Australian Made Edit: 9 Brands for Ethically Made Baby Clothes

Choosing outfits that are good for your little ones and good for the world can be hard work. These brands are doing their part to create ethically and sustainably made baby clothes that are soft on baby’s skin, while being gentler on the environment. Added bonus – you’ll be supporting Australian businesses with every purchase.

1. G’Day Baby & Kids

G’Day Baby & Kids focuses on making the comfiest kids’ clothes right here in Australia. The fabrics are all Australian and sourced ethically from trusted sources. The label believes comfort is key, especially for kids’ skin, and as such its fabrics are made from organic and biodegradable materials. It is expertly made by knitters with care and respect for the environment. The range features fun colours and prints free of harmful chemicals. This brand has sizes from 0000 (newborn) up to 14 years old and it has a wide range of styles and designs that you and your baby will love.

2. Mosov Organic

Mosov OrganicBrisbane-based basics brand, Mosov Organic, has a large range of ethically conscious clothes for your mini. Manufactured locally in Brisbane, every piece is made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. Its mini range includes cute tops, bottoms, shoes, bonnets and accessories in sizes 000-2, and with designs for men and women you can pick something up for yourself while you’re at it.

3. Dusty Road Apparel

Two babies laughing in the sand
Dusty Road Apparel creates organic baby clothes that are trendy, comfortable, easy to put on a baby and easy to wash – what more could you want? Each design is road tested by the designer’s children to ensure only the best designs are developed for customers. It caters for newborns up to 5 years old with T-shirts, singlets, onesies, rompers, pants, shorts, nappy covers, wraps, bibs and hats. All garments are produced in Sydney and feature ties to Australian culture and the earth.

4. Bandicute

Baby in a bee romperHaving Australian made products is of key importance to the Bandicute team and all of its garments are either sewn in house or by a mother and daughter duo in Brisbane. The stunning fabrics are either digitally printed, hand stamped (block printed) or hand dyed. The fabrics are mostly 100% cotton, with some cotton/linen or cotton/hemp fabric blends and the inks are all natural, making them safe for little people’s skin. While the range is extensive it does offer custom orders, when the team isn’t too busy.

5. Aunty Ellen

Aunty EllenAunty Ellen is a Brisbane and Gold Coast-based label providing matching men’s, women’s and babywear. It is committed to sourcing ethical and environmentally friendly materials including from end of designer run fabrics and natural fibres. The baby range includes garments made from organic cotton, merino and linen, and features simple and adorable designs in sizes 6-9 months up to 4 years. The Aunty Ellen garments are all ethically made-to-order in Queensland.

6. Nura Australia

Baby lying on the sand
Nura focuses on encompassing culture, nature and land, with everything from landscapes, plants and animals to cultural practices, people, stories and art. Nura translates to country – a word from the Sydney language of the Darug and Eora people and the brand encapsulates this. Country stays at the centre of the exclusively designed fabrics made in collaboration with Australian artists. All pieces are made in Sydney and $1 from every purchase is donated to various Australian charities. The range includes dresses, overalls and playsuits, pants and bloomers, hair accessories, onesies and rompers, sheets and wraps, linen tops and fabric.

7. Kit & Cradle

Three babies facing the wall with spotted outfitsKit & Cradle is a small family business based in Adelaide that creates baby clothes full of fun patterns and designs. The fabric is organic cotton that is hand painted in Melbourne using water-based inks and the garments are sewn in an ethically accredited factory in Sydney. The cotton is certified organic, manufactured in Australia and grown in India. Its garments include bodysuits, bloomers, bibs, knot headbands and blankets, and sizing runs from newborn up to 1 year old.

8. Merino Country

This family business provides a small yet solid collection of baby and children’s basics made from 100% Australian merino wool. The fabric has been developed by the team and is an easy to care for Merino knit jersey that is lightweight, soft to touch and comfortable for your baby to wear all year round. The range includes singlets, tops, leggings, beanies and socks for babies and children.

9. Lahay

Lahay produces quality clothing in Australia using only Australian made fabrics. It offers beanies, booties, jackets, hoodies, pants, shorts and skirts for your little ones in sizes 000 up to 2. With children’s, women’s and men’s wear also on offer you can get something for the rest of the family too.

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Tessa is a content creator and lover of all things fashion. When she isn’t working at The Content Division she is fulfilling her self-diagnosed style, travel and social media addictions. You can follow her on Instagram at @tessacharters.

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