Conscious fashion: 7 Malaysian labels keeping the planet and the people in mind


By Buro247

Conscious fashion: 7 Malaysian labels keeping the planet and the people in mind

As conscious shoppers, the best way to reduce your carbon footprint is to go preloved. But if you’re looking for something new, there are plenty of local brands that are putting in the effort to tackle the complex issues of the industry across different areas. Whether it is less waste, environmentally low-impact materials or community-minded practices, the easiest way to shop consciously is to think about what the most important thing is to you––instead of trying to find the perfect company that’s accounting for everything.

Below, we’ve rounded up our latest pick of local fashion brands who are innovating towards a better, greener planet:



LTTL creates ethical wardrobe staples under a design philosophy focused on zero waste and pattern-cutting through the use of recyclable materials like Tencel and Oeko-tex-certified linen. Expect simple, wearable garments in the form of comfortable dresses and co-ordinated sets under a recent collaboration with local multi-hyphenate Bay Doucet.

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Read: How to build a more sustainable wardrobe, according to content creator Bay Doucet


For the women hustlers, Wustler offers dreamily luxurious sleepwear, intimates and loungewear to elevate your everyday. Their thoughtfully designed garments are lightweight, comfortable and crafted with a silky blend of rayon and viscose––made out of regenerated cellulose fibre from wood pulp. They only use certified non-toxic and environmentally-friendly dyes across all products, and one per cent of total sales gets donated to female empowerment non-profit Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) every year.

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If you’re in the market for new activewear, Terrae can help you look good during your workouts without costing the planet. Their earth-toned sets are made out of Econyl regenerated nylon, a 100 per cent recycled fibre made from ocean waste, while GOTS-certified cotton and upcycled deadstock were used for the recent loungewear collection of baby tees and sweatshorts. To minimise their carbon footprint, garments arrive in consciously-created packaging that includes FSC-certified tags, collateral sleeves and a plant-based, 100 per cent biodegradable garment bag. 

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Nelissa Hilman