We're already deep into cheating on many New Years resolutions (no red wine for a month, what was that!?), but the commitment to shop responsibly and sustainably has been easy to keep. Thanks to the many ethically-minded designers, entrepreneurs and advocates, tailoring your wardrobe and lifestyle to meet sustainable standards is an effortless delight.
Don't take it from us though. To get an expert insight, we asked Kate Black, author of "MAGNIFECO | Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty", founder and editor-in-chief of Magifeco.com, the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living, and founder of EcoSessions, to give us her personal recommendations for the best Canadian ethically-focused designers. Here what she said...
IN: What are your top picks for Canadian ethical fashion and apparel brands?
KB: In no particular order...
IN: We all have guilty shopping pleasures, what's yours?
KB: La Senza, now and again, to pick up a t-shirt bra.
And this list is only a snippet! So stay curious about the things you buy, do a bit of eco-homework, and commit to purchasing as local as possible. Before you know it, you'll have made a resolution for a life.
Kate Black is a graduate of the University of Toronto who has dedicated her life to bringing together ethical designers and conscious consumers from all corners of the globe through international events, talks and through stories on Magnifeco.com. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.