It’s no secret that fast fashion is having a devastating effect on the environment. While some major brands seem to be shifting toward more sustainable fashion, we’re keen to highlight the brands closer to home making an impact. These three Canadian brands are doing their part to combat climate change, while keeping you looking your best.
Buy a shirt, plant 10 trees; the promise is right there in the name. Understated, on-trend and durable, Tentree offers a comfortable and sustainable collection for men, women and kids ranging from outerwear and activewear to more fashion-forward wardrobe staples and accessories at affordable prices. For every item you purchase, Tentree will plant 10 trees to help rehabilitate eco-systems worldwide and are on target to plant 1 billion trees globally by 2030. Using only sustainable materials with a low environmental footprint and ethical manufacturing environments, Tentree offers modern, stylish clothing and accessories and offsets their carbon emissions wherever possible, with a minimal impact on the environment. Do your bit for the planet and check out Tentree’s fall collection here.
As the rainy weather sets in, we’re often left deciding between staying dry vs looking good. Vancouver-based Vessi doesn’t believe it needs to be a choice; you can have both. They’ve created footwear that truly is 100% waterproof, lightweight and stylish. As a nod to the environment, their shoes are entirely vegan. How can a shoe be vegan, you ask? Vessi’s are 100% animal-free. Any leathers, wools, suedes and silks used are man-made and synthetic. Vessi offers a collection of footwear and accessories for men, women and kids that are not only Canadian-made, stylish and affordable but are also helping to save the planet, one step at a time.
When we think of sustainability, we often forget about the smaller changes we can make, the everyday items we use that have a huge impact on the planet we live on. Something as simple as changing your laundry detergent can be one of the easiest and most impactful ways you can make a difference. TruEarth laundry strips use zero plastic in their packaging and are much easier to ship, reducing carbon emissions by 94% compared to your average liquid and powder detergents. Once you open the package, you’ll find only eco-friendly ingredients that are less harmful to our oceans and wildlife while delivering unrivalled cleaning power. TruEarth is a local company that is helping keep the environment as clean as your clothes.