KHANUN By Mimi | Sustainable Fashion

KHANUN By Mimi | Sustainable Fashion
The Lowdown:

ABOUT US + SUSTAINABILITY


We are a sustainable clothing label located in Northern NSW, Lennox Head. We gather one-of-a-kind pieces of fabric from past era’s, recycling them and bringing them back to life. We collect pieces such as tablecloths, bedspreads and linen from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as curtains and vintage caravan curtains.

We strive to pick valued pieces for high quality purposes in our garments. Our designs are handmade to fit many shapes and sizes. We aim to provide our customers with comfort through most rompers being easy to throw on after a surf or swim, and look flattering at the same time.
Our products are ethically made, which makes our customers feel good in what they buy. Not only are you buying sustainable and ethically made products but you are purchasing “one-of-a-kind” items that no one else will have or wear. By recycling the old, this enables us to be kind to the earth. Through re-purposing we are creating less landfill.

At KHANUN we aim to be a “NO WASTE” business. As a result, with any scraps from the garments we then make tops, then with the scraps from the tops we make hair scrunchies, furthermore with any smaller scraps that we can no longer use we donate to preschools for art and craft, or to local artisans to create jewelry with. Not one bit goes to waste.

We participate in a range of different local community markets throughout the Byron Bay region. To stay updated with our markets and events follow our Instagram page @khanunbymimi or check the top tab of our home page for our next market location.

MEET THE MAKER


Mimi is 26 years old, born and raised in Sydney, then moved to the sunny south coast of Ulladulla. Inspired by the beauties surrounding her and always having a creative bone in her body, she begun collecting vintage fabrics from op-shops all over, finding pieces covered in flower power prints, hand crotchet bedspreads to terry toweling blankets. Here was where she first taught herself how to sew. It appeared not a hard task to learn she felt like she already knew in the back of her mind and obtained the creative patience to carry out difficult sewing tasks. Forever being drawn to Byron Bay she found herself moving north and took her large vintage fabric stash along with her.

Studying animals and wildlife conservation, she decided to combine her two passions by naming her clothing label KHANUN after an elephant she worked alongside in an elephant rescue project in Thailand called the Surin Project. Through her sustainable clothing label she hopes to raise awareness for this project and other wildlife species in need.

We created this section in transparency to show you #WHOMADEYOURCLOTHES we believe in having ethical standards, and love being able to show you all that every single garment we make is handmade locally, with love by Mimi in Lennox Head NSW Australia.

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