I don’t know all the ethical, sustainable, fair trade, responsible or conscious brands and independent designers out there. However, here is a list of brands I’ve discovered since starting my ethical fashion journey at the beginning of this year 2017.
Made in Canada Brands
- Encircled – Save $20 with my link
- NUMI by Nudy Patooty
- Mejuri – Save $20 with my link
- Cassandra Elizabeth
- Mary Young
- Free Label
- Wear Your Label
- We Are Stories
- Scenic Route Co.
- Yoga Jeans
- People’s Product
- The Sociial Collective
- Uniform Handmade
- ARC Apparel
- Azurza Bay
- UnCo. (Capsule Wardrobe Service)
- Nude Ethics
- White Elephant Shop (Hamilton, Ontario)
Made in the USA Brands
Made in Other Parts of the World Ethically
Here are some resources that others have put together with a ton of ethical brands:
Here are some specific bloggers/vloggers who have been ethical for years and have more knowledge:
Helpful tips when you’re trying to decide if a brand is made ethically:
When you’re shopping take a look at the tag to see where it was made. If it wasn’t made in North America, chances are it wasn’t made ethically.
When you’re online read the clothing brands about page, check their Instagram, read reviews from customers and research information on Google.
Another tip is look through the products. Responsible brands tend to fewer items than big retailers and brands because they make in small batches and it takes longer to make a well constructed garment.
We welcome you to share your favourite responsible brands and retailers in the comments below. We would love to start a conversation with you!
Peace and Love,