23 January 2018

First in Class

Written by Published in Good Brands
Luca Jouel Jewellery
Sanatio Naturalis
Organic Cotton Colours
Farm to Hanger

It’s an honour to present the Sublime Good Brand Award 2018 to the first round of winners. We hope you make these names your favourites, too

TextOrganicCottonOrganic Cotton Colours

Imagine 100% organic cotton that’s available in colours as natural as the seeds from which the textile was grown: ecru, green and brown. Organic Cotton Colours products, which have been produced for twenty-five years, are free from any dye and chemical processing.

All of the fabrics carry OCCGUARANTEE® certification, and the warrant accompanies each purchase. It ensures that the customer is taking away a garment that has been made according to biodynamic farming methods, and with the rights of those who work the land firmly in mind. The health and welfare of customers who decide to wear the fabrics next to their skin is also of no small concern.

The most significant properties of Organic Cotton Colours textiles are their breathability, that they don’t accumulate static electricity and they prevent skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.

The values that form the Organic Cotton Colours ethos can be found summarised in the brand’s manifesto, Start Pulling the Thread

The brand boasts a range of more than five hundred products for men, women, children and babies and also homewares. Furniture retailers are welcome to look at the range with a view to offering OCC goods in their stores.

Organic Cotton Colours can create any kind of textile from organic cotton – knit, woven, towelling or tricot – to order, as well as make their infrastructure available to designers for their own projects, offering finished products under the designer’s brand with all the quality warranties provided by OCCGUARANTEE® certification.


TextLucaJouelLuca Jouel

Beautiful custom-designed and -made pieces that celebrate a sophisticated yet organic beauty are created at Australian fine jewellery brand Luca Jouel. Collections are offered that use unique diamonds and gemstones and special hand finishes, and which express a love of detail.

CEO and designer Tereena Lucas is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Australia (FGAA). Tereena aspires to make heirloom-quality jewellery that holds personal meaning for the wearer, with an emphasis on the timeless, the luxurious and the nostalgic. Each piece of Luca Jouel jewellery is custom made by expert craftspeople in Australia, Hong Kong and Germany, using mainly recycled precious mixed metals and with a variety of manufacturing techniques.

In acquiring the elements for their pieces, the Luca Jouel team is committed to the legitimate and ethical sourcing of materials, and maintains a policy of dealing only with companies who demonstrate that same commitment to ethical trading. All Luca Jouel diamonds have been obtained from reputable sources throughout their supply chain. Their suppliers warrant that they have purchased their diamonds from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict, and in compliance with United Nations resolutions and the World Diamond Council’s System of Warranties. The principal specialist manufacturers they engage are members of the Responsible Jewellery Council and also follow sourcing procedures that are fully compliant with the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance and OECD Due Diligence Guidance for the Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals.

Luca Jouel is passionate about child welfare, and proudly donates a part of the proceeds of every purchase to the Australian Childhood Foundation to help their efforts in safeguarding vulnerable children.


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In many cultures the holistic beauty secrets of plants have been passed down from generation to generation. The ancient Greeks shared them, inspiring the Latin name of award-winning British essential oils collection Sanatio Naturalis, or ‘the healing power of nature’.

The Sanatio Naturalis team place the greatest importance on the origins of their products. The purest sources are sought out, plants cultivated throughout the world for their exceptional properties. The brand works directly with local farmers and artisan distillers, carefully ensuring that customers enjoy only the very finest essential oils.

Sanatio Naturalis products are renowned not just for their aroma but also for their efficacy. They have fabulous properties, from calming, relaxing and soothing and skin rejuvenation, to revitalising and uplifting for holistic well-being. They are perfect for massage, use with a diffuser or burner or simply added to a bath, a skin cream or a lotion. The oils are free from parabens, alcohol, mineral oil, synthetic colour and fragrance.


Textfarm to hangerFarm to Hanger

The vision of Australian brand Farm to Hanger is to create sustainable change by encouraging consumers to make eco-friendly choices – by giving them choices. The brand offers quality, environmentally friendly clothing in a radical bid to combat the growing fast-fashion industry – literally producing one garment at a time.

Farm to Hanger’s founder, Anna-Louise, decided to start the brand when she herself was searching for eco-friendly options but felt clothing brands were not being 100% transparent about where and how their clothes were made.

As a landscape photographer, Anna-Louise is intensely aware of the impact we have on the environment. The fashion industry is the second-largest industrial polluter, next only to oil. In contrast to the rest of the industry, Farm to Hanger put all their effort into producing quality pieces with longevity, to encourage people to buy less but invest more in pieces that will last much longer than something you might find at a high street brand retailer.

Anna-Louise’s ultimate vision is to be Australia’s number one sustainable clothing brand, working towards a cleaner world for the earth’s inhabitants. Farm to Hanger’s manufacturing facility personifies what they are about: it runs on solar panels, has Tesla walls and is 100% off-grid sustainable. Their business model – yes, releasing only a single garment at a time – is an attempt to slow down consumption. Their passion is to educate people about choosing lifelong investment pieces, so that less of an impact is made on the environment long-term.


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