The Uncomfortable Truth about the clothes we wear

Organic Clothing. The solution to the uncomfortable truth about clothing

The uncomfortable truth about the clothes we wear is that the garment manufacturing processes used today by most brands include chemicals and harmful toxins to speed up the job and produce more even, defect-free clothing. Although the garments do undergo an intense washing and rinsing process before delivery onto your department store shelves, there may …

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Organic Fair Trade Clothing

Organic fair trade clothing and buds of organic cotton.

Fair trade clothing Looking for organic fair trade clothing? We at Sustainable Clothing will only recommend and partners with suppliers who lead the world in sustainable fashion production. We think it is extremely important that the fashion industry plays fair across the whole supply chain for everyone’s sake. One of our favourite manufacturers is Fair …

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Organic cotton vs recycled Pet

Organic cotton vs recycled PET - rainbow background from different coloured plastic caps

What is best for ethically-made and sustainable workout wear We only recommend activewear made from sustainable fabrics, including organic cotton and recycled PET, because these fabrics have minimised environmental impacts when compared with their conventional alternatives, which we think is pretty important. Organic cotton and recycled PET are quite different fabrics, and it’s important to …

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Fairtees – Australian sustainable & ethical clothing

Fairtees - White t-shirts and slippers on the clothesline

ETHICAL CLOTHES FOR EVERYDAY WEAR We have recently received the news that Fairtees, one of our favourite Australian ethical clothing brands has closed. This is very sad news as Fairtees offered competively priced organic, fair trade clothing that was easy on the earth and easy on the eye. We suggest taking a look at Fair …

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WHAT DOES FAIR TRADE CLOTHING MEAN IN PRACTICE?

What does Fair Trade clothing mean in practice? A Fair Trade shirt and label

We hear a lot about environmentally-friendly manufacturing, Fair Trade principles and our responsibilities as ethical consumers. But what does Fair Trade clothing mean in practice? To ensure that your clothes are sweatshop-labour free and contributing toward improved labour conditions for textile and factory workers, we recommend suppliers that have partnered with the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). The partnerships are …

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A fashion designer who shares our values

A fashion designer who share our values - tape, needles etc

We at Sustainable Clothing are interested in the process of making clothes. We talk a lot about the problems with the fast fashion industry supply chain, sure, but we also try to highlight and celebrate the artisanship that goes into well-made clothing, because well-made clothing is just that: an art form. Whether it’s Katy Perry’s …

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The dark side of the fashion industry

The Dark Side of the Fashion Industry - old clothing and plastic in landfill

The consequences of fast fashion Unfortunately the globalisation of the fashion industry has had a fairly devastating impact on the face of our planet today. Many of us who love our clothes are completely oblivious to the dark side of the fashion industry. For starters there’s the fact that seemingly innocuous ‘natural’ fibres such as …

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Ethical Clothing: What Exactly Does it Mean

ethical clothing - tag labeled co2 neutral and underwear in a corrugated cardboard box on a brown background, green leaves as a symbol of naturalness, natural materials, eco clothing

In an effort to vote with your dollars, you may likely have come across terms like “ethical clothing” or “ethical fashion”, and discussions about “shopping ethically”. But what does “ethical” mean? How can you know if what you’re buying is supporting your values? Ah, the dilemma of the “ethical shopper”. Let us here unpack what …

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Organic Cotton: What it is and Why it is Better

An organic cotton bud on a piece of organic cotton

Benefits Of Organic Cotton Organic Cotton: Why Bother? Say “cotton” out loud and images of pure, fresh, fluffy shirts and blankets come to mind. Unfortunately, that highly desirable picture has a sinister side to it. Most of the cotton being used by manufacturers and bought by consumers is the more harmful conventional cotton and not …

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Nukleus Organic Wear

Cotton crop growing for organic wear.

We, at Sustainable Clothing, have been big fans of Nukleus and the Nukleus story since reading about the company all the way back in 2012. In a world dominated by fast fashion, in particularly fast fashion dominated by multi-national brands, by global fashion houses and sustained by the billions spent in mass marketing, it was …

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