Where to shop sustainable fashion in The City
Ethically made and eco-friendly fashion continues to trend for feel-good style. Conscious shoppers are increasingly opting for Australian labels that offer sustainable clothing options. Think organic or recycled fabrics and natural materials, garments that are produced fairly or sourced locally and slow fashion – timeless and well-made clothing, shoes and accessories that transcend seasonal trends and can be worn myriad ways for optimal styling and use.
To make the most of your wardrobe and feel good about fashion, here’s where to shop sustainable and modular styles in The City.
Brisbane City’s home of sustainable lifestyle wares, Biome has the goods when it comes to slow fashion, too. The Adelaide Street boutique offers a limited range of clothing with eco-cred for men, women and kids plus underwear, jewellery and accessories. Shop the full range of sustainable fashion online.
Melbourne-based brand Gorman has had a long commitment to social and ethical practices. The lifestyle label champions the use of natural fabrics with its Gorman Green organic line as well as using other sustainable fibres. Gorman often collaborates with Australian artists on limited collections as well as designing charity-based collections. Shop the latest range at the QueensPlaza boutique.
Also in QueensPlaza, Viktoria & Woods’ collections are designed with longevity in mind. Predominantly made in Australia, the Melbourne-based fashion brand highlights its commitment to the environment and social responsibility through the use of premium materials, natural textiles and recycled fabrics for long-lasting style.
This independent streetwear boutique on Charlotte Street has a curated collection of modular fashion – clothing items with detachable pieces that can be altered to be worn in different ways. Shop and Wander label, a Japanese outdoors brand with haute couture credentials, that offers two-way pants and adjustable jackets. You can also source sustainable garments from the likes of VEJA, Soulland and Our Legacy.
Full of fashion-forward and considered drops, shop this Queen Street Mall boutique for global brands with an eco-conscience. We love artsy Paloma Wool from Barcelona, ethical NZ label Kowtow, sustainably sourced Two Hills and Lott Studio jewellery from Melbourne and Baserange basics for women, plus many more in store.
The Scandi fashion fave is synonymous with modern, functional design, including modular garments that do double or even triple duty. The Wintergarden store offers a wide range of items made from sustainably sourced materials, too. Look for organic and recycled or repurposed fabrics and modular styles designed for layering to create new looks and silhouettes.
Hype DC purveys a dizzying range of trainers and footwear, including ethical options for sneakerheads and sandal fans. Shop the range of vegan and eco-friendly kicks at the Albert Street store with sustainable options from Converse, Dr. Martens, VEJA, New Balance, adidas, Nike, On Running, Teva and Birkenstock.
Looking for footwear that does the world of good? Visit Footgear in QueensPlaza for sole- (and soul-) saving vegan and eco-friendly styles in a huge range of colours for men, women and kids from Birkenstock, On Running and Arcopedico.