Layer/d - Ethically Made Women's Sustainable Fashion
Layer/d

Layerd

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Location

Australia

Price

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Values

  • Certified Organic Certified Organic
  • Circularity Circularity
  • Fair Fair
  • Gender Equality Gender Equality
  • Made Locally Made Locally

The Layer/d woman is confident, relaxed, globally conscious, intelligent and, above all, committed to advocating for a more environmentally and socially just fashion industry through the clothes she proudly wears. Sound like you? We thought it might.

Melbourne-based ethical fashion label Layer/d is completely committed to providing women with consciously-crafted, quality-made clothes that empower the women who both make and wear them.

The Layer/d team has cultivated and nurtured strong relationships with their makers and suppliers; many of whom share the same values as them. Because Layer/d is passionate about supporting local and, in turn, strengthening the Australian fashion industry, they source all of their carefully chosen fabrics, trims and materials through local businesses that import from around Australia, Japan and China. 

Layer/d doesn’t just talk to the ethical talk. All of the Layer/d garments are hand-crafted in Melbourne by (incredibly talented) local makers who have been with the company since day dot. All of the manufacturers Layer/d works with are Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) accredited, which essentially means all of the workers are paid fairly, work in safe conditions and receive their legal entitlements. 

As for their packaging, Layer/d uses The Better Packaging Co. comPOST Packs – mailing satchels made from plants and non-toxic compostable resin which allows them to be, you guessed it, composted after use – and all of their marketing materials are printed on recycled, carbon neutral cards. Layer/d’s 100% recycled, recyclable and compostable tissue paper is printed with soy-based inks on FSC-certified paper, the swing tags are recyclable, biodegradable and printed on recycled card, and the Layer/d labels are woven from an already in circulation recycled polyester.

Furthering their dedication to environmental responsibility, the Layer/d team is consciously making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint: they are taking all possible measures to reduce the amount of transport required in their supply chain; they are reducing waste through a controlled design, pattern-making and manufacturing process; and they are making use of repurposed fabrications from old stock lines.

What’s more is Layer/d’s main office and warehouse is also 100% solar energy powered (by 92 solar panels, to be exact), and although Layer/d acknowledges the fact that their sustainability journey is a fluid one, we absolutely commend their commitment, dedication and transparency. Ok, now they’re just showing off.

Layer/d is also keen to give back; they’re currently in the process (COVID allowing) of partnering with and supporting an Indigenous Australian Dance College to which they would donate a set amount of each garment sold, as well as provide a platform for the incredible creatives who come go the college to showcase their work. 

If you haven’t already got the jist, Layer/d is an ethical fashion company totally dedicated to providing conscious consumers with beautiful garments that do not cost the planet or its people to make. By supporting local manufacturers, maintaining strong relationships with suppliers, reducing wastage, mindfully choosing materials and adhering to an ethical mode of production, Layer/d is most definitely walking the ethical and sustainable walk.

Want to know where Layerd sits and what they’re working on in terms of these 5 values? Hover over these values to find out.

Want to know about the founder’s story?
Read our interview.

We sat down with Rani Hallums, co-founder of Australian ethical fashion label, Layer/d.
“We are proud to say that all product remains Melbourne made and are grateful for the opportunity of supporting local business. We hold our relationships with our suppliers, manufacturers and stockists close to heart and find great joy in building and strengthening those relationships as we progress in our business”.

Joe and Rani Hallums

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