Many people have reached out over the past week and asked for some recommendations of our favourite ethical fashion sources now that we are closing our doors. So we threw together this (by no means exhaustive) list of the very best people we have come across in the rag trade. Enjoy!
Eco.Mono have been a big supporter of ours, and vice versa for many years.
Slow Sunday Swap donated their event profits to The Fabric Social impact fund. They host swaps for Australian based second hand fashionistas.
*You can also donate to our impact fund if you missed out on our sale but want to support our women producers on the next step of their journey.*
Dorsu is a Cambodian/Australian owned and run fashion brand with whom we have had a lot of crossover, and create ethical and sustainable conscious capsule collections.
The Wander-Lush travel blog is written by our fabulous long-term editorial intern Emily Lush. You can also find lots of her work in Peppermint magazine.
The Seljak sisters came to Assam to learn about our sustainable textiles and now run the closed-loop merino-wool blanket company Seljak Brand.
Faire.shop is a relatively new international platform for ethical fashion that really checks the credentials of its brands, is run by women, and is a certified B Corp. They also have homewares and men’s ethical offerings.
ActionAid Australia came to us with the idea to expand into Myanmar. We were thrilled with this opportunity and certainly couldn’t have done it without them. We loved working with their local program MBoutik — go visit them if you are ever in Bagan.
YEVU started around the same time as us and have managed to break through the noise and create really exciting men’s and women’s ethical duds from Ghana. We adore them.
Kiwi brand Kowtow’s collections are made from organic, renewable and regenerated fibres, and are achingly stylish.
We can’t say enough good stuff about Lois Hazel. Their 100% transparent supply chain employs seamstresses in their Melbourne studio.
Our favourite Instagram personalities who have helped us on our journey are Unmaterial Girl, Ethically Kate, The Fashion Advocate, Hakamme and The Honest Consumer. Follow all these people for tips on ethical fashion and sustainability more generally.
Last but absolutely not least, our producers! Srishti Handlooms have been with us from the start and have taught us everything we know about fabric. Sasha Fair trade in Kolkata have patiently sorted through years of collections with us, and all the hiccups that come with remote design. Kuki has brought a new production house to life with us with Siami x Siami. We couldn't be more proud of these women and of these achievements.
If you are looking to purchase directly from our producer groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org for wholesale fabric enquiries, or to be put in touch with anyone from our squeaky-clean feminist supply chain.