It’s been said that a brand’s clothing line is a true visual personification of the brand
itself, and that could not ring anymore true for Arnhem Clothing.
Born into a gypsy lifestyle of colour and beauty, Arnhem Bickley had a unique
childhood that set her into her personal and professional world with an
understanding for the importance of nature.
Arnhem and her family lived completely off the grid for the first 15 years of her life.
environmental ethics and a strong connection and bond with nature and our land.
This way of life emerged at a young age. She began sewing clothing for her dolls at
the age of four, which sparked her passion for design. Arnhem has been conscious
from day one of the impacts on the environment and the sustainability of having a
clothing label, holding high standards of ethical production.
Grounded in Byron Bay with her two beautiful girls and partner her designs are still
heavily influenced by the wilderness and the beauty of her home in Byron Bay.
Arnhem does not for a second take her surroundings of nature and beauty for
granted and this can be seen through the business’ current procedures and future
plans for an even more sustainable practice in the fashion world.
Arnhem’s bohemian spirit flows into every piece of Arnhem Clothing, designed in
Byron Bay Australia.
The Factories We use are Family owned and run businesses with employees on board that have worked for over 15 years. Some of the employees have the option to work from home if they have children to care for and all employees still enjoy social and tradtional activities.
All our left over fabrics are made into garments and donated to the nursing homes and orphanages.
Arnhem has sourced these factories her self and worked with these factories for 12 years and they have grown
The factories are of high standards with air con, well paid and happy
employees and correct recycling systems in place for waste with printing houses.
Our designs are well thought out. We design each piece taking
impacts into consideration during the production and manufacturing process. This is
known as eco-design. Eco-design not only improves the environmental outcomes it
also reduces our costs long-term, win-win!
We reduce our ecological footprint by making some of our garments multifunctional:
encouraging customers to do more with less through multifunctional design promotes
overall environmental benefits. We try to design the garments so they have timeless
style. Some of Arnhem’s pieces from her Byron Bay market days still are loved and
asked about frequently.
Don’t be surprised if you find a beautiful Arnhem piece in a Salvation Army,
Life Line or St.Vincent charity store, as we often donate our seconds and samples.
At Arnhem our garments come in Biodegradable packaging
and we are
currently looking into using compostable plastics for our post it satchels.
All our printing paper, Bags and swing tags are made from 100% recycled paper and
Moving forward on our materials this year, we are excited to announce that we will
be launching our first hemp range and we are researching sustainable sourced
materials fibres for our Rayon and Cottons such as Linen, Kenaf, Banana Fibre, and Bamboo.
At Arnhem we believe strongly in renewable energy.
Arnhem and Ryan have already joined the solar energy movement at her home with a 5.2 watt Solar set up on their roof,
and we are installing a 25 Watt solar
panel system on our warehouse in October this year.
Arnhem is a supporter and share holder in Enova energy, the first community owned
energy company that provides 100% renewable energy to the local community.
Arnhem also feels that it is very important to have some part in reducing carbon
emission produced from importing our products via air or sea. So we are proud
supporters and donators of green fleet a non profit organisation dedicated to
encouraging organisations and individuals to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas.
At Arnhem we are very transparent in our workings and proud of our movements and
future plans for an even more sustainable business. This is exciting for us and
something that all fashion and clothing manufacturing should be taking on board. We
encourage everyone to jump on board this movement with us and help us all work
towards a more sustainable future reducing one ecological footprint at a time!