Melbourne based women’s boutique fashion label, The Ark, has been accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. The Ark offers a contemporary range of women’s designer clothing, with a bit of attitude, great fit and fabrics, warm colors and trans-seasonal basic items.
“At The Ark, we love the simplicity of our garments being designed and made in Australia using fabrics sourced from around the world” Christine Metcalfe says.
“Being Australian made allows us to design and manufacture ethically smaller runs of unique styles to create individual pieces and an honest design process with each garment” she adds.
Ethical Clothing Australia welcomes the accreditation of The Ark. For Simon McRae, “The Ark is already committed to supporting locally designed and made clothing in Australia. Through their accreditation with ECA they are demonstrating their commitment to their customers and their workers that all their clothing is produced ethically.”
More about the Ark
The Ark is a unique business in that is it run by women, for women. With their unique way of dressing, The Ark is driven by changing the way women approach fashion. Composed with skilled people in the areas of design, pattern making, e-commerce, wholesale, customer relations, graphics, marketing and sales, The Ark team shares its vision to connect with women through fashion.
More about ECA
Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) is an accreditation organization for the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Industry governed by a management committee made up of TCF employer organizations, individual TCF businesses and trade unions.
ECA assists TCF businesses to comply with the Home worker Code of Practice and related legislation; in particular the Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award 2010.
Once compliant, accredited brands are licensed to display the ECA trademark on their Australian-made products, providing consumers and buyers with a way to identify and support ethical Australian-made products.
Over 80 Australian brands and manufacturers are accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia, which span a diverse range of product categories; fashion, footwear, school wear, corporate wear, sports-wear, infant and maternity wear and work wear.