The fashion industry, especially fast fashion, receives a failing mark in terms of sustainability. Fashion has an immense environmental cost both in the production and disposal of clothes. According to the United Nations Environmental Program, the equivalent of one garbage truck full of clothes is burned or dumped in a landfill every second. It also comes at a high social cost, with workers employed in unsafe conditions and receiving minimal pay for long hours.
Curious and Brave is about challenging the fashion industry and doing things differently. Curious and Brave are proud to manufacture in Australia. Although advised to produce garments overseas at a lower cost, we choose to manufacture our garments in Australia. Through our commitment to Australian pattern making and manufacturing, Curious and Brave provides ongoing work, Australian wage rates, job security and safe working conditions to our makers, most of whom are women.
As well as Australian made, Curious and Brave is committed to sustainability. We source quality OEKO certified fabrics. OEKO-TEX® is an independent test and certification system which certifies that textiles and fabrics are certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.
To further promote sustainability, we also encourage people to buy less and be more thoughtful and intentional with their clothes shopping. This is why a key component of Curious and Brave clothing label is our collection of capsule wardrobe garments. Our pieces are designed to be worn together in a variety of ways. This minimal approach aims to reduce fashion waste.