EMMA JARMAN AND RICHARD JARMAN, COMMAS
Emma Jarman and Richard Jarman are the wife and husband duo behind COMMAS, a swim and Resort wear label founded and based in Sydney.
Crafted with the highest-quality fabrics sourced from Europe and Japan, each collection is designed as a complete Resort wardrobe made to transcend the water and enter the everyday. Clean and classic silhouettes are paired with original artworks, creating a modern, masculine sensibility. Each collection’s cornerstone includes recycled polyamide tie-front swim shorts, lightweight camp collar shirting, loose linen lounge pants, and the much-coveted Italian linen robes. Prints are created in-house inspired by moments and places discovered during holidays. Each artwork is original, and painted or sketched, and printed onto luxurious fabrics. Linens and textured fabrics are sourced from some of the oldest mills in the world, woven using traditional techniques from completely natural fibres.
COMMAS made their Afterpay Australian Fashion Week debut in 2021.
JAMES BARTLE, OUTLAND DENIM
Outland Denim was founded in 2016 by James Bartle as an avenue for the training and employment of women who have experienced sex trafficking. The Australian brand is now a place for women and girls affected by trafficking to gain a trade, employment and career progression after being in vulnerable positions.
Outland Denim is created from the finest raw materials from around the world, with a proven sustainable career path and holistic approach to supporting their staff. Outland Denim is B Corporation Certified and received an A+ rating int eh 2019 Ethical Fashion Report.
KITX, KIT WILLOW
Founded by Kit Willow in 2015, KITX’s sustainably-minded collections are created using earth-friendly materials.
KITX strives to be a pioneer in design-led, sustainable and ethical fashion, creating product intended by high-frequency wear created from consciously sourced materials that minimise harm to the planet’s precious resources.
Willow holds a degree in Commerce with a Major in Psychology and has trained with a master of draping in Paris, and is informed by the way design can positively affect our day to day psychological wellbeing.
DEBORAH SAMS AND MARY LOU RYAN, BASSIKE
Since Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan founded bassike in 2006, it’s been the go-to Australian brand for beautifully designed, sustainably sourced wardrobe essentials. Its philosophy of supporting local makers and valuing organic and natural fabrics resonates worldwide. Since its inception, bassike has produced 95 per cent of its collections in Australia, using organic materials.
The bassike philosophy centres on high-quality design and construction with a commitment to responsible, sustainable manufacturing. Everything the brand makes is created with intention, designed to be purposeful and produced with longevity in mind.
In 2021, bassike staged two carbon neutral shows at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week.