95+ Ethical, Sustainable Canadian Fashion Brands Online (Clothes, Shoes, Activewear, Lingerie, Swim, Bags, Jewelry)

Updated March 2021

I generally avoid shopping online at non-Canadian sites because the duty and custom fees can be ridiculously high. Most of the time, I buy ethical/sustainable fashion on my travels. The US is particularly good for that. But this year, I’ve been more into vintage and shopping local (here’s the Toronto guide for ethical fashion).

To spare you fellow Canucks the pain of spending more than the poor loonie can stretch, I’ve compiled a list of fantastic Canadian brands and retailers. You can now shop online without fretting over how much the postman’s going to slap you with. I’m sure there are more brands out there, and if I missed anyone, please drop a note in the comments.

I’m happy to see that many Canadian designers are focused on using natural fibres such as linen and organic cotton—machine washable! I also see a pattern in terms of design: feminine, comfortable, minimalist, reflective of our unfussy elegance.

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ETHICAL CLOTHING

KOTN—Ethically-made quality basics. B Corporation.

Frank and Oak—Canadian-designed minimalist fashion. No detailed info about their factories, which seem to be in Canada and abroad, but they are using sustainable fabrics. They have a monthly clothing subscription box for those who’d like styling help.

Tamga Designs—Pretty and colourful sustainable clothes and accessories made ethically abroad. Based in Aurora, Ontario.

Encircled — Minimalist, multi-functional clothing made in Canada. B Corporation.

Simons — The popular Canadian retailer has a curated sustainable section called “Vision” featuring sustainable fashion for men and woman, as well as home goods.

The Good Tee — Fair Trade organic cotton T-shirts and basics.

Gaia & Dubos — Clothes and accessories handcrafted in Quebec with eco-friendly materials.

tentree —B.C.-based B-corporation that makes comfortable, functional clothes and accessories with sustainable fabrics.

Simone Rose — Quality basics. Small batch and made to order in Toronto.

Rightful Owner—Colourful, romantic pieces made in Montreal.

Eliza Faulkner — Contemporary clothes designed and ethically manufactured in Montreal.

Smythe — Canadian ready-to-wear brand known for their high quality blazers.

Amanda Moss — Minimalist contemporary clothes made in small, ethically managed workshops in Montreal.

Frere du Nord — Sustainable Luxury Leisurewear made in their own factory in Oshawa.

Soft Focus — Chic, comfy loungwear made from natural and plant-based fabrics.

Okayok — Toronto-based clothing and accessories brand for casual wear.

Birds of North America — Made in Canada clothing with bold and colourful prints.

New Classics — online retailer based in Edmonton stocking super cool sustainable brands.

Betina Lou — Simple and timeless casual pieces. This Montreal brand also stocks other ethical labels.

Thief & Bandit — Seasonless and capsule clothes made to order in Canada.

Cherry Velvet Dresses —Canadian-made retro-inspired dresses with sizes S-3X

Ursa Minor — High quality minimalist clothing with natural fibres, made in Montreal.

Ovate — Elegant monochrome pieces handmade in Montreal.

Noémiah—Playful clothes and accessories made in Montreal with sustainable materials.

Eve Gravel — 15-year-old Montreal brand known for casual feminity. Stocked around the world.

Miik — Sustainable and comfortable clothing that transitions well from work to weekend.

Power of My People — Made in Canada clothing brand based in New Westminster, BC with a focus on men and women’s button-up shirts.

Free Label — Consciously made basics from B.C.

Obakki — Effortless, modern styles from Vancouver.

Hannah Isolde — Vintage-inspired small-batch and made-to-order clothes by a Montreal designer.

Horses Atelier — Jumpsuits and other apparel made in Toronto.

Preloved — Comfortable clothes made in Canada with upcycled and deadstock materials.

Meemoza — Casual chic clothing made in Montreal using sustainable fabrics.

Jennifer Glasgow — Minimalist femininity made in Quebec with sustainable fabrics.

Uniform Handmade — Sustainable slow fashion pieces hand made by the designer in Fraser Valley, BC with natural fibers such as linen and silk.

Yoga Jeans — Handcrafted jeans in their own factory in Quebec with eco-friendly practices.

Victoire Boutique — Online and brick-and-mortar retailer stocking Canadian designers.

ARC Apparel —online retailer based in BC stocking chic conscious fashion brands and accessories.

Franc – Modern women’s basics ethically made in Canada.

Brenda Beddome — Canadian-made womenswear focused on the perfect fit. They use eco-friendly fabrics.

Ends in Astrid — Toronto sustainable fashion brand ethically made with high quality natural fabrics, with option to have your garment customized.

Norden Project — Outerwear for men and women made with recycled plastics. B corp. Based in Montreal.

Deuxième Édition — Montreal-based online consignment store for designer clothes and accessories.

One of a Few — Vancouver-based retailer stocking many small-batch and locally-made clothing, footwear, and accessories.

INLAND — In partnership with Hudson’s Bay, Inland’s new online shop curates sustainable pieces from Canadian designers.

ETHICAL SHOES

Alice + Whittles — Footwear with a focus on boots. Traceable, sustainable and vegan.

La Canadienne — Montreal footwear handmade in Canada and Italy.

Maguire — Shoes and accessories designed in Montreal and made in ethical factories around the world.

Poppy Barley — Ethically made leather shoes.

SOULiers Studios — Ethical online retailer of vegan shoes.

 

ETHICAL UNDERWEAR + SWIMWEAR

Azura Bay — Winnipeg-based online retailer of ethical and eco-friendly lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear.

Maylyn & Co. — Luxurious sustainable sleepwear that gives back. Use code ANNIE for 10% off.

Blush Lingerie — Montreal-based lingerie brand.

Bikini Empire – Comfortable swimwear made in Vancouver.

Fortnight — Lingerie and swimsuits handcrafted in Toronto.

Sokoloff Lingerie — Feminine lingerie made in Montreal by women.

Lola & August — Online luxury lingerie handmade in Canada.

Mary Young — Comfortable lingerie designed in Toronto and made in Montreal.

Loretta —Elegant lingerie handmade in Toronto using overstock material from Canadian and Parisian couture houses.

Friday Sock Co. — Fun mismatched socks designed in Canada, made ethically in Italy.

Minnow — Swimsuits made to order in Toronto.

Beth Richards — Modern Swimwear ethically manufactured in Canada, using some sustainable fabrics.

Saltwater Collective — Swimwear made from recycled/sustainable fabrics. Made in Toronto.

Nettle’s Tale Swimwear — Size-inclusive Canadian-made swimwear and apparel.

Londre — Swimwear made in Canada with sustainable fabrics.

Unika Custom Swimwear — Made in their Toronto storefront with sustainable fabrics.

437 — Toronto label for luxury swimwear and loungewear. Ethically made in a female-owned factory in China. While I like that the bikinis can suit different body types and worn in multiple ways, note that they’re made with polyester.

Mimi & August — Eco-friendly swimwear in fun prints for all body types. Also sells clothing, accessories, home goods, vintage, and more.

ETHICAL ACTIVEWEAR

Inner Fire — Yoga wear made from recycled polyester

Karma Athletics — Athleticwear made in Canada.

Stika — Organic cotton hoodies and crews. Also carries other basics.

Prana Vida — Eco-conscious leggings and comfy basics. Maternity friendly.

Daub — Canadian-made activewear and apparel hand dyed and in small batches.

ETHICAL BAGS + ACCESSORIES

Warby Parker – Direct-to-consumer eyeglasses and sunglasses with a social mission. Has stores in Canada and the US.

allTRUEist — Quebec retail shop stocking well-made purses, shoes, some clothing, and accessories for women and men.

Bronze Age — Made-to-order accessories and conscious fashion based in Vancouver. Hand made in Canada and Morrocco.

Opelle — Buttery leather purses made in their Toronto atelier.

Uppdoo — Leather bags designed and handmade in Toronto.

Cambio & Co. — Toronto-based online retailer offering bags, jewelry and gifts designed and handcrafted in the Philippines.

Eleven Thirty — Handmade leather bags from Toronto.

Erin Templeton — Purses with new and recycled leather, made in Vancouver.

Hoi Bo — Unique bags made to last, handmade in Toronto.

Lowell Mtl — Bags and accessories made in Montreal.

457 Anew — Bags and apparel made in Montreal from recycled and sustainable materials.

June — Online retailer of woven bags and simple, beautiful home goods.

Chapeaux Heirloom Hats — Hats, visors and headbands handmade in Montreal.

Coup de Tête — Bespoke hats made from vegetable tanned leather.

Krista Norris — Unique shawls made in Canada.

Baltic Marché — Online store of eco-friendly and zero waste home essentials.

Solios — Sustainable and solar powered watches. A certified B Corp.

ETHICAL JEWELRY

Mejuri— Popular minimalist fine jewelry and accessories brand. They have a showroom in Toronto at 906 Dundas St. W. Here’s my honest review of Mejuri jewlery.

Bluboho — Toronto retailer of ethically sourced jewelry, online and brick-and-mortar locations.

Kind Karma — Employs at-risk and transitioning homeless youth to handcraft quality jewelry.

Ecksand — Artisan jewelry using conflict-free stones and recycled gold, made in Montreal.

Chayle Jewelry — Nature-inspired jewelry made with Fair Trade gems and recycled metal.

SHOP WITH NO EXTRA DUTY FEES

SSENSE — Montreal-based luxury fashion platform. Find Nanushka, Re/Done, Veja, Ganni, and others.

MatchesFashion — London-based global luxury retailer. Find Ace & Jig, Stella McCartney, Castañer, and others.

Farfetch — Global online luxury retailer. Find Castañer, Manu Atelier, Rachel Comey, Re/Done, 3×1, Lemlem, and other ethical brands here.

Ebay — Be doubly sustainable by buying secondhand ethical designer here. Search and save the brands you’re looking for on the site and app. Duties are often calculated and paid for beforehand. Otherwise, buy from local sellers to avoid duties.

Too many options? Check out my TOP 7 CANADIAN ETHICAL FASHION BRANDS

THE CANADIAN’S GUIDE TO BUILDING AN ETHICAL CAPSULE WARDROBE

Also read my post on WHERE TO BUY AFFORDABLE ETHICAL FASHION UNDER $50, $100 & $150 at online shops based in the US, Canada, UK, India, and more.

What’s your favourite site to shop ethical and sustainable Canadian fashion? Let me know in the comments below.

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