Best Sustainable & Ethical Clothing Brands In Melbourne

Looking for sustainable and ethical clothing brands in Melbourne? Look no further! We've compiled a list of the best brands in Melbourne that you need to add to your wardrobe. Find a complete range of dresses, tops, activewear, swimwear and even watches from local brands.

Discover a range of innovative materials, new styles, and labels that prioritise making the world a better place with slow fashion. We could have picked more, but we've narrowed it down to our shortlist of the top ethical clothing brands in Melbourne. Get ready to discover the perfect blend of style and consciousness!

Why Shop Ethical Fashion in Melbourne?

Melbourne's vibrant fashion scene is home to many slow fashion clothing brands, committed to sustainable and ethical production practices. These brands use eco-friendly materials and prioritize fair labor practices in their supply chains.Supporting ethical clothing brands in Melbourne is a positive step towards a more sustainable fashion industry. By choosing ethical brands, consumers can help reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry and contribute to a more equitable society.

In addition to their sustainability efforts, ethical clothing brands in Melbourne offer a range of stylish and eco-friendly clothing options. Organic cotton t-shirts, recycled denim jeans, and sustainable accessories are just a few examples of the high-quality, sustainable products available. By supporting Melbourne ethical clothing brands, consumers can also contribute to the local economy and reduce their carbon footprint.

Lastly, local brands often offer repair and alteration services to help extend the life of their garments and reducing waste. Choosing ethical brands not only benefits the environment and society, but also offers high-quality and long-lasting clothing options.

Best Sustainable Fashion Brands in Melbourne

Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride
Joy Crop - Black-Pinky & Kamal-stride

1. Pinky & Kamal

Pinky & Kamal is an Australian activewear and lifestyle label that's all about natural and sustainable fashion. Their pieces are handmade and hand-dyed in Bali, with a focus on offering women clothing that's comfortable, simple, and free. Whether you're practicing yoga, lounging at home, or out and about, Pinky and Kamal has you covered.

At the heart of their brand are five core values: authenticity, freedom, flow, joy, and giving back. They believe in staying true to themselves and their customers, designing clothing that encourages freedom and movement, and bringing joy to people's lives. They also believe in giving back to the environment that makes their clothing possible, and they've partnered with non-profit organizations to plant trees in areas that need it most.

Pinky and Kamal isn't just a brand - it's a movement that encourages women to embrace their true selves and live life to the fullest.

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Slouch Pant | Navy-Dorsu-stride
Slouch Pant | Navy-Dorsu-stride
Slouch Pant | Navy-Dorsu-stride
Slouch Pant | Navy-Dorsu-stride
Slouch Pant | Navy-Dorsu-stride
Slouch Pant | Navy-Dorsu-stride

2. Dorsu

Dorsu is a sustainable clothing brand based in Torquay, Australia, with production in Cambodia. They prioritize sustainability and minimal environmental impact, controlling their manufacturing process and emphasizing honesty and on-site conceptualization, sampling, testing, and adjustment of their garments.

Their design process emphasizes quality longevity, ease of wear, and intelligent use of resources. Dorsu uses remnants from Cambodia's garment industry, prioritizing quality longevity and falling in love with the fabric's colour and feel.

The brand offers workers in Cambodia an alternative to harsh and often dangerous working conditions, promoting better conditions and protecting workers' rights. Dorsu is committed to reducing their environmental impact while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. With an 80% Khmer and 80% women management team, they are proud to be one of the few locally-owned and privately-held garment manufacturers in Cambodia.

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The Noskin Derby shoe in black-Noskin-stride
The Noskin Derby shoe in black-Noskin-stride
Noskin Black Derby Shoe | Vegan & Low Cut
Noskin Black Derby Shoe | Vegan & Low Cut
Noskin Black Derby Shoe | Vegan & Low Cut
Noskin Black Derby Shoe | Vegan & Low Cut
The Noskin Derby shoe in black-Noskin-stride
The Noskin Derby shoe in black-Noskin-stride
Noskin Black Derby Shoe | Vegan & Low Cut
Noskin Black Derby Shoe | Vegan & Low Cut
Noskin Black Derby Shoe | Vegan & Low Cut
Noskin Black Derby Shoe | Vegan & Low Cut

3. Nōskin 

Hailing from Melbourne's inner North, Nōskin combines a punk rock flair with timeless design to create a striking all-vegan lineup of footwear and apparel. The unisex brand embodies the union of style and ethics, catering to those who are bold enough to stand out while advocating for planetary care.

Pictured is heir Chelsea Boot that exemplifies Nōskin's dedication to vegan footwear, offering quality without compromise and making each piece a step toward a more ethical wardrobe. With every item designed to express both vegan style and personal values, Nōskin demonstrates that fashion can be a powerful tool for supporting sustainable practices and caring for the earth and its inhabitants.

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Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride
Charlotta Kimono Dress-ALKAM-stride

4. ALKAM

Founded in 2020 by Jade Massaad, ALKAM is a pioneering sustainable clothing brand in Australia, born from a desire to offer affordable, high-quality, and timeless garments. Launched from her living room during the global pandemic, Jade envisioned a brand that harmoniously blends style, comfort, and sustainability. Today, ALKAM stands at the forefront of the slow fashion movement, offering minimalist capsule collections that transcend trends and emphasize eco-consciousness.

Discover a brand where style, comfort, and sustainability are not mutually exclusive but coexist harmoniously. Pictured is their best selling Charlotta Kimono Dress - shop ALKAM today at Stride Store!

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EveryDay T-Shirt Maxi Dress // Fatigue-Hope & Harvest-stride
EveryDay T-Shirt Maxi Dress // Fatigue-Hope & Harvest-stride
EveryDay T-Shirt Maxi Dress // Fatigue-Hope & Harvest-stride
EveryDay T-Shirt Maxi Dress // Fatigue-Hope & Harvest-stride
EveryDay T-Shirt Maxi Dress // Fatigue-Hope & Harvest-stride
EveryDay T-Shirt Maxi Dress // Fatigue-Hope & Harvest-stride
EveryDay T-Shirt Maxi Dress // Fatigue-Hope & Harvest-stride
EveryDay T-Shirt Maxi Dress // Fatigue-Hope & Harvest-stride

5. Hope & Harvest

Hope & Harvest is recognized globally as a leader in size-inclusive fashion, crafting stylish and comfortable garments up to size 26. Consciously designed by a plus-sized designer who understands firsthand what women want and need in fashion, Hope & Harvest offers more than just clothing—it offers a revolution in plus-size apparel. Celebrated on international runways, featured on magazine covers, and beloved by celebrities, the brand boasts a loyal customer base that eagerly anticipates each new collection.

Each piece is designed to be a key investment, enduring in both style and quality. The brand operates with a commitment to responsible manufacturing, utilizing vegan materials and ensuring fair labor practices. All patterning, grading, sampling, and sizing are conducted in local studios in Ballarat, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast. Shop their wide range of plus size tops, dresses, pants and more at Stride Store today! Experience the excellence of Hope & Harvest for yourself. 

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GRACE

6. High Tees

High Tees is a t-shirt company created by Jess, a business consultant who rediscovered her love for creativity. They offer unique, original, sustainable, and high-quality shirts, featuring a graphic style that suits the medium and subject matter.

High Tees focuses on celebrating Australian icons who have made significant contributions to our culture. Their signature tees are made from 100% organic cotton and are traceable, providing a conscious purchase option. The clothing range caters to various body types, with sizes from XS to 4XL + unisex sizing.

Some of the legends they print include Steve Irwin, John Farnham, and Olivia Newton-John, among others. Shop now and show your support for Australian icons.

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Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride
Black Vegan Leather Travel Wallet-Time IV Change-stride

7. Time IV Change

Time IV Change stands as a market leader in the Australian vegan watch industry, trailblazing with stylish and sustainable timepieces. As a pioneer in ethical fashion, all their watches are PETA-approved and designed with cruelty-free principles, crafted to ensure minimal environmental impact. Each classic-style watch is handcrafted, available in a range of designs from sleek minimalistic to more detailed and ornate aesthetics.

In addition to their elegant watches, Time IV Change offers a selection of interchangeable vegan straps made from innovative materials like apple leather and cork. This allows customers to personalize their timepieces to suit individual styles while supporting sustainable fashion. With a steadfast commitment to ethics and sustainability, Time IV Change is not just crafting timepieces; they are making a significant positive impact on the world.

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Wrapping Up

That wraps up our comprehensive list of the best ethical clothing brands in Melbourne! As proud Melbournians, we're excited to share these incredible local brands with you, especially since Stride Store is based right here in Melbourne too.

We hope this list has inspired you to explore and support new sustainable brands. Each preview includes a direct link to the brand's range, and you can easily browse by category using the header menu. Some other leading Melbourne brands are Arnsdorf, Clothing The Gaps, KITX, Sister Studios and The Social Outfit - Melbourne is blessed with so many talented designers! You can also check out popular Melbourne creators with a podcast studio hire in Melbourne.

So, which Melbourne clothing brand will you be shopping today?

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