Our Favourite Canadian Beauty and Fashion Brands

When it comes to skincare and fashion brands, you don’t need to look far – some of the most renowned companies were created right here, in Canada.

Canada Day 2018 is just around the corner and what better way to show our patriotism than by supporting our homegrown talents?

Thankfully, when it comes to innovative skincare solutions or latest fashion, you don’t need to look far – some of the most renowned companies were created right here, in Canada. From brands like Consonant and Bite Beauty to Miik and Jennybird, Canada’s fashion and beauty industry is thriving.

Take a look at our favourite Canadian brands below: 

1. Consonant

Consonant is Canada’s premium skincare company with a focus on keeping things simple. Their dedication to 100% natural, clinically proven skincare products maintains a regimen that is edited and effortless. Natural can be just as results driven and luxurious as chemically derived beauty products. We can attest to this, as we loved their award-winning Natural Foaming Face Wash.

2. Bite Beauty

As the name implies, Bite Beauty’s range of lip products seem so delicious you may want to take a bite out of them. The crazy part? You probably could! The Toronto-based company specializes in handcrafted, small batch lipsticks formulated with natural and organic ingredients. The results are rich pigmented lip colours without compromise.

3. Saltwater Collective

This Toronto-based brand was created with one goal in mind: to save the oceans. For every item sold, Saltwater Collective donates a portion of the profits to ocean conservation organization Oceana. Not to mention all their fabrics are sourced from environmentally-friendly materials.

4. Miik

When it comes to fashion, it’s difficult to find brands that are 100% Canadian. Even though there’s a lot of local design talent, due to the overwhelming cost, very few of them manufacture in Canada. Thus the majority of fashion brands are turning to overseas production to cut costs. This has never been the case with local fashion brand Miik. The brand custom mills, dyes, cuts and sews their fabric using local businesses, providing employment and reducing their environmental footprint.

 5. Amevie

When it comes to sun protection, the founder of Amevie sunglasses is sure that our eyes require the same amount of care as our faces. That’s why their sunglasses were developed with help from dermatologists and chemists to provide you with the best UVA/UVB-protection. On top of that, the brand uses sustainable bamboo in the production of their sunglasses and collaborates with a chary organization, Seva Canada, that’s helped more than 4 million people see again. “For each pair of sunglasses that you buy, we give a pair of eyeglasses to a child in need,” stated on the website.

6. 437 Swimwear

The founders of 437 Swimwear believe that a perfect swimsuit should embrace women’s curves. Their figure-flattering, minimalistic styles will put you in the spotlight, whether you’re at the swimming pool or beach.

7. ByINABE

byINABE is a leather handbag company based in Toronto that strives to combine function and versatility with refined, feminine and minimal designs. When ByINABE founder, Beverly, was creating her brand, her idea was to make a bag that could look both stylish and professional. “We use the best quality leathers and hardware so your bag lasts forever and we think about how you will use your bag each day. We know you are busy so we added compartments to our bags so you know where every item is,” says the designer.

8. Jennybird

If you love Canadian jewellery then it’s safe to assume you already own a piece from this designer. Jenny Bird is a self-taught jewellery designer who won the 2014, 2015 and 2017 CAFA Accessory Designer of the Year Award. Having founded her eponymous line in 2008, Bird has since grown the label to include showrooms in New York, Paris, Los Angeles and more. Each jewellery piece is personal, thought-out and never chain-produced, which is something that can be credited to the brand’s success over the years.

Do you know any other Canadian brands that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image: Instagram/ @thesaltwatercollective

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