Ethics & Sustainability

Frayed the Label; created with the makers behind the garments, front of mind.

At Frayed, we understand the role that the fashion industry has played in the climate crisis and unethical treatment of garment workers around the world. We are committed to being a part of rebuilding the industry to positively impact the planet and its people without compromise.



All fabrics at Frayed are custom designed and made to the highest quality, in collaboration with skilled artisans in India. We use solely natural fibre fabrics, with consideration of resource supply and seasonal environmental and geographical factors to ensure that we are having the lowest possible impact on the planet.

Where a natural material is not available to use for accessories, such as zippers or buckles, we use quality, long lasting materials, to ensure it can be used over and over again, even past the life of the garment itself.

Please see our product pages for more detail on the composition of each piece and how it can be disposed of or repurposed responsibly at the end of its life.



At Frayed we create fashion responsibly by building mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers and manufacturers. All suppliers and manufacturers have been carefully selected to ensure their ethical and environmental sustainability standards align with ours.

Mehera Shaw Textiles Pvt. Ltd.
C-8 Ashok Vihar, Manyawas
Mansarovar, Jaipur 302020
Rajasthan, India

Tier One Supplier – Garment Manufacturing

Mehera Shaw Textiles work solely with natural fibres including their certified Organic Cotton which is sourced locally in India. They are a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation and therefore adhere to the following standards:

  • All employees are paid equal to or above the living wage
  • No child labour
  • No discrimination
  • No forced labour
  • On time payments to staff and suppliers
  • Clean and safe working conditions
  • No excessive working hours
  • No forced overtime – all overtime is voluntary and paid accordingly.
  • Pension funds and health insurance for all staff

“We felt intuitively the importance of treating people with respect and dignity as a fundamental part of our own humanity. We are all in this together.  We must find, and act according to, our humanity - be kind, respectful, sincere, do things well and make things that will last… I am dedicated to the belief that safe and dignified working conditions and transparent, equitable relationships are the only way to do business. I have been working with artisans in India on this principle from the start of our enterprise.”

– Shari, Director at Mehera Shaw Pty Ltd.


Five P Venture India Pvt. Ltd.
3rd Street, URC Nagar
Perundurai Road
Erode 638012
Tamil Nadu, India

Tier One Supplier – Garment Manufacturing
Tier Two Supplier – Fabric Manufacturer

Five P Venture adhere to the policies outlined in the fair-trade standard to ensure ethical production practices and are in the process of becoming a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation.

“Our purpose at Five P is to inspire a movement of sustainable consumption of textiles and clothing by showing that responsible manufacturing is the way to a prosperous future.”

 The Five P Venture manufacturing facilities are located on 12 acres of land on which the team have planted over 1,000 trees. The facilities are green building certified and solar powered. They use natural dyes and AZO free dyes reducing the environmental impacts of the fabric production.


True Tone Ink
68, N.I.D.C. Lambha
Narol 382 405
Ahmedabad, India

Tier Two Supplier – Fabric Manufacturer

True Tone Ink is a certified GOTS fabric manufacturer specialising in herbal dying. Their mission is to reduce the harmful impact that regular chemical dyes can have on the environment and people.



Frayed the Label packaging is 100% plastic free and home compostable. As much as we all love the unboxing experience, we keep our packaging to a minimum to avoid unnecessary consumption. We strongly encourage our customers to dispose of all packaging responsibly. 

To give you an idea of why this is so important to us here's a quick explanation... when organic waste is disposed of incorrectly with general waste or recycling it is starved of oxygen and as a result emits methane when it breaks down. When organic waste is disposed of correctly in a composting environment, it emits carbon dioxide as it breaks down. Methane is 28 times more harmful to our environment than carbon dioxide and therefore disposing of your organic waste correctly has a huge impact in our fight against climate change. 



We ship all orders to customers using Australia Post through their carbon offsetting program. 

All samples and production packages delivered from India are sent via DHL. Frayed the Label pay additional fee's through the DHL 'Go Green Climate Neutral' program to ensure all packages sent through DHL are carbon offset.