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5 Affordable & Ethical Canadian Clothing Brands to Shop

5 Affordable & Ethical Canadian Clothing Brands to Shop

Looking for affordable and ethical clothing brands in Canada to shop?

While there are a lot of expensive ethical brands out there, there are still plenty of affordable ethical brands as well.

I know “affordable” means something different to everyone, and I’ve listed some of my fave pieces from each brand alongside their prices.

You might be able to get a basic tee from a fast fashion brand for $5, but I believe in supporting ethical and sustainable brands when possible, which will cost you a little bit more.

Here are some of the best affordable and ethical clothing brands to shop in Canada!

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Affordable & ethical clothing brands in Canada


Kotn

Kotn is an amazing ethical and sustainable clothing brand based out of Toronto.

They make everyday minimal basics using ethically-produced Egyptian cotton, perfect for keeping in your capsule wardrobe.

They’re a Certified B Corporation, which basically means they do good for the world, including taking care of their workers and helping the environment.

They started out in 2015, and they’ve since built 7 new schools in Egypt where their cotton is farmed!

I love this basic white tee (only $35!) and this cozy sweatsuit (sweatshirt is $80 and sweatpants are $88)

I also love that Kotn’s pieces are pretty affordable, especially for a sustainable clothing brand.

If you’re looking to make your wardrobe more sustainable, check out my post on sustainable fashion tips!


Main Street Unionville in Markham, Ontario | Fall outfit featuring Frank and Oak velour jumpsuit with Guess dark green turtleneck and Michael Kors black booties
Jumpsuit from Frank and Oak.

Frank and Oak

Frank and Oak is a Montreal-based ethical and sustainable brand that offers both womenswear and menswear, and they’re a B Corp.

They’ve got basic pieces in fun colourways and prints, as well as classic denim staples.

Frank & Oak pink turtleneck with MUJI ivory corduroy pants | Valentine's Day outfit ideas
Turtleneck from Frank and Oak.

I adore this mock neck turtleneck ($59.50), cropped v-neck sweater ($89.50), and these straight leg trousers ($119).

They started out back in 2012, and actually used to have a clothing subscription service that you might remember if you were shopping from them just a couple of years ago!


Encircled Unbodysuit on Emma @emmairenecavanagh
Encircled’s Unbodysuit on Emma @emmairenecavanagh

Encircled

Encircled is sustainable and ethical fashion brand based out of Toronto that makes basics with a twist.

Their pieces are cozy enough for home, yet dressy enough for the office.

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Is it appropriate to roll out of bed and go to work in your sleep clothes? Maybe.

Their clothes are also made in Toronto using eco-friendly fabrics, and they’re also a B Corp!

I love this mock neck top ($98) and these cozy yet dressy sweatpants ($162).


Tentree

Tentree is another amazing B Corp, and they’re based out of Vancouver.

Their clothing is designed in Canada and ethically manufactured in factories around the world.

They use sustainable materials and methods to produce their clothing, and they plant 10 trees with every purchase!

They’ve planted over 60 million trees so far, and they have a goal of planting 1 billion trees before 2030.

I adore this oversized hoodie ($88), these wide leg sweatpants ($68), and this turtleneck sweater dress ($128).


Poppy Barley

Poppy Barley is an Alberta-based footwear and accessory brand, and they’re also a B Corp.

Their shoes are ethically-produced using responsible materials, and 90% of their packaging uses environmentally-friendly materials.

All of the leather they use are a by-product of food production, and they’re tanned using vegetables!

They also have a line of vegan accessories made with cactus leather, which is pretty cool.


Best affordable and ethical clothing brands in Canada:

  1. Kotn
  2. Frank and Oak
  3. Encircled
  4. Tentree
  5. Poppy Barley

These were some of the best affordable and ethical clothing brands in Canada to shop!

What are your favourite affordable and ethical clothing brands in Canada? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

You can find more of my fave products and items on my wishlist in my Amazon Shop.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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Kayla

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Mercy House Studio is also a great sustainable streetwear brand made in Montreal to check out. They make on order and source locally.

Jessica Lam

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Thanks for the tip Kayla! :)