Summary: While we're more used to larger mass-producing brands, people are slowly turning to sustainable fashion. In this article, we'll look at 15 sustainable Canadian fashion brands that have penetrated the market and are slowly proving worthy competitors to some of the larger players
Sustainable fashion is a growing trend in the clothing industry worldwide. Canada is a leader in the sustainable fashion industry, with many Canadian brands making ethical and sustainable clothing.
Some of the brands that make Canadian sustainable clothing include Tentree, Franc, Miik, Yoga Jeans, and Encircled. These brands offer a range of sustainable clothing options from organic cotton t-shirts and recycled polyester jackets to ethically made dresses and accessories. Let us now take a look at these brands in detail, some of which are world-famous, while the others are trendsetters in their own space.
Tentree is known for its commitment to sustainability. The brand plants 10 trees for every item purchased. It uses eco-friendly materials
such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and cork in its designs.
An ethical fashion brand, Franc creates tees, pants, sweaters, and dresses. The company uses sustainable materials and fair labor practices. Franc's mission is to empower people through fashion.
3. Eliza Faulkner:
An eponymous contemporary fashion house, Eliza Faulkner focuses on bold design, with care going into ethical and sustainable sourcing and business practices.
Miik offers stylish, comfortable, and sustainable clothing for women. The brand is known for its high-quality fabrics and modern designs. It places a strong emphasis on sustainability and ethical manufacturing.
5. Frank & Oak:
Frank & Oak gives you a range of clothing, accessories, and home goods for men and women. The brand is known for its modern and minimalist aesthetic, and it offers a mix of classic and contemporary styles.
6. Wuxly Movement:
Wuxly is an outerwear brand that produces the world's warmest animal-free and sustainable outerwear. Their products are made from recycled materials and are completely vegan
, making them an environmentally friendly choice for those who care about the planet.
7. Yoga Jeans:
Yoga Jeans are designed to fit and flatter the body, and they are made using high-quality materials and construction techniques.
8. Friday Sock Co:
Friday Sock Co specializes in high-quality socks. The brand offers a range of stylish and comfortable socks for men and women, with a focus on bold colors and patterns. The brand's socks are made using premium materials, such as combed cotton and nylon, and they are designed to fit and feel great.
9. Simone’s Rose:
Simone’s Rose is a fashion label that creates Canadian sustainable clothing
make a difference in the environment. Its clothing range is made of fibers that include hemp, cotton, and linen.
10. Amanda Moss:
Amanda Moss is an up-and-coming fashion designer who is known for her elegant and sophisticated sustainable clothing
. Her designs are made with high-quality sustainable materials that are sourced from ethical suppliers.
11. Frere Du Nord:
This brand works to make comfortable, sustainable, and ethically sourced garments a reality. The company uses fabrics made from Canadian-made cotton and polyester, as well as a matching rib made of cotton, polyester, and lycra.
Kotn creates comfortable clothing while supporting responsible and ethical manufacturing. Kotn's clothing is made using natural and sustainable materials, such as Egyptian cotton and organic cotton. The company is committed to fair labor practices and environmental responsibility.
Encircled is a Canadian sustainable fashion
brand that offers a range of versatile and sustainable clothing for women. The brand's signature clothing is designed to be worn in multiple ways, allowing for a wide range of styling options and making it easy to pack for travel.
14. The Good Tee:
On a mission to humanize the fashion industry, The Good Tee is a great option for affordable and responsibly made fashion basics. They only use Certified Fairtrade Cotton and are a certified B-Corporation.
15. Noah Clothing:
This is a brand that uses sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester in its designs.
If you're setting up a sustainable fashion business in Canada, then keep these points in mind.
- Research the market: It is important to understand the existing sustainable fashion landscape in Canada, including the needs and preferences of consumers, the competition, and any relevant regulations or certifications.
- Develop a sustainable business model: Consider how your company can incorporate sustainable practices into every aspect of your business, from sourcing materials and manufacturing to packaging and shipping.
- Build relationships with suppliers: Choose suppliers who align with your values and can support your sustainable business model.
- Establish a strong brand identity: Communicate your brand's values and mission to consumers, and consider obtaining certifications such as B Corp or Fair Trade to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability.
- Stay up to date on industry developments: Keep track of industry trends and best practices to ensure your company remains competitive and relevant in the sustainable fashion market.
Clothes That Matter
There are numerous benefits to setting up a sustainable fashion business in Canada, including growing demand, positive brand reputation, cost savings, improved supply chain efficiency, competitive advantage, and positive impact on the environment and society.
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