Right now, we’re sensing something of a sustainability wave coming from the other side of the world. In our frequent search for progressive brands that produces responsibly and honors ethical and sustainable practices, we keep ending up in Australia!
In 2006, creative director Jade Sarita Arnott established Arnsdorf in Melbourne, but moved to New York four years later, splitting the business between two continents. Arnott’s background in sculpture, photography and art history is definitely visible in the brand’s sophisticated and modern aesthetics, and every collection is conceptualized around an ongoing exploration of the human condition and nature.
Feeling uneasy about operating in a traditional fashion lifecycle, the brand was set on hold in 2012. Wanting to commit to transparent and ethical practices going forward, they built their own factory in Melbourne, taking almost the entire line of design and production in-house. Using only high quality materials with the lowest environmental and human impact possible, they now release well-considered collections every 8-10 weeks. No excessive amounts of inventory is kept, and they never go on sale.
When browsing the online shop, you quickly realize that the desire to be completely transparent is a profound one, and information is provided on everything from what the clothes are made from, who made them (all women!), and at what cost. What’s better than that?
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