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Shop sustainable fashion

18 JANUARY 2023

Ethically made and eco-friendly fashion is never going out of style. Conscious shoppers are fast turning to slow fashion and seeking out sustainable clothing options – think organic and natural materials, pre-loved garments, trans-seasonal staples, eco-friendly production and independent labels. To make the most of your wardrobe and feel good about fashion, here’s where to shop sustainable and modular styles in The City.

Tengdahl – Queen St  

Located in the heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade, Tengdahl has become one of Australia’s most trusted boutique fashion labels. Using exquisite textiles and timeless designs crafted in Brisbane with European influences, Tengdahl has sustainability and ethical production at its core. Australian owned, designed and made fore over 35 years, Tengdahl is strictly committed to onshore production and supply chain transparency. 

CONTRA – Charlotte St

Brisbane label CONTRA was born out of a decade of experience in event creation, travel and youth culture. A proud advocate for slow fashion, the brand’s ethos is “spend more on less”, encouraging a culture of considered consumption and valuing craft. With a broad selection of independent labels and emerging designers united by a commitment to quality and social impact, you can look good and feel good about your choices at the same time.

Biome – Adelaide St

The City’s home of sustainable lifestyle wares, Biome has the goods when it comes to slow fashion, too. The Adelaide St boutique offers a carefully curated range of clothing with eco-cred for men, women and kids, plus underwear, jewellery and accessories. Shop the full range of sustainable fashion online. 

Gorman – Queen St

Melbourne-based brand Gorman has had a long commitment to social and ethical practices. The lifestyle label champions the use of natural fabrics with its Gorman Green organic line as well as using other sustainable fibres. Gorman often collaborates with Australian artists on limited collections as well as designing charity-based collections. Shop the latest range at the QueensPlaza boutique. 

Viktoria & Woods – Queen St

Also in QueensPlaza, Viktoria & Woods’ collections are designed with longevity in mind. Predominantly made in Australia, the Melbourne-based fashion brand highlights its commitment to the environment and social responsibility using premium materials, natural textiles and recycled fabrics for long-lasting style. 

Double Double – Queen St

Built on the decades-long groundwork of two of Australia’s longest-running streetwear boutiques, Apartment and Violent Green, Double Double is a one-stop-shop for global brands with an eco-conscience. Full of fashion-forward and considered drops hand selected for their craftsmanship and construction, you can sleep easy knowing that your Double Double purchase will age effortlessly with you.

COS – Edward St  

Scandi fashion fave COS is synonymous with modern, functional design, including modular garments that do double or even triple duty. The Wintergarden store offers a wide range of items made from sustainably sourced materials, too. Look for organic and recycled or repurposed fabrics and modular styles designed for layering to create new looks and silhouettes that traverse seasonal trends.

Hype DC – Albert St  

Hype DC purveys a dizzying range of trainers and footwear, including ethical options for sneakerheads and sandal fans. Shop the range of vegan and eco-friendly kicks at the Albert Street store with sustainable options from Converse, VEJA, HOKA, adidas, Nike, On Running and more.

Footgear – Queen St  

Looking for footwear that does the world of good? Visit Footgear in QueensPlaza for sole- (and soul-) saving vegan and eco-friendly styles in a huge range of colours for men, women and kids. The extensive list of conscious brands includes Birkenstock, ECCO, FRANKiE4, On Running, Revere, Fitflop, Arcopedico and more.

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