These fifteen eco-friendly Canadian clothing brands care about their environmental impact AND about creating ethically-produced, high-quality fashion for all.

Oh, fast fashion, are you ever going to go away? Every time I start thinking the fashion industry is really going to change, I learn about some new unsustainable trend like “ultra fast fashion.” Yup. It’s a thing. And it sucks.

But the antidote is to keep on fighting the good fight. Meaning don’t buy too much, buy secondhand when you can, and avoid fast fashion by supporting ethical and eco-conscious fashion brands if you’re able. 

I’m so grateful for all the American and international friends who visit Of Houses and Trees on a regular basis. But if you’ve been following me for awhile you know that I am Canadian. And proud of it.

Below you’ll find everything from underwear, to bathing suits, to dresses, to all other kinds of clothing made in Canada. (All of these brands ship internationally too!) The first ten brands on the list primarily sell clothing for adults, while the last five are dedicated to the kiddos. Got to wrap those future treehuggers in an eco-conscious wardrobe!

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Dwelling Apparel

What They Sell: Men’s and women’s sweaters, leggings, dresses and more.

Where They’re Based: Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Built around the concept of family, The Kindred Spirit is a Canadian clothing company with several lines – Dwelling Apparel being one of them. They use eco-responsible fabrics for all their locally-made clothing. (Including kids’ clothing line Little & Lively, which is featured later in this post!)

 

Encircled

What They Sell: Women’s dresses, jackets, shorts and more.

Where They’re Based: Toronto, Ontario.

Where They Ship: Internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Encircled is “tired of seeing compromise in the fashion industry,” which is why all their clothing are made in ethical Canadian factories from sustainable materials.

 

The Good Tee

What They Sell: Tees for men, women and kids. Plus scrunchies, face masks and a gorgeous infinity scarf.

Where They’re Based: Toronto, Ontario.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: The Good Tee is partnered with Fair Trade Canada to ensure that the organic cotton used in their products were farmed with the health of the plant – and the farmers – in mind. 

 

KOTN

What They Sell: Men’s and women’s bottoms, shorts, tees, underwear and more.

Where They’re Based: Toronto, Ontario.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: KOTN strives for products “made with the principles of considered design, relentless quality, honest value, and positive impact.”

 

Londre

What They Sell: Women’s swimwear, dresses, shorts and more.

Where They’re Based: Vancouver, British Columbia.

Where They Ship: Within Canada, for international shipping visit www.londrebodywear.com.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: So far, Londre has used 250,000 recycled plastic bottles to create their sustainable swimwear, which is all made ethically in BC by workers paid above minimum wage.

 

Mary Young

What They Sell: Women’s underwear, comfy basics and men’s boxers.

Where They’re Based: Toronto, Canada.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Mary Young uses OEKO-TEX certified bamboo rayon fabric for the majority of their items, which are made in Montreal. As their website declares, “we believe the humans who make our garments are just as important as those who wear them.”

 

MeMi Collective

What They Sell: Women’s tops, pants, dresses, skirts and more.

Where They’re Based: Sooke, British Columbia.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: MeMi is into slow fashion that’s easy on the planet and easy to take care off. All their items are manufactured ethically and locally. 

 

NoMiNoU

What They Sell: Athletic wear, dresses, swimsuits and more.

Where They’re Based: Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: NoMiNoU offers distinct designs inspired by original artwork created by the late mother of their company founder and from licensed commissioned collaborations with Canadian, Indigenous and international artists. They even have a take-back recycling program!

 

Tamga

What They Sell: Tops, dresses, jumpsuits, kimonos and more.

Where They’re Based: Aurora, Ontario

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: This self-proclaimed “forest-friendly fashion” brand uses certified fabrics such as flax linen, Tencel and Modal. Tamga is also a member of 1% for the Planet and are passionate about reforestation.

 

tentree

 

What They Sell: Men’s, women’s and kid’s hoodies, shorts, pants, tees, outerwear and more.

Where They’re Based: Vancouver, British Columbia.

Where They Ship: Within Canada, for international shipping visit www.tentree.com.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Tentree is one of the most popular sustainable Canadian clothing brands. Which is great, because for every item purchased they plant ten trees (hence the name). They also use sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing practices.

One of my favourite sustainable clothing purchases is this black jumpsuit from tentree.

 

Little & Lively

What They Sell: Kids’ tops, leggings, dresses and more. (And you and your littles can get matching outfits thanks to the aforementioned Dwelling Apparel!)

Where They’re Based: Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: “We strive to make our products and operations as ethical as possible. This is an ongoing pursuit that concerns labour rights as well as sustainability and environmental impact.”

 

Lou Marine

What They Sell: Children’s beanies, pants and rompers.

Where They’re Based: Quebec. 

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Lou Marine makes kids’ clothing with the future of the planet in mind. All items are handmade from bamboo.

 

Mini Mioche

What They Sell: Children’s dresses, onesies, pants, sleepwear, rompers and tops.

Where They’re Based: Toronto, Ontario.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Mini Mioche uses GOTS certified organic cotton, low-impact dyes, plastic-free packaging and a buy-back program at their in-store locations.

 

Nest Designs

What They Sell: Kids’ onesies, pants, pajamas, underwear and more.

Where They’re Based: Vancouver, British Columbia.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Bamboo and certified organic cotton fabrics are used to create clothing that is gentle on the skin – and gentle on the planet. 

 

Q for Quinn

What They Sell: Kids’ socks, underwear, pajamas and more.

Where They’re Based: Toronto, Ontario.

Where They Ship: Within Canada and internationally.

What Makes Them Eco-Friendly: Started by a mom who couldn’t find a pair of socks that didn’t irritate her son’s eczema, Q for Quinn aims to outfit kids with soft, eco-responsible basics. Plus, every pair of socks purchased equals one meal donated to a child in need.

These 15 Canadian clothing brands are just the tip of the iceberg! Use this list as a jumping off point to discover more sustainable clothing made in Canada. But don’t be surprised if you all down a rabbit hole. A bamboo and organic cotton lined rabbit hole… have fun!

 

 

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Posted on February 20, 2022

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