Sleep sound in these beautiful ethically and sustainably produced pyjamas. 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 Australian and New Zealand makers have you covered while you’re pushing out z’s.
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.
Gold Coast-based intimates label Eco Intimates opts for environmentally friendly materials for its garments, so it’s no surprise that organic cotton makes the cut. The majority of the brand’s loungewear and sleepwear styles are made from 100% organic cotton jersey with designer remnants or offcuts for the lace and trims. The range includes camis, shorts, rompers, bodysuits and luxe dresses and robes. Eco Intimates garments are ethically made in Australia and Bali.
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Want to slip into something comfortable without compromising on style? Brisbane-based sleepwear and loungewear label Reverie has you covered. The brand’s range of effortlessly stylish and comfortable garments are made from environmentally friendly fabrics such as Lenzing Tencel (made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus), GOTS certified organic cotton and a merino x organic cotton blend. Reverie the Label’s collections include short and long nightgowns, sets, robes and accessories. It’s all made onshore in Brisbane, Australia.
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.
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.
Brisbane-based sleep and loungewear label Status Quan is challenging the status quo with its luxurious pyjamas. Made in Australia through its ethical production partners, Status Quan produces a small range of bespoke women’s pyjamas and lounge garments to make you feel effortlessly chic. Garments are made from high quality natural fibres such as crisp cottons and linens, silk and wool, handcrafted in Australia using hallmark couture sewing methods such as French seams and bound edges.
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 shop 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.
BJ’s PJ’s makes premium Australian organic cotton loungewear, pyjamas, maternity wear and yoga wear, in women’s and men’s modern designs. The brand’s garments are sustainably and ethically made in Sydney by small family-run business, where the brand can keep a close eye on the production and reduce the environmental footprint of its products. The unique wire-free breast support and flattering styles make these a versatile wardrobe addition.
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.
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.