7 Australian and New Zealand-Based Slow Fashion Influencers We’re Following

by: Maggie Zhou | 3 months ago | Features

Image: Nina Gbor's @eco.styles Instagram account, one of the 7 Australian and New Zealand-based slow fashion influencers we're following this year.

While we are aware of the many downfalls of social media, there are so many up and coming creatives and slow fashion influencers providing education, brand recommendations, and style tips. Here are some of our favourite Australian and New Zealand-based slow fashion advocates, who are telling the fashion industry like it is, and doing it in style, too.

Jess Molina @jessmolina

Jess is one to watch in New Zealand’s fashion scene. As an all-round media multi-hyphenate who has worked as a magazine editor and sometimes as an actor and TV host (as well as a fairytale believer), she’s now the founder of online publication, Loudly Quietly. Her lilting captions and thought-provoking posts make her page a go-to destination. 




Nina Gbor @eco.styles

Nina makes me want to head back to university and tackle another course, just so she can be my sustainable fashion tutor. Also juggling the titles of The Wardrobe Crisis’ development editor, eco stylist, speaker and founder of Clothes Swap Style, to say that Nina is a force to be reckoned with is an understatement. She spits facts and stellar outfits on her Instagram, while sharing the mic with other sustainability advocates. 



Meg Croydon @murri_grl

A Kuku Yalanji woman with creativity running through her veins, Meg’s Instagram page is a haven of neutral outfits and lifestyle shots. Meg is the curator of Older Sister, a pre-loved clothing platform, as well as creating handmade ceramics and digital prints over at Waymbul Clay & Wares. Tune in to her new YouTube channel too!




Natalie Shehata @nattystylist

This Sydney-based climate justice and human rights advocate is one busy woman. Natalie spends her time as the founder of Tommie Mag, a retail trainer for refugees at The Social Outfit, and is an eco stylist for Save the Children. A lover of bold colour and funky patterns, Natalie isn’t afraid to stand out in a crowd or stand up for her beliefs.



Veronica Tucker @veronicatuckerthelabel

Heading up her own eponymous label, Veronica Tucker is a Melbourne-based designer. Taking us behind the scenes of the beautiful chaos that is running your own fashion line, Veronica shows us what the process is like bringing sketches to life. Every piece from Veronica Tucker the Label is handmade from her home in Melbourne – expect a lot of love and big sleeves.



Marianne Roussety @mroussety

This Byron Bay-based artist creates scenes painted on hemp, stretched on sustainable timber frames built by her partner Ben. She’s also got impeccable taste for slow and local fashion labels. You’ll find Marianne in picturesque scenes at the beach or painting – or even doing both at the same time.



Maggie Zhou @yemagz

It definitely feels like a faux pas including myself on this list but here goes! I am a Melbourne-based writer, co-host of the Culture Club podcast and a slow fashion advocate who loves to shop secondhand and share too much online. I may be lousy with a sewing machine, but I loudly use my voice to speak on racial injustices and sustainability in the fashion industry.

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