When we got an email from Nova Scotia-based children's outwear company, Faire Child, sharing their eco-innovative, closed-loop production model and high quality products for children we were thrilled to agree to share their story with our readers. We know that whether you have kids or not, their push for a more sustainable children's clothing industry is sure to inspire any ethical shopper!
The busy weeks of holiday parties, baking, card writing and just trying to stay warm, tell us we are most certainly in the thick of the holiday season! As the holly jolly time seems to fly by, do you ever wish someone could just assemble that last minute gift for you? A gift with beautiful and thoughtfully made items that will surprise and delight a loved one, a gift that doesn't involve mall parking lots or sifting through crowded store shelves... we think an ethically sourced gift box may be just what you're looking for!
Finally, a market for those of us way out in the 'burbs! Little Modern Market will hold it's first event on June 11th, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm at Starbelly in Seton of SE Calgary. In anticipation of this market, My New Neighbour is highlighting a few Little Modern Market vendors we are especially looking forward to!
Shopping for dad can be REAL tough. A patriarch puzzle. A manly mystery. He proooobably will like almost anything...but what will he LOVE?! To help with this dilemma, My New Neighbour has thought of some practical ethical gifts to honour Dad on Father's day!
At My New Neighbour, we believe that shopping ethically is about more than who you buy from, it's also about how you shop. Buying a garment that is made ethically means you are supporting the dignity of the people and places that came together for that piece of clothing. Buying a garment that is made to last means you are putting less burden on our natural resources to support our often excessive desire for "new" things and spending less money in the long run.
Market Collective is an independent market that showcases local artists, artisans and designers. This inspired event began with two women who saw promoting local arts and culture as a way to empower and engage the community towards positive growth. It features a variety of vendors selling vintage items, apparel, jewellery, woodworking, pottery, photography, illustrations and more! An exciting and special place to do some ethical shopping in Calgary.