Willko was in Sydney recently as guests of David Jones, to attend the launch of their inspiring Ethical Sourcing Program, as they set their sights on becoming the leader in ethical sourcing in Australia, and beyond that, their vision to become the biggest sustainable retailer in the southern hemisphere. And, we were impressed. You have to start somewhere people, and with this initiative, they have burst out of the stalls at a full gallop.
Willko are (and always have been) onboard with ethical fashion and socially motivated brands, in fact, this is why we started our journey in the first place. From our originals like Sophie Monet and The Base Project, to wonderful Australian labels like The Goods Co and Sarah J Curtis, and International brands new to Willko, we support artisans and their craft.
Sophie Monet hand makes her beautiful jewellery pieces with lots of love, in her sundrenched studio in Venice beach California, using sustainable materials whenever possible.
Sophie recently collaborated with Anthropologie on an exclusive range, as well as our bestselling orbit bracelets. We LOVE Sophie and her creative soul.
We can’t talk sustainable fashion and not mention The Base Project, another Willko original. As mentioned in my last post, these twins are the real deal. They work with local artisans to design and produce locally-sourced, eco-friendly fashion at fair trade prices. The boys additionally invest a portion of every purchase into community development projects in the artisan's region. These boys know how to WEAR THEIR IMPACT!
More recently, we are pretty excited to have partnered with some great new brands, and like us, they’re about the story… but you're going to have to watch this space as they are coming soon, really soon...