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“Uniek’s goal is to produce classic, timeless fashion that lasts. We believe in curating beautiful pieces for you, to be worn and cherished by you, to hold that special place in your heart that lasts a dozen seasons and still looks completely fabulous. All our pieces are made with luxe cotton fabrics and designed with elegance in mind, so you can feel comfortable and confident in high quality, long-lasting styles.”
Founded by Katherine Gracey, Uniek is an Australian women’s loungewear brand consciously crafting their garments from 100% organic and sustainably-sourced cotton. Hoodies, pants, crews, tees, tops and blazers are a taster of the offerings available within the Uniek range, and each has been designed with both sustainability and inclusivity in mind.
“Uniek is the result of my own experience searching for adaptable loungewear that was not only beautiful to wear but that also resonated on a more personal level,” Katherine says of starting her ethical fashion label. “I was inspired to create a sustainable and inclusive loungewear label for women who often feel unseen or unrepresented by the existing offering.”
Not only is the exquisite Uniek loungewear manufactured right here in Australia, but it is done so by a maker who is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA). This essentially means that all workers are being paid appropriately, are receiving all of their legal entitlements and are working in a safe environment.
Uniek is unwavering in their commitment to utilising eco-friendly and sustainable materials. Although there is a product line that is made using deadstock fabric, their main fabric of choice is sustainably-sourced GOTS certified organic cotton.
“All of our partner relationships are in Melbourne. This allows for so many efficiencies in our design, pattern and manufacturing process.”
This cotton fabric is knitted and dyed in Melbourne, which allows the Uniek team to quickly and efficiently colour correct without the need for excessive samples. Due to their direct relationship with their fabric manufacturer, Uniek has also been able to completely remove any packaging and delivery that would usually be needed in this process.
What’s more is Uniek combats wastage by keeping their runs small and maximising the consumption of their fabric. They’ve also partnered with AirRobe to give their customers the option of repurposing a pre-loved item, and have donated samples and pre-production items to Thread Together in the past.
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Free of animal by-products and free of animal testing
The amazing benefit of manufacturing local is that we have a direct relationship wi th our local maker. Through this we have been able to removed packaging required f or delivery from our maker. Our fabirc is knitted and dyed in Melbourne, Australia. This allows us to colour c orrect quickly and effieciantly without the need for multiple samples. All of our parnter relationships are in Melbourne. This allows for so many efficincies in our design, patterna nd manufacturing process. Additional things:Is there something that we have missed? Are you excited and proud to be championing innovative practices that you think we would enjoy knowing about? * Designed and made in Melbourne, Australia. We are so proud to be supporting our lo cal industry, using sustainbly sourced products and creating ethically made clothes in Melbourne. Terms
We donate pre-production and samples to Thread Together. We are also in the proces s setting up with i=change
We have donated samples and ore-production items to Thread Together and currently i n the process of setting up i=Change.
We produce very limited runs of product to ensure we can sell through. We have sign ed on with Airrobe, to allow our customers resell their items. We have product line s that are made order and use deadstock fabric.
Behind the Brand
““Uniek is the result of my own experience searching for adaptable loungewear that was not only beautiful to wear but that also resonated on a more personal level,” Katherine says of starting her ethical fashion label. “I was inspired to create a sustainable and inclusive loungewear label for women who often feel unseen or unrepresented by the existing offering.” ”.