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Inside Afends.

Small changes create a big impact. Check out what we do internally at the Afends HQ, warehouse and concept stores to reduce our impact. Be defined by what you create, not what you destroy.

Hemp Denim



Born in 2006 in the small coastal town of Byron Bay, Australia, Afends was founded by Declan Wise and Jonathan Salfield off the back of a small screen printing business they originally created as 20-something year olds to print band merchandise for punk and hardcore bands.

With the added culture of surf and skate injected into the punk and hardcore movement of the 2000s, the Afends ethos and style evolved into the look and feel that we stand by today. We’ve proudly formed a global family of like-minded and creative individuals united by a shared passion to breathe the spirit of our lifestyles and values into the brand. We strive to create and deliver durable, eco-friendly and timeless apparel that’ll last you a lifetime.

We’re constantly evolving, but we’re driven to making all our brand decisions based on environmental and social impacts: ultimately what’s best for the people and the planet. We want to voice positive change and be role models for people to think outside the box. We’re excited to announce that in January 2021, we’ll finally be releasing our very first 100% eco-friendly range, and we’re never going back.

Our first concept store was opened in 2009 in the heart of Byron Bay. Since its opening, we’ve had a chain of stores open worldwide as well as being adopted by major retailers. Within our own stores, we use absolutely no single use plastic or paper wastage, with recyclable brown paper bags used at checkout and digital receipts getting emailed to customers. We ensure we work with retailers who share our values of a sustainable future.

2015 was the start of a new era. After nine years of designing, Deco & Jono began investigating ways of promoting sustainability to consumers as well as the surf and fashion industries where things had become less and less eco-friendly with the rapid growth of fast fashion and use of unsustainable materials. After some exploration and experimentation with the natural choice and all around miracle plant, Hemp, Afends created their first range of Hemp Clothing, and to this day continues to create, promote and expand the Hemp Revolution.

Our Team.

Our Team.

Location

Byron Bay, Australia

Founded

2006

Employees

49% Female
51% Male

Concept stores

5


Our philosophy ‘Question Everything’ is about inspiring people to question what they hear and see, to educate themselves so they can make their own choices, develop their own opinions and have their own unique voice.


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