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 babies skin, gentle on the environment, and empowering to the people who made them. As an added bonus – you’ll be supporting Australian businesses with every purchase. These are our top picks for Australian made baby clothes.
G’Day Baby & Kids focuses on making the comfiest kids clothes right here in Australia. The label believes comfort is key for kids skin, and as such its fabrics are made from non-toxic, organic and biodegradable materials ethically sourced from Australian fabric producers. The G’Day Baby & Kids range features fun colours and prints free of harmful chemicals. Shop for sizes 0000 (newborn) up to 14 years in a range of styles and designs that you and your baby will love.
Brisbane-based basics brand Mosov Organic has a range of ethically conscious clothes for your mini. Manufactured locally in Brisbane, every piece is made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. The brand’s 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.
Billie and Bobbie specialises in sustainable, safe sleeping garments for your bub. The brand’s range of swaddle sacks, sleeping bags and swaddle wraps are ethically made in Melbourne from natural fibres including merino and certified organic cotton. Billie and Bobbie’s garments ensure a safe sleep (certified to Australian Safety Standards), are simple to use and keep your baby feeling snug and secure all night long. Here’s to a better night sleep for all.
Dusty Road Apparel creates organic baby clothes that are trendy, comfortable, easy to put on your 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. The brand caters for newborns up to 5 years 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.
Low tox baby brand u&me was created as a solution for Australian families seeking allergy and eczema-friendly clothing and baby essentials. The brand works with high quality natural cotton that is non-toxic, completely unbleached and elastane free, knitted in Melbourne. The Australian made range features an organic cotton rib, signature pointelle cotton range and terry towelling washers. Shop for cute, quality, low tox essentials for your little one.
Australian-owned and made Woolerina has your baby and kids winter staples sorted. The brand’s merino comes from non-mulesed sheep, that grow their fleeces in the best living conditions. The baby range includes bodysuits, singlets, leggings, wraps, blankets and beanies in natural or dyed options. Woolerina’s manufacturing is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia.
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 embodies 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.
Kit & Cradle is a family business based in Adelaide that creates baby clothes full of fun patterns and designs. The fabric of choice for the brand is certified organic cotton that is hand painted in Melbourne using water-based inks, and the garments are sewn in an ethically accredited factory in Sydney. Kit & Cradle’s cotton is certified organic, manufactured in Australia and grown in India. Shop for garments such as bodysuits, bloomers, bibs, knot headbands and blankets. Sizing runs from newborn to 1 year.
This family-owned 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.
Slow knitwear company Revel Knitwear has branched into baby wear, and the result is adorable. The brand makes knitwear with a focus on quality, ethical and sustainable production, hand made to order in Australia. Its first mini range includes a pullover sweater with buttons on the shoulder in four colour ways. It’s available in four sizes from newborn to size 1.
Having 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.
Little Bear Collective is an organic, Australian owned babies’ and kids’ clothing brand created by a Mum for mums seeking timeless, practical and adorable wear for their bubs. Specialising in linen staples in natural colour ways, the Little Bear pieces are all ethically made in Australia.
Merineo Baby makes baby staples and sleepwear (sleeping bags and swaddles) from soft, Australian grown 17.5 micron merino wool. The brand’s sleeping bags are hospital trialled, hypoallergenic and silky soft, proven to help babies sleep better. Merineo Baby’s ethos is all about being sustainable and transparent, as such the garments and sleepwear are all ethically manufactured in Australia.
The contribution of children’s clothing to the textile waste problem is often overlooked when it comes to sustainable fashion – yet most children grow by seven sizes in their first two years. Moosey Moose’s grow romper is the answer to this problem. The brand’s designed a sustainable clothing range for children that grows up to 5 sizes and lasts little ones a whopping 3x longer than traditional clothing. Moosey Moose’s garments are ethically made in Australia from soft, bamboo fabric.