If you spend a third of your life sleeping, you spend a third of your life in pyjamas, so feeling nice and knowing you’re doing good with your purchase should be at the top of your priorities. Whether you opt for an oversize T-shirt or a matching cami and boxes with the likes of bubble-o-bills on display, these Aussie (and NZ) makers have you covered while you’re pushing out z’s.
The Goodnight Society is doing good in the bedroom and in business too. Its pyjamas are all ethically produced in New Zealand, and each year the business donates to children’s and adult’s education projects in South African communities. You’re officially allowed to wear bubble-o-bills and disco balls to bed (even at the same time if you want!)
Boutique and French-inspired, Modern Romantique is lush collection of ethically produced sleepwear, designed and hand crafted in Australia. Choose from cami sets, rompers, dresses and robes in pretty, intricate designs, printed on 100% silk. Modern Romantique aspires to be more than just sleepwear and empower subtle confidence in all women.
Whether it’s full moon, new moon, half moon or none, Moonbird will have you sleeping sound. Its organic cotton pyjamas are all Australian made, so you can sleep easy knowing they were ethically produced. On top of that, Moonbird’s pjs are all vegan, and made with azo free dyes. Moondbird is B corp certified.
I usually stick to Australian brands on Britt’s List but for Thunderpants I’ll make an exception. Our kiwi neighbours have sewed up a storm, bringing us a classic underwear line that extends into camis and boxes making for the perfect pjs. The mens and womens ranges have matching prints so you can get his and hers or hers and hers or his and his. It’s mostly made from Fairtrade certified organic cotton, and the brand keeps things super transparent across the supply chain to ensure ethical production.
Bamboo as a textile has two really great qualities. One is that it grows naturally and in abundance so its easy to source sustainably, and two is that it’s soooo soft, making it the ultimate fabric for your sleep times. Bamboo Body’s pjs are a collection of oversized T-shirt dresses and the more classic wears as well in grey, grey stripe, cream and blush.
NICO is an intimates maker out of Brisbane and is the longest standing underwear producer to be certified by Ethical Clothing Australia. All of its wears are ethically produced in Australia, India and Bangladesh using model, cotton and nylon. Its basic singlets, slips, undies and bodysuits double as the perfect pyjamas for the minimalist.
Trenery has a number of policies in place to ensure ethical and sustainable production, and is committed to supporting sustainable cotton farming practices by using more organic cotton in its collections. The brand has partnered with the Better Cotton Initiative to transform the cotton production globally so you can rest and recuperate in your soft, organic cotton pyjamas knowing they haven’t harmed the environment.
Aussie label Sorella Organics is also making sweet sleepwear. The brand produces a beautiful collection of evening and loungewear for men, women, and maternity, using GOTS & OEKO-TEX certified organic and Fair Trade cotton ensuring each piece is kind on the skin, kind to the environment, and kind to the farmers growing the cotton. The collections are all ethically made in Australia and Fiji.
This brand launched with one mission – to create the world’s first zero-waste bra. The bra was so good for the environment that you could put it into your compost when you were finished with it. But that’s not what this is about. The Very Good Bra company has moved onto making zero-waste sleepwear for a very good sleep. The collection includes tops, nighties, shorts and pants, for men and women. It’s all made from 100% organic cotton. Find out more and pre-order your pieces here.