From the perspective of a budget shopper, one of the most difficult things about shopping ethically is definitely the price tag. If you're used to fast fashion prices (think Forever 21, H&M, Zara) the ethical sticker shock can be pretty overwhelming.
Studio Intent was my first "Canadian made" shopping experience. We had just interviewed Chantal and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and texture of most of the pieces in store. Each piece felt made to last through many wears and washes (unlike several pieces I have purchased in the past). The store happened to be having a summer sale with fantastic mark downs and I joyfully left with three pieces that felt perfect for work AND the weekend!
Since purchasing, I have found the pieces versatile and incredibly comfortable for work wear. If you're contemplating beginning your ethical shopping journey, ethical sale shopping is a great place to start. It felt great to know I was supporting a local designer's hard work and dedication to quality without breaking the bank.
Take a closer look at the Canadian-made brands pictured above: