Earth-Concious Fabrics

Our products use natural, organic, and recycled fibers. Ethically made.

Carbon Neutral Shipping

We support projects in air capture, bio oil, and mineralization.

Purpose Driven

Every item purchased plants trees & recovers plastic pollution.

Minimal Waste

Most products or printed or embroidered on demand to minimize waste.

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  • From $24.99 "No Planet B" T-Shirt
    Deep Teal
    Natural
    Ocean Blue
    White
    Dusty Blue
    Available in 5 colors
    5.0
  • From $26.99 The Sun Tarot Card Tee
    Black
    Maroon
    Navy
    White
    Brown
    Available in 5 colors
    5.0
  • $59.99 Melomys Embroidered 100% Recycled Tracksuit
    Black
    French Navy
    Olive Oil
    Available in 3 colors
    5.0
  • $24.99 Winter Adventure Awaits T-Shirt
    Forest
    Ocean Blue
    Pebble Brown
    Vintage Black
    White
    Sage
    Available in 6 colors
  • $28.99 Trees Embroidered Hat
    Black
    Pacific
    Charcoal
    Jungle
    Oyster
    Available in 5 colors
  • From $20.99 Protect Pollinators 100% Cotton Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt
    Baby Blue
    Gold
    Mint
    Natural
    Soft Pink
    Sunset
    Lilac
    Mauve
    Available in 8 colors
  • $52.99 Melomys Embroidered Hoodie
    Black
    Burgundy
    Bottle green
    White
    Available in 4 colors
  • $24.99 Geometric Mountain T-Shirt
    Ocean Blue
    Pebble Brown
    Vintage Black
    White
    Sage
    Available in 5 colors
    5.0
  • From $26.99 Keep The Sea plastic Free 100% Cotton Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt
    Aqua
    Deep Teal
    Light Blue
    Pebble Brown
    Steel Blue
    Vintage Black
    White
    Vintage White
    Available in 8 colors
    5.0
  • $34.99 Save The Turtles Organic Dad Hat
    Pacific
    Charcoal
    Oyster
    Available in 3 colors
  • $28.99 Melomys Embroidered Bucket Hat
    Black
    Dill
    Slate Blue
    Stone
    Bio White
    Available in 5 colors
  • $26.99 Mushrooms Embroidered Denim Bucket Hat
    Black Denim
    Classic Denim
    Classic / Light Denim
    Light Denim
    Available in 4 colors
  • $24.99 Trees Embroidered Corduroy Hat
    Black
    Dark Olive
    Camel
    Available in 3 colors
    5.0
  • $59.99 A Life Outdoors Is A Life Well Lived Zipper Hoodie
    Black
    French Navy
    Available in 2 colors
  • $49.99 The Mountains Are Calling Recycled Eco Hoodie
    Black
    Burgundy
    Bottle green
    Available in 3 colors
  • $18.99 Brother Bear Infant T-Shirt
    Light Blue
    Navy
    Pink
    White
    Butter
    Available in 5 colors
  • $18.99 Little Bear Infant T-Shirt
    Light Blue
    Navy
    Pink
    White
    Butter
    Available in 5 colors
  • $18.99 Sister Bear Infant T-Shirt
    Light Blue
    Navy
    Pink
    White
    Butter
    Available in 5 colors
  • $18.99 Baby Bear Infant T-Shirt
    Light Blue
    Navy
    Pink
    White
    Butter
    Available in 5 colors
  • $19.99 Baby Bear Infant Onesie
    Butter
    Light Blue
    Navy
    Pink
    White
    Available in 5 colors
  • $20.99 Little Bear Kids 100% Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
    Apple
    Black
    Butter
    Light Blue
    Navy
    Pink
    Red
    Silver
    White
    Cobalt
    Royal
    Available in 11 colors
  • $20.99 Sister Bear Kids 100% Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
    Pink
    Apple
    Black
    Butter
    Light Blue
    Navy
    Red
    Silver
    White
    Cobalt
    Royal
    Available in 11 colors
  • $20.99 Brother Bear Kids 100% Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
    Apple
    Black
    Butter
    Light Blue
    Navy
    Silver
    White
    Cobalt
    Royal
    Available in 9 colors
    5.0
  • $18.99 Camping Illustration Heart 100% Cotton Kids Tee
    Red
    Black
    White
    Pink
    Berry
    Available in 5 colors
  • $18.99 "Happy Camper" Forest Camping 100% Cotton Kids Tee
    Black
    White
    Pink
    Navy
    True Royal
    Team Purple
    Berry
    Mustard
    Available in 8 colors
    5.0
  • $20.99 Happy Camper Van Kids 100% Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
    Light Blue
    Apple
    Black
    Butter
    Navy
    Pink
    Red
    Silver
    White
    Cobalt
    Royal
    Available in 11 colors
  • $20.99 Melomys Kids 100% Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
    Navy
    Apple
    Black
    Butter
    Light Blue
    Pink
    Red
    Silver
    White
    Cobalt
    Royal
    Available in 11 colors
    5.0
  • $20.99 Happy Camper Club Kids 100% Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
    Light Blue
    Apple
    Black
    Butter
    Navy
    Pink
    Red
    Silver
    White
    Cobalt
    Royal
    Available in 11 colors
  • $18.99 Camping Illustration Heart 100% Cotton Short Sleeve Baby Bodysuit
    Red
    Black
    Fuchsia
    Pale Pink
    White
    Available in 5 colors
  • $18.99 Camping Illustration Heart Infant 100% Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
    Red
    White
    Black
    Pink
    Available in 4 colors
  • $18.99 Happy Camper Van 100% Cotton Short Sleeve Baby Bodysuit
    Pale Blue
    Black
    Fuchsia
    Navy
    Pale Pink
    White
    Turquoise
    Available in 7 colors
  • $28.99 Trees Embroidered Hat
    Black
    Pacific
    Charcoal
    Jungle
    Oyster
    Available in 5 colors
  • $34.99 Save The Turtles Organic Dad Hat
    Pacific
    Charcoal
    Oyster
    Available in 3 colors
  • From $13.99 Women's Slouch or Knee High Organic Cotton Socks
    2 Pr. Beige
    2 Pr. Black
    2 Pr. Brown
    Assorted, Black/Brown/Beige
    Available in 4 colors
  • $24.99 Trees Embroidered Corduroy Hat
    Black
    Dark Olive
    Camel
    Available in 3 colors
    5.0
  • $25.99 "Be Kind" Rainbow Embroidered Tote Bag
    Black
    Oyster
    Available in 2 colors
  • $26.99 Mushrooms Embroidered Denim Bucket Hat
    Black Denim
    Classic Denim
    Classic / Light Denim
    Light Denim
    Available in 4 colors
  • $28.99 Moon and Stars Pastel Hat
    Pastel Blue
    Pastel Pink
    Pastel Lemon
    Available in 3 colors
    5.0
  • $28.99 Melomys Embroidered Bucket Hat
    Black
    Dill
    Slate Blue
    Stone
    Bio White
    Available in 5 colors
  • $30.99 Heart Daisy Embroidered Pastel Hat
    Pastel Blue
    Pastel Pink
    Pastel Lemon
    Pastel Mint
    Available in 4 colors
  • $28.99 Moon and Stars Organic Beanie
    Burgundy
    Light Avio Blue
    Available in 2 colors
  • $28.99 Save The Turtles Organic Beanie
    Oxford Navy
    Light Avio Blue
    Light Grey
    Available in 3 colors
  • $28.99 No Planet B Organic Beanie
    Black
    Light Avio Blue
    Light Grey
    Leaf Green
    Available in 4 colors
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    Named for our environmental mission

    Melomys is named in honor of the recently extinct Bramble Cay melomys. This small rodent, holds a significant place in our hearts due to its unfortunate fate as the first mammalian victim of human-caused climate change.

    At Melomys, we are deeply committed to our environmental mission and aim to raise awareness about the urgent need for sustainable practices. The name Melomys serves as a constant reminder of the impact that human activities can have on our delicate ecosystems.

    Why Shop Melomys?

    Sustainability is at the heart of our business. All our printing and embroidery happens on demand to minimize waste, and we use eco-friendly materials as much as possible, including natural, organic, and recycled fibers. Our determination to continually improve as a business for good sets us aside from other fashion brands.

    When you shop with us, you can feel good knowing that you're supporting a small, family-run business that is also female-led. Even though we're small, we have big dreams of changing our industry and leaving a positive mark on the planet.

    Every purchase gives back to the planet by planting trees, recovering plastic, and offsetting CO2. We also only partner with ethical suppliers. In addition, we donate returns so they can help other people rather than end up in a landfill. We plan to support well-vetted organizations making real changes for our planet as we grow.

    For every item purchased, 10 trees are planted, 25 plastic bottles are recovered, and 50 kg of CO2 is offset through projects certified through UNFCCC or Gold Standard.

    Frequently Asked Sustainable Fashion Questions

    What is the Environmental Impact of the Fashion Industry?

    The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, and it's devastating for our planet. From water pollution to landfills filled with discarded clothing, the effects of fast fashion are significant. Approximately 20% of all industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment alone! The use of toxic chemicals in production has also greatly impacted air quality, leading to health problems for those living near factories. Furthermore, much of this waste ends up in our oceans, harming marine ecosystems, birds, and other wildlife. To reduce its environmental footprint, the fashion industry needs to embrace sustainable practices such as using eco-friendly materials like organic cotton or bamboo fabrics instead of conventional ones; reducing energy consumption by using renewable sources; recycling existing textiles into new garments; and encouraging consumers to buy fewer clothes but higher quality items that will last longer.

    What is "Fast Fashion"?

    Fast fashion is a term used to describe clothing designs that move quickly from the catwalk or "inspiration piece" to stores to capture current trends. The production process is fast, often using inexpensive fabrics and labor-intensive processes, resulting in lower prices but lower quality garments. This model leads to more consumption than necessary as items are made with a shorter life span than those of higher quality materials. In addition, an estimated 20% of water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment – creating not just a waste issue but also an environmental hazard.

    Is it possible to be sustainable and fashionable?

    When it comes to sustainability and fashion, one might think these two topics are counter to one another. After all, fashion has become known for its fast-paced cycles and trend-driven nature, which could make it seem incompatible with sustainability. Melomys is on a mission to show how this is possible!

    Sustainable fashion is about being mindful of your wardrobe choices, such as buying better quality clothes that will last longer or wearing vintage pieces instead of newly made clothing items. It also means shopping from ethical brands that prioritize using sustainable materials and fair labor practices, like paying their worker's fair wages in safe working environments. By doing so, you help reduce your environmental footprint while still looking stylish without having to compromise on ethics or aesthetics! Plus, you can feel good knowing you have done right by people and the planet when purchasing.

    Ultimately, sustainable fashion is about taking responsibility for our collective consumption habits and minimizing our ecological footprint through thoughtful decision-making when shopping for our wardrobe pieces. We need to support responsible companies that care about the environment by choosing them over those who don't prioritize sustainability in their supply chain processes!

    At the end of the day, it's clear that sustainability and fashion can absolutely coexist—and we even argue that they must if we want to ensure a brighter future for both people and the planet alike! By supporting ethical brands with conscious consumption habits, such as buying better quality garments or opting for vintage pieces instead of new ones whenever possible, shoppers can make an impactful difference without compromising style or personal preferences! So remember—sustainable fashion isn't just good for people and the planet—it's fashionable too!

    Fashion is a way of expressing yourself and your beliefs, so you should be proud to wear your clothing with the knowledge that how it got to you is aligned with your values. Sustainable fashion is fashion done right!

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    What makes clothing sustainable?

    Material Choice

    The material used to make a garment or accessory is one of the most important factors in determining its sustainability. Natural materials like wool, hemp, and organic cotton are generally considered to be more sustainable because they are biodegradable and require fewer chemicals for production. Synthetic fabrics, on the other hand, often require petroleum-based chemicals and can create microplastics when washed—both of which can be damaging to the environment. Also, avoid synthetic textiles like polyester or nylon —these fabrics are made from petroleum-based products that require a lot of energy to produce and are not biodegradable. Sustainable fabrics such as bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton are all excellent choices when building a wardrobe based on sustainable principles. Not only do these fibers use fewer resources during production but they are also biodegradable which means they can be broken down naturally without harming the environment. Plus, these fibers often feel softer than conventional materials – bonus!

    Production Practices

    Another crucial factor in determining if a garment or accessory is sustainable is how it was produced. To be truly sustainable, production should be done with minimal energy use, minimal water waste, and no hazardous chemicals. It is also important to look for garments that were produced in an ethical manner—meaning no exploitation of workers or use of child labor.

    It’s important to ensure that all garments are ethically produced if you want your business to be truly sustainable. This means ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions throughout your entire supply chain—from mills that produce your fabric right down to the workers who sew your garments together. It's also important to consider where your clothes are produced; local production will help reduce carbon emissions from shipping while also helping support local communities and economies. You should also look into certifications like GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) which requires producers to meet certain standards for sustainability when manufacturing garments out of organic fabrics such as cotton or wool. By following these ethical practices, you can ensure that your business has a positive impact on both people and the planet!

    Reducing Waste

    A great way to reduce waste is to source fabric from deadstock warehouses. Deadstock fabric is excess fabric produced for apparel companies that aren't sold due to overproduction or being out of season. This fabric would otherwise go into landfill so it's great for small businesses producing low quantities of clothing as it reduces their environmental impact. It also eliminates the need for businesses to source new fabric which helps offset the environmental cost associated with producing new fibers. Additionally, using leftovers from garment production can help reduce textile waste by repurposing them into accessories or other items instead of throwing them away.

    Lifespan

    Finally, the lifespan of a garment or accessory should also be taken into consideration when assessing its sustainability. Items made from natural materials tend to last longer than those made from synthetic materials due to their durability—so opting for natural fibers can help you get more wear out of your clothes and reduce your overall environmental impact. Additionally, buying high-quality items that will last longer (as opposed to low-cost fast fashion) can help reduce waste by making sure you actually get use out of your clothes before they need to be replaced. When shopping sustainably, you want to make sure that you’re investing in items that will last. Quality materials such as organic cotton and linen are great options as they don’t require as much energy or resources to produce and can easily be recycled. Investing in quality pieces also means fewer trips to the store and less waste – a win-win!

    How is Melomys fighting climate change?

    Melomys is a sustainable brand that is passionate about protecting the environment. We have a selection of clothing made from eco-friendly materials, such as organic cotton and recycled fabrics. Every item purchased helps to plant 5 trees. We know that our entire supply chain matters in reducing our environmental impact. So we only support ethical suppliers that treat garment workers fairly, and all our deliveries are carbon-neutral through carbon offsetting.

    We believe in making conscious choices and supporting an ethical fashion industry that puts people and the planet first. That's why at least 30% of our profits go towards planting trees worldwide and partnering with reputable suppliers who don't compromise on ethical standards. Donating returns to those in need, we help reduce waste from ending up in landfills.

    At Melomys, you can feel good knowing that you're supporting a family-run business that is also female-led and a business that strives for minimal waste when it comes to printing or embroidery by using demand-based production methods and sustainable fashion.

    We take our environmental responsibility seriously and understand the devastating impact of fast fashion on our planet. Companies need to embrace sustainable practices to reduce their environmental footprint; this includes switching to renewable energy sources, reusing existing textiles instead of producing new ones, recycling materials into garments and encouraging consumers to buy fewer but higher quality items that will last longer.

    Named after the Bramble Cay melomys, an endangered species of rodent found off the coast of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Melomys aims to be a force for positive change in recognizing the importance of eco-friendly initiatives for global conservation efforts. By implementing small changes within our operations – such as sourcing sustainable materials – we hope to make a bigger difference across many levels of the industry.

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