Our commitment is to make considered choices with reverence for our planet
and with the utmost of care and compassion for people.
Aryele honours the ‘Less is more’ philosophy through slow release, edited collections that build upon the last. Each new piece is thoughtfully designed to be styled with items from our previous releases and easily mix with key loved garments already found in your wardrobe.
We love the idea of collectable not disposable fashion.
Each timeless Aryele piece is designed to flatter the female form through soft tailoring and is carefully crafted from the most supremely comfortable natural fabrics we can find.
We believe in longevity of style, quality and comfort as key sustainable attributes because loved clothes last.
We carefully select luxurious fabrics made from natural fibres such as linen, wool and cupro for two important reasons; they are better for our planet and they also feel incredibly beautiful to wear….hopefully meaning you will reach for your Aryele pieces time and time again. We ensure all of our fabrics are dyed safely using AZO-free Non-Toxic dyes.
We completely avoid polyester in our collections because of the harmful chemicals used in its production, including carcinogens, and it is predicted most polyester will take over 100 years to break down, polluting waterways and the earth in the process.
We choose natural fibres for their incredible attributes; breathability and comfort, aligning luxury with sustainability is our ultimate goal.
We deeply honour the incredible makers and artisans behind every treasured piece and we strive to leave the lightest of footprints on our path to a more sustainable way. We face this journey with humility for the enormity of the task ahead; to join forces with the brave others also dreaming for a better future.
We produce both locally here in Australia and we also work with an Amfori BSCI Audited factory in the Zhejiang province of China. We partnered with this factory for their high quality of workmanship and for the care and attention to detail they show throughout the whole making process. The management genuinely strive to treat all their workers with dignity and respect in a safe and clean environment. The makers are all over 18 years old, paid a wage that is higher than the living standard and have paid holidays, sick leave, marriage leave and maternity leave, which is of the utmost importance to us.
Whilst the majority of our garments are made ethically offshore, we are also committed to creating a selection of our pieces in Australia each season to support our local industry. Mantua Sewing Studio, located in Brisbane, is a social enterprise bringing to life ethical, Australian-based sewing manufacturing through the under utilised, but highly skilled sewing expertise of women from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Mantua are dedicated to creating meaningful and empowering training and employment pathways to support the women’s settlement into their new country, here in Australia. Incredible! We have already started working with the two female founders and our Emma Striped Dress, made by the beautiful women of Mantua Sewing Studio will be available soon.
AUSTRALIAN LEATHER MANUFACTURING
We source our leather from a third-generation Australian company where their ‘tannery partners adhere to Australian Manufacturing Standards, conform to the ISO 14001 certification for environmental excellence’. They work with the Leather Working Group to ensure ethical and sustainable business practices. All leather is sourced as a by-product of the food industry. Our supplier also complies with REACH testing to ensure only non-toxic dyes are used in the production process.
Our leather pieces are made in Australia by highly skilled leather craftspeople. We only produce in small runs to avoid overstock and our patterns are carefully designed to minimise waste.
Our plant- based 100% biodegradable and compostable poly bags and mailers can be disposed of at home with food scraps. Fun!
Our poly bags and mailers are made from Cornstarch which use renewable agricultural derived starch to make bioplastic polymers that can be made into oil-based plastic substitutes. Cornstarch plastic products look and feel just like regular plastic, but they are 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Our hearts burst open when we stumble across others creating purpose-driven
businesses and social enterprises placing value on people and our planet.
We would like to honour some of the incredible people we have met along the way…
As a B-Corp, it’s Soko's mission to empower artisan entrepreneurship and preserve artisan heritage techniques, while offering socially-minded customers jewellery that aligns with their values.
Each of Soko's singular pieces are handcrafted using traditional techniques by a network of artisan entrepreneurs in Kenya, with an unprecedented 25-35% of revenue going directly to artisans for each wholesale order.
Soko don’t stop there — their Artisan Entrepreneurship team works every day to build the capacity of their artisans to manage and grow their businesses and recruit more talented micro-entrepreneurs into Soko's growing network.
We are driven by the positive impact our brand can make. i = Change is an amazing nonfor-profit helping conscious brands give back and support carefully selected projects, with a focus on women and girls empowerment and the health of the environment.
Aryele will donate $1 per sale to one of three life changing projects through i=Change. We give our customers the chance to select which project they would like our donation to go to.
RESTORE THE LAND
Help Greening Australia replant our natural habitat in Australia with native region-specific shrubs and trees to store carbon, create quality habitat for native wildlife, and restore degraded farmland.
PROTECT A WOMAN
Provide shelter to a woman escaping domestic violence. Across Australia, around 56,000 women are homeless each night, many with young children. Women’s Community Shelters is dedicated to providing women and children with a safe place to stay and an opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Transform lives after slavery. More than 40 million people are enslaved across the world. One in four are children and 71% are women. Hagar works across Asia, supporting women and children to rebuild their lives after experiencing slavery, human trafficking or severe abuse.
We make it our mission to create as little waste as possible during our design & production process. We only produce in small production runs to avoid excess stock. Aryele have partnered with Thread Together with the promise to donate any unsold samples, or discontinued stock to their important organisation.
Thread Together is an Australian Organisation whose main mission and focus is to source new and excess clothing from fashion retailers and redistribute items to those in our communities that need it most.
Thread Together are currently supporting the people who are homeless, youth at risk, Indigenous communities, survivors of domestic violence, refugees or long term unemployed. People in need of comfortable clothing to enable them to feel safe and warm, or people seeking clothing for a new job. Thread Together helps ensure those in need receive a tailored service, which reflects the current stage of their personal journey.
We honour you!!