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10+ Brands For Australian Made Jeans & Denim

Origionally posted by Brittanie DreghornAugust 30, 2020   Australian’s fashion manufacturing industry is making a comeback. While the industry had its hay-day before the country entered into free trade agreements in the 1980s, the demand for ethically produced fashion and locally made garments has seen the reintroduction of brands big and small producing their garments onshore. Denim is a part of that – and despite being a laborious garment to produce, Australian brands are meeting demand and making top quality, affordable, ethical jeans onshore.   7. Justice Denim Justice Denim is committed to doing good. From its onshore production to its distribution of profits, the brand ensures ethical production and refuses to be a part of human exploitation. As such,...

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8 Brands for Ethically & Sustainably Produced Denim in Australia

Origionally posted by Brittanie DreghornMarch 12, 2020 Denim and sustainability aren’t usually words you find in the same sentence. The industry is known for its laborious methods, unsafe handling of chemicals, dyes and processes like sandblasting, and unethical production as far back in the supply chain as cotton farming. But Australian brands are looking to change that. In fact, these brands are truly turning the model on its head, opting for ethical production throughout the supply chain, water-saving processes and of course safe manufacturing processes. Looking for Australian made denim and jeans? Check out this list.    5. Justice Denim Justice Denim is committed to doing good with its brand as well. From its onshore production to its distribution of profits,...

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9 Brands for Ethically Made Maternity & Pregnancy Wear in Australia

Originally Published by Brittanie DreghornMarch 7, 2021 Building out your maternity wardrobe can be tricky. On one hand, you’re only going to be wearing these items for a short amount of time, but on the other, you’ll be living in them for at least six months of your life. While it may be a relatively short part of your life, you still want to feel great in what you go out in (and some items you just need for practically – like workout wear!) If you shop well and opt for timeless, classic pieces, you can also hold onto them for a second or third pregnancy (or forth – go you!). We can certainly see the value in investing in...

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Eco Warrior - Social Sustainability: Australian Brands Balancing Profit with Purpose

Originally published 6 September 2019 by Sara Pull on The Eco Warrior Princess  Read the full article here Social Sustainability: Australian Brands Balancing Profit with Purpose There are layers to sustainability; environmental, political and social factors to consider, and so many different areas within the sustainability ‘umbrella’ where brands can actively create positive change. One environmental initiative we have previously covered that all businesses can become involved in without directly doing the frontline leg work is 1% For The Planet but there are many other ways brands can ‘give back’ to people and planet and drive a more sustainable and just future. Below are some brands and companies across various industries that are leading the way, working to balance their profits with social and environmental purpose. Justice Denim This...

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Sydney Morning Herald & Age Newspaper Feature

Originally published 13 May 2019 by Cara Waters in The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald Read the full article here Fashion industry turns to 'woke' denim "Once upon a time people couldn't even care less," says Debora Schultz, the founder of Justice Denim. "I feel there's a growing awareness around who made the clothes and how they are being treated and what they are being paid." Denim jeans are ubiquitous but their popularity comes at an environmental and ethical cost. Denim is produced using large amounts of water and synthetic dyes and, like the rest of the fashion industry, manufacturers often rely on badly paid workers working in poor conditions. Awake to injustice Fashion businesses like Justice Denim are seeing growing...

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