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Buttercream Clothing: Ethically Made in Canada

An originally Calgary based business, Buttercream Clothing uses local seamstresses to create their light and comfortable clothing. All the clothing can be ordered online and ships right to your door. Orders over $200.00 will be eligible for free shipping. The clothes are for everyday wear in a variety of sizes (xs to 3x). Most of the clothing is for women, although there is a small selection of 3 men’s long sleeve and t-shirts collection. Available clothing options include: Accessories – hair scrunchies Tops – long sleeve, t-shirts Bottoms – tights, skirts Dresses Rompers Outerwear Shop local and support ethical wages for the women who create your clothes! According to the Buttercream Clothing website they employ over 25 women including seamstresses and virtual assistants. Buttercream clothing:

PrAna – clothing & accessories

PrAna makes clothing & other product that are fair trade certified, sustainable and environmentally conscious. They have organic cotton, responsible down and recycled wool. These are clothes you can really feel good buying! You may notice PrAna clothing are a bit more expensive than the comparable regular cotton (non-organic and non-fair trade) however this really is a reflection of the company paying for fair wages and using zero waste and environmentally sustainable production processes. Clothing PrAna makes clothing with the environment and clothing manufactures in mind. They create clothing for hiking, climbing, yoga, swimming/ beach wear and casual street wear. and Here are the top 4 reasons how their clothes are stand out in the fashion industry: Organic cotton: What makes organic materials, like cotton, so much better than the conventional ones? Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. A big effort in the organic movement is to use growing systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility and build biologically diverse agriculture. Organic …

Vegan Leather Tote – Mat and Nat

Product description: Product bags using their signature vegan leather Use eco-friendly materials like recycled nylon, cork and rubber The bags are then produced in small factories they’ve had long-standing relationships with. Factories qualify for the SA8000 standard certification. Linings are made of 100% recycled bottles. Approximately 21 plastic bottles are recycled for every bag produced More about the vegan leather used: Various vegan leathers are used in production, the scientific terms are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride). PU is less harmful for the environment than PVC and its use is definitely preferred, whenever possible. In addition to being vegan, sustainable materials are constantly sourced in design; these include recycled nylons, cork and rubber. Pros: Production uses vegan leathers and recycled materials, durable and long lasting, can use the product as a tote, laptop bag or travel bag, stands up on it’s own without tipping over even with contents inside. Cons: The end product is a bit stiff, if you are used to leather you might want to go to a store and handle the bag first before …