Wearing & caring: Here's 12 sustainable fashion brands in Australia that won't break the bank

The sustainable switch is trending.

By Jess Pullar
Ah, that satisfying thrill of putting on a brand new pair of perfectly fitting jeans, that ever-flattering dress you've been eyeing up for weeks, or a freshly purchased crisp white shirt.
If you're anything like us, you'll be well aware of the tantalising appeal of shopping for new clothes - but it comes at a cost much greater than many of us realise.
As the world battles with a waste crisis, we're looking at a very slippery slope if we don't make changes to our shopping habits now.
And while a brand new outfit might make us feel good for the interim, its long-term effects are much greater.
The fashion industry accounts for one of the highest rates of pollution than any other industry - with Australians alone putting more than 6,000 kilograms of textiles into landfill every 10 minutes.
Yes, it's incredibly concerning, and yes, now is as good a time as ever to make a change.
There is already some hope - a number of mainstream fashion brands are already hopping on board the sustainably-made train.
And while you might assume that extra sustainable steps might equate to higher production costs, and therefore higher shelf costs... think again.
We took a look at the fashion brands and companies who are winning in the sustainable fashion space while also ensuring their customers aren't paying an arm and a leg for it.
Before we crack into the list, feel free to peruse more of our sustainability stories below!