Made for Australian summer.

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It’s pretty hot here Down Under.

What better way to keep cool than with local, ethically-made designs using fabrics perfect for our hot Southern Hemisphere summers.

Here are a few of my faves that will not only see you through this summer but many seasons to come.

Yasmin Raquel

This label is Australian made using beautiful, natural fabrics like linen and silk. Each collection offers classic, elegant pieces that simply won’t date!

Yasmin Raquel Cuffed Box Pleat Top and Long Linen Shorts.
Image via Yasmin Raquel

Yasmin Raquel Belted Wrap Vest – Indigo and
Linen Pleat DressImage via Yasmin Raquel

Lois Hazel

Working out of her studio in Brunswick, Melbourne, Lois Hazel is a namesake label with a focus on transparency and high quality fabrics.
The Summer ’17 collection is all about pleats and long, flowing lines. 
Lois Hazel Jessie TopImage via Lois Hazel

Lois Hazel Penny DressImage via Lois Hazel

B.B. Shoemaker

Beccy Bromilow is the South Aussie shoemaker behind this lovely brand. All shoes and accessories are handmade to order by Beccy in Adelaide using veg-tanned kangaroo and bovine leather.
Check out Beccy’s story in my interview with her here!
B.B. Shoemaker’s Sling Back. Image via B.B. Shoemaker

B.B. Shoemaker’s Lace Up. Image via B.B. Shoemaker

Theo the Label

The Melbourne-born label believes that “aesthetics are just as important as ethics in the definition of style.” Hooray!

Their aim is to create a wardrobe that remains season-less yet stylish. Isn’t that what we all want?
It’s all about the neutrals for Theo. Image via Instagram

Theo the Label Crew Neck Tee, ethically made by artisans
in Indonesia. Image via Theo the Label

Liar the Label

This Byron-based label creates garments that can be worn as both swim and active wear – there’s my favourite versatility element again! It’s all made in Australia using fabrics spun from recycled plastic.
Liar the Label – perfectly combining swim and active wear.

Liar’s Joey Active Crop Top and Becca Bikini Pant.
Image via Liar Active Instagram

Tell me about your favourite Aussie brands!

–  Ash

Cover image via Liar The Label.