12 Ethical Perth Fashion Labels To Keep You Looking Fresh
Run by husband and wife duo and Comme des Garçons alumni, Man-tle is all rugged Australian utility and refined Japanese design sensibility. Their shop in the heart of Northbridge showcases not only their own clothing designs, but select Japanese, Australian and Korean products. Japanese-made waxed shirts, down jackets and cotton culottes, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped off the stylish streets of Tokyo.
266 William Street (upstairs), Northbridge
Many Peaks Assembly
MPA’s Rose makes the perfect. linen. dress. Prove us wrong! Utilising super high quality materials like Irish handkerchief linen, and luxurious finishing details like French and bound seams, these pieces are a lifetime investment, and a commitment to the ethos “buy less, buy better”.
Fashion doesn’t have to be fancy! The folks at Flanno agree, so they’ve kept things simple with a classic flannel shirt – as they say, for those who want a summer jacket and a winter shirt! Locally based and ethically made, Flanno also donates 50% of their profits to mental health and suicide prevention charity organisations.
Over the top and yet not covering much, Dyspnea is all of your wildest party-girl alter-ego’s dreams come true. Barbie meets Rihanna meets Anna Nicole Smith, the girls at Dyspnea are the queens of sparkle. When you’re worn by the likes of Dua Lipa, Charlie XCX, Bebe Rexha, Rita Ora (and heaps more), you get to be a little bit extra!
Where Dyspnea is all about the glamour, Hickey Hardware is all about comfort. While there’s definitely a summer vibe to the collection, this is transeasonal dressing made for Perth. Unisex resort wear with signature bold prints, it’ll feel like your wearing pyjamas all day.
Shop 3, 51 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle
Kiwi transplant Kristin Magrit will kit you out in minimalist pieces that are timeless and tailored to perfection. An everyday linen jumpsuit, the classic utility button-up shirt, or the raw linen blend raised trouser – style them as super modern work-to-weekend wear or for vintage vibes for any age.
Inspired by Perth summers, RŪPAHAUS is all about carefree summer wardrobe staples finished with luxurious details. Designed in Perth and ethically produced in Indonesia with a real focus on the region’s local artisans, these pieces can go from day to night and won’t break the bank. If you like your wardrobe and house to match, they’ve also got limited runs of hand crafted homewares available.
Blushed by Teagan Jacobs
Handmade in Perth, dreamy label Blushed by Teagan Jacobs has you covered whether you’re looking for a playful pinafore or a flowing silk gown. Romantic, youthful and whimsical while keeping it restrained and wearable.
With over two decades in business, Empire Rose‘s Kath Cizeika knows how to make something last. Her vibrant designs are produced a team of machinists and seamstresses in WA, creating pieces you’ll want to keep in your wardrobe for years and years.
38 Pearse Street, North Fremantle
Launched in 2012 by Fremantle-based designer Natalie Donovan, Wild Horses creates timeless garments – utilising materials that will stand the test of time, and look and feel great to wear.
Ultra-glam gowns and sexy resortwear from Natalie Rolt might not be what you first think of when you think of ethical fashion… their design and manufacture operates alongside their flagship Subiaco boutique, keeping things local and with a commitment to craftmanship.
360 Hay Street, Subiaco
Monster Alphabets exemplify the slow and ethical fashion movement with their fastidious approach to design. Each stitch is carefully considered, with an intriguing exploration of form and silhouette – showcasing the influence of founder Sarah Watanabe’s architectural background.
Multidisciplinary art duo VOLIM create fashion and ceramics that balance wearability with the avante-garde, with a huge focus on sustainability. While their made-to-order clothing speaks to their artistic sensibilities, it’s also deceptively wearable: A-line linen dresses, a reversible wrap top or voluminous culottes.
Header image: Man-tle