- Founded in 2017 by designer Courtney Holm, A.BCH is one of the most transparent brands we’ve come across—working to a circular economy standard and offering full disclosure of every garment detail.
- All garments are made in-house at A.BCH or by a local family-owned factory in Melbourne, Australia, who adhere to the Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award covered by Fair Work Australia.
- Each product by A.BCH discloses where the fabric is made, plus where the fibre is grown, spun and dyed. The origin and suppliers of thread, labels and buttons are also outlined on every product page of their website.
- Using certified organic, natural and renewable materials with non-toxic finishes and dyes, A.BCH preference local raw materials, closest proximity suppliers, and those certified with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Fair Trade and Fair Wear Foundation to ensure ethical practices, fair wages and working conditions.
- Any protein fibres used are cruelty-free, focusing on non-mulesed wool, peace silk, and up-cycled leather. A.BCH also import what is not readily available locally in Australia, including Belgian linen, Japanese denim and Indian organic cotton. You can learn more about the materials A.BCH use in more detail on their website.
- Each piece is designed with the intention of composting or recycling at the end of its life, going through a strict lifecycle assessment—“we will not create any product that doesn’t have a clear life trajectory.”
- A.BCH host an extensive FAQs section on their website that we highly recommend reading.
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