Sustainable Fashion and Makers

Handmade Canberra stallholders value ethical and sustainable fashion methods of production when creating their products. The following featured members of the Handmade Community have a strong focus on upcycling and re-purposing pre-loved items.

Sustainable Fashion

Two Threads Women's Clothing
Two Threads’ focus is on sustainable slow fashion, small runs and creating long lasting sustainable effortless garments with everyday use in mind. Melbourne based, they aim to dress ageless modern women who choose quality over quantity. Making clothes that are as easy to care for as they are comfortable to wear. Clothes you will fall in love with and stay in love with because they’re made to last.
Spunky Bruiser Sustainable Fashion
For the practical, conscious consumer and self expressive folks – look toward Spunky Bruiser for a full inclusive range of off the rack pieces, or have something custom made. With over 15 years experience, their broad range of multi-seasonal offerings are all made in their Eora / Sydney studio from locally sourced recycled materials – they can even include your sentimental textiles in a custom made garment and offer made to measure services too. Their signature reversible jackets are an extra special treat!
Planet Fab Women's Classic Coat in Red Check
Planet Fab makes winter coats for ladies and men using remnant fabrics from industry. Each coat is individually cut combining colour, tone, and texture, creating truly unique and limited edition luxury pieces that feel gorgeous to wear in a large range of sizes, ranging from 4 to 20 in ladies and Small to XXLarge in mens.

Sustainable Homewares

Basscase Bluetooth Speakers
BassCase upcycle vintage suitcases and speakers to make high quality bluetooth suitcase stereos. All of their cases are portable and rechargeable, giving you up to thirty hours battery life between charges. They use quality vintage speakers to complement the style of the case as well as giving it quality sound. All their cases are powered by bluetooth compatible amplifiers that can drive up to 100 watt power through their systems. Each case is a unique one off product
Upswitch Boombox
Upswitch creates imaginative lamps and lighting using recycled objects. Reimagined items include science laboratory equipment, cameras, vintage jars, books and anything in between are re-purposed into modern, functional art pieces that inspire and illuminate. Each piece is individually hand-made, its design informed by the original use and its own distinct character, giving old disused objects a new life.
Upcycled Bottle Art Platter Assortment
Creating one-of-a-kind platters and cheese boards in their Sydney studio, Upcycled Bottle Art reshapes recycled wine bottles into conversation-starting glassware. Gourmet foodies and wine lovers alike are drawn to the simple and attractive platter designs to accompany all types of delicious dips and treats. Cheese lovers admire the dishwasher friendly boards as a curious party feature.

Sustainable Gifts

Funkyjournals Recycled Record Notebook
Funkyjournals is about creating products through a mantra of RE-Use RE-Love and RE-Cycle. They turn old books and records into handmade notebooks to give items destined for landfill, a second life. Combining nostalgia with sustainability, each notebook is a functional work of art.
Lil Gas Bowl Yellow Planter
Lil Gas Urban Bowls are created with love in Bayside Melbourne. Discarded, rusted, scratched and dented gas bottles are reincarnated as funky industrial planters and bowls sitting pride-of-place in beautiful interiors and gardens.
I Am Someone Recycled Timber Photo Block
I Am Someone creates beautiful, recycled timber photo blocks. Each block depicts images from charity founder and photographer Steve Argent. The stunning photographs have been taken on location at one of their inspiring children projects or discovered on a wall on Steve’s journeys and wanderings.

Sustainability is important to us at Handmade Canberra. To learn more about how were are making our operations more sustainable and tackling single use plastics read our recent blog on Global Recycling day.