The place where the search for fashion that meets style, comfort and an ethical and sustainable conscience is achieved.
Avila’s values are predicated on sharing positive impacts on people and on the world and are achieved through our processes, designs and production. We aim to pass this on to women through our clothing, empowering them to feel amazing in their clothing but also feel good about the choice they have made to the planet and the people who have made Avila garments.
We work with suppliers that are accredited in social and ethical responsibility. Please see below breakdown about our suppliers. Avila aims to produce their clothing close to the source of raw materials.
Melbourne made - Made locally in house by one of our own production team members or by a local Ethical Australia accredited factory. We do limited edition runs in Australia sourcing accredited organic cotton from a local fabric mill.
Made in India - Majority of our clothing is made in a Fair trade certified 'green' factory in India. We work closely with our factory in India to ensure quality standards, social and environmental standards are met. This factory have GOTS, Fair trade and OCS certificates. They ensure transparency in their supply chain under these accreditations so we can be assured that our supply chain right down to the local organic cotton growers, have fair wages and standards. This factory also have a full scale solar power system to reduce environmental impact.
Image from our factory in India.
Made in China - We work with a highly skilled and ethical team in China. They hold a BSCI accreditation. In 2019 we started to develop our own fabrics. To do this we started to work with this highly skilled and ethical factory in China. We have met with them personally a number of times and we are very excited to be working with this team on custom developed fabrics for a number of our pieces.
We work closely with all our makers and suppliers to ensure the values of Avila are met in all aspects of the supply chain.
With a farming upbringing, founder of Avila, Ashleigh has an approach that fashion should be created whilst limiting the environmental footprint. This is achieved (though not limited to) by using natural fabrics and efforts limiting fabric usage and wastage from sampling to production.
We use the highest quality eco-friendly and low environmental impact fabrics wherever possible. We design classic, timeless pieces at a high quality ensuring garments last and can be worn season after season.
We try to reuse our off cuts of fabric for bags, scrunchies or sampling to minimise waste.
Image of a bag made from offcuts.
The fabrics we use can vary from season to season. Our most frequently used fabrics are organic cotton, tencel, modal and linen. Fabrics are dyed using low impact, non toxic dyes. We recently developed some new custom fabrics made from modal and organic cotton. We only use the highest quality fabrics that feel amazing against the skin.
See the chart below to see how our modal fabric is made.
To wrap majority of our orders we use recycled tissue paper along with a personalised note made from recycled paper. We use biodegradable postbags that can be reused or put into your home compost! Invoices are emailed to customers (not printed) when an order is placed or can be checked online through your account.
If you have any questions regarding ethics and sustainability at Avila, please get in touch at email@example.com