There are numerous benefits to opting for organic clothing. Conventionally grown cotton uses more pesticides than any other crop in the entire world. These toxic chemicals can not only be harmful to you, but also (and more so) to the farmers and manufacturers who contribute to the garments, and the environment in which it’s grown.
Convinced? Here are some of the best organic clothing brands in Australia.
Bon is an Australian brand that’s all about ethical, sustainable, luxe essentials for women. The label is renowned for its “unf*ckupable” basic tee – a meticulously designed, expertly crafted piece with maximum versatility and style. However, Bon offers a range of très chic sweaters, skirts and dresses made with certified organic materials. They also employ plenty of impressive eco-friendly practices to reduce their impact on the environment, like using business cards made from fabric off-cuts.
Vege Threads offers long-lasting, stylish staples using organic and eco-friendly materials. The accredited ethical brand is manufactured entirely in Australia and prides itself on using local knitting mills and dye houses. The brand is also a proud member of the 1% for the Planet, a company started by founders of Patagonia to create positive impact through business. A percentage of profits are donated to back to our chosen environmental projects and NFP movements locally and around the globe.
Torju is an Australian label that ticks every box for the ethically-aware woman. Its range is certified organic, sustainable, fair trade and, most importantly, effortlessly stylish. Their latest collection offers timeless staples with relaxed silhouettes – featuring soft, breathable options for anything from work to weekend wear.
After the perfect beachy maxi or a go-to basic tee? Annukka’s range is the perfect place to start. The Byron-based, eco-friendly label used certified organic cotton to make their everyday classics with relaxed shapes and a timeless colour palette.
Organic gym clothes can be hard to come by but First Base has got you covered. The Aussie activewear brand is committed to ethical and sustainable production, and they have a great range of certified organic cotton crop tops, tanks and sweatshirts. The brand also dropped a vintage edit, reviving classic gym gear for modern use.
In need of organic clothing that goes beyond basics? KitX has got you covered. Their range features modern designs often finished with signature asymmetric cuts and tiers. The eco-friendly, ethical Aussie brand – backed by iconic Australian fashion designer Kit Willow – uses certified organic material for its cotton pieces. They use renewable natural and recycled ‘manmade’ fibres sourced from traceable, fair trade suppliers for its other products.
Arnhem nails the 70s aesthetic with their floaty florals, patterned knits and retro denim. The Byron-based brand uses organic cotton as well as a number of other innovative raw materials that have a reduced impact on the environment. They also have an adorable kids range.
As the brand name suggests, all of Organic Crew‘s garments are made with 100% organic cotton. Better yet – they’re made ethically and sustainably right here in Australia. Shop for functional and comfortable basics, pants, pyjamas and underwear.
Aster & Oak
When shopping for little ones, more and more people are opting for chemical-free, organic clothes. This is especially important for kids who suffer from allergies or skin complaints. Aster & Oak offer a range of durable, affordable and adorable organic kids clothes and products including wraps, rompers, basics and bedding.
Purebaby is your one-stop-shop for organic baby clothes and products, stocking options for premies and newborns to toddlers. The Australian company is all about beautiful and simple products made with awareness and care. Their certified organic items contain at least 95% organic fibres, and our dyes are free from harsh chemicals, bleaches and other irritant and pollutant materials.
Bhumi offers an extensive range of bedding, bath and apparel products made with 100% organic certified cotton. They also create stunning organic yoga pants and activewear.
Boody doesn’t mess around when it comes to being ethical and sustainable, they boast a number of certifications from Ecocert to PETA and all their factories are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) gold compliant. Their basics are the perfect addition to your wardrobe.