Whether you’re looking to craft the ultimate work from home wardrobe or just want to stock up on versatile and luxurious lounge staples, these Australian and New Zealand brands have you covered. Importantly, they’re transparent in their production – opting for sustainably sourced fibres and ensuring their garments are made ethically. These are some of our favourite brands for ethically made loungewear in Australia.
A.BCH aims to transform the way people buy, wear and discard clothing. Transparency is a major focus of the label, which breaks down the ‘product story’ of each garment on its website, detailing everything from the place of production to the thread contents and the end of life instructions. A.BCH garments are all ethically made in Australia. They’re a selection of comfortable and cosy pieces in neutral colours to complement any wardrobe.
Britt’s List readers can get $25 towards their first order from A.BCH with code BRITT25 at checkout.
Kowtow was born in 2007 with the desire to create an ethical label that would be the example for a fashion forward, global thinking business. And that it is. The New Zealand label is leading the way for sustainable fashion, with a now internationally recognised label producing beautiful staple items that are 100% suitable for the office. Good on You app rates Kowtow five stars stating that its environmental, labour and animal rating are all ‘great’.
Vege Threads specialises in creating comfortable clothing, sustainably. Its collections are manufactured 100% onshore using organic and eco-friendly materials and dyes in limited numbers. The brand is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia and prides itself on working with local knitting mills and dye houses. The ‘threads’ are a lovely bunch of long lasting, practical yet beautifully designed basics. Vege Threads has also launched an activewear label that covers off comfortable yoga clothes.
Melbourne-based designer Lois Hazel says she wanted to design clothes that make it easy to get dressed in the morning. “For me, it’s like I want to wake up in the morning, pull out the first thing I see, chuck it on with some shoes, walk out the door and feel comfortable.” This mentality is clear in her collections – an essence of simplicity while still being unique and extremely wearable. When it comes to fabrics the brand prioritises natural fibres but also brings in organic fibres that are traceable, ethically sourced, sustainably produced or deadstock (design remnants). The Lois Hazel garments are all ethically made in Australia.
In case you couldn’t tell from the name, this brand knows its way around the bedroom. The good news? The brand’s philosophy of creating comfortable, natural fibres products for sleep extends to loungewear as well. 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. 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.
Britt’s List readers can get 10% off full price purchases at Bed Threads with code BRITT10 at checkout. Shop here.
Staples and basics brand Bassike produces all of the comfy clothes – to wear between home, work, shops and social events. The brand says that sustainability for them means treating people and the planet with respect, lightening their environmental impact and constantly evaluating how they do that. Over 90% of Bassike’s products are ethically made in Australia which ensures a high level of supply chain transparency while supporting and helping to preserve the fashion industry in this country.
Boody set out with the mission to create softer, comfier basics that fit just right and keep the environment top of mind. Every Boody garment is made of luxe sustainable bamboo fabric. Shop everything from basic tees and dresses, to leggings and activewear, to undies and socks for men, women and babies with the Sydney-based label. If you’re anything like us, any t-shirt is loungewear, but Boody goes one further with the ultra-soft Downtime Lounge top and pants designed for a rainy weekend Netflix binge.
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 lounging around or simply living in! Bamboo Body’s loungewear collection includes oversized slouchy tops, pants, dresses, scarves and cardigans in staple colours. Bamboo Body includes detailed information about the brand’s ethical production on its website.
Honest Studios’ garments are ethically made in Melbourne by a mother-daughter duo with a love of natural fibres. To help reduce waste, the brand sources its fabrics from high-end fashion houses selling their surplus fabrics. With comfort at the forefront of their designs, Honest Studios’ range features simple cuts to suit all ages, shapes and sizes. The brand’s dedicated loungewear category makes it easy to shop for staples.
For comfy, feel-good garments, you can’t go past HoMie – a social enterprise and unisex streetwear label for young people. The brand name is an acronym for Homelessness of Melbourne incorporated enterprise – as they use 100 per cent of their profits to support young people facing homelessness in Melbourne. HoMie values transparency and up-cycles preloved items to reduce the environmental impact of their garments. As a bonus, a big part of HoMie’s production is done in Australia and is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia.
The Lullaby Club focuses on lounge essentials “for you and your mini” and as such, comfy tops and bottoms are on the line up. The range includes linen and ribbed cotton staples in block colours – available in an inclusive size range covering size 6-18. The Lullaby Club’s garments are made in China where the brand says it’s committed to paying its garment makers a living wage. Find out more about the brand’s ethos on the website here.
Brisbane’s dk active makes high-quality, high-performance workout clothing for all activities. When it comes to loungewear, the brand stocks styles covering all seasons including shorts and crops to trank pants and jumpers. dk active opts for sustainable materials such as organic and recycled fibres. Importantly, the range is all ethically manufactured in Brisbane, Australia.
Britt’s List readers can get 20% off full price purchases over $50 from dk active with code “BRITTS20”. Shop here.
Bonus: Feeling crafty? Make your own linen loungewear set with the Pipit loungewear set sewing kit from Common Stitch. The kit has everything you need to sew your set at home – including the pattern, fabric, thread, elastic and buttons. All you need is the machine.