Ethics & Sustainability

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 both physically and emotionally ‘great’ about themselves and as a member of society. 
 
 

ETHICS

We only 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 Fairtrade in India.We work closely with our factory in India to ensure quality standards, social and environmental standards are met. This factory have GOTS, Fairtrade, OEKO-TEX (Standard 100), Social accountability (SA-8000) and Upmade accreditations and a CSR (corporate social responsibility) award. 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.
Fashion revolution. I made your clothes.
Image from our factory in India.
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Made in China - Our leggings, Logo T-shirts and Non slip socks are produced by a highly skilled and ethical team in China. They hold WRAP and BSCI accreditations. In 2019 we started to develop our own fabrics. To do this we started to work with this very skilled and ethical factory in China. We have met with them personally a number of times and they are ethically accredited with BSIC and WRAP certifications. We are very excited to be working with this team on custom developed fabrics for our leggings and t-shirts.
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We work closely with all our makers and suppliers to ensure the values of Avila are met in all aspects of the supply chain.
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SUSTAINABILITY

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. 
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We try to reuse our off cuts of fabric for bags, scrunchies or sampling to minimise waste.
Recycled draw cord bag 
Image of a bag made from offcuts.
  

FABRICS

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.
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See the chart below to see how our modal fabric is made.
 Avila custom leggings, sustainability chart on how they are made.
Chart of how our custom developed "The ultimate comfy leggings" were made.
 

OUR PACKAGING

Eco friendly sustainable packaging
 
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. 
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If you have any questions regarding ethics and sustainability at Avila, please get in touch at info@avila.com.au

 

Size Guide

 Avila size chart - Australian womens sizing guide

 

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