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DESIGNER PROFILES

Brooke Da Cruz

THE MNML

One quick look at Brooke Da Cruz’s designs will have you ready to spend your life savings. The Perth-based designer creates visually striking garments which are easy to wear and feel luxurious. Ethical and sustainable values are central to Brooke’s process, with materials consciously selected to minimise harm to the environment. Her debut collection, Untouched One, draws inspiration from people, places, cultures and experiences in her life. It combines organic cotton, ethically-sourced silk and Tencel and has been wear-tested to ensure its aesthetic doesn’t compromise comfort. Preorder the release online now.

THE M|N|ML began as a local alternative to mass-produced clothing. Two sisters launched the label in 2015, after a search for well-made sustainable basics proved fruitless. Since then, the brand has established a range of luxe yet affordable basics, with the majority of pieces created locally. Everything the label makes is made in ethically-certified factories from materials like organic cotton and lyocell. Better yet, five per cent of each sale is donated to community organisations working to provide basic human rights to those less fortunate. And if that hasn’t got you convinced, all styles are currently available for under $100.

BROOKEDACRUZ.COM

THEMNML.COM.AU

The Rushing Hour It’s become easier than ever to fill our wardrobes with slow fashion pieces. The Rushing Hour is another label we’ve added to our collection, thanks to its commitment to innovation and humanity. The label believes in making quality garments that last, with a sustainable and transparent process. Its eclectic collection is elevated with the use of bold silhouettes and contemporary finishes and you can expect laser-cut detailing, leather look materials and French linen throughout. The Rushing Hour also supports the One Girl charity, and for every item sold, it funds one month of education for a girl in Uganda or Sierra Leone. THERUSHINGHOUR.COM

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