Want to explore the sustainable fashion scene, but stuck on where to start?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether you live in Vancouver, Toronto , Montreal, or somewhere in between, we have put together a list of some of our favourite sustainable fashion companies to start you on your journey to creating the most beautiful sustainable wardrobe, today.
A collection of ethically-made, sustainable and sweatshop-free clothing. Encircled is a Canadian company that designs versatile capsule wardrobe essentials. Each piece is designed with simplicity and versatility in mind. Creating a wardrobe of modern basics is easy with Encircled, which incorporates sustainability into their business practices as well as their clothing. Start your capsule wardrobe with their Basics Kit, a great combo of mix and match leggings, tees, and long sleeves to get your wardrobe off to a great start! Shop Encircled online, and find them on Instagram.
Get Pre Loved
“Saving the planet one sweater at a time”. That’s the beginning of the story that greets you when you visit getpreloved.com. Using reclaimed vintage material, fabric overruns, and dead stock, Get Pre Loved’s creative team builds pieces that are both unique & ethically sustainable. Over the past 20 years, this company has saved 1,000,000 sweaters from entering the landfill, all done right here in Canada! Shop jackets, sweaters, tees and accessories at getpreloved.com #getpreloved
For fashion that’s a bit edgier with an urban street vibe, have a look at Stevie Crowne. Creating eco-friendly runway fashion since 2011, Crowne’s pieces are recycled, high-quality vintage that have undergone a complete transformation into his own very unique & edgy style. If you like lots of hardware, embellishments and details, this could be your new fave look. Shop his fashion online on Steviewcrowne.com and on Instagram as @steviecrowne.
The Peggy Sue Collection
Looking for an ethically sourced luxury brand? ‘The Peggy Sue Collection is known for timeless pieces that are both climate beneficial and beautiful.” Founder Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks asks ‘Can fashion be a force for good?” By utilizing local Canadian wool and alpaca fibres, organic American colour-grown cottons and innovative up-cycled denims, we think so! Peggy Sue’s focus on the slow fashion movement and zero-waste design in all areas of her business support this theory. Luxury handmade fashion created in Toronto ON … what could be better? Shop The Peggy Sue Collection online and on Instagram for pieces that are truly elegant, ethical, and “the true essence of heritage luxury handcrafted in Canada”.
Spirit of Vera
Accessorize those ethically sourced finds you’ve just added to your wardrobe. Have a look at Spirit of Vera, a great jewellery line with a sustainable future. Vera Audette’s designs are simple yet alluring, forged from her sacred South American inspiration gained during her travels through Mexico & Guatemala. The silver is recycled (in an environmentally responsible way) from post consumer goods (such as electronics, appliances, car parts, silverware and jewelry). Shop Spirit of Vera online and follow them on Instagam.
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