10 B Corp Certified Conscious Brands to know when Traveling to Australia
Instagram | @bassike
Category | Clothing, Accessories, Shoes
Certification | B Corp certified since June 2022
Since 2006, Australia born Bassike has been progressively integrating sustainability into their business. Now the brand uses global standards and strategies to ensure accountability, transaprency and measurability into their responsible business practices and goals. Bassike has eight stores across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria in Australia and represents in more than 80 retailers worldwide.
Instagram | @boody
Category | Underwear. lougewear
Certification | B Corp certified since October 2021
Boody introduces comfortable, organic bamboo underwear and athleisure made with a mindful and considerate approach towards the environment. The brand crafts everyday basics with organically-grown bamboo which is highly breathable, soft and compfy. All Boody products are PETA-Approved ceritified, meaning they are 100% vegan with no animal products. Boody is the first underwear brand in Australia and New Zealand to be awarded the B Corp status.
3. Outland Denim
Instagram | @outlanddenim
Category | Clothing, Denim
Certification | B Corp certified since April 2018
Since founded in 2011, Outland Denim has created a denim label that creates premium basics while committing to responsible business practices. Outland Denim was the first Australian brand and the second denim brand globally to get B-Corp certified. In 2022, Outland Denim was named a B Corp Best For The World Honouree in the area of Community.
4. Kester Black
Instagram | @kesterblack
Category | Beauty
Certification | B Corp certified since October 2016
Kester Black offers nail polish and skincare products that are vegan and cruelty-free. The brand commits to using ingredients that comply with current European Cosmetic Safety legislation and working with suppliers that have undergone third-party audits. Kester Black offers a recycling program, to ensure their packaging gets another lease on life and does not end up in landfill.
Instagram | @aesop
Category | Beauty, Skincare
Certification | B Corp certified since October 2020
Born in Melbourne in 1987, Aesop now has grown as a global brand. Aseop was acquired by L'Oreal in March 2023 at 2.5 billion dollars. Aesop is known for it formulations to be vegan and never tested their products or ingredients on animals. Aesop offers skin, hair and body care products sourced from plant-based and laboratory made ingredients with a proven record of safety and high quality.
Instagram | @bellroy
Category | Bags, Wallets, Accessories
Certification | B Corp certified since August 2015
Bellroy crafts everyday gear that is good for the planet. Chosen materials are based on a balance of functionality, durability, and their ability to age gracefully. Fabrics are made from recycled and plant-derived materials, and leathers with the least environmental impact. The brand's goal is the development of regenerative practices that repair and improve whole ecosystems through its products and is always looking to improve.
7. Will & Bear
Instagram | @willandbear
Category | Hat
Certification | B Corp certified since July 2022
Will & Bear's hats are crafted with circularity in mind, with a particular focus on the materials used. With each purchase of a hat made from natural, biodegradable, and recycled fibers, 10 trees are planted. Th brand's main goals are reforestation, preservation, regenerative farming, environmental stewardship & carbon offsetting, forming essential partnerships, which are outlined, to work towards meeting these goals.
8. Bondi Born
Instagram | @bondiborn
Category | Shoes
Certification | B Corp certified since December 2020
Veja is a french born sneakers brand being at the forefront of sustainability since its birth in 2004. The brand transparently share and updates their efforts on social and environmental responsiblity. As of October 2021, Veja's material suppliers must submit a test report specifying that their products do not contain the most commonly used hazardous chemicals in the fashion industry. VEJA considers recycled PET, organic cotton, ChromeFree leather, organic jute, C.W.L. as 'preferred' materials and uses these 'preferred materials' as their main materials to create sneakers.
Instagram | @arnsdorf
Category | Clothing, accessories & shoes
Offline Store Address | 229 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Certification | B Corp certified since April 2019
Arnsdorf is a modern womenswear brand committed to transparency, ethical manufacturing and sustainability. All products are designed and manufactured in Melbourne, Australia. The brand helps women with style and purpose to get access to more sustainable choices of garmets that have a positive impact.
Instagram | @kowtow
Category | Clothing, accessories & shoes
Offline Store Address | 195 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Certification | B Corp certified since May 2022
Kowtow is committed to business transparency from material sourcing to the people working in their supply chain. The brand's supply chain is audited and certified by the fair trade Labelling Organisation International (FLO). Since their inception in 2006, they have been Fair Trade certified and uses materials certified by Global Organic Textile Standard, Social Accountability International SA 8000, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and the National Organic Prorgramme.