4 Australian Sustainable Fashion Accounts to Follow

Making a commitment to owning a fully sustainable wardrobe,  is a way to improve your environmental impact. These Australian sustainable fashion accounts are a source of inspiration, if you want to ethically source items for your wardrobe. 

Quixotic Vintage Shop, Adelaide

While the thought of vintage clothing is amazing, you can go to a thrift store without finding anything you love. Eileen from the Quixotic Vintage Shop makes this pursuit easier, by handpicking 90’s inspired clothing and re-working them to suit modern trends. 

Quixotic Vintage Shop is the go to place for finding cropped tees and jumpers. You can also find basic items and unique accessories, to complement existing items in your wardrobe. 

The ‘Rita’ Cropped Jumper from Quixotic Vintage Shop. Image courtesy of @quixoticvintageshop, Instagram (2019).

Eileen sells clothes in a range of colours and sizes, making Quixotic Vintage Shop an inclusive and great place to shop. You can support local businesses by checking out their sister store, Quixotic The Label. It is an Australian fashion label which transforms vintage items into handmade and limited edition pieces. 

Our Top Pick

The Knockout Crop Top is a statement item, featuring a classic pinstripe pattern. it features a miniature buckle detail at the front and the open cut design, making it perfect to wear with a black lace bra or a classic bandeau top underneath. 

Communiteer’s favourite item from Quixotic Vintage Shop is the Knockout Crop Top. Image courtesy of @quixoticvintageshop, Instagram (2019).

This is one of many items that Eileen has sold, so check out @quixoticvintagestore today. You will feel like you are sorting through a treasure trove of 90’s and vintage items. 

Deadglow Vintage, Gold Coast

Margot from Deadglow Vintage knows how to make pre-loved items stylish, finding statement pieces that make heads turn. You can find a range of curated vintage apparel to bid on, with all bids starting at $5. 

Deadglow Vintage is a one stop shop for unique pants, crop tops, jackets and suit sets. Margot also finds simple items that make an everyday outfit pop, including statement boots and flared jeans. 

Original 90’s Leopard Trim Blazer from Deadglow Vintage. Image courtesy of @deadglowvintage, Instagram (2019).

Scrolling through Margot’s feed is a feast for the eyes and provides style inspo for themed occasions. Have a look at the items that are currently available, which are featured in the ‘AVAILABLE’ story highlight. 

Our Top Pick

These denim flare jeans are a staple item with a unique detail, which you would receive a lot of complements for. It can be paired with a cropped jumper for a casual look in winter or worn with a bandeau top, during warmer seasons.  

Communiteer’s favourite item from Deadglow Vintage is the 90’s Denim Flare Jeans with Unique Detail. Image courtesy of @deadglowvintage, Instagram (2019).

Look at a kaleidoscope of beautiful vintage items that Margot sells by following at @deadglowvintage on Instagram. Why not find an item you love and make a bid in support an Australian entrepreneur? 

Handpipped Vintage, Sydney 

The name Handpipped Vintage comes from the eponym Pip, who is the owner of the Sydney-based vintage store. Her page is a place to go if you want to create a fully sustainable closet, hosting a range of items handpicked for her shoppers.  

If you are looking for a statement jacket or boots, it is worth checking out her collection of pre-loved goods. It is also a great place to go if you are looking for vintage style inspiration and outfit ideas. 

90’s denim jacket with faux fur collar and lining. Image courtesy of @handpippedvintage, Instagram (2019)

Pip has a great eye for detail, curating timeless outfits for her followers. We invite you to check out the ‘#STYLEDBYPIP’ story highlight on her page, to find out how you can work sustainable fashion into your closet. 

Our Top Pick

No one said that boardroom fashion had to lack a pop of colour. The Beetlejuice Blazer can be styled with a black midi dress for a meeting. It can also be worn with black jeans and a neutral top, for a dressed down look. 

Communiteer’s favourite item from Handpipped Vintage is the Beetlejuice Blazer. Image courtesy of @handpippedvintage, Instagram (2019).

If you want to see more from Pip, follow @handpippedvintage on Instagram. You can find out about where she sources her items and check out her collaborations with other passionate thrifters. 

Nine.co, Melbourne

Netta from Nine.co sources vintage items which make sustainable fashion lovers flock to her page. You can find a range of apparel, accessories and boots through glancing at her feed. 

Boasting a following of over 100 000, her items are snapped up within minutes of posting. Bids start at $5 dollars and the person who makes the highest bid becomes the owner of a beautiful pre-loved piece. 

Gold Puffer Jacket from Nine.co. Image courtesy of @nine.co, Instagram (2019).

From vibrant pieces to classic items, there is so much you can find at Nine.co. You can wear outfits which contribute to social good, by making a shift away from retailers that promote fast fashion. 

Our Top Pick

Is it a dress? Is it a skirt and top? No, it’s a blue playsuit featuring a zip detail and notch collar. You can stand out from the crowd during spring and summer while wearing it.

Communiteer’s favourite item is the 70’s blue plaid mini playsuit. Image courtesy of @nine.co, Instagram (2019).

If you want to spend money on a quality vintage piece, turn on your post notifications for @nine.co and make your bid. Making an effort to shop sustainably, begins the second you hit the follow button.   

There are infinite ways to be a better human being and one of them is supporting sustainable fashion. You can start your sustainable fashion journey by checking out these accounts today and following Communiteer to find out more.

Written by Annie Renouf, Content Writer at Communiteer.

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