Ethical Swimwear: The Search is Over!

On the journey to intentionally switch our entire wardrobes to ethically made pieces, swimwear has been one of the most inspiring items to look for. Not only are our favourite ethical swimwear brands intentional about ethical production, they also go out of their way to be inclusive with their styles and sizing while ensuring the pieces are versatile for all kinds of water loving activities. We've found 7 ethical swimwear brands that are making us swoon.

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Holiday Gift Guide: 2017 Edition

It seems we've arrived at the most wonderful time of the year! Snow, skiing, baking, songs of cheer and... gifts! Love it or hate it, we've all got gifts on the mind. Whether you are dreading starting the gift search or already day dreaming about customized gift boxes for every coworker, My New Neighbour hopes to aid your gift giving by sourcing beautiful, ethical and locally made gifts. Read on to discover thoughtful gifts for all! 

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Finding the Story Behind Your Clothes

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.

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Shop Smart: Checking for Quality

It's a bitter pill to swallow when a newly purchased top starts falling apart at the seams before we even get to debut it at work, when the buttons of our new cardigan instantly unravel at the touch of a rowdy toddler, or when jeans go from perfect fit to saggy bottom bummer. One may find themselves thinking "Did I buy these clothes for life or to hang, untouched, in a museum?!?"

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Father's Day Gift Guide: 2016 Edition

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! 

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7 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

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.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: 2015 Edition

The holidays are just around the corner and My New Neighbour wants to help you shop as ethically as possible! We've listed some of our favourite places and brands that offer ethical products, while keeping it as local as possible to ensure you can get your shopping done in time. 

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