Fashion Revolution Week is upon us, and in the wake of COVID-19, we're scrutinising fashion now more than ever. If there's a silver lining to this coronavirus crisis, a shift to more sustainable living is it, and there's never been a better time to ditch fast fashion, rethink our consuming ways, and start dressing more consciously.
Before we delve deep into the fashion industry throughout Fashion Revolution Week, we wanted to start the week with off with something many of us own - a white t-shirt. It's a staple and a seasonless style, and when it's made ethically and sustainably, it can be one of the most subtle yet powerful statements you can make.
When you make the switch from fast fashion to an ethical everyday wardrobe, you become part of the solution, and a white tee is a great place to start. In light of Fashion Revolution Week and the call for ethical action in the fashion industry, we're sharing our top ten ethical and sustainable Australian and New Zealand women's white t-shirts, and there's a shape and style for every body and every budget too...
White Daffodil T-Shirt - $125.00.
The White Daffodil T-Shirt is a classically shaped linen t-shirt with a slightly looser fit. It's breathable, sustainable, made in Geelong, and its linen - making it a perfect choice for comfy days in isolation with an edge. Pair it with your favourite linen pants for a comfy-casual look while you work from home, or dress it up with your favourite skirt when we're all free to roam again. SHOP IT.
Ella Cropped Long Sleeve T-Shirt - $129.00.
This is the holy grail of long sleeve white t-shirts; it goes with anything and everything. It looks particularly swish with high waisted skinny jeans, or tucked into a high waisted skirt with thigh-high boots, and the crew neck design looks flattering on every body. It's also 100% cotton and made in Perth. SHOP IT.
White Nora Top - $99.00.
If you're searching for a minimal and modern style, the White Nora Top is a keeper. It's made locally in Australia from recycled fabric (aka, it's super sustainable), it's super comfy and soft, and it can be paired with high-waisted jeans and your go-to white sneakers for the perfect street style look. It also works well layered with your favourite track pants for the perfect work-from-home outfit. SOLD OUT.
Bibi Blouse - $180.00.
The Bibi Blouse is the perfect professional piece for all those 'business up top, pyjamas down bottom' style video calls you're hosting while you work from home. This is a fun and feminine number with full circle frills and a front v-neckline. It's best paired with loose linen pants or a full maxi skirt, but track pants and a blazer will suffice in isolation. SOLD OUT.
Riley Tee White - $95.00.
If you're channelling 90s vibes and want to feel free with a wide square neck and a little stretch, the cropped Riley Tee will become your best wardrobe friend. It's ethically made in Melbourne from 100% organic cotton, and it works perfectly with high-waisted vintage jeans and sneakers or layered under a pinafore dress and overalls. Look out Jessica Biel. SHOP IT.
Indy Tee White - $63.90.
The Indy Tee is a comfortable, ethical and sustainable statement tee featuring an exclusive New Zealand-designed hand screen print. It's made with soft organic cotton and features a boxy cut to suit all body types too. Team it with your favourite trackie dacks for days at home in style, or with jeans and sneakers for an everyday outfit. SHOP IT.
Unapologetically Feminine T-Shirt - $55.00.
There's nothing better than a graphic tee to clearly spell out your values, and this white tee says it all. The Unapologetically Feminine T-Shirt is made locally in Brisbane with soft cotton, and it's made to order too so it's uniquely yours. SOLD OUT.
White Organic Cotton Boyfriend T-Shirt - $79.00.
Feeling baggy vibes? The Boyfriend T-Shirt is the best baggy shirt you'll find. It's ethically made in Melbourne with Australian-woven organic cotton, and it's lightweight and loose with a modest half sleeve. It's a fail-safe white t-shirt with lots of room for comfy days, and a longer length means you can tuck it, tie it or leave it baggin' about. SHOP IT.
High Road T-Shirt - $64.00.
The High Road T-Shirt is made locally in Brisbane with luscious organic cotton. Its snug body-hugging fit makes it perfect for layering under pinafores and dresses, and it's free from fabric chemicals, dyes and nasties. An asymmetric hem brings a little drama to your virtual couch dates, and when its safe to head out again, it pairs perfectly with mini skirts and boots. SHOP IT.
Bondi or NYC Tee Shirt Organic Cotton - $110.00.
This might just be the créme de la créme of statement white t-shirts. The Bondi or NYC Tee is made in Australia with lightweight fine organic jersey cotton, finished with rolled cuffs and a backside print. This bad boy pairs perfectly with leather for a night out or ugg boots for a night in. Wherever you wear it - you'll be comfortable. SOLD OUT.
If you're still undecided on the perfect ethical and sustainable white t-shirt from our top ten picks, shop from our range of Australian and New Zealand shirts and tops here, and wear your values.
The Fashion Advocate x