made in Australia, China and Hong Kong

W | M | R | SE | $
Celebrating First Nations artists and cultural stories through apparel

Made in Melbourne

W | $$$
One woman company, each knit is lovingly made to order by Lil

Made in Australia

W | $$-$$$
Comfy loungewear and sleek clothes designed in Melbourne

Made in India

W | $$$
Flowing fabrics and summery designs sum up this holiday inspired brand

Made in Melbourne

W | O | R | $$-$$$
Beautiful, lightweight designs combined with transparency and purposeful business

Made in Australia

W | $$$
Australian made luxury label accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia

Made in Sydney

W | R | $$-$$$
Made-to-order Australian label specialising in slip dresses and custom fits

Made overseas

W | M | $-$$$
Denim inspired by vintage jeans and music made to last

Made in Melbourne

W | R | $-$$$
Super sustainable Melbourne denim brand with an eye for detail

Made in Melbourne, Sydney and overseas

W | O | R | $-$$$
For all the Gorman lovers: here's your ethical alternative

Made in Cambodia

W | M | SE | O | $-$$$
Made famous by Meghan Markle, these jeans are saving vulnerable women from human trafficking

Made in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra

W | R | $$$
Using the skills her grandmother taught her, Shannyn designs quality knits that are made to order

Made in Indonesia

W | M | N | O | $$-$$$
Perth brand with simple, classic designs and unisex kimonos

Made in India and China

W | O | R | $-$$$
Byron Bay label supporting 1% for the Planet through their beautiful and thoughtful designs

Made in India and Nepal

W | M | O | SE | $-$$
Supporting emerging designers and vulnerable communities through collaborations and cultural preservation

Made in Australia

W | O | $-$$$
Australian luxury basics, accessories and clothing

Made in India

N | SE | R | $-$$$
Sydney social enterprise established by two school mums in a fight against poverty

Made in Sydney

W | SE | R | $-$$$
This label is all made in-house by refugee and migrant communities who are supported with employment and training

Made in Melbourne/SA

W | O | R | $-$$$
Comfy, minimal clothes in block colours to be mixed or matched

Made overseas

W | $$-$$$
A division of Cue making feminine silhouettes and corporate fashion

Activewear and Swimwear

 

Made in Brisbane

W | O | R | $-$$
Inclusive size range including 6-26, plus an active maternity range

Made in Bali and China

W | R | $-$$
Byron Bay brand giving to 1% for the Planet

Made in Melbourne and Sydney

W | O | R | $-$$
Yoga and activewear made from surplus fabric and organic cotton, their website also contains their own recommendations.

Made in Fiji

W | $
Two in one swimwear and underwear in vintage floral prints

Made in Jervis Bay

W | M | R | $-$$
Vintage inspired women's bathers first realised by a mother and daughter duo

Made in Melbourne

W | $-$$
Screen printed leggings designed to wear either with dresses or for your work out

Made in Brisbane

W | M | O | R | $
Brisbane label reducing their environmental impact with their range which even includes maternity activewear

Made in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

W | M | O | $-$$
Fair Trade, B-Corp, family owned company with various certifications

Made overseas - 97 suppliers listed on Open Apparel Registry

W | M | R | $-$$$
NZ based certified B-Corp for all your outdoor adventures

Made in China and Indonesia

W | O | R | $-$$
Minimal bathers with various styles to suit different shapes

Made in Australia, China and Hong Kong

W | M | SE | R | $
Celebrating First Nations artists and cultural stories through apparel

Made in China

W | R | $

Perth brand with size inclusive swimwear and activewear. The brand sponsor The Global Women's Project

Made in Taiwan

W | R | $-$$
Activewear made from recycled plastic bottles, owned and run by women

Made in Gold Coast

W | R | $-$$
Born from a love of surfing, this swimwear is designed specifically for the ocean

Made in Brisbane

W | R | $$-$$$
Swimwear designed by a mother of three to protect your skin and keep you supported

Made in China, Indonesia and Perth

W | M | R | $
Perth brand saving the oceans one pair of boardies at a time

Made in India and China

W | O | R | $-$$$
Byron Bay label supporting 1% for the Planet through their beautiful and thoughtful designs

Made in Taiwan, China and India

W | O | R | $-$$
Sustainable activewear with a super transparent ethos

Made overseas and in NZ

W | M | N | O | $
NZ brand valuing diversity and unique designs

Made in Melbourne and in SA

W | O | R | $-$$$
Comfy, minimal clothes in block colours to be mixed or matched

Made in China

W | R | $-$$
Victorian brand based at Bells Beach making yoga mats and clothes while supporting the environment by planting trees

Underwear/Sleepwear

 

Made in Fiji

W | $
Two in one swimwear and underwear in vintage floral prints

Made in Australia

W | $$-$$$
Luxury sleepwear including a range using Liberty fabrics from London

Made in Indonesia and Byron Bay

W | O | R | $-$$
Feminine lingerie, sleepwear and everyday basics

Made in Melbourne

W | O | $
Melbourne basics brand valuing diversity and feminism

Made in Melbourne

W | $$-$$$
Luxury lingerie made in Melbourne with a bridal range

Made in China and Indonesia

W | O | R | $
Women's underwear and loungewear made from bamboo and organic cotton

Made in India

W | M | O | $
The name says it all, they're basics raising awareness about fashion ethics

Made in India, Bangladesh and Australia

W | O | R | $-$$
Plant-dyed underwear which redefines comfort

Made overseas and in NZ

W | M | N | O | $
NZ brand valuing diversity and unique designs

VEGE THREADS

Made in Melbourne and SA

W | M | O | R | $-$$$
Comfy, minimal basics in block colours to be mixed or matched

Shoes

V = Vegan options

Made in Fiji

W | $
Two in one swimwear and underwear in vintage floral prints

Made in Australia

W | $$-$$$
Luxury sleepwear including a range using Liberty fabrics from London

Made in Indonesia and Byron Bay

W | O | R | $-$$
Feminine lingerie, sleepwear and everyday basics

Made in Melbourne

W | O | $
Melbourne basics brand valuing diversity and feminism

Made in Melbourne

W | $$-$$$
Luxury lingerie made in Melbourne with a bridal range

Made in Byron Bay

W | O | R | $
GOTS-certified organic cotton and bamboo underwear handmade and dyed, with an inclusive size range

Made in China and Indonesia

W | O | R | $
Women's underwear and loungewear made from bamboo and organic cotton

Made in India

W | M | O | $
The name says it all, they're basics raising awareness about fashion ethics

Made in India, Bangladesh and Australia

W | O | R | $-$$
Plant-dyed underwear which redefines comfort

Made overseas and in NZ

W | M | N | O | $
NZ brand valuing diversity and unique designs

Made in Melbourne and SA

W | O | R | $-$$$
Comfy, minimal basics in block colours to be mixed or matched

Made in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

W | M | O | V | $-$$

Fair Trade, B-Corp, family owned company with various certifications

Made in Melbourne

W | R | $$-$$$
Handmade shoes for the office and beyond

Made in China

N | V | $$
Waterproof, natural rubber gumboots for outdoor adventures

Made in Melbourne

W | $$-$$$
Minimal, luxury sandals handmade for comfort and style

Made in India

W | O | R | $$-$$$
Boots and sandals for a boho style, donating 1% for the Planet

Made in Spain, Italy and Portugal

W | M | V | $$
Sophisticated vegan shoes designed in Melbourne (and the brand fosters and re-homes rescue cats)

EUROPE

Click on the brand names to view their websites

 

Based in Germany
Made in Europe and overseas

W | M | O | R | V | $-$$
Basics and staples supporting the Fashion Revolution

Based in France
Made in Europe and overseas

W | O | R | $-$$$
French style with a clean conscience

Based in UK
Made in China

W | R | $
Swimwear made from ocean plastic, supporting marine conservation

Based in Denmark
Made in Denmark

W | R | $$$
Small Danish label reusing existing fabrics

Based in Spain
Made in Europe and overseas

W | M | O | R | $$-$$$
B Corp turning ocean plastic into fashion

Based in Sweden
Made in Europe

W | M | O | R | $$-$$$
Simple Scandinavian design designed to last

Based in UK
Made in Europe and overseas

W | M | O | R | $-$$$
B Corp label started by surfers for the outdoors

Based in UK
Made in India

W | M | R | V | $$
Shoes and bags handmade by artisans in Mumbai

JAN N JUNE

Based in Germany
Made in Poland

W | M | O | R | $-$$$
Highly transparent, minimal German label

Based in UK
Made in Europe

W | M | O | R | $-$$$
Pioneering sustainability label with iconic activist slogan tees

Based in Netherlands
Made in Europe, Tunisia and China

W | M | O | R | $-$$$
Dutch label known for their denim range and youthful designs

Based in Germany
Made in Europe and overseas

W | M | O | R  $-$$$
German brand with a focus on traceability and education through their blog

Based in Germany
Made Europe and overseas

W | O | R | $-$$$
German womenswear label designing responsible, organic garments

Based in Finland
Made in Indonesia

W | R | $-$$
Finnish swimwear and activewear label using regenerated ocean plastic fibres

Based in the UK
Made in India and UK

W | M | N | O | $-$$
Inclusive and colourful Brighton-based brand known for their unisex dungarees

Based in Netherlands
Made in Tunisia

W | M | R | $$
Circular denim brand recycling old jeans into new ones

Based in Portugal
Made in Portugal

W | M | R | V | $$
Portuguese handcrafted vegan footwear

Based in France
Made in Europe

M | R | $-$$$
Brother brand to french womenswear label Sézane, small scale production in family-owned factories

OH SEVEN DAYS

Based in Turkey
Made in Turkey

W | R | $$-$$$
Small scale label all made in-house from deadstock fabrics by four tailors

Based in Denmark
Made in Europe

W | M | O | R | $-$$
A personal favourite of mine - comfy, soft and sustainable basics

Based in UK
Made in Europe and overseas

W | O | $-$$$
Safia Minney's certified fair trade, transparent brainchild that pioneers ethical practices

Based in UK
Made in UK

W | M | R | $$$
Designer garments made from upcycled materials, workshops, talks and events

Based in Sweden
Made overseas

W | O | R | $-$$
Sustainable activewear by women for women, supporting nonprofit Hand in Hand to help women in India out of poverty

Based in France
Made in Europe and overseas

W | O | R | $-$$$
Activewear to evening wear and everything in between, while supporting disadvantaged children through their philanthropic program

Based in UK
Made in Europe and overseas

W | M | O | R | $$$
High-profile, innovative designer clothing with sustainability at the centre of every garment - the brand I wish I could afford

Based in Sweden
Made in Europe

W | R | $
Zero-waste, sustainable hosiery brand

Based in UK
Made in UK

W | M | O | R | $$$
London-based designer label inspired by human stories

Based in Spain
Made in Europe

W | M | O | R | $-$$$
Ocean-friendly brand producing swimwear and casual clothing

Based in Denmark
Made in India and Europe

W | O | R | $-$$
Women's underwear, lingerie and swimwear made from sustainably sourced materials

Based in France
Made in Brazil

W | M | V | O | R | $$-$$$
Fair trade, minimal sneaker brand combining street style and comfort

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Disclaimer

This list is my personal directory based on my own research. I am not affiliated with any of the above organisations, designers or brands. I do not represent them or speak on their behalf. I am not under any obligation or contract and do not receive any commissions. It is intended as a resource and guide for those wishing to familiarise themselves with some ethical brands, but it is not an exhaustive or exclusive list. I speak only from my personal perspective on the brands I have researched using the information published on their websites as well as resources listed on this site.

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