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 or super soft cotton. Modern Romantique aspires to be more than just sleepwear and empower subtle confidence in all women.
Britt’s List readers can take 10% off Modern Romantique’s ethically made sleepwear. Use the code britt10 at the checkout.
The designers behind Cliveden say they love creating elegant and comfortable sleepwear which doesn’t just look and feel great for the wearer – but is safe for you and the planet. For this reason, they opt for organic cotton to make their sleepwear (sets and nighties for women, kids and babies) which is ethically made here in Australia (Western Australia to be specific!)
Cat’s Pyjamas makes luxurious, handmade sleepwear out of Fyshwick in the ACT. The brand’s essentials range covers sleepwear basics (pants, camis, dresses and robes) in linen and jersey to wear casually or pair with their seasonal and luxury prints. They stick with natural fibres and make all their sleepwear here in Australia.
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 wares 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 their undergarments are ethically produced in Australia, India and Bangladesh using model, cotton and nylon. Their basic singlets, slips, undies and bodysuits double as the perfect pyjamas for the minimalist.
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.
Byron Bay’s Annukka is also making sustainable sleepwear. The range includes soft bamboo sets and dresses in a relaxed fit. The brand also has a number of organic cotton staple pieces, that could double as sleepwear. Annukka is ethically made in Australia.
Country Road has a number of policies in place to ensure ethical and sustainable production, and is committed to transparency in a number of ways, including having its factory list published on its website. The brand says it is striving for innovation and unlocking the value of existing resources when sourcing its fabrics. For this reason, Country Road opts for natural and recycled fibres, like linen/cotton blends in its pyjamas.