The Undress Team wishes to pay credit to its wonderful sustainable designers for their continued support and work that inspires. Not only are they reason we continue to this create this event which we all love but they are also the reason it makes us proud. Their passion for sustainability is the foundation that allows us to build something we hope can in some way match the beauty of their designs.
You can find the full list of designers below.
2014 UNDRESS BRISBANE DESIGNERS
Anna Hulm is a Brisbane based designer with all garments made in house. The "one size fits all" policy ensures customers can keep wearing the pieces for years while sharing with friends and family.
Emmanuel + Cox
Emmanuel + Cox gemstones are sourced through travels and manufactured in their studio located in Stones Corner.
La'OR is all about luxury. The pieces are made with silk thread, hand-loomed silk fabric and are all hand dyed. With no waste and fair trade policies La'OR makes people look good and feel good.
East Of Grey
East of Grey creates an eclectic style through the use of vintage and eco - friendly fabrics. They see sustainability as a process and are constantly sourcing for new ways to improve their policies.
NICO is manufactured locally in Brisbane and are the first underwear brand to be accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia. Fabric sustainability is very important as well as they utilise fibres such as bamboo, organic cottons and modal.
RaRa is located in Paddington, Brisbane. There new in house designs are made using all vintage and recycled fabrics. They also sell cute and fun vintage pieces.
WeWood are a watch company which sustainably sourced wood, for their products. With partnerships with the American Forests and Trees for the future they also have the "Plant a Tree." initiative. Which means that for every watch purchased one tree will be planted.
Koru is a women's swimwear brand which use high quality eco-friendly fabrics which have no waste or pollution. By partnering with Carvico Group they are able to stay a step ahead of eco-friendly initiatives.
By up-cycling Melanie Child creating contemporary street-wear and couture for women from her local studio. The most recent collection is made entirely from post consumer waste, including jeans, mens shirts, merino and wool jerseys and t-shirts, creating limited edition pieces.
Edition have developed a pattern making method called "Selvedge 2 Selvedge." Which means there is zero waste of fabric in the cutting or manufacturing process. All EDITION garments are made in Australia out of sustainable fabrics in either Linen, Cotton or Bamboo.
HIX's new collection is made from second hand wool items and other unloved craft materials such as tapestries, hand knitted garments and quilts. These have been exhaust dyed and transformed by hand into a bright, eye-catching collection.
Fabled & True
Each Fabled and true piece is designed and made in Brisbane, Australia using recycled, reclaimed, re-purposed or vintage fabrics
The Inkkas company was founded on the principles of fair trade, philanthropy and authenticity. The fabric in the shoes is woven in traditional South American designs and the soles are made from sustainably sourced rubber. In 2013, the Inkkas company launched theOneShoeOneTree™ project to help reforest the world and help local populations in developing countries simultaneously.
Senorita AweSUMO new collection of garments for everyday is zero waste. Which encompasses their key beliefs of waste reduction with easy to wear original designs.
Kind Clothing Co
Kind Clothing Co. creates one of a kind pieces from 100% recycled materials, providing income for artisans in developing areas with fair trade policies. They encouraging for the community to make do and mend, shop second hand, swap with friends and buy Fair Trade.
Urban Earthwear are accredited from Ethcal Clothing Australia and so are their fabric suppliers. Their fabrics are made from GOTS certified organic cotton while the prints and threads are free from harmful substances. For every sale Urban Earthwear will donate a dollar to the Thin Green Line Organisation.
WayWard clothing are made entirely by recycled clothing. This doesn't include fabric but also buttons and zips. Toiles from a Brisbane bridal designer are used as lining, stabilisers and fabric for care labels. Which not only reduces the bridal designers waste but also provides a sustainable approach to the entirety of the garment.
Zingiber provides Australian made swimwear with the highest quality materials. The collections are bold and striking, perfect for those wanting to make a statement.
Anna Wiklund uses a variety of using eco and vintage fabrics.
Fabrics are sourced from West and East Africa and are created in the West End studio in Brisbane. All of their net profits goes back to Africa to fund the sewing school that Mango Rains setup in Mombasa, Kenya. Mango Rains also supports established charities such as28 Too Many or Orphans and Widow Care. By focusing on women's development and aid, they aim to lift people out of poverty.
Madonna Bain Eco Intimates
Madonna Bain use from quality organic cotton, natural laces and hempsilk trims. All of their garments and made under fair work conditions in both Australian and Indonesia
Alice Nightgale garments are all produced in her Brisbane studio which cuts down on waste and provides quality, Australian made garments. Australian wool is used for knitting and my original fabrics are printed using eco-friendly, water based inks!
The Sinerji collection is made from Oeko-Tek and G.O.T.S bamboo and organic cotton blends. Fabric is dyed using non toxic dyes and digital print, as well as hand woven organic cotton, dyed with natural dyes & sewn by our fair trade partners.
Eco Darlings work with upcycled material from vintage, OP Shops and other discarded materials.
Pure Pod creates beautiful Australian Made, contemporary & stylish "sustainable" women’s eco-fashion. All garments are lovingly & ethically made from Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Soy, Linen, Silk, Merino Wool and "Hand Woven" Denim, that have either used low impact or vegetable dyes. Bespoke life style collections made with sustainable fabrics, hand printed eco inks, natural fibers grown without pesticides and chemicals, natural dyes, trims made from bamboo, coconut, nuts & wood and clothing produced ethically in Australia. We recycle, reuse and revive as much as possible in our production and in our studio to minimize our footprint.
EKOLUV use upcycled, material or dead stock fabric in the production of their garments and accessories. They have a minimal waste focus and a carbon neutral production process.
The Bamboo Body collection is predominantly made from bamboo and organic cotton fabric. They don't use any unnecessary packaging and they recycle and reuse where ever possible. All printed material, tags and catalogues are printed using recycled paper and environmentally friendly printing.
Vege Threads are not out to meet the demands of fast fashion and perfection. There garments are hand dyed with natural plants which creates imperfections and variety in each garment. They embrace the detail and craftsmanship in each piece, and that creates its value.
Hunting Faith the Label
Hunting Faith source all the materials within Australia. They also produce the entire garment themselves and plan to stay that way in the future.
SHAPES IN THE SAND
Shapes in the Sand utilise eco-fabircs and post consumer waste. To create a swimwear label entirely Australian made.
Vintage = recycling
Vintage = recycling