Ditch fast fashion and shop these five sustainable Perth-based brands.
It’s important now more than ever to be mindful of our impact on the Earth and make more ethical and sustainable choices for the future.
You’ve heard the words ‘fast fashion’ before, but what is it exactly? And why should you care?
Essentially, it’s cheap clothing taken straight from the catwalk or current trends and put on the market at extremely high speed for shoppers to snap up while it’s popular and most likely discard it later. Enter mass-production, the exploitation of workers, and damage to the planet.
Shopping sustainably is the future of fashion, and we’re already seeing a big shift in companies and consumers realising their impact on the environment and trying to reduce it.
Here are five Perth-based sustainable fashion brands leading the way.
The ANJELMS Project
The ANJELMS Project is more than just a clothing brand.
Their stunning and unique collections are designed by local visual artists right here in Fremantle and ethically produced in Pushkar, alongside efforts to use their space in fashion to protect, empower and provide employment for rural/disadvantaged communities in India by partnering with The Stitching Project.
After an amazing response to their previous Made by Hand Collection they have released a new Hands On collection that we’re very excited about. It uses plant dyed, handspun, and hand-loomed clothing that was rejected in a mission to give the cloth a new life. The collection features an all-over handprint in celebration of the important craftspeople behind the scenes and the power to overcome anything through the care and love of one another- and it looks totally awesome.
They use plenty of traditional practices when making their sought-after collections including plant dyes, handloom organic fabric, and block printing, with each piece signed by every craftsperson involved in its making. Plus, you can shop safely knowing they’re a longstanding member of the WA fair-trade collective, just in case you needed further convincing.
Perth-based designer Remi is making her mark in the sustainable fashion world with groovy patterns, bohemian dreams, and heavily ‘70s Miami-inspired vibes at REMI.
She believes ethical fashion is the future, and we couldn’t agree more. All the created designs are unique, and her passion for ensuring all stages of production are done so ethically shines through on her socials and website.
You’ll have to pop in an order online, so take your time browsing through athleisure, dreamy sets, and funky tassel-lined tops.
Designed and made right here in Perth, Teagan Jacobs pieces are as sustainably brilliant as they are elegantly beautiful.
The garments are complete feminine, whimsical vibes made for the daydreamers and hopeless romantics with dainty gowns, gingham-covered dresses, and effortlessly cute sets.
She’s an impressive one-woman show, so her pieces are in small batches and in high demand. Don’t miss out on grabbing your fave!
Founded in 2017, Kristin Magrit’s mission is simple: to ensure conscious people can wear their values with sustainably made clothes.
Only plant-based fabrics are used in creating the pieces, and the elements have the ability to break down in case of a toss once you’re clearing out the wardrobe. It’s all handmade in small batches locally, and Kristin draws her inspiration from the beauty in every day for joyful designs that can be worn just about anywhere.
Location: 10 Hood St, Subiaco
Specialising in fashion and homewares, RŪPAHAUS is pretty much your one-stop-shop for all things sustainable in the home.
Here you’ll find vibrant hues, bold textiles, and boundary-pushing in all their carefree pieces. The garments are designed in Perth and ethically made in Indonesia, making use of the incredible local artisans and supporting their livelihoods. You’ll find no nasties here with naturally hand-dyed clothing alongside ethically handmade homewares and deeply rooted traditional techniques in each weave.
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