June 27, 2018 4 min read
We’re all about made in Canada clothing at Encircled, all of our sustainable clothing is made at sewing studios less than 60km from our Studio. Many of our fabrics are knit and dyed locally, and we actually work with one of the last dye houses in Canada. Shop our 100% Local Collection for pieces that are 100% knit, dyed and sewn in Toronto. However, we are not the only brand who is proud to be Canadian. We decided to curate a list of brands that are made in Canada across a number of different industries to shed light on companies that are doing great things right here at home.
Office pick: The Logan Bra
Every Mary Young garment is designed with comfort in mind for long lasting wear with the use of jerseys, knits and soft adjustable elastics to encourage appreciation of the natural body. Ethical fashion is an approach in design, which maximizes the benefits to others and to our environment. Mary Young follows the triple bottom line approach, which includes social, environmental and commercial initiatives to create a sustainable fashion business. All of their designing is done in-house in Toronto and their garments are made in Montreal, Quebec.
Office pick: Canadian Getaway
Cheerfully Made is a handmade hub for Canadian makers and the people who love them. They’re both a retail gift shop that carries items primarily made in Canada and a series of craft markets that calls the Ottawa Valley home. Their mission is to support the Canadian craft community by offering makers opportunities to showcase their work and a life doing what they love.
Office pick: The Camping Hoodie
Muttonhead is a Canadian made unisex clothing brand. Rather than producing trend-based pieces, they focus their time on creating well-made classic pieces that will last the buyer a lifetime. They understand the importance of manufacturing locally, and seek to share their values with others.
Office pick: Vegan Protein Gummies
Herbaland manufactures all of their products in Richmond, British Columbia. They’re committed to using fair-trade, organically-farmed, and/or local ingredients wherever possible!
Office pick: The Linen Novella Tote
Handcrafted from natural linen, this tote bag is a great everyday staple. Hoi Bo features a myriad of designs and makes everything from bags and wallets to pants and tops. Everything is made by hand in their studio in Toronto, Canada.
Office pick: The Mindful Watch
Berg and Betts crafts their watch bands from surplus leather scraps that would have otherwise gone to waste. All of their watches are assembled and designed by their team in Canada, with their watch parts being ethically crafted in the city of Dongguan, about 75km from Hong Kong.
Office pick: Claire Bandeau in Cerulean
The Saltwater Collective creates swimwear to fit and flatter a myriad of female body types. They create their swimsuits using ECONYL® yarn. ECONYL® yarn is regenerated from pre and post consumer Nylon waste that would otherwise be abandoned in nature or dumped in landfills. Everything is designed and made in Toronto, Canada.
Office pick: Chloe Slim Jeans
Their mission is, not only to make an incredibly comfortable pair of denim, but “to make all women feel beautiful in their jeans. And to achieve that without compromising our ethical values.” Plus, over 90% of the fabric is used in the finish product, with the remainder being recycled. All Yoga Jeans are ethically made and responsibly manufactured at their warehouse in Saint-Côme Linière, in Quebec, Canada.
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April 20, 2022 4 min read
Are you Familiar with Fashion Revolution Week?
It’s the week that brings together the world’s largest fashion activism movement for seven days of action surrounding the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. In this post we'll give you 8 Tips on how to be a part of The Fashion Revolution.
April 05, 2022 3 min read
Spring has officially sprung, and that means it’s time to pack up the puffer jackets and switch over to a spring capsule wardrobe. So, if you’re in the process of planning your spring wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place!