After watching The True Cost, a documentary about fast fashion, I completely shifted the way I purchased clothing. I took a look at where my money was going, and who I was actually supporting and wasn't happy at all with the clothes hanging in my closet. I kept thinking about who made my clothes, and was horrified knowing that the people behind my clothes were not treated fairly or even able to receive a fair living wage. I took it upon myself to rebuild my closet, focusing on sustainable, ethical, fair wage brands.
Over the years of transitioning the way I shop, I put together a spreadsheet of sustainable brands, and below you will find this list. If you're not ready to dive into a "No New Clothes" venture, then here is a resource for you. I've already done all the heavy lifting here, so reference my notes and if you come across anything that isn't so sustainable, please let me know! Everything is listed alphabetically, and categories include accessories, clothing, jewelry and shoes.
If you've ever looked into purchasing from sustainable brands, you already the know the price tags are high. Slow fashion is an intentional process and not only means they use the highest quality and earth friendly materials but they also pay their workers. I have noted which brands use payment installments, as it allows accessibility to buy and support sustainable brands.
Practice mindful shopping and don't make any decisions based off sales. Really tune into what you need, if you need anything at all.
Created by women
Yarn dyed woven textiles
Payment Installments: No
*Photo from @aceandjig on Instagram
100% Made in Canada
Certified B Corp
Versatile capsule wardrobe essentials
Payment Installments: Yes
*Photo from @encircled_ on Instagram