I am only dipping my toe into the world of ethical fashion and haven’t managed to ditch fast fashion just yet. I am trying to learn more and be more mindful about where I purchase my clothes. These are some of the more ethical stores I have come across:
I discovered Everlane back in 2014 and have been buying regularly since. They now ship to Australia and have free shipping on orders over US$250 or US$15 shipping for orders under US$250. Everlane are known for their “radical transparency”, sharing information about the ethical factories that they use and the true cost of every product.
Cuyana were another 2014 find and despite having a very long wishlist I still haven’t placed my first order. Cuyana were founded on the premise of “fewer, better things” and started the “lean closet” movement. Cuyana will accept your unwanted clothes donations and in return give you a Cuyana voucher.
Garmentory is another store I am yet to try but I like the concept. Garmentory prides itself on being a curated marketplace of indie boutiques and designers and encourages shopping small. If you sign up to Garmentory using this link you will receive a $20 credit to your account (as will I).
I distinctly remember my first Cue purchase, it was a striped dress that I bought for my summer internship about eight years ago. I have continued to buy workwear from them since. I only recently discovered that they are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia and that the majority of their clothes are made in Australia.
The Darley Store are a local boutique in Manly that I often visit. The Darley Store stocks local, sustainable and transparent brands.
Favourite pieces: Carlie Ballard Eclipse Dress in Black Spot, Vege Threads Organic Tee Dress in Stripe, Carlie Ballard Trailblazer Shirt, Linda Tahija Triangle Diamond Earrings, Linda Tahija Cross Studs
I’d love to know if you have you shopped at any of the above stores or if you have any other recommendations.
image source: Cuyana