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Kowtow New Zealand Kolkata, India

Kowtow is a New Zealand label that uses all organic cotton grown pesticide and herbicide free with sustainable farming practices such as crop rotation, composting, no genetically modified seeds and biological pest control. All the cotton used is certified fair trade by Fairtrade International, so farmers and workers are treated with respect and paid fairly for their hard work. All fabric is dyed using Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) approved dyes which are free of hazardous elements such as nickel, lead, formaldehyde, amines, pesticides and heavy metals. The dyeing unit is powered by rice husks, a renewable and non-polluting form of energy. All garments are made at SA8000 accredited factories in India, where workers receive the following benefits: a living wage; social security fund; pension fund; paid holiday leave; sick pay; medical insurance; lunch subsidies; overtime pay; workplace unions; free transport to the factory; 5% housing allowance and only work with certified organic cotton.



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Bhalo Australia Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Bhalo is an Australian label produced in rural Bangladesh that creates limited edition garments using natural hand woven textiles, printing and embroidery.  Bhalo is manufactured by Thanapara Swallows Development Society’s handicraft section, in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The organisation is an internationally approved member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), ECOTA Fair Trade Forum (Bangladesh), and Bangla Crafts. The program assists many poor and underprivileged people, mostly women, by providing training and jobs, as well as other community programs such as eradicating illiteracy, creating health awareness and self-employment, educating people about land rights, and empowering women by creating economic and social awareness. Bhalo uses a number of ‘slow’ techniques in their work, using exclusively hand-loomed cotton fabrics as well as hand embroidery and applique. Hand looms produce zero energy impact when compared to a power loom. Bhalo often reuse leftover textiles from prior seasons to create new garments and re-use all scraps for a variety of purposes. The workshop in Bangladesh employs sustainable practices, such as natural lighting, and ventilation, water recycling facilities, on-site composting and community garden directly linked to staff kitchen. Azo chemical-free dyes are used to avoid toxic runoff into local water sources.



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Penny Sage New Zealand New Zealand

Penny Sage is an independent clothing label made in New Zealand by designer Kate Megaw. Penny Sage works with family run businesses locally in New Zealand. Penny Sage mostly uses natural fibres including silk crepe, wool voile and brushed cotton. Penny Sage works with a textile designer to use plant based dyes limiting the impact on the environment.



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Shaina Mote Los Angeles, USA Los Angeles, USA

Shaina Mote is a Los Angeles based label designed, developed and made in Los Angeles. Shaina Mote supports their local economy by nurturing the trades and skills found within the local garment industry. Shaina Mote works with a solid base of family run contractors and local craftsmen committed to using long-lasting construction techniques. Shaina Mote has an emphasis on the use of natural and renewable resources of fibres. They use natural materials rather than synthetic fibres than can be petroleum-based. 



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Lara Pallini Melbourne, Australia Melbourne, Australia

Lara Pallini has been a women's wear designer for over ten years, working for a wide spectrum of brands - from international street labels, to large high street chains and high end boutique brands. Working across many brand positions, Lara found there was a lack of quality and workmanship across the industry, and saw a need to return to slow fashion. Supporting the local Australian industry, and returning to the artform of beautiful tailoring and craftsmanship. All Lara Pallini pieces are made locally in Melbourne, using our most skilled pattern makers, cutters, pleaters and machinists. Fabrics and trims are sourced from artisanal mills in Italy and Japan. These mills provide fabrics to the most luxurious international cult brands including Rick Owens and The Row. The Lara Pallini woman is socially and ethically conscious, turning her back on fast fashion, she seeks investment luxury pieces that are exquisitely crafted, whilst being intelligent and contemporary in their design. She is a considered gentlewoman. 



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Study NY New York New York

After ten years designing mens and womenswear in both Canada and the US, Tara launched the New York based label Study NY. Conceptual design and sustainability define this women's RTW brand. Study cuts and sews collections in NYC's garment district using both ethical fabrics and productions methods. Many elements from the collections collaborate with artisans around the world; for example, locally sourced Peruvian alpaca is used in much of the knitwear. In 2011 Study NY was awarded the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Grant for sustainable design. In 2013 St James's Anti-[fashion]-Calendar was named one of Sustainia100 Solutions for Sustainability - a global initiative spearheaded by Arnold Schwarznegger to promote innovative global solutions across all industries. In 2014 Study was awarded runner up in the CFDA/Luxus Eco Fashion Challenge. Tara St James thrives on challenging her own preconceptions about design. Though vocal about her choice to use sustainable and ethical design principles for her label, Tara wants to be judged the same way all designers are judged, ostensibly for her design. 



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Good Studios Adelaide, Australia Adelaide, Australia

Good Studios was founded in 2012 by Adelaide based production designer and stylist Anny Duff. It is a sustainable clothing and home-wares label championing hemp fabrics, and exploring classic contemporary design. Good Studios was founded on ethical values and embrace sustainability where ever possible in all aspects of the business - from the fabrics they use, their makers, packaging, and stockists they work with. Good Studios work predominantly with luxurious hemp linens and hemp organic blends of jersey, muslin and twill, as well as recycled nylons and 100% premium Australian wool. In 2014 they teamed up with a local business Carbon Neutral and became part of their plant a tree program. For every online purchase, a percentage of proceeds goes towards planting a native tree in Australia on their customer's behalf. Carbon Neutral specialises in bio-diverse conservation plantings, using trees and shrubs that are native to Australia. Native trees help to reduce soil salinity, provide wind breaks, enhance biodiversity, sequester greenhouse gas emissions and restore habitat for native animals. 



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Aiyope Brisbane, Australia and Delhi, India Delhi, India

Aiyope was established in 2016 by Brisbane designers Samantha and Patrick. Samantha and Patrick developed the Good Practice Studio while on exchange for university in New Delhi. The Good Practice Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio which aimed to fuse a contemporary Australian design upbringing with access to an incredibly skilled, varied and strong tradition of Indian craftsmanship. The Aiyope label was created as a collective set up between Brisbane, Australia and New Delhi, India. Samantha and Patrick seek to use their base in Delhi for travelling around different parts of India seeking out crafts, cultures, traditions and people on which to draw inspiration for contemporary clothing, furniture and homewares. Aiyope are all about making things based on their experiences, for people they encounter, and with a story they hope will connect people to each piece so they treasure it far beyond a season.