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Our shop is a curated marketplace, a collection of personal favourites, from small businesses that I respect, have worked with in the past, and would recommend to anyone. These products are exceptional quality, seamlessly blend sustainable design with an appealing aesthetic, and help us make better decisions when it comes to reducing our impact.

 

I have chosen to bypass giants like Amazon, whose values and ethos are questionable, and instead, work directly with these incredible small businesses, to bring you this intentionally designed list of products that I personally use. This is an easy way for you to see my top recommendations, as well as a way for you to shop worry-free, as all the products here have been vetted by me and checked for greenwashing and false claims. All you have to do is browse, and click!

 

As always, I encourage mindful consumption, so only buy if you need something! This is a wonderful way to support small businesses, which in turn boosts our local economy. Let’s use this opportunity to create real change in the way we shop!

 

 Please note that this is an affiliate shop, where you will browse for product here, but place your order on the individual brand’s websites. I sometimes make a small commission off of your purchases, at no extra cost to you! Thank you for supporting this platform!


 


 

Our Co-Branded Products

Ten and Co x FAS Forage Cloth  | $6
Description

An absolute favourite of mine, sponge cloths (or reusable paper towels) are the must-have kitchen staple for a low-waste life. I’ve collaborated with Ten and Co once again to create a new design, a beautiful sponge cloth that features everything Forage inspired – earthy mushrooms and delicate gills in a stunning blush pink! If you haven’t heard of sponge cloths, they’re are a total game-changer, and have been used in Swedish and European kitchens for decades. The point is for them to replace paper towels and J-cloths, both of which are incredibly unsustainable. Paper towels are made from bleached paper which comes from our precious ancient forests, and J-cloths are made from plastic fibres, which break off and head into our waterways as microfibres (one of the worst forms of plastic waste). These cloths can be used for up to 6 months! They never stink as they are made from plant cellulose fibres, making them naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Ten and Co has the cutest designs, and we love these the most!

How They're Sustainable

More than 13 billion pounds of paper towel is used every year in the US alone. To combat these wasteful single-use sheets that require clear cutting of forests, sponge cloths are a far more sustainable option, where one cloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towel. Each cloth can be used for up to 6 months and is fully biodegradable and compostable in your home compost, making them fully zero-waste.

Woash Wellness x FAS Flower Remedy | $28
Description

Woash Wellness flower remedies were designed by a certified Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner. Formulated from wild flower essences designed to naturally release and balance underlying negative emotional states. We created Awaken to remedy the heavy feelings that are currently circulating the earth, as this climate has brought forth feelings of fear, resentment and judgement. As a gentle way to reawaken a new sense of self, this remedy will encourage love, community, open-heartedness, an open mind, and feelings of acceptance, understanding, and generosity, towards the self and others. Awaken will help in fostering new levels of connection with your higher self and with humankind, so you can show up from a place of pure and collective love. Learn more about what flower remedies are here.

How They're Sustainable

We’ve created a flower remedy to help bring humanity back together, to uplift our collective consciousness and love, and to simply bring joy and open-heartedness back into a community that is becoming increasingly divided. Along with the actual essence, Woash Wellness will be donating $1 from every flower remedy sold to the Obakki Foundation. The Obakki Foundation is a Vancouver-based organization that’s on a mission to facilitate real, strategic and sustainable change in various African communities, mainly in South Sudan, by investing in the potential of people. They’ve already helped close to 3 million people, choosing to empower individuals to transform their circumstances. Their clean water initiative allows children to go to school and women to care for their families. The foundation also helps with agriculture and food security, local artisan support, and economic initiatives that help support income-generation and small scale entrepreneurship. Their 100% model means that 100% of contributions received go directly towards these efforts and programs! This partnership is blooming in the best way possible, and I love that for a remedy that needs clean spring water to be made and that has the intention of helping the collective thrive, we’re also taking it a step further in true reciprocity.


 

Lifestyle

LOHN Candles | $39
Description

Taking inspiration from the road less travelled, LOHN creates scents designed to transport you to another time and place. Believing that scent is part of our personal journey, LOHN candles and perfume create a sensory experience that are designed to remind us of moments in time. In the ancient world, trade routes developed in part around the pursuit of perfume ingredients like amber, tea and spices. Vic and Kat, the Toronto-based duo behind LOHN imagined the scents of the mountains, seas, forests and fields along that journey. With scent profiles that are truly swoon-worthy and unlike any candle brand I’ve ever smelled, LOHN has perfected the art of blending delicate fragrances that instantly transported me to the lush places I had visited. Not only do they sell perfumes and candles, they also own a custom scent blending studio in Toronto!

How They're Sustainable

LOHN’s candles are hand-poured by founders Vic and Kat in Toronto, made with clean scents and use sustainable coconut and soy wax. Their packaging is recyclable and they’ve collaborated with a local artist on their gorgeous candle box art. Wicks are non-toxic, and every candle is vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, cruelty-free, and non-toxic. It’s clear that Vic and Kat know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to blending scents, as each candle is expertly layered with notes that compliment and intrigue the senses.

Fenwick Candles | $24
Description

Fenwick Candles makes their custom candles from a proprietary organic wax manufactured in house. They support small growers and farmers who advocate sustainable cultivation techniques. Each candle is hand crafted with intention and love nestled in the Green belt of Ontario, Canada.

How They're Sustainable

Fenwick is an eco-candle brand that sits above the rest, with their commitment to real sustainability. With soy wax being touted as “sustainable,” Fenwick debunks this widespread myth, having done deep research into the materials that are actually earth-supportive. Their custom blend of organic coconut and beeswax is not just clean burning, but also regenerative and planet-friendly. All of their candles are packaged in reusable and recyclable glass jars, and they use minimal and recyclable packaging when shipping. Read more about them here.

Ethel Studio Pillow | FORAGE15  – 15% off
Description

These gorgeous meditation pillows will take your daily practice to the next level, with their cushiony filling and beautiful covers. With an interior lining that is filled with buckwheat hulls, you can add or subtract to the filling to create your own personal level of comfort. These meditation pillows are completely unique, with no two being alike, as each cushion is made from a unique combination of rescued fabrics, shades and geometry. Conveniently, the outer shell can be unzipped for hand-washing, and also has a side handle for easy carrying. These make great gifts for yogis, new moms, or anyone who wants to add some textual interest to their living spaces.

How They're Sustainable

Made in Minnesota, these cushions are called Zero-Waste Meditation Pillows because of their truly zero-waste design and creation process. Maggie, the founder of Ethel Studio is on a mission to eliminate global textile waste, and to do so, she sources all of her fabrics from scraps, swatches and damaged garments. She sources what she can, naturally dyes some of the salvageable fabrics, and uses the pieces to create stunning pillow covers, with a design that is a modern take on the traditional quilt. Any pieces that are too small to be sewed onto the cover are used for pillow fill or made into paper! What’s even better is that Ethel Studio provides a truly closed-loop process, encouraging customers to send their cushions back if they need something fixed. Mending services are available anytime throughout the product’s lifetime. From every purchase, Ethel Studio is donating 10% of sales to the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center.

Somavedic Vedic | FORAGE10  – 10% off
Description

If you’ve been reading up on all the toxins in our environment and the effect EMFs have on our bodies and health, Somavedic’s Vedic will be just the thing you need. After years of innovation, research and testing, Somavedic’s devices are making noticeable differences in thousands of people’s homes. Helping to block harmful EMFs from phones, laptops, wifi routers, Bluetooth devices, 5G towers etc., these devices aid with anxiety, depression, brain fog, fatigue, irritability, tantrums in children, and quality of sleep. I’ve noticed a remarkable difference in the energy in my home, the quality of my sleep, the taste of my water (this device structures water as well!), and my hydration levels.

How They're Sustainable

These beautiful devices are 100% handmade from glass in a traditional and world-renowned Czech glass factory in the “Crystal Valley”.  Using hand-blowing techniques, each piece is inspected by the company founder himself. Inside the device there are a collection of semi-precious and precious stones and metals such as platinum, silver, palladium and gold. As we move deeper into the tech age, protecting ourselves from free radicals, unwanted radiation, and invisible waves will be imperative in maintaining good health and good vibes.

Aurora Heat | FORAGEANDSUSTAIN 
Description

For anyone who loves to be out in nature during the cold months of the year, a pair of Aurora Heat’s Reusable Hand & Foot Warmers is just the thing you’ll need to combat cold fingers and toes. Sustainable and everlasting, these warmers are made with premium sheared beaver fur which is a lightweight and ultra-soft natural material. Their warmers fit comfortably in all footwear, gloves, mitts, and pockets to keep you warm. These warmers (the wrist warmers are a favourite!) are really helpful for those who suffer from poor circulation, Raynaud’s disease, diabetes, arthritis, and other ailments that impact circulation to the extremities. 

How They're Sustainable

These traditional warmers are proudly handmade by Indigenous women in Northern Canada, and in keeping with their values, all parts of their pelts are used, in deep respect and gratitude for the beaver. In true reciprocity, $1 from every purchase contributes to On-the-Land initiatives for children, educators, and Indigenous knowledge holders.

Monos Luggage | $295 +
Description

If you’re looking for luggage that’s aligned with your conscious travel mindset, we love Monos for their outlook on travel, as well as their sustainability efforts. Their ethos is centred around excellent design and quality, where they believe in high-quality products that will accompany travellers on a lifetime of journeys, helping to reduce waste and excess. Read more about them here.

How They're Sustainable

Monos is Climate Neutral Certified, the first luggage brand to join this certification in achieving net zero carbon emissions. They’re also members of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of revenue to organizations dedicated to preserving and restoring the natural world. They source vegan alternatives wherever traditional leather is used, and their packaging is recyclable, reusable or both.


 

Kitchen

Almond Cow | ARTI – $10 off
Description

This is perfect for the avid alternative milk drinker! Almond Cow makes it super easy to make your own nut or oat milk, with no mess, no straining, and a mechanism that automatically separates the pulp from the milk. Any alternative milk can be made on demand – almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, oats, and more! You can add your choice of sweetener as well, for the perfect blend. With the separated pulp, you can make cookies, oatmeal or whatever creative recipe you’d like. The Almond Cow has its own jug to store your milk in, and you can buy nuts or oats in bulk, directly on their website as well.

How They're Sustainable

Most shelf nut milk cartons are made of a blend of plastic and metal. Since only 9% of plastics are recycled, most of this goes into the trash. The average household drinks around 3 gallons of non-dairy milk a month, which amounts to around 144 plastic cartons per family going into landfills and the ocean every year. That’s more than 78 million plastic cartons not being recycled, contributing to our dire plastic problem! Every Almond Cow prevents 500 plastic cartons of milk from entering landfills and the ocean. So far, Almond Cow has prevented over 1,500,000 single-use cartons from ever being made. Additionally, many grocery-store nut milks are full of fillers and actually contain very little nut content. With Almond Cow, you control exactly what’s going into your nut milk, for a healthier and less wasteful result. The pulp that gets separated for you can be used for cookies or other recipes (it’s often thrown away in production facilities), helping you to use all parts of the nut, creating less waste.

Our Place Always Pan | $145
Description

Designed to replace 8 pieces of traditional cookware, this pan is gorgeous, and has quickly become a cult favourite. The Always Pan replaces your fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve and store with this pan, making it truly multifunctional. For those of us living minimally – the van life, tiny homes, tight spaces, small apartments – this pan helps reduce clutter, helping us live more intentionally while still allowing us to cook incredible meals.

How They're Sustainable

Made with an exclusive, non-toxic ceramic coating, the Always Pan is devoid of potentially harmful materials like PFOAs, PTFEs, other PFAs, lead, cadmium, toxic metals and nanoparticles. The spatula is made from natural beechwood, the steamer basket is made from recyclable stainless steel. Investing in ethical labour practices, Our Place provides supportive environments and compensation to their teams so that they people who make their products have time, energy and resources to connect with the people they love. Our Place has also partnered with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council on access to food. As part of their Healthy Neighbourhood Market Program, they host community events in partnership with an incredible, locally-owned neighbourhood market bringing fresh, healthy food to South LA.

Dalcini Stainless Steel | $25+
Description

A traditional staple in Indian kitchens and homes, stainless steel containers are making their debut in the west, with an increasing number of people beginning to understand the detrimental health concerns that plastic Tupperware poses. Stainless steel is a far better option, as it is BPA/BPS-free, non-leaching, doesn’t absorb bacteria, non-staining and non-porous (prevents contamination and why it is so often used in commercial kitchens). Plastic containers begin to break down immediately upon washing, and when heated, the break down rate is accelerated 55x, meaning any endocrine disruptors or chemicals are just seeping into your food. This BIPOC-owned brand makes their products at an incredibly high grade, making them long-lasting, not to mention beautiful in your home. Their straws are a personal favourite, as they are light-weight, easy to carry around, and come with a cleaning brush. Learn more about stainless steel products here.

How They're Sustainable

Stainless steel containers don’t just save you money in the long run, but it also prevent more plastic waste from entering into the landfills. Plastic Tupperware can take up to 500 years to decompose. It is estimated that around 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws are in the world’s oceans and shorelines. Dalcini’s products are 100% reusable but also 100% recyclable, as they don’t contain any silicone, plastic or chemical resins. Stainless steel is infinitely recyclable – 75% of the tin cans and stainless-steel products produced in the last 100 years are still in circulation! In terms of ethics, Dalcini manufactures all of their products ethically, in India, where skilled craftsmen have been making these products for over 200 years. No child labour is ever used.


 

Beauty & Wellness

Eluo Beauty Clay Mask | $45
Description

Skincare has become synonymous with self-care in recent times, but Eluo takes the traditional benefit of masking and turns it into a ritualistic art form, elevating your skincare practice into an experience of cleansing, mindfulness and sensory engagement. This collection of soothing clay masks is rooted in ancient historical beauty rituals, one frequented by the revered Cleopatra. Seamlessly blending slow, age-old skincare within a modern dialogue, Eluo digs deep into the earth to bring us clays that naturally refresh and restore. One of my personal favourites, using Eluo masks is a weekly ritual I immensely look forward to. Read more about Eluo here.

How They're Sustainable

Devoid of harsh chemicals, preservatives, and synthetic exfoliators, these masks are purely clay-based with natural ingredients and essential oils. Better for our skin and for our earth, you don’t have to stress about washing this mask off and letting it go down the drain, as the natural ingredients are not harmful to our waterways, compared to other chemically-formulated masks. Eluo masks come in paper boxes and beautiful glass vials making them low-waste and recyclable.

Sahajan Oil Cleanser | FORAGE15
Description

The only Ayurvedic brand proven with clinical results, Sahajan is a brand that I 100% stand behind. BIPOC-owned and local to Toronto, every Sahajan product is an effective and luxurious experience, rooted in 5000-year-old Ayurvedic wellness. This ancient science originating from India has deep understandings of skincare. Sahajan has effortlessly blended these ancient teachings to fit our modern lifestyles, offering products that are effectual, gentle and deeply cleansing. The Essential Oil Cleanser is a personal favourite, one that I literally can never be without! It effortlessly and gently removes any trace of makeup on my face, including stubborn waterproof mascara. The result is clean, hydrated and silky soft skin, with no oily residue or stickiness. I will easily use this cleanser for the rest of my life!

How They're Sustainable

Natural, organic, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and local (made in Canada), these beautiful glass bottles are easily recyclable (not the plastic tops). Sahajan’s gentle ingredients promote healthy skin, while maintaining the health and preservation of our waterways and environment – no harsh chemicals mean a non-compromised water supply.

Well Kept Safety Razor | $68
Description

Recapturing that antiquated experience of shaving, Well Kept is the epitome of slow living. Turning what is usually a hasty run over with a plastic razor into a slow, intentional and luxurious experience, these safety razors are self-care in their entirety. It’s hard not to feel completely present when using these razors, a dose of something we could all have more of. Providing a super close shave, we’re given a peek into what our grandfather’s grooming practice was like.

How They're Sustainable

Over two billion plastic razors and cartridges are discarded annually in the US alone. Well Kept’s razors are made from solid brass and designed to last a lifetime, significantly reducing your usage and impact. The razors are plastic-free, have recyclable packaging, and come with recyclable blades as well.

Eu’Genia Shea | $15 +
Description

Eu-Genia in Greek means the “origin of goodness”, and that is exactly what you will find in a tin of Eu’Genia Shea butter. There is nothing better than a simple moisturizer that is devoid of chemicals and petroleum-based additives, one that delivers skin-nourishing goodness and healing properties when applied. Touted as amazing in the Oprah Magazine, Vogue and various other publications, this BIPOC-owned shea butter brand is probably one of the best out there, available in three different strengths of shea, from a little to a lot, depending on what your skin needs. With a special pregnancy formula specially formulated to target stretch marks, this makes for an amazing gift for a new mama or mama-to-be. Use it on your lips, hands, feet, elbows or any dry areas!

How They're Sustainable

Eu’Genia Shea is family-run social enterprise, dedicated to all natural premium shea butter moisturizers. The brand is dedicated to fair wages and opportunities for their female workers in Ghana, donating 15% of profits back to them in the form of an education fund. This brand is a mother-daughter duo, gifting the world their grandmother’s best kept midwifery secret – raw, unrefined Ghanian shea butter. The butters all come in tins, making them easily re-usable or recyclable, completely devoid of plastic. I’ve personally made the switch from Vaseline for my dry lips to Eu’Genia’s shea butter, and I won’t ever go back – the results are incredible and I love knowing that I’m supporting an earth and person-friendly product!

Satya  | FORAGEANDSUSTAIN – 10% off
Description

For those dealing with dry skin and/or eczema, Satya Organic is the BEST brand I’ve ever used! Their effective and soothing formula is so gentle and smooth, providing immediate relief and moisturizing benefits. I personally love using it on my lips (I’ve tried hundreds of lip balms and nothing has worked to stop my lips from chapping and peeling, except this!). The formula is plant-based, fragrance-free and steroid-free, using just 5 natural ingredients: organic calendula petals, organic cold-pressed sweet almond oil, organic beeswax, organic cold-pressed jojoba, and organic colloidal oatmeal. This brand is proudly Indigenous-woman owned. Their stick is refillable, meaning you can use the same plastic tube over and over again, refilling it with their pouches that are compostable and biodegradable. You can also choose to buy their products in a glass jar, an aluminum travel tin or compostable pouch.

How They're Sustainable

Made from just five whole and effective ingredients, Satya is simple, fragrance-free, USDA Certified Organic, packaged in sustainable materials including recycled paper and veggie/soy-based inks. Their refill pouches are compostable and biodegradable, and they are 100% carbon neutral with the Great Bear Rainforest. As a Certified Aboriginal Business, Satya has a circular way of looking at things, where they put people and planet alongside each other. They also help to fight poverty and ocean plastics with their partnership with Plastic Bank. They never test on animals, and are backed by Health Canada as a proven and effective topical anti-inflammatory that replaces chemical-based steroid creams. Satya also proudly upholds 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, an international blueprint for a more sustainable future. Could we love them any more?

Fable and Mane Hair Oil | $48
Description

For luscious locks, Fable and Mane’s HoliRoots Hair Oil is the holy grail in hair care products. This award-winning root treatment oil helps locks to grow stronger and healthier, with potent Ayurvedic ingredients like Ashwagandha, Dashmool and Castor Oil. The scent of the oil is absolutely divine, and it’s a pre-wash treatment that will leave their hair shiny and thick.

How They're Sustainable

This BIPOC-owned brand is all-natural, bringing ancient Ayurvedic hair care to the Western world. With their potent, clean ingredients Fable and Mane beautifully resurrects the Indian tradition of plant-based hair oiling. Their packaging is all recyclable and reusable (glass and paper). Additionally, the founders believe in Ahimsa, the principle of non-violence towards all sentient beings that deserve to live on our planet, so in 2019 they set out to create the Fable Fund Trust to raise awareness and support local conservation initiatives to reduce human wildlife conflict and restore the habitat of wild tigers.

Aura Inner Beauty Powder | $78
Description

We all know that real radiance comes from within. Aura Inner Beauty is an industry leader in the supplement world, creating powerhouse products and powders that are deeply researched, developed and intentionally created. With very high standards of quality and ingredients, founder Avalon has stringent requirements for what she uses in every single product. There are no fillers, emulsifiers, or shady additives here, and the result? Incredible products that actually work. The Inner Beauty Restorative Powder targets digestion, hydration and cellular regeneration to deliver glowing skin, a happy gut, and increased energy. Check out the ingredient list – you’ll be so amazed!

How They're Sustainable

Aura’s inspiration not only revolves around one’s personal journey, but also credits all of the authentic, beautiful women that empower inclusivity, encourage body confidence and embrace self-love, as their own inner beauty – our health is non-negotiable and the greatest equalizer when it comes to our skin, body, and mind. All of Aura’s products are made in Canada, gluten-free, non-GMO, made using all natural plant-based wholefoods and 75% organic ingredients with no artificial flavours, preservatives or fillers. Their powder packets are partially compostable, their collagen comes in glass bottles with wooden stoppers, and their packaging is recyclable, compostable and reusable.

FLVC Wellness Fulvic Acid | $42
Description

Our soil is losing nutrients fast, which means our plant matter, our food and ultimately our health is too. FLVC’s powder is comprised of organic fulvic acid and humic acid, two essentials that come from the earth. This powder helps support intestinal, cognitive, and cellular health, increases energy and nutrient absorption, and more. Research shows that a healthy gut can help ward off bacteria and viruses, and help communicate with the brain through nerves and hormones which maintain general health and wellbeing. FLVC was specifically designed to combat the effects that conventional farming has had on the quality of our food. It’s filled with 70+ trace minerals from the soil (including zinc, iron, selenium, and iodine), macro minerals (like magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous), and soil-based prebiotics & probiotics to support your gut. Best of all, it has the unique ability to attract nutrients and transport them throughout your body. Meaning, it can also increase the absorption of nutrients you are receiving from food.

How They're Sustainable

FLVC Wellness proudly sources their fulvic and humic acid from Canadian soils, using clean technology to extract the minerals. They are a women-led business, operating and residing on the Syilx Territory of the Okanagan (Kelowna, BC). FLVC’s fulvic and humic acid supplement is a root-cause approach to alleviating the wide-spread nutrient depletion we see today, giving us an easy, everyday solution to thrive amongst the ever-growing use of conventional farming practices. With sustainable packaging – paper, glass and recyclable materials, this brand deeply cares for the earth and how we impact the planet.

Kind Stranger Microdose Mushrooms | $68
Description

Create a state of calm and ease with mushrooms. Golden Teacher is one of the most well-known of the Psilocybe Cubensis strain, and is great for beginners and experienced users alike. Giving users a sense of clarity, creativity, focus and improved cognitive function, research has shown that millennials are drinking less, choosing enhancers that support well-being and health instead. This mini trip won’t get users high, but it’ll bring about a relaxed, joyful state you can travel into. Users can experience a reduction in anxiety and depression, along with helping reduce the effects of numerous other unwanted mental states associated with psilocybin. Many users find that it helps with weaning off — and staying off — anti-depressants. It can help lessen the side effects of withdrawal and even mitigate depression, promoting an overall feeling of wellbeing.

How They're Sustainable

Kind Stranger is organic, with the highest standards of purity, potency and transparency. All of their capsules are vegan, gluten-free non-GMO, and sustainably-sourced. The only use 100% traceable and unadulterated mushrooms (no fillers or fluff), which isn’t a common practice in the micro-dosing world. Kind Stranger never use endocrine disruptors or flow agents that negatively affect the microbiome or inhibit absorption.


 

Fashion

Everlane Denim |  $70+
Description

My favourite sustainable and ethical denim! Everlane’s denim is how it used to be made – thick, little to no stretch (no more saggy butts), and long-lasting. I bought my first pair in 2017 and they’re still going strong! These jeans come in a large range of styles, fits and colours, and have easily become my go-to for comfy, sustainable denim. With an emphasis on Radical Transparency and ethical manufacturing, they do denim much better than most brands in the same price range.

How They're Sustainable

This brand coined the term “radical transparency” and is committed to doing better in the world of sustainability and fashion. They provide consumers with a transparent breakdown of their costs, openly showing how much they’re profiting, compared to traditional retail. Though not perfect, they’re a much better option than mainstream, fast fashion brands within a similar price range. Having built their business in partnership with ethical factories around the world, Everlane gives each factory a compliance audit to evaluate factors like fair wages, reasonable hours, and environment. You can read more about their environmental initiatives here.

Harvest and Mill Socks | $10
Description

Made from organic cotton, these socks are grown, spun and knit in the US, for a truly local experience. Founded on the belief that there is a better way to make clothing, Harvest and Mill chose the path that supports their local community and the earth at large. These socks are comfy, warm, and pair well with any outfit, even making socks with sandals look dope AF.

How They're Sustainable

Harvest and Mill demonstrates that not all cotton is white, showcasing the plant’s beautiful fibres that are naturally brown, tan, green or cream coloured. Because heirloom cotton doesn’t need to be dyed, it uses significantly less water, energy and resources. A pair of these socks saves 30.8 days of drinking water and 3.9 square feet of farmed land. They also prevent 1.3 miles of driving emissions from entering the atmosphere with their USA-made process, and 0.1 lbs of dye chemicals from entering the environment. On a larger scale, Harvest and Mill has 70% less GHG emissions compared to other sustainable fashion brands, they use 53% less energy, and 50% less water. They are 100% carbon neutral and their clothing is made using natural colour, meaning they are 100% dye, chemical and bleach-free. With plastic-free packaging and shipping materials, as well as a supply chain that is 5x short than the average sustainable clothing brand, Harvest and Mill’s sustainability checks out entirely! Additionally, this brand only works with small and independent American farms, factories and mills that support their local communities and neighbourhoods.

Harvest and Mill Jogger | $59
Description

Harvest and Mill’s cotton jersey joggers are the chic loungewear you always knew you needed but could never find. Cotton jersey is remarkably breathable, with natural stretch and comfort. Without being too heavy, and also not too lightweight, these joggers are Goldilocks’ go to. They feature a modern cut with a rib knit leg cuff, drawcord waist and two side pockets. Made from 100% organic cotton that is un-dyed, unbleached and USA-grown.

How They're Sustainable

Harvest and Mill’s heirloom cotton doesn’t need to be dyed, using significantly less water, energy and resources. A pair of these joggers saves 202.1 days of drinking water and 21.8 square feet of farmed land without pesticides. They also prevent 8.8 miles of driving emissions from entering the atmosphere with their USA-made process, and 0.7 lbs of dye chemicals from entering the environment. On a larger scale, Harvest and Mill has 70% less GHG emissions compared to other sustainable fashion brands, they use 53% less energy, and 50% less water. They are 100% carbon neutral and their clothing is made using natural colour, meaning they are 100% dye, chemical and bleach-free. With plastic-free packaging and shipping materials, as well as a supply chain that is 5x short than the average sustainable clothing brand, Harvest and Mill’s sustainability checks out entirely! Additionally, this brand only works with small and independent American farms, factories and mills that support their local communities and neighbourhoods.

 

 

Raum Goods Slip Ons | $155
Description

A personal favourite, Raum Goods Slip Ons are not just cute shoes to wear in the warmer months, but they’re specifically designed for earthing. Each shoe has a copper rivet in its base. With copper being a highly conductive metal that channels the earth’s electricity into our bodies, these shoes essentially help us plug our feet to the ground. These beautiful, zero-drop shoes allow us to absorb the benefit from the earth, on any outdoor surface, without actually having to be barefoot. Raum’s thin, soft leather sole allows our feet to feel the texture of the ground, activating all the healing pressure points on our heels, arches, toes, and balls of our feet. Rubber or plastic soled-shoes act as a barrier to the earth’s energy, insulting them from the beneficial electrical contact we need. Raum has thus designed their shoes to be soft, supply, easy to pack, ethically-made, and beneficial to our health.

How They're Sustainable

Raum shoes are hand-crafted in Gaziantep, Turkey, where a small atelier and group of artisans have been making footwear for generations. Each shoe has over 200 steps to create the finished product. Raum’s team hand-selects the best and softest vegetable-tanned leathers that are locally-sourced, often a by-product from the local buffalo trade. Each pattern is hand cut, using the same method of bespoke shoemakers. Raum uses 100% waxed cotton threads that are hand-stitched in a laborious process that make the shoe incredibly durable, bypassing the mainstream and lower-quality option of cement or glue. Since every shoe is handmade using real, natural tanned leather, every shoe is slightly different, therefore unique. With an effort to maintain fair working conditions, natural materials and added health benefits from their 100% copper rivets, Raum is one of the most sustainable shoe brands there is. Learn more about earthing here.

Oliver Cabell Low 1 White |  $235
Description

The perfect white sustainable sneaker doesn’t exi…. Meet Oliver Cabell’s Low 1 – actually the perfect white, sustainable sneaker, if you can believe it! These gorgeous everyday kicks are handcrafted in the Marche region of Italy, are buttery soft and oh so comfy. I had been looking for classic white sneakers for a long time, and when I found these, I was instantly in love – they’re truly perfect! They don’t do half-sizes and run a bit large, so size down. I’m usually a 7.5 and I went with a 7 and they fit really well.

How They're Sustainable

Oliver Cabell works with high-quality materials, ethically-sourced gold where applicable, and they believe in true craftsmanship for longer lasting footwear. Unlike regular footwear brands in traditional retail settings that mark up their products 8-10x, Oliver Cabell works directly with ethical manufacturers to cut out the middlemen and bring their footwear direct to consumer.

Nisolo Huarache Sandals |  $120
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One of my favourite footwear brands, Nisolo is a leader in design, quality and sustainability, in an industry that is notorious for unethical practices. With a highly transparent approach, this brand is open about their factories, workers and wages, giving us an unfiltered glimpse into the world of shoemaking. Choosing to work with skilled craftsmen in Peru who have been passing down the art of shoemaking for generations, Nisolo is an American company in foreign lands that chose to sustain a long-held tradition, instead of exploit. These sandals are comfortable, versatile and perfect for traveling, easily my go-to when the weather is warm.

How They're Sustainable

Read in depth about their living wages here. Nisolo combats climate change by protecting trees from deforestation in the Amazon Basin. So far, they have protected 138,180 trees from getting uprooted. They’ve also partnered with Soles4Souls, a program where they collect old shoes, giving them to micro-entrepreneurs in the developing world, allowing them to resell them in their community. This program provides employment opportunities to people who would like to start their own shoe business but lack the capital to do so, and is an affordable source of shoes for the underserved local population. This initiative also helps combat the excessive amount of landfill waste that fast fashion has created.


 

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