Because we LOVE supporting local, we've created a list of 7 Canadian underwear brands. We also added a couple internationally made brands that we are intrigued by, as well as tips to shopping for underwear online. Read today's post to get started on supporting ethically and locally made underwear!
"Less is more" is a mantra we are trying to adopt as we simplify our wardrobes to mostly high quality and versatile pieces. This can make mixing and matching garments for outfits a simpler process, removing some of that daily "but what will I WEAR?!" stress. It's a strategy that many call building a "capsule wardrobe". A wardrobe that is small but mighty! Thoughtfully gathering these types of pieces is also helpful when it comes to travel!
Our favourite ethical fashionistos are featured wearing their treasured ethical clothing finds. Tried and true, these brands are top notch choices to get anyone started on their ethical menswear journey.
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...
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.
Discover how extraordinary the world of fashion could be if we started valuing the makers of our clothes and the ancient production practices they have to make clothes into remarkable pieces of art. Learn hard truths behind the fashion industry and follow the fascinating journey of inspiring designer Laura Siegel who personally travels to India every year to design high fashion artisan pieces alongside the highly skilled and creative hands of South Asia.
Krochet Kids is a brand we treasure, admire and consistently purchase from. The high quality of their apparel and accessories, company-wide transparency and holistic involvement in their participant's lives make it a warm, fuzzy, feel-good shopping experience.
In collaboration with Deanna Rachel Photography, we put together some photos of us wearing our prized Krochet Kids pieces to share with you the beauty, comfort and warmth they have provided us. Check them out below as we tell you the story of this phenomenal company.
My New Neighbour is SO excited to tell you about tonlé, a zero-waste clothing producer in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where employees earn well above minimum wage, are provided benefits and work in a team environment that encourages skill building and creativity.
What began as a one year commitment to kick off My New Neighbour has quickly turned into a much welcomed long term lifestyle change. The challenge of a "Year of Ethical Fashion" seemed wild and exciting as the seeds for My New Neighbour were planted in our imaginations many months ago.