Nobody Denim: Darn good denim, made in Melbourne

Melbourne’s Nobody Denim is known for quality jeans and onshore production. The brand has made its jeans in Melbourne since it launched in 1999, and is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.

Nobody Denim is committed to paying living wages to their onshore staff and has made a public commitment to pay living wages throughout their entire supply chain (onshore and offshore) by 2025.

The brand says on its website that the majority of its clothes are made in Australia, which helps to keep jobs onshore and the Australian textile manufacturing industry alive.

Keeping production in Australia also means the brand’s environmental footprint is significantly lower, with their head office, factory, laundry and retail store all within a 6km radius. This reduces the travel miles and minimises the carbon footprint of each garment.

Nobody Denim says it supports the Paris Agreement on climate change and aims to decarbonise the business and supply chain, aligning with the global goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

They’re doing so with a number of initiatives to save energy, reduce waste, and reduce water usage. Since 2017 the brand has reduced water use by 50% in their stone washing and bleaching processes.

For their raw materials, the brand works with suppliers who meet IS014001 standards – meaning that they go beyond the legal environmental requirements. In the Nobody Denim laundry they use natural enzymes to replace harsh chemicals. These are safe for human and environmental health, and are biodegradable.

Despite making obvious efforts to make the brand more ethical and environmentally sustainable, Nobody Denim says they’re on a sustainability journey and are in the midst of further developing their long term sustainability strategy.

As a brand, they say they believe in the longevity of their country as much as that of their collections, which is why their longstanding commitment to ethical manufacturing principles offers a unique vision of responsible design.

To encourage longevity, Nobody Denim offers a 12 month warranty on their jeans, encouraging shoppers to mend their jeans rather than disposing of them if they fail.

I’ve had just two pieces from Nobody Denim – a high waisted denim skirt and a pair of black skinny jeans. They’re both comfy as heck and have worn beautifully.

Find out more and shop ethically made denim here.

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Brittanie Dreghorn is the founder and editor of Britt's List, and an advocate for sustainable and Australian fashion.

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