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Ethically Made Skirt Brands For Your Sustainable Wardrobe.

Ethically Made Skirt Brands For Your Sustainable Wardrobe.

Written by Lola Asaadi.

Ethically Made Skirt Brands For Your Sustainable Wardrobe.

Name a more popular wardrobe staple than a skirt. We’ll wait. It’s no coincidence that almost every girl you know will have at least one skirt in their sustainable wardrobe, whether it’s a classic denim midi, a printed bohemian-style maxi or a classic cotton mini.

So, we’ve thrown together a list of some of the best ethical and sustainable brands in Australia, New Zealand and Canada that are providing us conscious consumers with a range of beautiful, timeless and effortlessly feminine mini, midi and maxi skirts. Enjoy!


Outland Denim

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

Outland Denim is an Australian company synonymous with a few things: environmentally and socially responsible fashion, using business for good, and beautiful organic cotton and linen skirts. Outland Denim’s skirts choices include midi cotton skirts that are as versatile as they are sustainable, and hand-loomed artisanal linen midi skirts that can be worn from brunch to booze bus with ease. 


Shop Outland Denim’s organic cotton skirts (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).



Layer/d

Location | Australia

Price range | $$$

Melbourne-based ethical fashion label Layer/d is completely committed to providing women with consciously-crafted, quality-made ethical skirts that empower the women who both make and wear them. 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, and every manufacturer Layer/d works with are Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) accredited. Layer/d has a beautiful range of ready-to-wear skirts available, including ethical cotton midi skirts, woven mini skirts and printed maxi skirts, and each is a piece of art in its own right.


Shop Layer/d’s sustainable women’s skirts (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).



SUI

Location | India

Price range | $$

Based in India and Singapore, SUI is a sustainable fashion company consciously crafting trend-defying garments (including a range of beautiful and ethical women’s skirts) with as low an environmental impact as possible. All of the beautiful SUI garments are lovingly crafted and embroidered by a small team in New Delhi, India. As this occurs in SUI’s own factory, the SUI team has formed an extremely close relationship with their workers, workers who not only receive more than the minimum wage, but also benefits including medical insurance and paid leave. So, if you’re in the market for a new skirt, consider SUI’s range of consciously-crafted handwoven organic cotton skirts, available in both midi and mini styles.


Shop SUI’s range of sustainably made skirts (and take your 15% off code, EME15, with you).



Selfe Studios

Location | Australia

Price range | $$$

Sydney-based designer Alanna Camilleri founded Selfe Studios in order “to respond to a need to slow down the fashion cycle.” Aware of both the negative environmental and social impacts the fast fashion industry has, Alanna is using Selfe Studios to provide conscious consumers with fashion that is just, fair and will last them for years to come. Selfe Studios’ curated collection of ethical skirts are no exception, and with 100% Italian cotton maxi skirts, asymmetric linen skirts and ethical cotton midi skirts, there’s a skirt for every modern day woman.


Shop Selfe Studios’ organic cotton skirts (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).



fredric

Location | Australia

Price range | $$$

fredric is an Australian sustainable fashion label consciously crafting a range of women’s garments, including dynamic, engaging and playful mini skirts. The fredric pieces (ethical skirts included) are crafted from materials that are all certified and approved organic or recyclable, like GOTS certified organic cotton, GOTS certified organic cotton twill and a recycled viscose/nylon blend. Oh, and can confirm the Frankie Skirt can do everything from lawn bowls with mates to dinner dates.


Shop fredric’s ethical mini skirts.



madre natura

Location | Australia

Price range | $$$

Meaning “Mother Nature” in Italian, gender neutral fashion label madre natura was born from a desire to respect the earth, as well as “with the belief that love and respect for the environment are equally important as self-love and respect for the people around us.” With slow and sustainable fashion, ethical production and a circular economy at the core of their beliefs, madre natura is providing us conscious consumers with cotton voile midi skirts and cotton/elastane blend mini skirts that directly reflect these unwavering values. 


Shop madre natura’s ethically-made skirts.


NATALIJA

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

NATALIJA is an Australian women’s fashion brand producing mindful garments from eco-friendly materials in an inclusive sizing range. All of the NATALIJA pieces are hand-made and made-to-order, and this slow and sustainable method of production is evident in the quality of the garments, including in their sustainable women’s skirts. NATALIJA’s linen midi skirts, silk slip skirts and satin mini skirts have to be seen to be believed, and are garments that will never, ever go out of style.


Shop NATALIJA’s made-to-order women’s skirts (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).


Sanct

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

Sanct, an Australian-based slow-fashion label, is basically the girl we all want to be: she is firm in what she wants, she knows what she doesn’t, and she is impeccably dressed in ethically-made goodness. Goals. Sanct’s hero skirt, the Frill Skirt, is hand-crafted from a midweight deadstock wool fabric with cotton trimmings, and with its elasticated waistband and effortlessly feminine frill detail, is literally all you could want in a skirt.


Shop Sanct’s sustainable women’s skirts (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).


Lois Hazel

Location | Australia

Price range | $$$

Lois Hazel is an Australian women’s ethical fashion brand operating not only with socially and environmentally friendly practices, but also with complete transparency; transparency on the sourcing of their materials, the production behind each individual element, and the craftsmanship that’s gone into the creation of every piece. The Lois Hazel range of women’s skirts, including their OEKO-TEX certified linen maxi skirts, 100% organic cotton knit skirts, and Tencel maxi skirts, are a testament to this.


Shop Lois Hazel’s range of ethically-made skirts (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).



Harly Jae

Location | Canada

Price range | $$$

Harly Jae is a slow fashion brand whose (totally beautiful and versatile) pieces are designed and made in Canada. The clothes are inspired by timeless vintage fashion, and Harly Jae has an overall goal to generate timeless wardrobe staples that will last over many seasons. Their exquisite range of sustainable skirts, including their denim maxi skirts and women’s cotton skirts, are absolutely no exception.

Shop Harly Jae’s beautiful ethical skirts (and take your 10% off code, EME10, with you).



Sorrentino Studios

Ethically made skirts
Ethically made skirts

Location | Australia

Price range | $$$

Rather than opting for the quintessential classic designs usually associated with ethical and sustainable fashion brands, Sorrentino Studios – a Melbourne-based slow fashion label – is breaking the mould by producing garments with flare. Their ethically-made women’s skirts, for example, are not for the subtle dresser, and thanks to their exquisite deadstock fabrications and unique embellishments, will draw attention wherever they go.

Shop Sorrentino Studios’ deadstock skirts.



Bilboa

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

Byron Bay-based sustainable fashion brand Bilboa has got your covered for all things women’s linen mini and midi skirts. Also, every piece is handmade in small runs, and if a design is made from deadstock fabric – meaning that the fabric was discarded by a bigger label and would have ended up in landfill – then the run will match the amount of fabric they have. In other words, your skirt will be totally unique. Love that for you.


Shop Bilboa’s colourful women’s skirts (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).


Bird & Kite

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

Bird + Kite is an embodiment of everything we believe in at Ethical Made Easy, and this sustainable fashion label puts female empowerment, fair working conditions, preservation of traditional artisan techniques and charitable giving at the forefront of their operations. Honestly, with their garments being as beautiful as they are – particularly their cotton mini skirts and patterned midi skirts – then we are definitely down for the cause.


Shop Bird & Kite’s bohemian women’s skirts.


Tasi Travels

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

Tasi Travels is an Australian ethical fashion label producing “slow clothing for conscious wanderers.” Tasi Travels utilises a range of eco-friendly fabrics to bring their floral midi skirts and women’s wrap skirts to life, including Tencel, Lenzing Modal and organic cotton, and the Tasi Travels team also works closely with their pattern maker to ensure that wastage is reduced as much as possible. 

Shop the sustainably-made skirts from Tasi Travels (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).


Gaal

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

Ethically made women’s skirts
Ethically made women’s skirts

Gaal is a Melbourne-based ethical fashion label providing fairly-made fashion to those conscious consumers amongst us who want to wear our values (and wear them well). Gaal’s ethically-made women’s skirts, for instance, are playful, energetic and colourful, and every single one of the Gaal garments is crafted by makers based in Tottenham, Victoria, and all are Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) accredited. Love that for us.

Shop Gaal’s ethical women’s skirts.



The Hemp Temple

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

The Hemp Temple, an Australian sustainable fashion company, crafts timeless women’s skirts that are made to last the wearer for as long as they are taken care of, and that didn’t take excessively from the earth in the process of their creation. From maxi skirts to midi wrap skirts and adjustable mini skirts, The Hemp Temple uses their wonder fabric of choice (which is hemp, if you didn’t get the gist) to craft every staple skirt you’ll ever need in your ethical and sustainable wardrobe.

Shop The Hemp Temple’s bohemian women’s skirts.


Kalaurie

Location | Australia

Price range | $$$

Created by Kalaurie Karl-Crooks, a fashion graduate based in Melbourne, Kalaurie is an Australian ethical fashion brand that wants the customer to understand the importance of clothing made with ethical values, and how clothing – especially their women’s skirts – can be a beautiful lifelong investment. 100% deadstock cotton skirts, deadstock silk/cotton blend midi skirts and deadstock linen mini skirts are some of the investment pieces you’ll find in the Kalaurie showroom, and each is made lovingly, ethical and sustainably.


Shop Kalaurie’s ethical women’s skirts.



The ANJELMS Project

Location | Australia

Price range | $$

“The ANJELMS Project aims to create collections ethically produced through sustainable and socially responsible practices while using fashion as a vehicle to protect and empower disadvantaged communities in India.” Honestly, they had us at “ethically produced”, as well as at their range of sustainably-made skirts. The ANJELMS Project has a range of beautifully-crafted, hand-made women’s skirts, including (but certainly not limited to) reversible printed mini skirts, maxi hand-woven khadi cotton skirts, and cotton midi wrap skirts, all of which have been dyed using GOTS certified organic dyes. Spoilt for choice.


Shop The ANJELMS Project’s ethical skirts (and take your 10% off code, EME10, with you).



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