I’m not ashamed to say that I have always been a city slicker. The hustle and bustle of city living has always felt like home to me. Fast fashion outlets have been in the palm of my hands for as long as I can remember. I’ve been guilty of following the latest clothing trends and subscribing to the fast-paced disposable lifestyle we all live.
As millennials we want it all and when push comes to shove we bury our conscience and make decisions based on wants not needs. As I stroll through Queen Street in Brisbane CBD, the annual Zara sale catches my attention – I feel like I am at a cross road. One part of me wants to barge through the doors, layer a colossal mountain of clothing on my right arm and walk right back out with 25 new pieces for under $200. I’m sure this feeling is resonating with you right now because we have all been there. However, in light of the recent documentaries and the rise of conscious fashion it has provided us with a backstage pass to view how our choices and decisions affect the environment on a global level.
Finding brands which align with your core values can present challenges. I’ve taken the liberty of diving deep into the hemp clothing world to present you with the very best the environment can buy.
Born in Byron Bay, Hemp Temple isn’t just a conscious clothing business. They’re are dedicated earth lovers and fighters for the people. Each piece from their collection is made solely on Hemp textiles which embodies the core values Hemp Temple is built on. Since the creation of Hemp Temple their owners have travelled the globe in search of ethical suppliers and manufactures which meet the requirements every clothing operation should strive for. Dedicated to climate change, sustainability and self-love, Hemp Temple continues to empower communities and face the conversations we are not having as a society.
A brand built on self-discovery, Harly Jae is a purposeful clothing house which focuses on sustainable designs and fabrics made for our future. They adopted hemp fabrics into their collection in conjunction with linen & organic cotton. Crowning Hemp as the most sustainable fabric in the collection their pieces are made for the everyday woman who appreciates an effortless look.
Birthed for activism, Jungmaven believes the earth belongs to everyone (and I couldn’t agree anymore!). Their full product collection and company ethos is dedicated to the beloved Hemp plant and its endless possibilities. Famously known for their staple Hemp tee, a campaign was launched in quest of everyone wearing a tee from the collection by 2020 to raise awareness of the positive environmental impacts of Hemp farming.
Good Studios is a clothing and homewares label championing Hemp textiles. Founded in 2012 by an Adelaide based design, their collections are 100% Australian designed and made. Working predominately with Hemp linens and Hemp organic cotton blends, their collection embraces minimalist aesthetics drawn from the beauty of their homeland. Their mission is to be a company that offers a platform for sustainable designers from many disciples to create work that mirrors their own values.
Creators of the Hemp revolution, Afends is born and raised in Byron Bay. Their philosophy ‘Question Everything’ is to inspire humanity to educate themselves on the unknown. Far more than a clothing powerhouse, Afends has collaborated on Hemp infused beers and uplifting documentaries which focus in on the legalisation of Cannabis and its benefits across all industries. They have formed a global family of like-minded individuals who follow the Afends ethos and unique style.
Harper & Harlow
Blaze & Mel are the creators and mothers behind the brand Harper & Harlow. Inspired by their little ones, they strongly believe in the responsibly parents have to make the right choices for the future of our environment. Ever-lasting pieces made in the collection are designed for the wild hearted free spirited child to be worn throughout every season.
Founded in 2016, Aliya Wanek is an eponymous womenswear label that focuses on exploring the connection between one’s identity and style. Their mission is to create comfortable, stylish clothing ethically and sustainably as an extension of the wearer’s individuality. By taking into consideration the brand’s environmental impact they choose to use textiles such as Hemp and organic cotton.
Jacquie Aiche x Sweet Leaf
To finish, one of my favourite cannabis inspired jewellery collections. Jacquie Aiche designs, much like the woman herself, are the sartorial embodiment of ethereal ease with just a hint of rebellion. The Sweet Leaf collection removes the negative outlook once had of the cannabis leaf and replaces it with class and style. Each piece embodies the empowerment of women and their voices.
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