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19 Sustainable Fashion Brands to Shop in Toronto

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19 Sustainable Fashion Brands to Shop in Toronto

Looking for some great ethical and sustainable fashion and clothing brands to shop in Toronto?

Sustainability ain’t just a fad, y’all.

We all need to do our part in helping the environment, and buying clothing from more eco-friendly fashion brands is a great way to contribute to the sustainable fashion movement!

Sustainable fashion and clothing brands are showing up more and more in Toronto and around Canada, and it’s amazing to see.

Part of being more sustainable is buying less, and I’m in no way encouraging going on any shopping sprees.

Buying high-quality, well-made pieces that’ll last you for years (or even forever) is the goal!

Here are some incredible sustainable fashion and clothing brands you can shop in Toronto.

Let me know in the comments if there are any other sustainable Toronto clothing brands you love!

1. Kotn

Kotn is one of my favourite sustainable fashion brands in Toronto.

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

The Kotn team is very involved and transparent in the entire process of production, and they’re working to get 100% of their cotton to be certified organic in the next 5 years.

They also work with a local NGO to help fund schools in the communities where their farmers work, so their children can have access to safe and quality education.

Kotn is just such a great brand with a great story, and I had the pleasure of meeting one of the founders several years ago!

My picks: Band Tee ($35 CAD), Terry Crew ($75 CAD), Terry Sweatshorts ($60 CAD), Culotte Trousers ($98 CAD)

LOCATION: 754 Queen St. West | Website

2. Uncle Studios

You may have heard of Uncle Studios before, but this sustainable fashion brand is co-founded by one of my fave Toronto influencers, Allegra Shaw.

If you like Allegra’s style, you’ll definitely like the pieces they have on their website.

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All their clothes are made with sustainable, recycled, or deadstock fabrics.

If you don’t know what deadstock fabric is, it’s leftover fabric from other brands that typically would have gone into the landfill.

Uncle also has a cool feature on their site that shows their total environmental impact!

My picks: Cropped Tank ($42 USD), Muscle Tank ($48 USD), Cotton Bloomers ($250 USD)

LOCATION: Toronto | Website

3. Horses Atelier

Horses Atelier makes gorgeous feminine pieces that are handmade in Toronto using natural fabrics sourced from family-owned mills in Italy and Japan.

Their jumpsuits are absolutely amazing, but all their pieces are stunning.

Their flagship store is located around the corner from Trinity Bellwoods Park!

My picks: Belted Field Suit ($415 CAD)

LOCATION: 198 Walnut Avenue | Website

4. Hoi Bo

Hoi Bo makes basics with a unique twist, and I love the modest and oversized style of their pieces.

They use timeless colours that you can literally wear forever without them ever going out of style.

They have clothing, bags, and jewelry that are all handmade in their studio and retail store in the Distillery District.

If you’re looking for more cool spots in the neighbourhood, I’ve got blog posts on things to do in the Distillery District and the best Distillery District restaurants!

My picks: Cotton Gathered Slacks ($198 CAD), Supima Cotton Structured Slim Slacks ($228 CAD), Linen Mini Dress ($268 CAD)

LOCATION: 15 Trinity St. | Website

5. Soft Focus

Elegant and elevated WFH-inspired style is what you’ll find at Soft Focus.

They use natural and plant-based fabrics to create their cozy Zoom-meeting-appropriate pieces!

Their pieces are a little on the pricier side, but you can get 15% off your first order if you sign up for their newsletter.

My picks: Taper Jogger ($155 CAD)

LOCATION: Toronto | Website

6. Encircled

Encircled is another sustainable fashion brand in Toronto that makes basics with a twist.

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

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

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

My picks: Dressy Legging ($138 CAD), Dressy Sweatpant ($162 CAD)

LOCATION: 201-300 Campbell Ave. | Website

7. Franc

For even more simple basics for your capsule wardrobe, Franc is another great Toronto-based fashion brand.

They make their clothing here in Toronto, and they’re working towards using more eco-friendly fabrics.

My picks: Fitted Turtleneck Top ($65 CAD), Funnel Neck Sweater Dress ($87 CAD)

LOCATION: Toronto | Website

8. Mani Jassal

Mani Jassal is a Toronto-based luxury designer who makes the most incredible dresses, mostly inspired by South Asian silhouettes.

A lot of her pieces are made-to-order in Canada, and some pieces are made using eco-friendly fabrics.

Her Chez Moi collection is to die for, and each piece is made-to-order.

She’s also a fellow Ryerson University grad, which is awesome!

My picks: Hedwig Joggers ($210 CAD), Diagon Joggers ($250 CAD)

LOCATION: 133 Milani Blvd Unit 101, Woodbridge, ON | Website

9. La Reyna

If you’re a lover of bodysuits, you’ll love La Reyna.

It’s another sustainable Toronto fashion brand by local influencer Kristina Pittam!

They design and create their pieces in Toronto and Hamilton, and they source their fabrics from Montreal.

40% of their fabrics are made out of recycled materials, but they’re working towards becoming more sustainable.

My picks: The Moss ($138 CAD), The Crawford ($138 CAD), The Lawson ($92 CAD)

LOCATION: Toronto | Website

10. Ūnika

Ūnika offers both custom and pre-made swimwear pieces that are ethically made in Toronto using sustainable fabrics.

They have a lot of unique styles with ruffles, cutouts, and all sorts of fun stuff.

Their swimsuits are made from a fabric called ECONYL, a nylon yarn made from fishing nets, plastic scraps, and fabric scraps from landfills and oceans.

An awesome thing about ECONYL is that it can be recycled infinitely without losing its quality, so it can constantly be recycled and reused!

LOCATION: 101 Yorkville Ave. | Website

11. The Saltwater Collective

The Saltwater Collective ethically makes their swimsuits here in Toronto, also exclusively using ECONYL as a fabric.

They create elevated basics that you can mix and match to highlight your fave parts of your body.

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You can shop by colour on their website and see all the styles they have for each one!

While sustainable swimwear can be a bit more expensive, they’re pieces you can wear forever, so it’s worth investing in good quality pieces.

My picks: Christina One Piece ($190 CAD), Paulina One Piece ($190 CAD), Claire Bandeau & Celine Bottom ($51/$91 CAD)

LOCATION: Toronto | Website

12. Fortnight Lingerie

If you’re looking for ethically and sustainably made lingerie in Toronto, Fortnight Lingerie is the place to go.

Their pieces are absolutely gorgeous, and I wish I could have it all in my wardrobe.

They source high-quality and long-lasting materials from around the world, such as Italian jersey and organic cotton.

They also produce their sustainable lingerie, sleepwear, and swimwear in-house here in Toronto.

For handmade and well-made lingerie, I think the prices are actually pretty fair!

My picks: Luna Longline & Seamless High Waist ($98/$58 CAD)

LOCATION: 913 Queen St. West | Website

13. Mary Young

Mary Young is a Toronto-based loungewear and lingerie brand that’s all about celebrating body positivity and self-love.

Their products are made in Montreal, and they have affordable pieces for all genders!

My picks: Backless Thong Bodysuit ($68 CAD), Contrast Bra ($80 CAD)

LOCATION: Toronto | Website

14. OkayOK

If you’re all about the cozy pieces, OkayOK is perfect for you.

OkayOK is another Toronto-based loungewear brand, and they do all their operations completely in Canada!

They source cotton from Ontario and Quebec, and design and make their products here in Toronto.

My picks: Organic Paige Sweatshirt ($135 CAD), Everyday Bike Shorts ($49 CAD)

LOCATION: 40 Sousa Mendes St. | Website

15. Alice + Whittles

If you’re looking for chic and sustainable shoes, Alice + Whittles is an outdoor footwear brand based in Toronto.

90% of their materials are sustainable and traceable, but they’re aiming to be 100%.

All their shoes are virgin plastic-free, and their rubber is sourced from sustainably managed forests!

I adore the minimalist look of their footwear – all their shoes are amazing!

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My picks: Minimalist Black Ankle Rain Boot ($160 CAD), The Weekend Boot in Black ($267 CAD), Classic Black Riding Rain Boot ($170 CAD)

LOCATION: Toronto | Website

16. Brave Soles

Brave Soles transforms discarded tires from landfills into handmade shoes.

They actually now have a collection completely made out of upcycled plane seat leather!

Despite being ethically and sustainably produced by a small team of artisans, their shoes are actually pretty affordable.

While the company itself is actually based in the Dominican Republic, both founders are Canadian and one of them lives in both Toronto and the Dominican.

Brave Soles mainly offers women’s shoes, but they have accessories as well as men’s and kids’ shoes.

You can shop on their website or on Amazon Canada!

My picks: Ophelia Leather Slide Sandal ($85 CAD), Constanza ($89 CAD), Camino Backpack ($299 CAD)

LOCATION: Unit 426, 1401 Dupont St. | Website

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17. Ela Handbags

Ela is a Toronto-based fashion brand that designs vegan and sustainable handbags.

They actually started out with leather goods, but they shifted to vegan leather to reduce their environmental impact.

Vegan leather doesn’t necessarily mean better for the environment, but they also use 100% recycled plastic water bottles for the lining in their bags!

Their pieces are quality-made and timeless, and absolutely gorgeous.

My picks: Large Tote ($138 CAD), Belt Bag ($88 CAD), Mini Backpack ($98 CAD)

LOCATION: Toronto, ON | Website

18. Bluboho

Looking to shop sustainable and ethical Toronto jewelry brands?

Bluboho uses conflict-free diamonds and gemstones and recycled gold to create their jewelry.

They have a lot of fun and creative jewelry, many of which are meant to be stacked and layered with other pieces.

Their sustainable jewelry is handmade in Toronto, but they also offer some other ethical jewelry brands on their site.

My picks: Dainty Little Crescent Moon Necklace ($348 CAD), Everyday Love Lineage Pair Heart Earring ($172 CAD)

LOCATION: Various locations | Website

19. Kim Drosdick Jewelry

Kim Drosdick makes her own jewelry in-studio here in Toronto, and her pieces are absolutely stunning.

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She uses recycled metals and conflict free gemstones in her jewelry, and she even makes custom pieces if you’re looking for something extra special!

Kim’s engagement and wedding rings are especially gorgeous, if you wanted to hint someone something 😉

My picks: Rose Gold Hammered Disc Earrings ($95 CAD), The Love Necklace ($155 CAD), The Heart Centered Ring ($250 CAD)

LOCATION: 116 1/2 Sherbourne St. | Website

Best sustainable Toronto fashion & clothing brands:

  1. Kotn
  2. Uncle Studios
  3. Horses Atelier
  4. Hoi Bo
  5. Soft Focus
  6. Encircled
  7. Franc
  8. Mani Jassal
  9. La Reyna
  10. Ūnika
  11. The Saltwater Collective
  12. Fortnight Lingerie
  13. Mary Young
  14. OkayOK
  15. Alice + Whittles
  16. Brave Soles
  17. Ela Handbags
  18. Bluboho
  19. Kim Drosdick Jewelry

These are some of the best sustainable fashion and clothing brands based in Toronto to shop at!

It’s awesome that there are so many ethical Canadian brands popping up everywhere, and I’m looking forward to discovering more.

If you’re looking for some other great sustainable Canadian fashion brands, Frank and Oak is from Montreal and Poppy Barley is based in Edmonton!

If you’re looking for even more fun activities and things to do in and around Toronto, be sure to check out some local tours!

What are some of your favourite sustainable Toronto fashion and clothing brands? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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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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