Rock ethical reclaimed threads from local label Hazel + Folk
If you’re the kind of gal who was bringing your reusable bags long before you were told to and generally gives a damn about the environment, it probably comes as no surprise that the fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global waste and pollution with fast-fashion trends the major culprit. No need to shed your threads completely and start Googling local nudist colonies, just take a peek at Hazel + Folk’s range of reclaimed and ethical threads.
Gold Coast-based Hazel + Folk is turning the tide on fast, unsustainable fashion trends with a brand new collection made entirely from discarded, vintage or natural fabrics that would have otherwise ended up in landfill – pretty neat huh? By creating styles out of pre-existing fabrics, the label conserves water, energy and reduces waste, making threads that are as sustainable as they are beautiful. Throw on the semi-sheer Birkin Blouse over jeans for a casual ‘model off duty’ vibe or step it up a notch with the high-waisted Harper Pant paired with the oh-so-pretty Bella Tube Top.
Adelaide Baxter is the visionary behind Hazel + Folk’s Reclaimed Range and was driven by a desire to help close the loop in the fashion industry. As a result, each fabric and style is made in very limited numbers (literally sometimes only one or two), which comes down to the way the fabric is sourced. Each textile is carefully chosen and hand selected from textile warehouses and other designers, which otherwise would have ended up in landfill – so sometimes there may only be a few metres of a certain fabric. Each style is hand sewn in-house in Palm Beach so you can’t get much more local than that. Cast your eyes over Hazel + Folk’s dreamy Reclaimed Range here.