Updated 4 February, 2018
How we care for our planet and the flora and fauna inhabiting it has become a major selling point for the world’s favourite eco-conscious brands, who are committed to using sustainable fabrics, low-impact production and ethical trading.
Recently, Oxfam Australia went one step further, launching a national campaign, What She Makes, to increase the pressure on the Australian fashion industry and big retailers, to pay living wages to the women in Bangladesh and other developing countries, who make their clothing.
Here, we have included pieces from some of the leading eco-fashion labels. From international designer label Stella McCartney, to Australian ethical clothing label Ginger & Smart, these clothing pieces – available online for worldwide delivery at Farfetch – are ethical, eco-friendly and on-trend.
Please note: all prices are in Australian dollars (AUD) and are subject to change by the retailer
Combining sharp tailoring with stylishly offbeat proportions, Stella McCartney is a beautiful amalgamation of classic craftsmanship and contemporary cool. Exuding a modern, feminine aesthetic, her collections are streamlined and full of personality. At the core of Stella McCartney’s world famous fashion house, is her devotion to sustainability and the ethical production of her goods. This is a brand that’s making a positive environmental impact without compromising on style.
Ginger & Smart
Ginger & Smart designs for spirited women whose distinctive style is an expression of their individuality. A sense of cool confidence and discovery underpins the brand’s playful yet polished aesthetic. Accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia, the label sources eco-friendly textiles such as organic cotton, silk, wool and modal and is dedicated to socially responsible production.
Fluid shapes are handcrafted from Ethiopian cotton using elaborate weaving methods in the women’s Lemlem collection. Each piece highlights this particular art form, with discreetly contrasting accents and a gentle colour palette featuring throughout.
Polished pieces are enhanced with sultry detailing in the Kitx collection. Elegantly layered designs cut from silky fabrics sit alongside sculptured styles crafted from supple leather. Details like sheer panels and asymmetric hems add a hint of drama to the Kitx range. Expect a palette of soft pastels and rich, earthy tones.
Re/Done infuses heritage vintage separates with a contemporary twist. Nuanced washes and vibrant pops of colour are amped up with subtle distressing and graphic prints for an urban appeal. Founders Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur bring their immaculate tailoring expertise to simple, casual shapes such as tops and denim.
Tome takes structural tailoring and reworks it, by juxtaposing utilitarian cuts and masculine details with sensuous ruffles and voluminous drapery. The palette sticks to monochrome and earthy tones, giving the bold silhouettes of Tome trousers an air of subtle elegance, which offsets the sculptural formality of Tome shirts and dresses.
The collection by Zeus+Dione fuses historic Greek references and contemporary craftsmanship in timeless pieces with a modern twist. The Farfetch edit features sumptuous natural materials elegantly tailored in gracefully demure silhouettes to exude laid-back femininity. Discover artistic designs punctuated with elaborate detailing for a polished feel.