Are you looking to support Canadian Fashion Brands who actually pay their workers and keep the environment in mind? Me too, that's why I created this guide. The bonus? It's hyperlinked, all in one place, and includes all styles of clothing for womxn, men and children.
My new labour of love! The ClosettCandyy Ethical Clothing Guide.
I'm often asked which ethical and sustainable brands I would recommend for certain items of clothing—so I thought I'd put together a guide to help you find what you're looking for in an organized and efficient manner.
For $25, you'll receive a digital PDF that includes an organized and hyperlinked list of of 40 Canadian Fashion Brands who are paving the way to a more responsible fashion future through ethical and sustainable business and production practises.
Each of the 40 brands are organized into Brand Spotlights, which include: the brand name, a collection of photos to help you see the styles they offer, the size, price and product range, a blurb about who the brand is, and links to shop/follow on Instagram.
This volume includes ethical and sustainable options for: maternity/nursing, intimates, sleepwear, swimwear, loungewear, activewear basics, everyday clothing, workwear, suiting, outerwear, special occasions, custom pieces, masks, headwraps/scrunchies, socks, and a few options for hats, bags, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry. All forty of the brands included sell womxnswear, ten of them sell menswear, and seven of them sell childrenswear. Over 20 of the brands included offer size inclusive options (sizing that extends above an XL).
This guide will be updated each month with 10-20 new brands—at which time another volume of the guide will be released. A discount code will be available to those who purchased previous volumes of the guide as new ones are released. For volume two, releasing September 24, there will be a focus on shoes and accessories (the categories currently lacking in volume one). For volume three, releasing October 24, there will be a focus on adding brands who cater to the winter season.
Volume One of the Ethical Clothing Guide includes...
A brief introduction that outlines when my sustainable commitment began.
The distinction between ethical and sustainable clothing.
A brief overview of why I chose the brands to begin and how the guide will expand moving forward.
Instructions on how to best use the guide.
A list of 40 Canadian, ethical and sustainable brands organized into Brand Spotlights, easily accessible by the following hyperlinked Tables of Contents:
Brands Listed Alphabetically
Brands Listed by Sex
Brands Listed by Clothing Style
Brands Listed by Accessories
Asterisks * to signify if a brand is owned by a black, indigenous or person of colour (BIPOC), and if a brand is size inclusive.
40 brands that sell womxnswear. 10 brands that sell menswear. 7 brands that sell childrenswear. Over 20 brands offering size inclusive options (sizing that extends above an XL).
Ethical and sustainable options for: maternity/nursing, intimates, sleepwear, swimwear, loungewear, activewear basics, everyday clothing, workwear, suiting, outerwear, special occasions, custom pieces, masks, headwraps/scrunchies, shoes, bags, socks, belts, scarves, sunglasses and jewelry.
Each Brand Spotlight includes: the brand name, a collection of photos to help you see the styles they offer, the size and product range, a blurb about who the brand is, and links to shop/follow on Instagram. Spotlights also include the price range of products but do not account for when the brand puts an item on sale.
A hyperlinked Resources page to help you easily find additional resources to assist in your sustainable journey.
When you can expect Volume 2 and 3 of the Ethical Brand Guide (including more shoe and accessory brands).
Sample Introduction Pages from the Guide
Sample Brand Spotlights from the Guide
When You Can Expect Volume 2
The second volume of The Ethical Clothing Guide: Canadian Edition will be released on September 24 and include a list of 20 new brands that focus on footwear and accessories (jewelry, handbags, belts, hats, etc.)
Thank you for all of your support and for joining me on the journey to a more sustainable fashion future.