With the current situation of spending day after day in the comfort of our homes, there is no better moment to stay cosy while being indoors. However, you know not all knits are created equally, so we’re highlighting seven brands that are fashionable as well as ethically and sustainably produced.
Allora is designed and manufactured in Melbourne with a passion for detail, quality, and style. At the heart of every design is longevity, ensuring each piece will perform every day just as it does the first day it's worn. They champion sustainability by providing less excess stock at the end of each season and selecting premium, quality fabrics to ensure longevity in every piece. You’ll love their luxury merino collection (Superfine Australian Merino), fully traceable from knitting mill to garment maker.
Another beautifully local brand, MIA FRATINO, is devoted to a slow-fashion ethos, with garments that will last in your wardrobe many seasons if you follow their particular cashmere care practices. As a brand, they use only 100% natural fibres that are biodegradable and environmentally sustainable and encourage quality over quantity. If this is not enough to make you a Mia devotee, check their foundation, where the core goal is to help women in need in Sri Lanka.
A transformative B-Corp brand, Arnsdorf elevates the impact of clothing through sustainable and highly conscious practices. With garments designed, cut, sewn, and finished in their in-house Atelier in Collingwood, Melbourne, they minimise their carbon footprint through local manufacturing.
Arnsdorf challenges the fashion industry by constantly improving the development of their garments towards a new standard of transparency, and they don’t hesitate to provide the cost of every element when producing each piece. This allows consumers to be aware of the actual costs of what they are wearing.
American designer Mara Hoffman takes commitment to sustainability into colourful yet luxurious pieces season after season. Not only do they use eco-friendly fabrics during their development processes, but they also pride themselves on compostable packaging! Mara Hoffman is one of these brands that offer a complete experience within the fashion industry; we hope to see more and more of them these days – particularly those featuring fabrics such as Organic Cotton or Tencel Modal.
Since their launch date back in the early 2000s, the Stella team has focused on only one thing: being as kinder as possible to Mother Earth. Owning a piece from Stella’s collections not only means you are wearing something luxurious for yourself, but you're also giving back to the planet.
With that in mind, you’d be delighted to discover their effortless selection of cosy pieces made of traceable wool, organic cotton, and regenerated cashmere. An investment worth the dollars!
New Zealand-made Maggie Marilyn is proudly certified with the Carbonreduce achievement in pursuing a living fashion industry that is circular and regenerative. As the team says, it is no longer enough to sustain; we must regenerate and carefully treat our clothes as they deserve, if we aim to own long-lasting wardrobe staples. And with the perks of 100% NZ merino wool as one of the most breathable fabrics in the industry, you’ll be cosy all year long.
New Zealand brand Sheep Inc. was created to demonstrate that fashion can be more environmentally friendly, with the all-gender garments no longer contributing to the problem, but being part of the solution. The company's commitment to animal welfare means they only work with ZQ-certified farms, which guarantee the highest possible standards for animal welfare, along with their biophilic design process that combines nature, science, and humans to make knitwear that produces zero emissions, no harm, and no waste.
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