The Sustainable Wardrobe is excited to reveal a Summer Showcase will take place in Sydney this December. Founded by stylist Aleysha Campbell, The Sustainable Wardrobe provides a platform for Australia's finest independent ethical and sustainable brands to connect with likeminded consumers.
The Summer Showcase will inhabit Among Equals' beautiful sunlit boutique in the seaside suburb of Bronte from the 7th-17th December. This time the travelling pop-up experience, which is the third for the initiative, has grown beyond ready-to-wear fashion and jewellery to incorporate beauty, home and lifestyle, with over twenty brands that share a prospect for an equitable and sustainable future participating.
The December timing also provides an opportunity for the conscious consumer to shop thoughtfully for Christmas gifts for their loved ones, whilst supporting local businesses and those doing good things for the planet.
In creating a travelling pop-up experience, The Sustainable Wardrobe reimagines how consumers shop and engage with brands. With an aim to educate and inspire, the store's brick-and-mortar presence encourages the wearer to connect with designers and craftsmanship.
At its heart, The Sustainable Wardrobe reveals a purpose steeped in collaboration, community and inclusivity. With a collaborative voice, the store hopes to create a community of people who are devoted to changing how we possess and value fashion.
The continued learning of consumers is of particular interest to Campbell, who brings her background as a stylist to advocate for a holistic approach to building a loved and lasting wardrobe.
"In creating an inclusive space for the meaningful exchange of ideas, The Sustainable Wardrobe, hopes to foster a community of people who are committed to integrating sustainable practices into their day-to-day lives." she says.
Those curious about building more sustainable lives, and wardrobes, are invited to a special in-store event from 3pm-8pm on the 12th December, where they will have the opportunity to meet and engage with Campbell and the participating brand representatives. An informative and interactive Designer Talk will be held at 7pm, along with other activities throughout the afternoon and evening.
As well as providing a space for mindful shoppers to discover new slow fashion brands, The Sustainable Wardrobe harnesses collaboration to create meaningful content, educate and excite.
Participating labels include:
Natalija – a nightwear label designed with luxurious pure silks that values quality and longevity, creating pieces that are designed to be worn and loved for many years to come.
Spirit Natural Clothing - Hemp jeans and natural fibre classics, made ethically in a Fair Wear Foundation factory. Spirit Natural Clothing openly shares where their clothes are made, who makes them and how they affect the Earth
Susan Driver – Fine handmade sterling silver and gold jewellery
Dominique Healy – womenswear designed and made ethically using end of run fabrics in Melbourne
Empire of Bees – handcrafted leather goods designed in Australia and produced ethically and sustainably in Java, Indonesia
Annie Hamilton – A collection of silk and woollen garments printed and made in Sydney. Maximalist prints, minimalists styles inspired by the natural world.
Lois Hazel – honest womenswear made in Melbourne with a focus on sustainable and ethical practices within the fashion industry
BASK – Linen pieces made to live in considered, designed and mindfully made in Sydney
Among Equals – a brand built to empower women and their communities in Papua New Guinea
Pala Eyewear – premium quality eyewear that looks good and has a mission to put an end to poverty, to protect the planet and to enable all people to enjoy peace and prosperity
Chief Studio - timeless womenswear that's designed to stand the test of time, and is designed in an ethical manner using 100 percent organic cottons and waterless digital printing
Shapes in the Sand – a sustainable designer swimwear label made ethically in Australia from premium recycled fabrics in an homage to nature
Eloise Panetta – Botanically dyed silks sustainably designed and made in Sydney.
Jillian Boustred - a Sydney made fashion label that focuses on staple garments combined with timeless and feminine silhouettes.
The Great Undressed - Organic cotton underwear made in Sydney and created so that women can be comfortable every day and feel good about it.
The Seeke - handcrafted natural skincare made in Sydney, Australia using the finest natural and organic ingredients.
The Travelista - A considered collection of luxurious botanical hydrators, created specifically for travel.
Kowtow – Ethically made from seed to garment.
Maya Sunny Honey - a 100% raw honey range in its most pure form, handcrafted wholly by Andrew and his hard working bees from Mudgee, NSW
INYONI - limited edition and multifunctional swimwear made from recycled ocean waste.
Elkie & Ark - organic bed linen and Australian-made throws that are sustainably and ethically made.
Kat Bak – a Sydney-based artist whose illustrations celebrate and delve deeply into the female form
Twill & Tee - Long lasting, certified organic cotton basics made with care.
Common Stitch - A pattern and clothing brand dedicated to the act of sharing knowledge and learning.
Dirty Denim - Hand-stitched clutches made from recycled vintage denim.
Aegean Loom - Hand loomed, organic towels ethically made by master artisans in Turkey.
Summer Showcase Details
Friday 7th – Monday 17th December
10.00am – 5.00pm each day
Among Equals, 140C Macpherson St, Bronte
In-Store Event Details
Wednesday 12th December
3pm-8pm with a Designer Talk at 7pm
The Sustainable Wardrobe welcomes all to join.
For more information, visit www.thesustainablewardrobe.com