Friend of Audrey was created in response to the negative impacts of mass consumption and realised there was a gap in the market – somewhere in between fast fashion and designer wear. As a believer of slow fashion, Friend of Audrey focuses on producing beautiful, quality pieces with integrity. Our curated collections are designed by a small team in Sydney, Australia. Being mindful of affordability, our products are reasonably priced alongside designer counterparts.
Ethical fashion is one of the important considerations at Friend of Audrey.
Our clothes are made in small production lines in Shanghai, China. We do not mass produce. We are committed to quality. We visit our factories every year to ensure working conditions are safe and satisfactory. We are selective with the manufacturing partners which we choose; to ensure workers are paid a fair wage, with sick and annual leave entitlements.
We consciously order just the right quantity for our customers, to ensure that there is no waste. By purchasing our products, you can have a piece of mind that you are supporting these values.
We are making efforts to ensure we are reducing our environmental footprint. Our designers and production team are working on steering away from synthetic materials and incorporating more natural fibres such as Linen and Cotton into most of our range.
As a part of our commitment to reducing waste, we are doing our part by eliminating plastic satchels and replacing them with compostable satchels - great alternative that won't cost the environment.
The Better Packaging Co satchels are made from 100% biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). PLA (Polylactide) is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant material (starches such as corn husks, rice straw and wheat straw). comPOST Pack materials have been certified AS 5810-2010 for Home Composting, meaning they will be completely degraded by microorganisms in the natural world under compost conditions. Ultimately this generates carbon dioxide and water and does not pollute the environment.
All Friend of Audrey online orders are shipped using this satchel.
We want to give back.
To ensure nothing goes to waste, if we have overproduced something, we will donate to charities to aid the less fortunate. We have made donations to local charities such as The Smith Family and St Vicent de Paul to aid local Australians, as well as Clothing Clean Up. The clothing collected from Clothing Clean Up are reused and mostly end up in 3rd world countries worn by people in need.
Local manufacturing has always been on our list. However, due to limited resources and high costs, we are unable to move our operations entirely for the time being. Nevertheless, we are working on having specific collections made in Australia in the future.
Buying from Us
By selling clothes on our official site and on our own channels, we keep all our margins. So we can invest more into what we love and value. Everytime you shop from us directly, we do a happy dance!
Thank you for supporting Friend of Audrey.