Australian label Bassike, founded by Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan in 2006, is one of those brands that flys under the radar when it comes to their commitment to sustainable manufacturing. The pairs seasonal mainline collections are design focussed and fashion forward with an aesthetic based on construction and clean lines. But it was their organic cotton jersey range that launched the label and has remained the brands signature line.
Featuring basic tees, tanks, pants and dresses, the range is 100% organic cotton and all Australian made with some textiles produced in Australia and all garments manufactured on shore. Relaxed styling, oversized silhouettes, masculine inspired cuts and raw edge hems encapsulate the signature look of Bassike's organic cotton range. These basics will live in your wardrobe for years as they are such versatile pieces, sitting back with your work wardrobe just as easily as your beach attire.
Stripes are an ongoing feature in the range while the overall colour palette focusses on neutrals; black, white, grey and some olive tones. Prices sit around AUD$100 for tops and most dresses and pants range from AUD$120 to AUD$150...for the longevity, and quality of fabrication and manufacturing, you really can't go wrong! The brand also features a mens range and a limited children's range, plus a selection of complimentary women's accessories by various brands.
For fashion forward, well made, organic cotton basics make sure you check out Bassike