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’re looking for locally made sleepwear or sustainable fabrics, these Aussie (and NZ) makers have you covered while you’re pushing out z’s.
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.
Dream States is a Melbourne-based sleepwear label inspired by nature, sustainability and colour stories. Through a desire to bring about change to the fashion industry Dream States encourages people to invest in long-lasting high quality pieces that are kind to the environment, having minimal impact and long wear. For this reason, the brand uses plant-based fabrics that require little water and pesticides such as hemp and linen. The Dream States collections are all ethically made in Australia.
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. Cat’s Pyjamas sleepwear is made with natural fibres which are good for you and good for the planet. The brand produces all of its pieces in Australia.
Brisbane-based Sleepy Dee is a boutique sleepwear brand committed to delivering a sustainable product. Each piece of Sleepy Dee’s luxury lounge and sleepwear collection is ethically made in Brisbane and accredited under the Australia Made Campaign. The debut Sleepy Dee collection has been handmade from natural fibres such as silk and soft organic bamboo in feminine shades of pinks, blues and greens.
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!)
Sydney-based sustainable basics brand Boody brings super soft organic bamboo sleepwear to the mix. Boody’s bamboo is grown sustainably with no pesticides, no insecticides, and no fertilisers, and without any artificial irrigation. The brand says it’s committed to maintaining a responsible and transparent process every step of its process – from the bamboo crops that yield the viscose yarn to the delivery of Boody into your hands. Boody is certified by a number of industry groups for ethical and sustainable production.
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Bamboo as a textile has two really great qualities. One is that it grows naturally and in abundance so it’s easy to source sustainably, and two is that it’s soooo soft, making it the ultimate fabric for your sleep times. Bamboo Body’s pyjamas are a collection of oversized T-shirt dresses and the more classic wares as well in grey, grey stripe, cream and blush. Bamboo Body includes detailed information about the brand’s ethical production on its website.
NICO is an intimates maker out of Brisbane and is the longest standing underwear producer to be certified by Ethical Clothing Australia. All of the brand’s undergarments are ethically produced in Australia, India and Bangladesh using model, recycled 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 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.
In case you couldn’t tell from the name, this brand knows its way around the bedroom. Bed Threads uses its signature 100% French Flax Linen fabric for its sleepwear range (100% appropriate for out-of-home wear as well) and boasts a well as a gorgeous line up of cashmere clothing as well. The brand says it’s 100% carbon neutral and proudly plastic free. The garments are assembled in China where the brand says they pay above minimum wage and ensure ethical working conditions for their makers.
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.
New Zealand-based brand Thunderpants have sewed up a storm, bringing you 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. The majority is made from Fairtrade and organic cotton, and the brand keeps things super transparent across the supply chain to ensure ethical production.
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.
Launching in 2020 (pre-orders open now), Pure Dreamwear helps to provide ethical and sustainable employment to vulnerable women in Cambodia. The brand is committed to being environmentally sustainable, sourcing the finest natural fibres and utilising recycled packaging. Pure Dreamwear’s range of sustainable fabrics include organic cotton to exotic silks.