Ready to start building your sustainable wardrobe, but don’t know where to start? We get it.
As a shopper, it can be hard to decide which brands are doing sustainability the right way. Lucky for you, we found six Toronto brands that are incorporating sustainable fabrics and materials in their pieces, while lessening their overall impact on the environment. From clothing to swimsuits to accessories, we have you covered!
Here are six of our favourite sustainable Toronto fashion brands to shop right now:
Co-founded by Toronto-based style influencer Allegra Shaw, Uncle Studios is for the cool girl who wants to do good for the environment. Each garment is made in Canada from eco-friendly, recycled, or deadstock fabric and shipped to you in packaging made out of recycled and biodegradable materials, without those pesky paper receipts and plastic hangtags.
Looking for dreamy feminine pieces to add to your wardrobe? May we introduce you to Peoples Product, a slow fashion, ethical womenswear company based in Toronto and started by Eva Parrell and Chelsea Mazur. Each piece is designed in Toronto and handmade by Fair Trade artisans in India. Head on over to the website to see the price breakdown of why each piece costs what it does, from the materials and labour, to the shipping and duties.
3. House Of Ell
Katia is the super cool Toronto-based creative behind the vintage and upcycled jewellery brand, House of Ell. Each piece is handpicked and transformed into a one-of-a-kind showstopper that will transcend those trendy and poorly made fast fashion pieces.
Our picks: the Upcycled Charm Necklaces and the Vintage Rings. Browse the styles on Instagram.
Kotn is a Toronto retailer that sells well-fitting, basic, everyday pieces made from sustainably and ethically produced Egyptian cotton. Founded by two three entrepreneurs, Kotn works with a local NGO in Egypt to tackle the high illiteracy rates and provide children living in their farming communities with access to education? We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Finally, a Toronto-based company to make all your scrunchie dreams come true! Michèle Klaponski works with re-purposed fabrics and makes each and every scrunchie by hand! Bonus: she’ll even take your old pants, dresses, and sweaters and upcycle them for you.
Finding a sustainable swimsuit can be hard. But not anymore! ?NIKA is a Toronto-based swimsuit brand that uses a 100% regenerated nylon yarn fabric created from pre and post-industrial waste to make its made-in-Canada pieces. Sizing runs from Small to 4XL. Plus, each piece can be custom made to fit each and every curve of your body. Run, don’t walk! Check out our custom swimsuit experience with ?NIKA.
Featured image: Kotn’s Queen St. West store via Instagram/@bunz_official
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