Just like so many other countries, Australia produces large amounts of textile waste daily. In fact, 95% of this waste are recycled or upcycled to keep the planet. At the moment, so many cities like Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, now boast of new initiatives, schemes, and businesses in the fashion sector, that are keen on protecting the ecosystem through their eco-friendly choices and actions. This article focuses on eight ethical and sustainable clothing shops, particularly in Sydney. Read on

1. The Social Outfit, Newtown, Australia -

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The Social Outfit creates and manufactures clothing for women. It is a social enterprise fashion label with a difference. Founded to support women from refugee and new migrant communities to kick-start their Australian careers and thrive through employment, The Social Outfit has a purpose for both the planet and its community.

This store operates an ethical manufacturing workroom and retail store in Newtown, Sydney. They sure are passionate about sustainability, too, as the clothing collections make use of remnant fabrics donated by fashion industry partners. With 7.5 tonnes of fabric saved from landfills to date, The Social Outfit has thrived in sustainability.

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Address:188 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9550 3691
Website: https://thesocialoutfit.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSocialOutfit
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesocialoutfit
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesocialoutfit

2. BLAEK Store, Manly, Australia -

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Choosing BLAEK means opting for the people and planet. BLAEK, a thoughtful retail space, offers sustainable, ethical & organic clothing, homewares & daily essentials by mindful designers from around the world. Based in Manly on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, this unisex clothing shop makes it a priority to ensure that all products are good for you and the planet, be it clothing, dental care, soap, or even cleaning products. Their denim jeans, designed to stand the test of time, super warm hoodies, and stylish shirts will add magic to your wardrobe. 

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Address:210 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Phone: +61 2 8591 7363
Website: https://blaekstore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blaekstore
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blaek.store

3. Nique Newtown, Newtown, Australia -

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Another unisex clothing shop, Nique offers ethical and sustainable wear that is utterly unique and comfortable. Still, in the vein of eco-consciousness, they also provide a care guide for most of their clothing, such as; denim, knitwear, linen, silk, cellulosic fabrics, T-shirts, and even woollen coats.

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Address:309 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9557 7850
Website: https://www.nique.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niqueclothingstore
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niqueclothing

4. Yogitown, Lilyfield, Australia -

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Inspired by yoga philosophy, Yogitown shares a message of peace and compassion, using ethical fashion and vegan clothing as their instrument. For Yogitown, clothing isn't made for just the sake of trend or fashion but as a means to tell your story or communicate your values and positive messages. With Yogitown, sustainability comes first, so the fibres used in their garments are plant-based, organically grown, and only vegan inks are used.

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Address:36 Lonsdale St, Lilyfield NSW 2040, Australia
Phone: +61 492 297 712
Website: https://www.yogitown.guru
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yogitown.guru
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yogitown.guru

5. EKOLUV, Paddington, Australia -

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Second-hand inspired, driven to close the gap and prolong the lifespan of fashion already in existence rather than creating new, EKOLUV welcomes you to hire designer dresses and purchase luxury pre-loved wears. It is a zero-waste outfit committed to saving water, electricity, and emissions by not manufacturing new pieces but rather renting.

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Address:14 William St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Phone: +61 417 076 442
Website: https://ekoluv.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ekoluv
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ekoluv
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ekoluv

6. Mr Simple World Square, Sydney, Australia -

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Mr. Simple World Square is famous for men's clothing and accessories. Focused on quality and sustainability, the clothes at this store are constructed with premium fabrics, such as organic cotton, sustainable hemp, and linen. Mr. Simple collection is also simple, such that logos and branding are kept to a minimum so your style can stand out.

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Address:World Square Shopping Centre Shop 10, 49a/644 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9283 0398
Website: https://mrsimple.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrsimplequalitygoods
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrsimplegoods

7. Good Day Girl, Paddington, Australia -

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Also specialized in womenswear, this is another ethical and sustainable clothing shop in Sydney. Their designs are simple and suit everyday life. With only two collections made a year, Good Day Girl is not about mass production but, upon order, offers women sustainable and timeless clothing, made slowly with all caution and love.

Address:31 Norfolk St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9368 1423
Website: https://www.gooddaygirl.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoodDayGirl
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gooddaygirlloves
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodDayGirlSays

8. Dragstar Clothing Australia, Newtown, Australia -

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Makers of ethical women's clothing and accessories in Sydney since 1992, wear from Dragstar are simple, durable, and timeless. Based in Sydneys' inner west suburb of Newtown, they are committed to helping you build a collection of Dragstar wears.

Address:535A King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9550 1243
Website: https://www.dragstar.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dragstarclothing
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dragstar_clothing


Slow fashion, no doubt, is the good stuff, not only for you but, importantly, the planet. These sustainable clothing shops that have dared to defy the ways of 'landfill-fashion' also have made it a priority to ensure that you rock only ethical and sustainable wears you will love.