Building out your maternity wardrobe can be tricky. On one hand, you’re only going to be wearing these items for a short amount of time, but on the other, you’ll be living in them for at least nine months of your life. While it may be a relatively short part of your life, you still want to feel great in what you go out in (and some items you just need for practically – like workout wear!) If you shop well and opt for timeless, classic pieces, you can also hold onto them for a second or third pregnancy (or forth – go you!). We can certainly see the value in investing in quality, ethically made maternity wear for your pregnancy, that can be worn again, or passed onto someone else. These are our picks for your ethically made and environmentally friendly pregnancy wardrobe.
Sort out your staples up front to ensure you don’t miss any pregnancy yoga or pilates classes. Brisbane-based brand dk active has your maternity activewear sorted, making a range of pregnancy gym and yoga leggings, bike pants, and nursing sports bras and tops. They’re available in a core selection of designs and colours, and are all ethically made in Brisbane.
Still looking for some supportive threads for your workout? Active Truth in Brisbane is making a range of cute pregnancy and maternity activewear. The brand prides itself on inclusivity, so it’s no surprise that it has an extensive range for your to wear pre and postpartum. Shop for high performance activewear staples that will serve you during pregnancy, post natal and during breastfeeding.
For all your maternity staples, look no further than Pea in a Pod. The women’s maternity label is committed to superior quality, technical innovation and strong design ethic and is all ethically made onshore in Australia. The brand says it blends maternity wear and everyday styling for women who want to look like themselves, without losing their own individual sense of style or feeling governed by the masses. Timeless silhouettes are accentuated with carefully considered elements of current trends. Shop for work, exercise and every day wear.
Mums and bubs need a little TLC, and The Lullaby Club is providing that with its line up of lush natural fibre garments. Focusing on practical and stylish pieces for mums and matching pieces for minis, The Lullaby Club’s garments are a mixture of maternity friendly (fun flowy dresses), breastfeeding friendly (button up tops and dresses) and comfortable staples. The brand’s pieces are ethically made in China where its staff are paid a living wage.
Melbourne-based brand úton opts for timeless and practical pieces for its mix and match maternity wear. The label was created with the vision to deliver high quality, exceptionally fitting maternity apparel that blurs the line between pregnancy, recovery, breastfeeding and motherhood. The comfortable pieces are available in three colours. The garments are all ethically made in Melbourne, and are made to order to help reduce textile waste.
Melbourne-based textile and fashion brand Variety Hour doesn’t specifically make maternity wear, but we’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t include these gorgeous threads on this list. With a focus on inclusive sizing and styles, the brand’s garments will easily fit and flatter you throughout your pregnancy. The hardest thing will be deciding what to buy! Variety Hour’s garments are all ethically made in Melbourne.
Turn your slumber into self care with the beautiful threads by Brisbane-based brand Reverie. Catering for pregnancy and breastfeeding, these gorgeous sleepwear styles will have your sleeping sound while your bub does (who are we kidding?) The maternity collection includes nightdresses, pants, tops and robes in super soft bamboo or luxurious silk. You choose. Reverie’s garments are made in Brisbane.
Billie and Bobbie specialises in sustainable, safe sleeping garments for your bub, but also has the mum-to-be covered with its soft, sustainable linen robe to match. The robe is available in three gorgeous colour ways, made from 100% pure Oeko-Tex certified premium linen – perfect for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Billie and Bobbie’s garments are ethically made in Melbourne.
Isle of Summer’s styles are made for soon-to-be and new mums. The range of dresses, skirts, shrugs and tops in flowy styles ensure there’s plenty of room for your bump. Plus the dresses are designed to work while breastfeeding as well, with buttons on the top half so you’re not pulling your whole dress up in public. Isle of Summer’s garments are ethically made in Brisbane by a husband and wife team.
A classic, ethically made T-shirt that makes breastfeeding a breeze? Yes please! The Maison Mabé Australian made nursing tee shirts are a must have for any soon-to-be or new mum. Made from 100% organic cotton, the shirts have hidden access cleverly designed in so that you can open with one hand, without having to put your baby down. Claps for that.
Sorella Organics is an independent Australian label making a collection of sleepwear and loungewear for men, women, maternity and baby. The brand opts for soft, GOTS-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 collection is made in Australia, Fiji, & India. Sorella Organic’s maternity collection includes sleepwear and staples, wraps and robes in soft organic cotton.
Ahh yep. Modibodi launched with a simple range of period-proof underwear, but has since expanded to produce an extensive assortment of period and incontinence jocks for all stages of life. A big one of those is of course pregnancy and postpartum. Whether it’s unwanted sweat, a weak pelvic floor or pesky leaky boobs, Modibodi’s maternity range provides comfy, sustainable support. The brand’s leak-proof maternity undies are extra gentle and ultra absorbent undies for expecting and new mums. The maternity range also includes breastfeeding bras and feeding singlets.
Designed in Sydney and made in Jaipur and Kolkata, Read & Bell makes a range of maternity and post-partum appropriate dresses, with an oversized fit for a growing belly and button up bodice for breastfeeding. Fusing the colours of a vibrant Pink City spice market with the muted hues of the Australian landscape, Read & Bell’s dresses are designed for effortless living and everyday adventures. The brand prints on organic cotton to ensure sustainable and ethical production in its fabric supply chain.