Supporting local is not what I do but who I am. All of that started with Slow Food, which is about good, clean, and fair food for everyone; now, after fourteen years of practice, those principles seep into everything I do—and how I choose to adventure.

From a cozy Indigenous-crafted blanket steeped in tradition, a canoe paddle that doubles up as an art installation and a slick 100% Canadian-made fedora to a rescue salve from one of the Okanagan Valley’s pioneering farming families and a backpack made from thirty-one plastic bottles, these companies put sustainability first. It’s not an option but a new standard, an everyday commitment that goes well beyond Earth Day. Check out the ten planet-conscious items we’re into right now.