Sweet, delicious, soft and delightful come to mind when one thinks of the word buttercream. All of these enticing words are an apt description of Calgary's own Buttercream Clothing. Designed and produced in Calgary and Kelowna, Buttercream Clothing is swiftly becoming a staple in the Calgary-maker scene. An obvious favourite at Alberta markets as well as impressive international popularity, it's a brand we are always keeping our eye on.Read More
The idea of shopping ethically for clothing is a noble one, but for a lot of us, actually carrying out this idea can seem daunting. We can relate to having questions like.. Where can I find these "ethical clothes"? Aren't they expensive? How do I know if they're ethical? What does ethical even mean?!
After committing ourselves to a year of shopping ethically for clothes, we've learned a few ways to make surviving ethical shopping a little easier...Read More
From unacceptable working conditions to the release of hazardous and copious amounts of waste - we are all aware to some degree that most of the clothes available to us are harbouring some dirty secrets. Stories of the garment industry are always disturbing, however they usually lack any practical ways to find out how specific brands we have come to love are contributing to making the industry better or worse. When the only production information you can find about a piece of clothing is a tiny tag that says "Made in China" it can feel impossible to ever really know the story behind your clothes.
GOOD NEWS! We are entering into a really exciting time, friends! As we collectively demand increased transparency and availability of ethically produced clothing, platforms that help us find information about our clothing are mobilizing. We've found some simple and easy tools to help you find the story behind your clothes. Keep reading for ethical clothing search engines and ethical shopping apps!Read More
My New Neighbour is a passion project where the two of us get to unleash our creative gifts with intent to bring attention and appreciation to the world of ethical shopping. We spend a large amount of our free time planning, writing and photographing things we love and think will help you curate an increasingly ethical lifestyle.
This past year has been incredibly rewarding for us and to ensure it continues in this way we are taking the month of August off to replenish our creative juices and refuel our passion for the project. We deeply believe in the importance of rest and encourage all of you fellow passion project-ers to ensure you schedule time to step away from the phone, the computer, the likes and the follows, to care for your most valuable asset, YOU!
See you in September friends!
Once we embraced a commitment to ethically shop for ourselves, our intentions quickly spilled over into our purchases for other people. We have found giving ethical gifts a fantastic way to get creative and discover inspiring brands to show our friends how awesome ethically made products can be. Today we are sharing our go-to shops for gifts that give back!Read More