Outfit Ideas: Ethical Australian Fashion

This is the second in our occasional series of outfit ideas to help inspire you to spruce up your wardrobe. This time we're focusing on a couple of Australian brands I love, which also both have a strong ethical bent (I'm a fan of that too!).

Outfit idea 1:

Eco-friendly Australian fashion and jewellery: outfit idea using recycled, sustainable and environmentally friendly processes.

Our first outfit is great for casual occasions. It features a beautiful Lazybones cotton top paired with a tan coloured vegan crossbody bag from Urban Originals. Pair these with our sweet and simple leaves long necklace and matching hoop earrings and you'll look perfectly put together.

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Outfit idea 2:

Sustainable and ethical Australian fashion featuring our Australian jewellery.

The second outfit is also a casual one, but will work beautifully when you want to feel a bit more dressed up. It features a soft pink cotton top by Lazybones, paired with a vibrant mustard wallet from Urban Originals with a lotus design. Add our big and bold mehndi mandala pendant on rose garnets to pick up on the pink and lotus designs. We recommend going with some super simple silver earrings (our large ball earrings will work a treat).

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About the designers

Urban Originals makes 100% cruelty free (vegan) bags and accessories in fair trade conditions - and their products are both gorgeous and practical. Urban Originals products are designed in Australia and the brand is based in both Sydney and Los Angeles.

Lazybones is an Australian fashion label which takes a fresh, whimsical approach to designing clothing and homewares for modern, relaxed living. Their products are made in ethical conditions using organic cotton and other sustainable materials. They have a beautiful, feminine, old-fashioned feel.

Our own Simone Walsh Jewellery designs are primarily made with recycled precious metals and our designs are handmade or assembled in the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. We work with an ethically run workshop in Indonesia to produce some of our components.

Simone Walsh is an Australian jewellery designer and maker who has been creating unique jewellery in silver, gold and gemstones for over 25 years. She lives and works on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula outside Adelaide in South Australia, where she's lucky enough to wander on the beach and frolic in the garden in her free time. Simone is the Founder & Creative Director of Simone Walsh Jewellery.

Simone’s jewellery never ceases to amaze me - I love her originality and thoughtfulness.

Heather - Adelaide, Australia