Has Lockdown got you working out like never before? Whether it’s a home gym session, zoom in Pilates class or a jog around the local park here’s a few hand selected brands that’ll have you feeling beach body ready as soon as you put them on. Equally as important, each brand is taking steps towards a more sustainable future so you can feel extra good about yourself pre and post workout.
Nagnata has a retro feel with it’s designs and colour palette, each piece looks fresh out of Vogue. Nagnata work closely with fairtrade artisan collective, located in The Pink City, Jaipur in India, to create products and, in collaboration with Women Weave, help build the Textile Upcycling program which supports the role of women working in traditional handloom weaving.
To prevent use of synthetic pesticides, insecticides and fertilisers, their products are made from Certified Organic Cotton. They also use a premium knitwear construction less wasteful than common cut-and-sew methods, to prevent fabric wastage. This care is taken even down to their packaging and printed materials, which are reusable and recyclable using AZO free or non toxic vegetable dyes.
Effortlessly cool pieces, in neutral and earthy tones. The small, family run brand dedicated to a thoughtful and slow creation, eco-consciousness and sustainable manufacturing practices. All pieces are produced by hand ensuring comfortable and safe work environments using recycled or organic materials cut, sewn and plant dyed.
Their Eucalyptus Intimates are dyed using 100% plant dyes, creating natural colours directly from nature with all run-off and waste being organic or compostable as well as using GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, recycled fishing nets and recycled plastic bottles throughout their other ranges.
Originating from Sydney, Horizon Athletic was created by professional athlete Marlena Gabriel in search for Alternative Sportswear which wasn’t on the market. The bold 80’s colours and Horizon inspired cuts make the pieces truly unique. Sourcing fabrics according to function alongside sustainability their active and swim range is made with Econyl®, a recycled fibre made from abandoned fishing nets and other post consumer waste.
Based in Melbourne the minimalist brand looks like it's fresh off a 90's Calvin Klein catwalk. JA mainly sources local fabrics to manufacture largely in Australia (offshore products are manufactured in WRAP approved factories). By choosing to stay local as much as possible the brand minimises it’s carbon footprint. The brand has also introduced a regenerated nylon yarn made from industrial waste which would otherwise go to landfill.
Team Timbuktu’s easy going designs and delicate prints flatter all body types. TT believe single use plastics don't belong in oceans or landfill and that all businesses have a responsibility to reduce their impact. They don’t use conventional synthetic materials, instead opting for recycled synthetics which reduce the negative impacts of plastic waste.
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