In recent years, we've become increasingly aware of the impact our choices have on the environment. Two areas that can have a significant impact is the products we choose for ourselves and our homes.


What is sustainable production and why is sustainability important?

Sustainability is an all-inclusive term and an overarching approach to production. It considers all aspects in the supply chain from the manufacturing of raw materials, the production process of the final product, the treatment of workers, impacts on the environment. It calls for complete transparency and traceability of the entire process.

Sustainability protects our ecosystem and preserves natural resources for future generations.

The major benefits derived from sustainable production and practices are:

  1. Creates less waste - aims to produce higher quality garments, using conscious materials in lower production runs. Higher quality ultimately means longer wear so, the consumer won’t need to replace the garment as quickly which leads to less garments in landfill.
  1. Human impact – workers are treated fairly, and wages are equitable. Products are made in fair trade environments and workers are paid a living wage which allows them to pay for all their daily needs and enables for savings and discretionary income.
  1. Reduction in pollution - sustainable fashion that looks to utilise natural, biodegradable materials and recycled fabrics. These require far less water and energy to produce and the use of organic materials, such as organic cotton, do not use pesticides or fertilisers to grow.
  1. Ensures a future for all - our present choices and actions have huge long-term impacts on future generations. Practicing sustainability ensures that we make ethical choices that bring a safe and liveable future to everyone.


Sustainable businesses are here to stay!

Thankfully, there are a growing number of businesses that prioritise sustainability and ethical production while creating beautiful products. Two such companies are Outback Linen Co and O Gosh Shop, both based in Australia.


Linen clothing


 Outback Linen Co creates  ethically handcrafted cotton  clothing and homewares using  some of the world's finest  organic cotton.

Their mission is to provide  sustainable luxury to consumers  while supporting regional and  remote Australian communities  through employment and retail  opportunities.

Founder Sarah Henney was  inspired to create the company  after realising the lack of luxury  linen options available in rural  areas.






O Gosh Shop, on the other hand, sources unique soft toys, jewellery, homewares, games, and toys from Australian makers who prioritise sustainability as part of their practice.

The company operates online, and its founders, Anne-Maree Yee and Denise Wyatt, are committed to showcasing the work of local artists and designers who create beautiful, high-quality products.



Both companies prioritise sustainability and ethical production, making them excellent choices for anyone who wants to make environmentally conscious choices for their home.

One of the things that makes Outback Linen Co's products so special is the fact that they only offer limited edition pieces which in turn means low production runs. This not only ensures that each item is unique, but it also reduces waste. By only making what they need, Outback Linen Co can avoid the excess inventory that is so common in the fashion industry. They also use biodegradable, breathable, hypoallergenic, and temperature-regulated cotton, which can be recycled and repurposed for years to come.

O Gosh Shop's commitment to sustainability is evident in their product offerings. By supporting local makers who embrace sustainable practices, they can offer products that are not only beautiful but also have a positive impact on the environment. Their commitment to giving back to the community is also admirable, as they donate a percentage of every sale to not-for-profit community or cultural enterprises.


When you choose products from companies like Outback Linen Co and O Gosh Shop, you're not only investing in beautiful and high-quality products, but you're also making a positive impact on the environment and supporting local makers.  

You are casting a vote for products made from sustainable materials and with ethical production practices.