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20 Eco-Friendly Fashion Items to Celebrate Earth Day
Promote sustainability and eco-responsibility in style.
by : Cynthia Quellet and Pénélope Diamant- Apr 21st, 2023
Waffle knit robe, One Wednesday
The Vancouver-based brand’s textiles and clothing are OEKO-TEX® and Sedex certified. The textiles are made in small workshops by artisans in Turkey, where weaving is the main source of income.
Clifton 9 Walking Shoes, Hoka
These running shoes, made from recycled and vegan-friendly materials, are a must-have in our closet.
Beige cap, esser studio
Organic cotton cap, made in Canada.
Lip-shaped Clip Earrings, H&M
Earrings made of recycled metal from post-consumer waste and recycled plastic—add to cart!
Neiva Black Croco Mary Jane in Deadstock Leather, Maguire
Channel the 90s with these luxe shoes that are created from surplus leather and materials.
Penelope blouse, Meemoza
Meemoza chooses to use new eco-responsible and/or certified organic materials (including tencel, organic cotton and bamboo) which are natural materials that don’t require the use of pesticides. They also use high quality deadstock fabrics from fashion houses.
Beaded Oval Hoop Earrings, Obakki
These spectacular beaded earrings are created from recycled brass and cow horn. Cow horn is a byproduct of the food industry, and it usually ends up in the trash, but Obakki’s artisan partners in Kenya turn this raw material into beautiful jewelry. The earrings are available in 18 karat gold or silver plated.
Nelson pants, Fig clothing
Seashell Pendant in Quartz and 14K Yellow Gold, MYEL x SNAP Quebec
This collaboration with Québec jewellery brand MYEL and environmental organization SNAP Québec is made from high quality Arkansas quartz. As a committed brand since the beginning, MYEL is committed to donating 15% of profits to SNAP Québec to support their important mission of protecting the province’s wildlife.
The Classic Relaxed Blazer in Olive Oil, Reformation
Add a pop of colour to your wardrobe with this cool-girl blazer. Made entirely of TENCEL™ Lyocell, Reformation’s clothing is designed with respect for human and environmental values.
The SeaCell™ Sweater in Cherry, Frank and Oak
This eco-friendly sweater is made from organic cotton and SeaCell™, an innovative fiber made from algae and natural cellulose. This fabric is packed with nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium and vitamin D that have beneficial properties on the skin.
Price: $89.99 (was $119)
Wavy Dinky in Coachtopia Leather, Coach
Enter the world of Coachtopia with us. This incredible shoulder bag has a removable partially recycled resin chain strap and a longer leather strap. It was designed according to circular fashion principles, which means finding new uses for outdated materials, and are designed to be reused and remade over several lives, with a defined path for re-manufacturing and recycling.
This version is available in Coachtopia leather, made with at least 50% recycled leather scraps that would otherwise have been sent to landfill.
Mae Shirt, Essentiels Co
All the clothing from Montreal-based brand Essentiels is designed and manufactured in Quebec in a sustainable and ethical approach.
Partyon Top handle bag, Call it Spring
This Barbie pink handbag is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. No animals were harmed in the making of the materials.
The Coastal Midi Dress, Pact
We’ll be living in the midi dress all summer, compared to conventional cotton, certified organic cotton (which is dress is made of) uses very little water. Since it doesn’t use harmful pesticides and inorganic fertilizers, there is little to no water pollution, so you save water every time you choose organic products.
Silky Crepe High-Neck Buttondown Blouse with Ruffles, RW&CO.
This garment from RW&CO. contains recycled polyester from a mixture of bottles and fabric waste.
Brampton Crewneck Sweatshirt in Purple Fog, Vallier
Made from a mid-thickness organic cotton fabric, this purple sweater is both stylish and comfortable.
Guspa cardigan, ba&sh
This ba&sh cardigan is considered eco-responsible. It’s made of at least 70% certified* fibres. The brand applies a strict social compliance policy, that is mandatory for all their direct suppliers.
Women's Fine Knit Skirt, Kotn
Comfortable and classy, this chic from Kotn drapes effortlessly on the body and is made with 100% eco-viscose.
LOOP Lungo Cups, Nespresso
LOOP cups are made from 30% reclaimed coffee husks and polypropylene. This makes the cups both strong and durable.
Price: $22 (set of two cups)
Reef Knot Ring 14K Gold Ring, Vargas Goteo
This understated jewellery piece is designed with love, sustainably sourced materials and handcrafted in Montreal.
Sneakers Couldneo, Running On
Price: $34.99 CAD/month (subscription)
A fully recyclable running shoe made from castor beans. 100% recyclable and created from bio-based resources, the Cloudneo model is only available through the Cyclon subscription service which allows us to return our worn shoes to get new ones.
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