Here is a spotlight on makers I've worked with, whose products I've tested and can stand behind.
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Ethical Canadian brand that supports communities and early literacy in the Nile Delta. Offers refined and affordable essentials, with a great selection of both men's and women's clothing.
Favourite item: fitted turtleneck
Gorgeous handmade leather bags by Edmonton-based brand. High-quality, sleek, and timeless.
Favourite item: Meraki Cross-Body in pebbled leather
Everlane is one of the most popular ethical fashion retailers today, and it's easy to see why. They have a huge selection of chic, minimalist basics at affordable prices. But if you want one of their more popular items, you may have to put your name down on the waitlist.
Favourite item: high-waist skinny jeans
Local Alberta-made clothing brand providing modern men's and women's clothing and accessories.
Favourite item: black ballet top
Canadian-made denim brand creating high-qualilty, retro-inspired jeans.
Favourite item: 'Line Up' jeans
Modern and affordable ethical timepieces made using recycled leather.
Favourite item: gold and camel round watch
Slow fashion brand based out of Montreal, Canada. Offers simple, timeless, ready-to-wear pieces.
Favourite item: Celeste pants
High quality ethical and organic undergarments for men and women.
Favourite item: Triangle bra in rose nude
High quality denim brand that ethically employs and offers education to women at risk of or exiting human trafficking. Offers both men's and women's styles. Australia's first certified denim B-corp.
Favourite item: Lucy High Rise
Ethically made minimalist jewelry at affordable prices. All of their pieces are conflict-free.
Favourite item: Earring Capsule Collection
Minimalist clothing for women released in capsule collections of versatile, interchangeable pieces. Ethically produced with sustainable materials.
Favourite item: Relaxed Capsule jumpsuit
RESPONSIBLE BRAND DIRECTORY
Each brand listed focuses on responsibility in at least one way. While all of them are known for ethically-minded production, some brands focus more on eco-friendly materials, while others on slow, handmade designs, etc.
Bolded = Canadian brand
(m) = Menswear
(w) = Womenswear
+ = Offers Plus/Inclusive Sizes
Italics = Organic or Eco-Friendly Materials
'V' = Vegan leather
'B' = Certified B-corp
'F' = Certified Fair Trade
Elevated / minimalist essentials
Women's Creative Fashion
Beth Richards (w)
Nu Swim (w)
Minnow Bathers (w)
Undergarments + loungewear
The Sleep Shirt (w) +
Babaa Knitwear (m/w)
European Slow Fashion
Votch (m/w) V