Cedar Organics is a reaction to the destructive modern day fashion industry and its impacts to our health and the environment. Owner Cedar Purchase graduated from Billy Blue College of Design in Brisbane and was offered a job designing for one of Australia’s original fast fashion brands. Throughout the course of that year her eyes were opened to the shocking reality of fast fashion which seemed to be a large percentage of the fashion industry. Working with manufacturers in China, cheap synthetic materials and poor quality within the fabrics seemed uninspiring and after a year Cedar called it quits to pursue something that aligned with her values and ethics. Sourcing all the materials herself and manufacturing within Sydney has enabled Cedar to be there at every step of the way to ensure the most ethical and sustainable supply chain possible whilst keeping up 100% transparency. Working with local pattern makers, machinists, weavers, dyers, printers, models, photographers and videographers has opened new and existing opportunities for Sydney’s creative industry. Creating awareness and educating consumers on the state of the fashion industry and how we can do small things to change this is the biggest goal for Cedar and her label.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
BASED IN AUSTRALIA AND SHIPPING: AUSTRALIA
Their hang tags are attached to the garment using 100% Certified Organic Cotton string with remnant safety pins.
By using Australian companies and businesses thousands of kilometres of travel are reduced, ultimately reducing our carbon footprint.
All colours have been hand dyed in Sydney using Certified Organic Herbs, Fruits and Spices with natural mordants like salt and vinegar . The only colour that isn’t achieved through this process is Black, which has been dyed following GOTS certified processes. Printed products are printed on 100% recycled stock that is Chlorine free, FSC certified, created using wind-power.
All garments are made by hand by locally in Sydney.
They use organic cotton from India and it is knitted in dyehouse factory that is located in Melbourne and certified by Australian Certified Organic. All fabric is sourced through Australian owned and run company who is accredited with Carbon Neutral, Fair Trade, Fair Wear, GOTS, Woolmark and ECA.
A percentage of all of their proceeds goes towards CARE Organisation.