The textile industry is the SECOND GREATEST polluter of local freshwater in the world.
In fashion, there’s alarming emissions and effects of producing even the simplest fashion pieces. One cotton shirt requires about 700 gallons of water to produce, and a pair of jeans about 2 000 gallons of water. Try putting these amounts into perspective with fast fashion brands producing huge amounts per day!
We’re thrilled to see more brands moving to sustainable solutions. Below are just a few Australian Activewear brands making an impact on the environment, and helping our future.
This women’s lifestyle brand BAY Active is produced in an ethical, certified supply chain. They have a deep commitment to drive change in the fashion industry, from field to finished product. A change that interrupts the current attitudes of what value means, shifting the focus from quantity back to quality.
In doing this, they opt to use only organic cotton, natural, or regenerated fibres. Wherever possible, with the end product packaged in a compostable alternative.
They use only the highest quality regenerated fabrics in a fully transparent, certified, ethical supply chain. They’re using GOTS certified organic cotton, Australian Merino and bamboo. Thinking about the earth not only for today, but also for our future. The way things should be…
Vege Threads is keeping things simple and made locally in Australia. They’re pieces are manufactured in Australia using organic, eco-friendly materials and dyes in limited numbers.
They also believe in giving back, and as of 2018 Vege Threads became a proud member of the 1% for the Planet to help create an environmental legacy. A percentage of profits are donated to their chosen environmental projects and NFP movements locally and around the Globe.
Make sure you have a look at their pieces that’s made for taking you from your workout class to lounging at home.
If you’re looking for garments with lower environmental impact, have a look at their garments made from regenerated nylon, organic cotton, bamboo and modal. You’ll find their HQ based in North Brisbane runs purely on solar power.
They believe that DK Active is for everybody and every body, empowering you to move freely.
Their activewear is made from a carefully selected group of high quality textiles. Their textiles has an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, meaning they pass the internationally recognised standard deeming them to be free of any toxic chemicals. Imagine the impact that alone has on minimizing fresh water polution!
Founded by Laura May with the vision to contribute to a more sustainable business model within the fashion industry. They are a luxury fashion and lifestyle brand informed by movement and mind practices. Sustainability, inclusivity and a celebration of diverse culture are at the heart of their process. Their ongoing exploration of sustainability as a culture extends beyond the materials and manufacturing of a garment. They are striving to challenge the industry standards as well as their responsibility as a brand.
Merging the natural properties of organic and renewable fibres with technology and innovation. With the intention to create a multifaceted platform merging fashion with fair trade, community-focused initiatives and humanitarian work not often associated with fashion brands.
Vogue Australia named Nagnata Generation Next designers as part of the ‘Meet Our Future’ feature in the February Issue 2019 Vogue Australia! With many more achievements, and incredibly unique pieces, be sure to check out their website!
Inspired by the words of Dr.Seuss, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?!?“
They use fabric made from recycled plastic. This ensures that every bit of the process is as good for the planet as it is for your IG feed.
Their clothing is perfect for the ones who go from yoga to brunch and end up at a random street party dancing. ‘We see you. We are you. And we create every item of clothing with you in mind’. And we love the authenticity of this incredible brand!
Luna & Soul
‘Yoga wear without compromise. Ethical, functional and beautiful. We believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise’.
At Luna & Soul they only use sustainable materials that have no negative impact on our environment with plastic free packaging. Their company is PETA approved Vegan, and they’re only using Organic Cotton for their clothing.
The colors used are organic and free of toxins with a natural dyeing process that results in zero waste. Having done that ensures that the water used is returned to earth with no harm to Mother Nature.
And to top it all off, they donate a portion of each sale to Spinal Cure Australia, helping to get people moving again.
The list is only getting longer, and this is merely focusing on Australian Activewear making an impact on the Environment. Brands around the world, big and small, are taking the right steps to help our Environment. Each of us has a powerful impact on the Environment, as it stems from where we buy our groceries, to clothing, to picking up a piece of trash.
Have you thought about the process of where that top of yours is made of? Before you’re purchasing your next item, take time to read how they are impacting the Environment, and what they are doing to minimize their footprint.
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