This brand takes its name from its simple beginnings as two pals making dresses for their sisters and friends. Now, Sister Studios has blossomed into the kind of clothing brand that feels playful yet comfy at the same time. Sister prioritises sustainability by using patterns with minimal offcuts and deadstock fabrics that would otherwise go to waste. Any scraps left at the end of the locally based production process are then donated to local schools and kindergartens. You might have seen Sister’s attention-grabbing gingham dresses on the streets of Fitzroy, which is also where its store is located. Pop in for a visit, or shop SISTER Studios online here.
Fast fashion is getting faster by the year, and its environmental impacts are snowballing too. The average Aussie acquires 27 kilograms of clothing per person every year! At the same time, we’re discarding an average of 23 kilos of clothes per year – of which more than 90 per cent goes straight to landfill.
Enter: sustainable fashion brands. Thankfully, Melbourne has a flourishing sustainable fashion scene packed with brands that like to do things a little greener. Whether it’s mindful manufacturing practices or recycled materials, these brands can help minimise your wardrobe’s carbon footprint.