I'm the first person to say that it's really challenging to be Eco. [Eco - eco-friendly, environmentally friendly, green, sustainable, minimal, zero waste, reduce carbon foot print, no harm to eco-systems, etc.] I still buy a coffee in those through away cups; and my kids may still get plastic straws at restaurants or fast food places. BUT, I do want to learn how to change that and I'm on my way.
I want to put in more eco-friendly, Canadian, non-toxic, sustainable & vegan products/lines in the store. It's been tough but we're slowly doing it. I will put list of lines we carry and include what the eco aspects in line.
Preloved is a eco-friendly clothing company based in Toronto. Their clothing is made in Canada using vintage, recycled and dead stock material.
Gentle Fawn - a Canadian Brand designed and developed in Vancouver B.C. They carry low impact fabrics such as Modal, Tencel, recycled materials and organic fibers, with the goal to continue increasing their usage within their collections. All Gentle Fawn products adhere to our standards of manufacturing ensuring ethical working conditions for all workers and compliance with environmental standards. These standards include, but are not limited to prohibition of child labour, forced labour, discrimination, harassment or abuse. Ensuring healthy and safe work environments for all workers is our top priority, making sure our business partners are in compliance with laws and standard workplace regulations.
Paper Label - Canadian Brand. They choose fabrics that have the least amount of impact on the environment. "They consider water and pesticide usage during fiber growth, renewability of resources, energy and chemicals used during processing, disposal techniques, care requirements, fabric longevity, and biodegradability."
Tofino Towel- A Canadian Brand that is designed in B.C. They work with various fair-trade artisan makers. They use 100% Turkish Cotton (which is sustainable & eco-friendly 🍃 ) and are OEK-TEX certified.
Melissa Nepton - A Canadian designer from Montreal. Women owned and some of her garments are made in Canada as well. She uses bamboo, linen
7 for all Mankind - Their promise is to make better, more sustainable choices. They pride ourselves on sourcing more responsible materials from around the world including recycled yarns, hemp, Tencel™ Modal, LENZING™, ECOVERO™, and more
Coal & Canary - creates hand-poured luxury wood wick candles. Their candles are made only with the highest quality vegan soy and vegetable wax blend and true to scent fragrance oils. All of their candles feature a cozy, crackling wooden wick. They are poured into beautiful re-usable glass vessels.
Hadaka - Their masks are carefully formulated with skin boosting fair trade, natural ingredients - organic, vegan skincare.
Jeane & Jax - As a luxury brand prioritizing sustainability and veganism, they are dedicated to utilizing only top-quality recycled materials and plant-based fabrics. We actively explore the market for cutting-edge materials that align with our handbag designs while reducing our environmental footprint.Recycled Polyurethane - As there are many levels of Polyurethane, they only work with pre-EU-certified materials that offer the highest quality. In addition, the PU they use is recycled and water-based to offer the most sustainable version of this fabric. The properties of PU are very close to those of real leather in terms of durability, water resistance, and aesthetics. It is lightweight, easy to maintain, and has a soft and supple hand feel. Their monogram lining material is made from rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate), a fabric produced with recycled plastic bottles. They are also socially responsible and transparent with their manufactoring.