How to Shop Ethically in Sydney

The Australian fashion scene is not all Bondi Beach speedos and sunbleached hair!  Check out some of our favorite ethical and sustainable fashion from Sydney.


Afrofunk is a Sydney based boutique that sells local and handmade products. All items are made by hand and from the heart. Purchasing Afrofunk products helps them to continue to support small business in the area.

Shop Afrofunk online


image15Braintree was founded in 1995 in Australia, with the aim of promoting hemp as an environmentally friendly alternative to cotton. It soon became one of the largest hemp clothing companies in the world.

Shop braintree online or see their stockists near you.



Etiko Fair Trade offers a fair trade alternative for the conscious consumer. They sell products that are free from child labour and slavery, as well as sweatshops. All Etiko products help to lead us towards a sustainable future.

Shop Etiko online or see their stockists in Sydney.


Dragstar’s retail store makes its home on offbeat south King Street, in Sydney’s inner West. The lovely old shop houses their boutique, design studio, and office allowing for all design and range development to take place in-house.

Over the years, Dragstar has always remained true to Celia’s aesthetic vision. Local production and creating garments that will stand the test of time continue to be the focus of Dragstar’s design ethos, and fuel Celia’s ongoing rebellion against ‘landfill fashion’.



Shop Dragstar online or visit their location below

High Tea with Mrs. Woo.


High Tea with Mrs. Woo is the collective memory and design collaboration of sisters Rowena, Juliana, and Angela Foong and the name of their clothing design label and stores. With their flagship stores in Paddington, Sydney and in their hometown Newcastle, NSW, as well as online, they present their clothing designs, gather and cultivate charming homegrown ingredients and artisanal products made by hands and hearts from places near and far. They encourage high quality production and sustainable consumption and bring these goods to your local market, celebrating thoughtful, well-made, long-lasting designs.


Shop High Tea with Mrs. Woo online or visit the boutique in Sydney!

Manning Cartell

Manning Cartell is the brainchild of sister’s Cheryl, Vanessa, and Gabrielle Manning. Authenticity, integrity, and honesty are values shared by the sisters, which are evident not only in the pieces they design, but also in the company culture they have created. Their passionate team of staff; pattern makers, seamstresses, photographers, developers, writers, suppliers, consultants, is paramount to them.

Quality, respect, and an ethical approach to manufacturing in Australia is an integral part of their brands DNA, and in 2012 Manning Cartell was accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.


Shop Manning Cartell online or visit their boutique in Sydney.

Emobi Swimwear


Launched at Australian Fashion Week, Emobi (e-moby) is a French Polynesian name meaning birth.  All prints are original and designed in-house using a range of environmentally friendly water based dyes that minimise impact on the beaches & waterways. The result is premium, breathable, UV protected fabric.


Shop Emobi online or visit their stockists in Sydney and in other Cities.

Round She Goes


Round She Goes is an award-winning indoor fashion market dedicated to women’s fashion.

At Round She Goes events and in the online marketplace, you can shop for pre-loved designer labels and quality vintage clothing, accessories, and jewellery from many different local stallholders.


Shop Round She Goes online and check the site for updates on dates and locations!

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