Green Horse Sustainable Pop-Up Sale
251 High Street, Northcote
Northcote local Green Horse has teamed up with Sydney sleepwear label ALAS to bring a carefully chosen collection of sustainable fashion to Melbourne for one day only, featuring one-offs, samples and up to 75 per cent off sale stock from Nico, Vege Threads, ALAS, Fictional, Ettitude, Plant by Packwood and Tara Whalley. Such a varied group of brands will ensure a large range of products is available: everything from organic basics, underwear and sleepwear, to homewares, bed linen, terrariums and hand-painted textiles. Current season collections will also be on show for your perusal alongside sale stock. All brands included in this event are selected based on their unique products and commitment to ethical and/or sustainable practices, so you can shop knowing you’re supporting a good bunch. Collingwood’s Eat a Scroll is supplying baked goods to keep savvy shoppers fuelled, Sat 10am–6pm
If you can’t make it to the sustainable pop-up shop on Saturday, a number of participating brands, such as Vege Threads, are hosting online sales of past collections. Vege Threads is an Australian eco-fashion label that focuses on sustainability and social awareness. A percentage of the profits from every piece sold in the Australian-made collection, which uses organic Australian natural dye and organic cotton, are donated to its sponsor foundation in Northern Bali. Online, the brand is hosting a sale on a number of its essential basics; tops, knits, dresses and beanies included.
138 Commercial Road, Prahran
Sustainable bedding and clothing brand Bhumi is clearing the way for new stock and offering 50 per cent off all items in-store and online for this weekend only. All items from the bed, bath, linen, living, men’s, women’s and children’s collections will be half price. With a mission to supply products that reflect natural beauty and provide building blocks for greener homes, Bhumi uses only organic cotton and sustainable design and manufacturing processes: it’s an opportunity to go green without excessive costs.
Sat & Sun 10am–6pm
Certified fair trade label kowtow uses only 100 per cent certified organic cotton to ensure that every process of its production phase, from seed to final garment, is ethical and sustainable. With the recent release of its new range, it’s reducing prices on a range of past-season dresses, jackets, tops, cardigans and pants in a variety of colours, cuts and prints online. Free shipping in Australia on orders over $200.
Ethical fashion label Bhalo creates limited-edition garments, produced in rural Bangladesh using natural, hand-woven textiles, printing and embroidery. The brand philosophy is to connect the wearer to the garment, empowering them to understand the origins of the clothes they are purchasing, and encouraging people to make ethical decisions when it comes to clothing. With up to 50 per cent off the colourfully printed collection of dresses, tops and bottoms (shorts and skirts) online, it’s a great opportunity to grab a carefully constructed, pastel piece and brighten up your wardrobe in time for spring.
The Social Studio
126–128 Smith Street, Collingwood If you’re in the north this weekend, visit The Social Studio for handmade contemporary garments that are ethically made using only reclaimed and up-cycled materials gathered from the local fashion industry. The studio has a training and employment system that provides talented young people from refugee backgrounds with an opportunity to experience the fashion industry: each purchase here will not only become a one-of-a-kind for the wardrobe, but also support a great program. There is a small range of sale items available online, however it’s best to head in-store and see what treasures are on sale each day.
Using the highest quality organic and natural fabrics, Sosume designs ready-to-wear collections for women with a focus on the lowest possible environmental impact. Currently, a range of essential basics including tanks, tees, long-sleeve tops and shorts, are on sale online at up to 80 per cent off..
ECA-accredited designer womenswear label Manning Cartell is offering up to 50 per cent off past-season stock. A range of finely tailored dresses, coats and matching sets, alongside a collection of accessories are available both in-store and online at reduced prices.
ECA-accredited Aussie favourite Scanlan Theodore also has a range of its designer womenswear on sale, both in-store and online. A large range of past season dresses, tailored jackets, knits and skirts are priced at up to 50 per cent off.
The Ark Clothing Co.
Local label The Ark, also ECA accredited, is offering up to 60 per cent off a selected range of items online. If you’re looking for some quality basics, a range of simple tops and bottoms are on offer here.