Choosing sustainably doesn’t mean sacrificing your style. Discover our top sustainable fashion brands in Malaysia creating beautiful, design-led products that are better for people and the planet.
Trust us, we know it’s not easy to cut down on shopping fast fashion. But given its proven link to climate change, there’s a part we all have to play in consumption, waste and pollution. Opting for sustainable fashion brands in Malaysia is one of those ways. Yes, we need to make those SHEIN hauls a thing of the past!
As interviews with entrepreneurs like One Puram’s Nabilah Islam, Cloop’s Jasmine Tuan and Mahima Gujral of SUI share, we’re all on our own journeys to consuming more consciously — and surely it doesn’t have to be hard! From swapping and thrifting to renting or choosing higher quality wardrobe essentials, there’s plenty of ways to be a more sustainable fashion consumer today. Here’s a few of our favourites from Malaysia.
Best sustainable fashion brands in Malaysia
The Modest Brand
This athleisure label creates fashion forward, comfortable and covered up clothing in more responsible materials like GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified recycled polyester, recycled nylon and recycled cotton. Specifically aiming to set a new standard within the modest fashion industry, The Modest Brand strives to champion modest design as a form of liberation rather than restriction, regardless of your backgrounds and beliefs.
In the pursuit for mindful manufacturing, sustainable activewear fashion label Terrae creates colourful activewear using RPET (fabric made from recycled plastic bottles), ECONYL (made from recycled ocean waste), organic cotton and deadstock fabric. For any sweat sesh, this label has you covered, carrying everything from loungewear designs to workout sets ideal for your next yoga or HIIT class.
LI’s creates everyday clothing for women and men who care about comfort, style and sustainability. Using more eco-friendly natural fabrics like linen, Ll makes timeless, quality designs that last for years. Each piece is thoughtfully designed, and chosen for its functionality and versatility. Their workmanship and attention to detail is next level indeed!
Kualesa produces great-looking and super comfortable bamboo apparel for men and women that’s fighting the trend of fast fashion. The label is well known for their printed men’s polo tees, as well as their basic, block coloured t-shirts. Their designs will undeniably have you feeling cool, comfortable and put together.
FERN is a Malaysian-grown sustainable fashion label that seeks to both celebrate and challenge the art of batik making. Fusing traditional fabric-making techniques with contemporary designs, the label is presently known for its distinctive creations. They create effortlessly elegant luxury lifestyle resort-wear using the finest, all-natural materials, and self-manufacture all of their batik fabrics.
MUNI is an artisanal natural dye clothing brand, specialising in using tropical plants to hand dye their fabrics. Moreover, this sustainable label seeks to nurture the human spirit with colours from the earth. Uplifting your emotions through raw handcrafted plant dyes, your experience wearing MUNI signifies honour to the people, process and planet.
Offering a refreshing take on upcycled materials, Biji Biji creates bags and wallets for men and women made from upcycled and recycled fabrics like seat belt webbing. Their materials are selected meticulously from a range of industries, including those foreign and unique to the fashion world before transforming them into beautiful, functional, and timeless designs.
Certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WTFO) and B-Corp, Earth Heir creates striking jewellery and accessories made in Malaysia, empowering local artisans and their livelihoods. From hand-stitched earrings and bracelets to woven bags, each piece is made ethically and using the highest quality materials.
Known for their bold and beautiful batik bags, Frankitas also creates vibrant, artisan-made accessories. In hopes of preserving local heritage and traditions, the brand supports skilled local artisans from Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, India, and Central Asia in the production of their handmade crafts. Using traditional textile motifs like Ikat, Batik, Songket, Tenun and Rangrang, no two pieces are undoubtedly alike and that’s their charm!
Based in Malaysia, sustainable fashion brand Talee creates unique, architecturally-inspired tassel earrings from natural, eco-friendly materials. Significantly, the name Talee translates to ‘rope’ in Bahasa, and the label symbolises strength, hope and our connections with people. Similarly, founder Lorraine Lee derived the concept for the earrings from the act of tying knots, which was used as cognitive therapy for her father’s brain injury.