Patagonia may just be the emperor of large-scale ethical clothing. What began as a backyard steel-piton company, has now blossomed into a massive line of outdoor apparel and gear that is currently setting new precedents for corporate social and environmental responsibility. In this post we will present to you the various aspects of Patagonia that truly make it a cut above other international clothing companies, interspersed with pictures of our friends who also have a penchant for the high quality, responsibly made items Patagonia has to offer.
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.
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 is an intimate, brightly lit retail space on the bustling Stephen Ave in Calgary, AB. It is owned and operated by Chantal, a lady with class, confidence and a passion for celebrating Canadian designers. The store is home to 100% Canadian designed and made clothing. My New Neighbour was incredibly intrigued to learn of the intention and heart behind Studio Intent so we arranged to spend some time getting to know Chantal.