Carlie Ballard is a pioneering Australian fashion brand advocating for ethical and sustainable practices, and quality, independent design. Inspired by the beauty of artisan, handwoven textiles, Carlie Ballard designs a trans-seasonal collection with ease of wear and travel in mind. Each garment is made using individually dyed yarns and traditional wooden hand looms powered by master artisans in Southern India. These are pieces to value, respect and connect with. The label is known for its bold prints and iconic ikat technique. The transparency of the label runs through the garment manufacture from Fabric weaving to assemblage. By communicating the human touch in the supply chain, the designer wants the wearer to engage in the depth of beauty, workmanship and the value thst each garment holds. The Carlie Ballard muse is a dreamer, a make-believer, an adventurer choosing her own path. She is confident yet playful and a woman who never stops exploring. Her style is sophisticated yet eclectic and rich in visual stories. Her style is captivating, timeless and enviable. Carlie is also a sustainable fashion advocate and a founding director of Clean Cut Fashion Association, Australia’s Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Association.
MADE IN INDIA
BASED IN AUSTRALIA AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
They use GOTS certified organic cotton.
Their collections are delivered in oxo-biodegradable bags which become water, carbon dioxide and biomass in 180 days and leave no trace on our earth.
They are always looking at ways to reduce their material waste. They are currently making one-off, small quantities of styles and drawstring bags to use up excess fabric from their collections.
Ethically made in a small workshop in Lucknow, India. They provide flexible working hours, interest-free-loans, paid study leaves, literacy classes during working hours, children welcome after school, in school holidays or when ill.
They do handwoven fabric which has a minimal carbon footprint and ensures traditional fabric-making remains relevant into the future. Handloom fabric accounts for 90% of the fabric in their collection at present.