GREEN GIFT GUIDE – 25 Sustainable Gifts for Everyone on your List

Personal, practical, and beautiful gift ideas from conscious brands. This holiday season you can not only give thoughtful gifts that will be cherished but also support great companies that are making a difference!

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Share the Warmth

Spread some cosiness and help your loved ones stay warm and comfy this winter.

1. WOOLY WINTER HAT. I have been wanting a Myssy hat for years now and they make a beautiful gift. Knit by Finnish grannies from their family-farmed sheep, Myssifarmi’s hats come in a variety of styles and are a true heirloom piece to keep you warm year after year. $$$

2. COSY CANDLE & LANTERN. Holiday scented candles are a beautiful way to set the mood – I especially love piney scents for winter 🌲. These soy candles from Fair Trade Winds are made through a job program for at-risk women and you can also pair it with one of their recycled cut-out lanterns for a festive decorative gift. Candle $, Lantern $

3. SWEAT SET. Who doesn’t want a soft sweatshirt or sweatpants to snuggle up in? Azura Bay has some great comfy and sustainable loungewear perfect for cosy evenings and relaxing weekends. $$$ – $$$$

4. ORGANIC COFFEE. A warm drink is definitely the best way to combat winter chills. For coffee drinkers some fair trade, organic coffee makes a great gift, and tea or cocoa are also easy ideas. I love consumable gifts, and brands like Grounds for Change have gift boxes and monthly coffee subscriptions. $ – $$$

5. CUTE CAT MUG. I can’t believe how adorable this fair trade artisan cat mug is! AND it comes with a ceramic tea strainer and lid. A purr-fect 😉 gift on its own or with some loose tea. $


Everyday Essentials

Useful gifts are always appreciated!

6. THE MOST COMFORTABLE BRA. I’ve raved a ton about my Lara Intimates bras. Everyone deserves to be comfy so if you know someone who takes off their bra as soon as they get home, give them a gift card to Lara Intimates so they too can have a super comfy bra! $$

7. CLASSIC BLACK OR WHITE TEE. Upgrade your loved one’s wardrobe staple with this incredibly soft and stretchy organic cotton tee from Miakoda. It can easily be dressed up or down, has a unisex fit so is perfect for everyone, and also comes in a crew neck option. $$$

8. CORK WALLET. Made from eco-friendly and regenerative cork, Corkor’s beautiful and durable (I’m pretty impressed with how well mine has held up!) wallets make a useful and thoughtful gift. They come in a variety of styles and colours to fit everyone’s needs. $$

9. HEMP UNDERWEAR. In my family we’re very practical with gift-giving and this is my go-to gift for my husband. We both love our hemp WAMA undies and he’s always thrilled to get another pair. $ – $$$$ (for large packs)

10. SOCKS. An always-useful gift, if you ask me what I want I’ll probably say socks. 🧦 Organic Basics has the classic styles and even ones that supposedly don’t stink! Or if you’re looking for something more colourful and fun, check out Thought’s socks. $ – $$


Zero Waste Gifts

Low impact, recycled and biodegradable gift ideas.

11. COMPOSTABLE PHONE CASE. Pretty much everyone has a phone and instead of protecting it with plastic, Pela makes completely biodegradable cases! They come in a wide variety of colours and styles to fit popular phone models, plus they have limited edition (like this bee one) and charitable cases. $$

12. ECO LIFESTYLE BOX. From zero waste starter packs to home, baby, spa, dog, and kitchen sets, EarthHero’s gift boxes have a wonderful selection of curated sustainable products – an easy “one stop shop” green gift! $$ – $$$

13. AUDIOBOOK SUBSCRIPTION. A gift of adventure, mystery, romance, knowledge, magic, or whatever they’re into! Libro.fm audiobook subscriptions give a book a month, and it’s basically the same as Audible but 1000x better as they support local bookstores and your money doesn’t go to Amazon. $ – $$$

14. RECYCLED BILLBOARD TOILETRY CASE. Remember Me Green makes one-of-a-kind bags from NYC billboards! Not only is the material incredibly sustainable and durable, but you also won’t find anything else like it. Their cosmetics/toiletry bags make a useful and unique gift and you can even personalise it with initials or a phrase. $$

15. BOTANICAL SKINCARE. My favourite skincare brand Oil + Water makes beautiful daily care and nourishing treatment products – great gifts for people who love skincare or who could use some pampering. Their soaps and paper-packaged lip balm are 👌 or they have body and face sets with everything you need. They also have a take-back program for their containers. $ – $$$$

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Fashion & Accessories

16. ZODIAC NECKLACE. A delicate and personal necklace ethically made by Wild Fawn Jewellery from recycled silver or fair trade gold. $$$

17. CLOTHING RENTALS. For the person who loves to play around with fashion but is also conscious of their impact, Armoire offers monthly clothing rental services that you can also gift! PLUS they have a selection of maternity clothes which would be an amazing gift for anyone expecting! (US only) $$$$

18. HANDLOOM SHIRT. A classic men’s collarless shirt made from naturally dyed indigo yarns handwoven into a subtle stripe. MATTER’s beautiful garment connects the wearer to the rich history of textiles and are timeless wardrobe pieces. $$$

19. FLORAL MAXI ROBE. TAMGA always brings the fun prints and colours to sustainable fashion. Their floral layering pieces are super versatile for both home and going out. Perfect to brighten up a neutral wardrobe or for the person who already loves colour and print. $$$$

20. QUIT FAST FASHION EBOOK/WORKBOOK. If someone you know is trying to change their shopping habits and build a more conscious wardrobe, give them my Quit Fast Fashion ebook to help and inspire them on their slow fashion journey! The download link actually comes with 4 downloads to be able to read it on all your devices, so you can keep a copy for yourself too. 😉 $


Kitchen & Kids

21. ARTISAN HOMEGOODS BOX. Collections of ethically-sourced goods supporting artisans around the world. Choose from cooking, entertaining, and pampering themed boxes or gift a GlobeIn subscription. They also have a shop of individual products if you’d like to build your own box. $$$ 

22. RECYCLED GLASS CANISTERS. For a Pinterest-worthy zero waste cupboard or a stylish way to store other foods and products, these recycled glass and reclaimed wood canisters from Made Trade make a practical and beautiful gift. Or check out their other recycled home goods. $ – $$

23. LINEN APRON. A romantic full apron made from timeless linen. Great for anyone who loves cooking or baking, and Sondeflor has aprons not just for cooking, they can also be worn over a dress for a cute pinafore look! $$$

24. FLEECE ROMPER. Keep the kiddos warm in a cool organic fleece biker romper from Mini Mioche. A comfy, cosy, and stylish gift. $$$

25. BALANCE BIKE. A present they’ll use for years – Wishbone Design Studio’s innovative modular design means their balance bikes grows with the child and can be used from 12 months to 6 years! The bike is made from sustainable materials and also designed to be easily repairable with replacement parts. $$$$



I hope this list is helpful for your gift giving!

Happy Holidays 💚

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Eco-Friendly Newborn Must-Haves

Our little one is almost 2 months now (everyone says time flies but it really feels like the blink of an eye 😅). These are my must-have baby items that we use almost every day. I hope this roundup is helpful for planning for your new baby, buying gifts, or filing out your registry.

While we’ve luckily been able to get a lot of things secondhand (and I definitely encourage you to check out what secondhand options are available!) you can’t always find everything you need secondhand, and in that case here are some great eco-friendly options!

Note: this post contains affiliate links

Feeding

NURSING BRAS – This wasn’t an item I thought much about but after nursing 10+ times a day you definitely realize how practical a comfy nursing bra can be!

  • For clip-styles I have a couple I like from Boob Design* who use recycled and sustainable materials.
  • Azura Bay carries this beautiful lace nursing bralette* that has a slider to remember which side you’re on and is ethically made in Canada. They also have a shorter style.
  • I also was pleasantly surprised to learn that my favourite comfy bra from Lara Intimates* is also nursing friendly (up to size F, after that there is an extra support panel in the middle). While the clip styles are very convenient, it’s nice to have bras that I’ll keep and wear after breastfeeding!

NURSING PADS – I leak, sometimes a lot. 😬 I’ve tried a few different kinds of reusable and washable nursing pads and so far these bamboo ones are the only ones that I don’t leak through.

BURP CLOTHS – Not just for burping, they are a multi-purpose necessity! I made a bunch of cloths from cotton flannel but there are also organic cotton ones you can buy.

BOTTLES – Glass or metal bottles seem to be the way to go for a more sustainable option. Kleen Kanteen makes a baby bottle, I’ve also found these and these cute ones for glass options.

NIPPLE BUTTER – Something I didn’t think I needed at first, but I was given Earth Mama’s organic nipple butter* and it’s really nice, I use it multiple times a day! Especially for the first couple weeks when we were working on her latch and my nipples were very sore and cracking.


Diapering & Care

CLOTH DIAPERS – We were given a secondhand set of cloth diapers with a variety of brands so have had a chance to try out some different kinds. Our favourites are:

  • For diaper covers we actually prefer some of the all-in-one covers, however we actually use them with just regular prefolds. My husband’s favourite are the GroVia hybrid shells because the hook & loop makes it easy to use and the size is totally adjustable. I also like the Lil Helper covers because of how soft they are and the snaps are pretty easy (you can also get an extra free diaper with your order using this link!), however I usually use them with regular prefolds – the fleece inserts they come with are nice for something less bulky but I just prefer to have organic cotton on our baby’s skin.
  • Speaking of prefolds, we have a bunch of organic cotton ones from Bummis they’re pretty basic but work great! (although I don’t like their covers much 🤷‍♀️)
  • We also use these hemp boosters which are great!
  • If you’re looking for a more natural diaper cover option, there are also wool covers.

WIPES – I easily DIY’d a huge set of washable wipes from an old cotton flannel sheet, but I also like these hemp & cotton ones, they’re nice and soft and the most affordable I’ve found at $12 for 12.

DIAPER CREAM – Our baby developed a little diaper rash and my midwife said not to bother with anything without zinc oxide because they don’t work well so we picked up this one from Weleda and it’s cleared everything up!

SOAP – We use Dr. Bronner’s unscented baby soap, it’s super multipurpose!

LOTION – I use the same oils that I use on myself, usually sweet almond or jojoba. However you can also get lotions made just for babies.

Going Out

STROLLER – Going for a walk has become an integral part of our day – it’s easy to get cabin fever with a little baby. Finding a sustainable stroller was really challenging though, so I was excited to discover Bumbleride who uses Oeko-Tex certified recycled PET fabrics. We have the Era* (plus bassinet attachment) and really love it.

CARRIER – I love baby wearing and it’s probably our daughters favourite way to sleep, she’s immediately asleep when we put her in. 😴 I like using a wrap both when we go out and to be hands-free at home. We have a stretchy modal Solly Wrap that we found secondhand, and I’m planning on making a ring sling but apparently they only work well for smaller babies and buckle carriers are better for when they’re bigger.

BLANKETS – Useful for at home, but especially important when going out now that we’re getting into winter! My mother kindly knit a cotton blanket for B 😊 and I also like Parade Organics’ Everything Blanket which is organic and a great size for a variety of uses, plus comes in really cute prints.

CAR SEAT – Although I wasn’t able to find an eco option for car seats, we opted to get a convertible car seat as this allows us to use the same seat for years instead of needing to buy one for infants and another one once B gets a bit bigger. If you know of any eco-friendly options for car seats, please share in the comments!

DIAPER BAG – Personally I don’t find it necessary to have a specific diaper bag (we just used a backpack we already had), but there are some cute ones like these recycled sari bags if you are looking for one.

WET BAG – Important to have when going out for wet cloth diapers or wet/dirty clothes. We have one from Applecheeks but all the wet bags seem very similar? 🤷‍♀️


Sleep

CRIB – We got ours secondhand, but if you’re doing this make sure it meets the current safety regulations. For a new option Ouef’s cribs are made from sustainably sourced wood and non-toxic paints – they also convert into a toddler bed for longer use!

MATTRESS – We luckily scored an organic cotton and wool mattress secondhand which was barely used and covered in a protector, but I totally get wanting to buy a mattress new and in that case Naturepedic has a few different types of organic crib mattresses.

MATTRESS PROTECTOR – We did get a waterproof mattress cover from Naturepedic, so far we haven’t really needed it, but I’m sure a time will come where we’ll be glad it’s on! 😅

SHEETS – We have some organic crib sheets from both Naturepedic as well as these jersey ones which work great because our mattress seems to be slightly larger than standard so the stretch of the jersey makes them more flexible.

SWADDLING BLANKETS – Our baby didn’t love being swaddled (so I’m glad we just got one), but they are still useful for many different things! We have this organic cotton one.*

PACIFIER – I know some people don’t like using pacifiers, but we quickly learned that our baby finds sucking very soothing so a pacifier has been a really helpful tool for calming her down. I love these natural rubber ones by Ecopiggy.*

Toys

SOFT TOYS – I especially like Under the Nile because they use all organic and fair trade materials. I also really love Ouistitine’s beautiful toys, handmade from mainly recycled natural materials.

RATTLESPebble makes some super cute cotton, fair trade rattles. We got the mushroom for our little one. 🍄

PLAY GYMS – We don’t have one of these yet, I was thinking of making one but we’ll see if I have time. 😅
Finn & Emma make beautiful wooden ones though!

TEETHING – Although we’re not there yet, I plan on getting one of these sustainable wooden teethers.


Clothing

We got the vast majority of our baby clothes secondhand, but here are a few sustainable brands if you’re looking for organic clothing:

SLEEPER – Our hands-down favourite sleeper is this gown-style from Parade Organics. I’m always sad when it needs to be washed and we have to use a regular sleeper. The open bottom allows for easy changing at night and the fold-over mittens keep baby’s hands warm and from scratching themselves.

Also an amazing idea are clothing rental services! These are a few I’ve found so far:

If anyone knows of a service like this in Canada please let me know!



That’s my roundup, but did I miss anything? Let me know what your must-have baby products are!

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*indicates the product was gifted, however my opinions and thoughts are my own and I’ve only shared gifted products I truly enjoy and use.

How We (Almost) Furnished Our Whole House Without Buying Anything New

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I recently posted a video showing the process of moving into our new house and trying to furnish and decorate it as sustainably as we could. One way we did this was getting as much as possible secondhand, and overall we were very successful!

Getting furniture and home goods secondhand is not only a lot better for the environment because you are making use of things that already exist, but it can also save you a TON of money. We managed to furnish and outfit our entire house for around $5000 CAD (although this budget also includes the few pieces we ended up getting new which together was over $2000 CAD).

It does take more time and planning to find what you’re looking for secondhand (as opposed to just doing a massive Ikea haul) but you can also get some really unique pieces and I think it’s a much more fun and creative process hunting down those pre-loved treasures and styling them in your space.

All the furniture in our living room we found secondhand!

Tips for creating a sustainably stylish home with secondhand pieces:

1. Get inspired

Starting with inspiration images can be extremely useful because it gives you some direction for your search and a general idea for the kind of space you’re looking to create. Pinterest is a great place to find and collect inspiration images (you can check out my interior design board here 🙂).

I also find creating a moodboard helpful and I will continue to update the board and adapt it as I aquire the various pieces.

Our living room mood/inspo board

2. Have a (flexible) plan

Creating a list of what you need/want for your space will make your hunt a lot easier, and it also feels really good checking the items off! However try to not be too rigid with what you’re looking for – for example “wooden table” is a good thing to plan for, but if you have your heart set on one very specific style of wooden table then your hunt will likely be challenging or end in disappointment.

I also loved using a home layout program to plan what furniture we needed and since I was able to measure the rooms pretty accurately before we moved in, I could also double check how the items would fit in our space when we were thinking of purchasing something.

3. Be patient

It can take time to find the real treasures so check back regularly. Some sites also offer options where you can get a notification if new listings are added that match your search terms – take advantage of this, it’s a great way to save time. 🙂

Keep in mind that once the perfect piece pops up you’ll definitely want to move on it quickly though!


4. Ask questions

When contacting sellers try to get as much info as possible, especially regarding anything that might be a deal-breaker for you. Don’t waste time going to pick it up only to find out it’s not what you wanted.

I always ask about the condition, depending on the item I might ask how long they’ve had it, and what brand it is (and then do some research into the price and quality of the brand/product) and I also want to know the dimensions to make sure it will fit in our space.


5. Barter (if you want to)

Once you have the information you want, you can try to haggle/barter if that’s something you’re interested in doing.

If the item is a little more than I’d like to pay, I’ll ask if the seller is open to an amount closer to my planned budget. Be fair and don’t go too low though, a “low ball” offer might be turned down completely. You can also wait to see the item and barter in person – especially if something isn’t what you expected or as advertised, try offering a lower price.


6. Be safe when meeting people

It’s good to meet in a public location, however buying furniture typically means going to someone’s house so in that case always bring someone with you, plus they can also help carry!


7. Check for quality & cleanliness

Give the piece an inspection to make sure it’s what you want and as advertised. If something isn’t what you expected don’t be afraid to walk away, or you can also haggle for a lower price if you’re still interested.

Look for signs of good quality so you know the piece is going to last and not break right away, and check for any stains, dirt, etc. – just like you’d check for with secondhand clothing!

Also consider how the item can be cleaned, many pieces just need a wipe or wash but it can get trickier with fabric furniture – it’s helpful to look for items with removable covers. I’ve also gotten questions about concerns with fabric furniture and things like bed bugs; personally I only try to by fabric furniture that is very gently used or “like new”. We also always inspect it thoroughly and if you’re concerned you might also want to consider renting a steam cleaner.


8. Customize

Don’t forget that most things can be DIY’d and customized to your needs. For example lots of furniture can be painted, so if you find a piece you love but the colour isn’t right you can probably paint it!

There’s endless inspiration for projects on Pinterest and in particular I always like to check out Ikea hacks since you can typically find a lot of Ikea furniture for sale secondhand and there are some really unique ideas of ways to customize it or make totally new pieces.

I made new cushions for this old wooden glider frame

9. You can likely re-sell it

If you buy things new they will almost always depreciate in value. However one of the big benefits to buying things secondhand is if it happens to not work out or you decide you want to change things up, there’s a good chance you can re-sell it and get your money back (or if you got a good deal maybe even make a little extra!).


Where to find secondhand furniture & home goods

  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Buy/Sell and Classified sites – depending where you live there are different ones that will be more popular in your area
  • Local thrift and resale stores
  • Garage and yard sales
  • Flea markets
  • On the streets – in some cities you can find great pieces that people leave out on certain days to give away
  • Friends and family – ask them to let you know if they’re planning on getting rid of anything
  • The previous owner/tenant – we’ve often found when moving that there are certain items the previous occupant might want to leave or get rid of. Let them know that you might be interested in certain things and they might sell or give them to you.


I’d love to know if you have any other tips for getting secondhand furniture. Also, check out the video to see the process of furnishing our new house!

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We Don’t Need Another “Save the Planet” T-Shirt or Tote

At least a couple times a month I get an email from a brand asking if they can send me their slogan tee or tote bag. These brands have good intentions – they’re trying to spread awareness and many also donate a portion of sales from the product to organisations and charities working for the cause. However I always refuse – there are just so many tees and totes in the world.

I don’t think the environmental benefit of awareness or donation actually outweighs the impact of making the item in the first place.

So what is the impact of a tee or tote bag?

It’s hard to get exact numbers because production and use of clothing is quite complex, but one study by Carbon Trust of the impact of a conventional cotton tee found that the average t-shirt is responsible for about 15kg of CO2. However use plays a HUGE role because this amount of emissions is based on 50 wears of the t-shirt, if the tee is only used 4 times the impact skyrockets around 550% to 98kg of CO2.

Also important to note is this carbon footprint doesn’t include a slogan/graphic printed on, which usually is some form of plastic. So a printed slogan tee not only has a greater impact to make but likely also affects end-of-life recycling and biodegradability.

There are different studies that use different metrics which makes it hard to compare, but for the tote, since a cotton t-shirt and tote bag are roughly a similar size, I think it’s fair to say they have roughly a similar impact. Although I would estimate a tote bag gets more use than a t-shirt.

Do they get worn?

I am all for proudly making a statement with your clothing, but I’m curious how often people actually wear these slogan garments since I typically only see them come out of the closet for protests and environmental rallies. I also only seem to see social media influencers wearing them for the one image promoting the tee and then never again. 🤷‍♀️

The My Green Closet Facebook group weighed in on a poll about what kind of t-shirt they would rather have and wear (between a tee with a slogan they believed in or a solid colour tee) and 97% said they would want the solid, classic tee with less than 3% opting for the slogan tee.

Slogan tote bags do seem to be used more, but again do we really need more tote bags in the world?

I own one item with a slogan, my “There is no Planet B” bag from Remember Me Green, and for me a slogan bag is more practical and gets way more use than a slogan tee. However it’s also very important to point out that this bag is not another simple cotton tote – it’s a super durable bag made from recycled billboards that I use to go to the gym, beach, or on small trips and I got it knowing it will last me years, likely decades! The same cannot be said of most fabric shopping totes.

"There is no Planet B" slogan bag

Is this really an effective way to support a cause?

In my experience and from chatting with others, a great, plain classic tee is a go-to wardrobe staple, while anything with a slogan tends to gather dust in the closet, or becomes a pj or gym shirt.

I also have seen brands that definitely aren’t producing their environmental or social justice slogan t-shirts and totes as sustainably and ethically as they could be, they’re basically buying pre-made items and printing on them. If you’re trying to support a cause, making sure your product is as sustainable and ethical as possible should be a top priority.

A better option

Forget the slogan and focus on making stylish, wearable, inclusive, and long-lasting garments as sustainably and ethically as you can. They will get way more wear/use which reduces their environmental impact and people will still want to talk about and share the cool conscious fashion they have, they don’t need it printed across their chest. Plus you can also still have a charity element to your product without a slogan.


What do you think?

Do you love wearing slogan tees? Do they collect dust in your closet? I’d love to know your thoughts on this topic and if they’re something you think conscious brands should keep making!

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Eco/Ethical Textiles & Yarns

Making your own clothing is already a lot more sustainable and ethical than buying new, but it’s even better to source conscious materials if you can!

For all you sewers and DIYers, this roundup is a list of places where you can find sustainable and ethnically-made fabrics, yarns, dyes and other materials for your projects!

(please note: some affiliate links are used in this roundup)
Sustainable and Ethical Fabrics

Fabric Suppliers

BULK HEMP WAREHOUSE (USA) – Sells a variety of hemp products include fabrics.

DELYLA (Canada) – sustainable knits made in Canada.

ELVELYCKAN DESIGN (Sweden) – GOTS certified organic cotton fabrics, design their own prints.

FAB SCRAP (USA) – reclaimed and deadstock fabrics. I also have a video where I visited them in NYC.

FIL & TIC (France) – Mostly organic fabrics, some unique prints.

GAIA CONCEPTIONS (USA) – Undyed and some naturally dyed knit fabrics.

GEORGETTE (Belgium) – Organic, recycled, and other sustainable fabrics + patterns.

LEBENSKLEIDUNG (Germany) – Large variety of organic and sustainable materials.

LILLESTOFF (Germany) – GOTS certified cotton fabrics, many different prints.

MATCHPOINT FABRIC (Canada) – Deadstock fabric and eco-friendly staples.

MERCHANT & MILLS (UK) – “Slow fashion”, quality-focused sewing supplies and some sustainable fabrics.

OFFSET WAREHOUSE (UK) – Fabrics for all kinds of different clothing craft and interior projects, including unique sustainable fabrics like pineapple, banana silk, and recycled/remnant fabrics.

ORGANIC COTTON PLUS (USA) – GOTS certified fabric retailer with a variety of organic fabrics. Especially good for undyed and colourgrown cotton materials.

RAWGANIQUE (USA + Canada) – organic cotton, linen, and hemp fabrics.

SIEBENBLAU (Germany) – Variety of mostly organic fabrics.

SIMPLIFI (USA + Canada) – Good variety of sustainable fabrics, some unique prints.

TRUECOLOURS TEXTILES (The Netherlands) – Organic, naturally dyed, and handwoven fabrics as well as peace silk.

Sustainable and Ethical Knitting Yarns

Knitting Yarns

DARN GOOD YARN (USA) – Unique selection of yarns including fabric yarn from recycled saris.

GARTHENOR (UK) – Organic wool yarns in both natural and dyed colours.

IZZY LANE (UK) – Wool yarns from their rescued sheep.

NATURAL RECYCLED YARN (USA) – Etsy store with reclaimed and recycled natural-fibre yarns.

ORGANIC COTTON PLUS (USA) – This organic fabric retailer also has a collection of organic yarns and naturally-dyed wool.

ROSY GREEN WOOL (Germany) – GOTS certified organic merino wool.

VEGAN YARN (Canada) – hand-dyed, sustainable, vegan yarns.

WOOL & THE GANG (USA & UK)- some (not all) recycled and sustainable yarns and knitting kits.

Indigo Shibori

Natural Dyes

These stores have a great selection of natural dye materials as well as helpful instructions on how to use them.

MAIWA (Canada)

WILD COLOURS (UK)



I hope this is helpful for your projects and I will try to update this list if I find other stores/brands. 🙂

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Must-Have Versatile Garments

I love versatile clothing! Especially with a capsule wardrobe, having pieces that can be worn different ways gives you a lot more options for outfits and styling. I’ve found having a capsule wardrobe has helped me become a lot more creative with how I wear my clothes and playing around with styling them.

These are my favourite versatile types of garments – I think I’ll always have some version of these styles in my my wardrobe. It’s awesome not only how they can be dressed up or down, but also how they can be worn in different ways.

This post is in collaboration with one of my favourite brands, MATTER, and features some of their beautiful, artisan-made, versatile pieces. When designing they focus on function and timelessness so many of their pieces are adaptable and can be styled in numerous different looks.


The Jumpsuit

I love how easy it is to throw on a jumpsuit and look really put-together with minimal effort. It’s a go-to piece for me when travelling because of how versatile it is. I’ve been able to wear it with heels to formal events and with sneakers casually. I’ve even been able to layer it for colder weather.

MATTER’s classic jumpsuit has been a staple in my wardrobe for years and to add to it’s versatility, it’s even been wearable through my pregnancy so far thanks to the clever adjustable waist.


The Tee Dress

A simple tee dress is a staple in my wardrobe. I love that it can be worn casually or dressed up with accessories like a belt, shoes, and jewellery. It’s light and easy to layer over, and because of the loose, simple cut it can be tied or gathered in different ways for different looks.

Here’s a clip from an older video on versatile clothes of just a few different ways I wear my tee dress:


The Scarf/Wrap

Maybe the ultimate versatile piece, because not only can it be worn many different ways, but a simple rectangle of fabric can also be used as a blanket, tied into a bag, used for cover/shade, and more.

I love this printed travel wrap/scarf from MATTER and as an extra versatility bonus – it’s even reversible!


The Shirt Dress

Another easy piece which can be worn as a dress, top, or layer. I love playing around with tying it up, or leaving it open.

It’s also been another great “maternity friendly” piece, although it’s getting pretty tight this late into my pregnancy.

MATTER also has some really beautiful shirt dresses in their artisan fabrics!

Matter Prints Shirt Dresses


The Matching Set

Finally I got really into wearing a set of matching separates from MATTER before I was pregnant and can’t wait to pull them out of my closet again. You can get a jumpsuit look, but also wear the pieces separately. I even have a video about different ways you can wear a matching set!

I’d love to know what your favourite versatile garment is!

You can also check out the video I did with MATTER on cultural appreciation vs. appropriation and check out their artisan-made garments. They’re a brand doing amazing work and making beautiful, functional clothes that I’m really proud to be an ambassador for. 😊

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Benefits of Slowing Down

Daily life is increasingly fast-paced with more work and life demands plus the mental energy it takes being always connected through our phones and social media. Additionally consumption has sped up and we’ve been seeing an increase in cheap, disposable products over quality and craftsmanship. I don’t think this speed is physically, mentally, or financially healthy and also puts more pressure on our planet and resources.

For years I’ve been working on slowing down different aspects of life, from the food I eat, to my wardrobe, to how I spend my time. Sometimes I’m great at being mindful and intentional, sometimes it’s a challenge, but it’s still been one of the best things I’ve done.

This post is in collaboration with Son de Flor who creates beautiful, timeless, slow fashion linen garments. Their wrap dress is featured in the photos.

Linen wrap dress from Son de Flor


Slow Food

The slow movement really began and grew legs through food. People started realising processed, packaged, and fast food, while convenient, doesn’t nourish our bodies or minds in the same way. I think food has a beautiful ability to connect us to the environment and cultures we live in, and to the people around us through sharing meals.

The benefits of slowing down - making food from scratch

My approach to slowing down food is to cook meals from scratch whenever possible and try to source whole, healthy ingredients, especially local and organic when I can. For me a perfect evening is cooking dinner together with my husband or friends and sharing the meal together, chatting over drinks into the evening.

The benefits of slowing down - baking chai-spiced banana bread/cake
Spiced banana bread/cake

Slowing down my approach to food not only means we eat healthier and more sustainably but I also get a lot of enjoyment and accomplishment from cooking, trying new recipes, learning new skills, and making something delicious for myself and others.


Slow Fashion

This is the area I focus on most with My Green Closet and honestly, slowing down my wardrobe and changing my fast fashion shopping habits has really changed my life. Our clothing has such a far reaching environmental and social impact, from the materials used, to the workers who make the textiles and cut and sew the clothes, to the wearer and how the garment is cared for and disposed of.

Linen wrap dress from Son de Flor with Alice + Whittles rubber boots and Swedish Stockings socks

Having clothing that you love and can wear for years not only greatly reduces the environmental and ethical impacts of your wardrobe, but can also help you develop your personal style and find more joy and contentment with your clothing. This is in direct opposition to fast fashion which is built upon constantly shopping and disposing of clothes and therefore needs you to always want more and newer pieces. I have an ebook/workbook all about quitting fast fashion and slowing down your wardrobe if you’d like some guidance with that process.

Son de Flor is a great example of a brand who takes a slow fashion approach to their garments. They have a season-less collection with all the pieces designed to be timeless classics. Their garments are made from locally sourced linen, which is one of the most sustainable fibres, (I’ve talked before about how much I love linen) and are Oeko-Tex certified as well to ensure no harmful chemicals or dyes were used. Their production all happens in the EU, with many garments made-to-order (which reduces waste), and they ship everything without plastic packaging.

Linen wrap dress from Son de Flor

I love their dresses and this linen wrap dress is a romantic style that I’m sure will become a wardrobe staple for me. It’s been comfortable and easy for pregnancy, and I expect the wrap style will also be very helpful for easy nursing when the baby arrives. They also have other really gorgeous dress styles to check out!


Slow Living

Slowing down your life and how you spend your time can be amazing for stress-relief, mental clarity, physical health, happiness, and so much more.

Studies have found that trying to do too much at once not only means you give less attention to each task but can also increase stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue. On the other side “mono-tasking” (focusing on one thing at a time) helps us not only perform our tasks better but is also better for our mental health. Being mindful about what we’re doing with our time can be challenging with such fast-paced lifestyles, but the benefits definitely make it worth the effort.

It’s important to make time for things you enjoy (and try to do them without distractions). We all need time for relaxation, self-care, and to “recharge” – it’s helpful to plan that time into your day or week instead of putting it on the back burner.

Slowing down and reading

The things I personally find most beneficial for a mental break from work and daily life are going for a walk, reading, or doing a creative project. Even if it’s just for 15-20 minutes, it can really help.

I also think it’s incredibly valuable to your relationships to plan time with your partner or family/friends – ideally turning those phones and distractions off and just enjoying each other’s company.

The benefits of slowing down

We have also experienced amazing benefits from slow travel – really spending time and experiencing a place instead of zipping from sight to sight and trying to do as much as possible. It has made our travels so much more relaxing, enriching, and memorable.

Finally pregnancy has been a big lesson in slowing down for me, as my pregnancy progresses simple things have become harder and more tiring forcing me to slow down. I’m trying to mentally prepare for when the baby comes and we have way less time than we currently do, but I still want to try my best to slow down and enjoy all the moments.

Linen wrap dress from Son de Flor


No matter how chaotic your life is, even incorporating small moments of mindfulness and trying to slow down where possible can be beneficial. From what we consume, to how we spend our time, there are so many areas where slowing down not only positively impacts our personal lives but can also positively impact our relationships, community, and planet.

I’d love to know in the comments if there are things you’re working on slowing down and being more mindful of!

Huge thanks to Son de Flor for partnering with me on this post. You can check out their beautiful linen, slow fashion pieces here! Also see how other people style their Son de Flor garments or share your own with #MySondeFlor

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10 Eco & Ethical Underwear Brands

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Since my post about sustainable bras I’ve been getting questions about good places to get bottoms as well, so here’s my roundup of sustainable and consciously made underwear!

As with all the roundups I try to have a mix of North American, European and Australian brands.

(please note: some affiliate links are used in this roundup)

WAMA

Did you know hemp is one of the most sustainable fibres? It not only requires very little water but also doesn’t need harsh herbicides, grows very densely so takes up less land, and returns a lot of nutrients to the soil.

WAMA’s underwear is made from a blend of hemp, organic cotton, and a little spandex and comes in a couple classic cuts.

Eco & ethical underwear roundup - WAMA hemp briefs

Their underwear is super comfy and durable – WAMA’s boxer briefs are my husband’s favourite pair of underwear (and my go-to gift for him).

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women’s and men’s briefs
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, consciously made in China, vegan brand
Size Range: XS – 2XL (women), S – 3XL (men)
Ordering: Based in USA, ships international


Knickey

Super comfy organic cotton undies. Knickey has 4 classic cuts in a nice palette of neutrals plus some limited edition colours. They also have the credentials to back up their conscious commitment, with GOTS, Oeko-Tex, and Fair Trade certifications.

Eco & ethical underwear roundup - Knickey organic cotton undies

-The Breakdown-
Great for: classic, comfy briefs and thong
Conscious Highlights: organic cotton, GOTS certified, Oeko-Tex certified, Fair Trade certified, use sustainable packaging, take-back recycling program
Size Range: XS – XL
Ordering: Based in USA, ships to America and Canada


Comazo | earth

My favourite brand to get underwear from while I was living in Germany – Comazo’s earth collection is made from organic cotton and is GOTS and Fair Trade certified. They have a good range of cuts in a variety of colours.

The also have an earth collection for men and organic products for children.

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Colourful styles for women and men
Conscious Highlights: organic cotton, GOTS certified, Fair Trade certified
Size Range: 36 – 48
Ordering: Based in Germany, ships to some EU countries


Woron

Soft, minimalist briefs made from Lenzing modal and organic cotton. Woron is a Danish brand that focuses on sustainable essentials.

Eco & ethical underwear roundup - Woron modal briefs

-The Breakdown-
Great for: soft, simple briefs
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, Oeko-Tex certified, consciously made in Hungary and India, vegan brand
Size Range: XS – XL
Ordering: Based in Denmark, ships to Europe, America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand


Lara Intimates

I had to include Lara Intimates because they are my favourite bra brand, although I haven’t yet tried a pair of their undies. They make sexy mesh styles from surplus fabrics and notions from other lingerie brands and manufacture everything in-house in their London studio.

Eco & ethical underwear roundup - Lara Intimates mesh briefs

-The Breakdown-
Great for:
Sexy mesh briefs and thongs
Conscious Highlights: reclaimed materials, made in-house, made-to-order, zero fabric waste, body-inclusive models
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: based in UK, ships international


Boody

A great accessible option with many retailers around the world. Boody’s underwear is made from certified bamboo that is sustainably farmed. Their products are produced in WRAP certified factories.

-The Breakdown-
Great for:
classic styles in neutral colours
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, Ecocert certified, Oeko-Tex certified, FSC certified, WRAP certified, vegan brand
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: initially based in Australia but now with many branches internationally


Organic Basics

Also included in my bra round-up, Organic Basics has a great selection of bottom styles made from sustainable materials.

-The Breakdown-
Great for
: classic cut briefs and thongs
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, GOTS certified organic cotton, certified factories (check out the various certifications each factory has here)
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: based in Denmark, ships international


HARA

Hara has a beautiful selection of colourful undies made from naturally-dyed bamboo. Their products are all made in Australia.

-The Breakdown-
Great for
: naturally dyed briefs and thongs
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, natural dyes, Oeko-Tex certified fabrics, consciously made in Australia
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: based in Australia, ships international


Thunderpants

We have a lot of classic and neutral styles on this list so I wanted to include Thunderpants for those that love fun prints! Thunderpants started as a New Zealand based brand but now also has an off-shoot in America. They use organic cotton and they manufacture locally in both the US and NZ.

-The Breakdown-
Great for
: fun prints and full-coverage styles
Conscious Highlights: organic cotton, made locally
Size range: XS – L
Ordering: based in USA or New Zealand, ships international


Chakra Intimates

Underwear with energizing and balancing gemstones sewn at key chakra (energy) centers – pretty cool idea and very pretty pieces!

Chakra Intimates uses Lenzing modal as the primary fabric for their underwear and makes everything locally in LA.

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Lace styles with gemstones
Conscious Highlights: made from sustainable materials, locally sourced fabrics, made in LA
Size Range: S – L
Ordering: Based in USA, ships international


One-Stop Shop

Azura Bay has a great selection of various conscious underwear brands.

🍁 Shopping from Canada? You can order WAMA, Organic Basics, and more conscious brands from Azura Bay.

They also have a US store where you can get non-American brands like Organic Basics without having to pay duties.



Also check out my bra round-up! Many of the brands featured have bottoms as well. 🙂

Are there any eco undies I missed that you love?

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*Any photos not of me are from the brand’s website.

How Quality Saves you Money

Since trying to live more sustainably and consciously I’ve had to re-learn the way I view price and budgets. Before I would go with whatever the lower-priced option was but now I’ve learned that it’s not always actually cheaper.

This post is in collaboration with BuyMeOnce who has an incredible, curated selection of products which have been vetted and researched for their durability and longevity.

When you factor in the longevity and cost-per-use of products, prices start to look very different. For example a relative recently mentioned that they have to replace their non-stick cooking pans about every 3-4 years; they typically pay around $45 CAD for a decent-quality pan. Comparatively we’re looking at investing in a Finex cast-iron skillet (which is recommended by BuyMeOnce). The 12″ size comes to about $265 Canadian which is significantly more, however the skillets also come with a lifetime guarantee (and are ethically made!). If we use the pan for the next 30+ years we’ve paid $265 meanwhile my relative has paid more than $385 replacing their cooking pans and about 8 pans have ended up in the landfill (most non-stick cookware isn’t recyclable). Plus if we look at the greater environmental impact, those 8 pans also used significantly more energy, chemicals, and resources to produce.

Cast iron Finex skillet with a lifetime guarantee
This gorgeous cast iron skillet has a lifetime guarantee

Can everyone just drop hundreds on a pan? Definitely not, and it’s a decision we’re really weighing in our budget, however there’s no denying it’s a better “deal” long-term.

I think with investment purchases you have to focus on the areas and items you use most. We really enjoy cooking meals at home and do it basically every day, so cookware is something we prioritise investing in. While someone who doesn’t cook much wouldn’t see the same value in cookware and might want to invest in a different area.

For a less-drastic price point, let’s look at my favourite topic, clothing. I know quite a few people who replace basics, like a black tank, about 3 times a year. Often because the garment has quickly become misshapen, the fabric is wearing out, or the colour has faded, and as I recently experienced poor quality clothing can very quickly deteriorate and become unusable. Now proper clothing care is also extremely important with helping clothing last, however you need good quality fabric and construction to get longevity from your wardrobe.

Comparing a few different fast fashion brands, a basic cotton tank seems to sell for about $6. On the other hand, BuyMeOnce recommends a tank which costs $38. I’ve found a good-quality tee/tank can last at least 3-4 years with proper care. So to break down the cost: for about 3 years the good-quality tank costs $38 but for the person who replaces their tank around 3 times a year they’d need to buy 9 of them which would cost $54. It not only is more money but also a lot more time spent shopping for those tanks. From an eco/ethical perspective the cheap tanks are also a lot more damaging since more resources, energy for both manufacturing and shipping, and labour (likely at unfair wages) went into producing all those shirts, and then there’s all the textile waste after.

I’ve had this tank for over 3 years and it’s still holding up well and fits great with good spandex retention.

It’s important to note though that avoiding heat – washing with cold water and air-drying – drastically increases the life of your clothes because heat breaks down spandex and the fibres very quickly, as well as causes fading. So even with high-quality clothing, you still need to care for them so they can last a long time.

Paying a bit more for high-quality products, like a spatula, can save you money long-term.
My GIR spatula which I found through BMO comes with a lifetime guarantee!

It can mentally be very difficult to pay more for something. As I talk about in my psychology of shopping video, our brains weigh pleasure and pain when it comes to making a purchase – paying more means more “pain”, while feeling like we’re getting a good deal gives us extra dopamine. So intentionally paying more for a product is hard for our brains which is why we need to think of it as a long-term investment.

Money and budgets are always difficult with sustainability because high-quality and consciously made products do often cost more (although you can also find amazing quality products secondhand at very affordable prices). There is a lot of privilege involved in being able to spend more on better quality items, and it’s not something everyone can do. However if you have even a small budget to work with, focus on the areas where you’ll get the most benefit from investing in a better product – these are likely the things you use regularly and/or the items you have to replace most often. Focusing on these areas will give you the greatest impact with your budget and cost-per-use benefit of a better quality product.

I’d love to hear what things are most worth investing in for you!

Be sure to check out BuyMeOnce to find durable and long-lasting products for all areas of your life.

Also you can read more about how to identify good vs. poor quality products.

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12 Eco & Ethical Swim Brands

We’re getting into summer so it’s time to hit the pool or beach in some sustainable swimwear! 👙🏖

When it comes to swimwear, synthetic fabrics are actually a pro since they don’t retain as much water and dry a lot faster. For more sustainable swimwear, typically the best route is to look for recycled materials so at least no new resources were used to make it and existing materials like fishing nets and bottles are being repurposed.

As with all the roundups I try to have a mix of North American, European, and Australian brands.

(please note: some affiliate links are used in this roundup)

Hackwith Design House

HDH does it all with their clothing, swim, basics and intimates lines. Their swim collection is all made in-house at their studio in Minnesota from recycled polyester. Many of their styles are also available in plus size!

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Hackwith Design House (recycled materials, made in USA)
HDH’s versatile wrap top can be worn 3 different ways!

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Solid colours in unique and versatile cuts
Conscious Highlights: Recycled materials, made in-house, made-to-order, plus size, made in America
Size Range: XS – +4.5
Ordering: Based in USA, ships international


UND

An Italian brand with sleek cuts and mesh details. UND uses a recycled plastic lycra for the main parts of their suits, their suppliers are all part of an energy efficiency program, and they manufacture everything in Italy.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - UND (recycled materials, made in Italy)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Minimal styles with see-through accents
Conscious Highlights: Recycled and Oeko-Tex certified materials, seasonless design, made in Italy
Size Range: S – L
Ordering: Based in Italy, ships international


Saltwater Collective

This Canadian brand uses Econyl® for their swimwear which is made from recycled nylon, regenerated from fishing nets, and plastic waste. Saltwater Collective‘s one and two-piece suits are all made locally in Toronto.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Saltwater Collective (recycled materials, made in Canada)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Simple, classic cuts in both bright and neutral colours
Conscious Highlights: Recycled materials, made in Canada
Size Range: XS – XL
Ordering: Based in Canada, ships to some international countries


Anek.

Also featured in our sustainable bra round-up, Anek. is a brand that really believes in recycling. Their swimwear is made either in their Berlin studio or Polish factory from Econyl® recycled nylon and any detail materials and elastics are sourced from factory leftovers and deadstock.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Anek. (recycled materials, made in Europe)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Classic colours with cute cut-outs and strap details
Conscious Highlights: Recycled materials, made in Germany or Poland
Size Range: XS – XL
Ordering: Based in Germany, ships international


Elle Evans

Elle Evans is an Australian brand who was also featured in our sustainable activewear roundup. They have a mix of fun prints and solids in recycled nylon, and all swimsuits are made to order (mostly by Elle herself!) in their in-house studio.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Elle Evans (recycled materials, made in Australia)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Colourful prints & sexy cuts
Conscious Highlights: Recycled materials, made-to-order, zero fabric waste, made in-house, made in Australia
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: Based in Australia, ships international


Jessica Rey

For those looking for fuller coverage or more modest swimwear, Jessica Rey has a great selection of feminine and retro-inspired styles. Their swimwear is all made in a fair-wage factory in LA from recycled nylon.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Jessica Rey (recycled materials, made in America)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Fuller-coverage suits and retro cuts
Conscious Highlights: recycled materials, made in America
Size Range: XS – 1X
Ordering: based in US, ships international


Reset Priority

This Barcelona-based brand has a collection of colourful and unique swim styles. Some of Reset Priority‘s suits are made from recycled nylon, and they use OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified fabrics, as well Xtra Life Lycra® which prolongs the life of the garment.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Reset Priority (recycled materials, made in Spain & Italy)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Unique cuts, details, and prints
Conscious Highlights: some recycled and certified materials, made in Spain and Italy
Size Range: XS – XL
Ordering: Based in Spain, ships international


Nettle’s Tale

I first heard about Nettle’s Tale years ago when they were crowdfunding to launch the brand and loved their celebration of body-diversity. They take fit very seriously and all their suits are locally made in Vancouver from recycled polyester, plus the sale of each swimsuit donates 10% to a select charity.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Nettle's Tale (recycled materials, body inclusive, made in Canada)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Cuts designed to fit and flatter many body types
Conscious Highlights: Recycled materials, gives back, plus size, made in Canada
Size Range: XS – 2X
Ordering: Based in Canada, ships international


Shapes in the Sand

This Australian brand makes staple swim styles in their own prints. Shapes in the Sand uses Econyl® recycled nylon, takes a zero waste approach to their fabric cutting, uses plastic-free hygiene liners, and manufactures everything in Australia.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Shapes in the Sand (recycled materials, made in Australia)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Unique prints in classic cuts
Conscious Highlights: Recycled materials, zero fabric waste, made in Australia
Size Range: AU/UK 6-14
Ordering: Based in Australia, ships international


Margaret and Hermione

A playful swimwear brand from Austria, Margaret and Hermione makes their swimsuits from recycled nylon with their own prints. They use recycled and sustainable materials for all their packaging and tags and their suits are all made in Croatia.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - Margaret and Hermione (recycled materials, made in Europe)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: minimalist styles and artistic prints
Conscious Highlights: recycled materials, sustainable packaging, made in Europe
Size Range: 34 – 42
Ordering: Based in Austria, ships international


BOLD Swim

BOLD Swim has sexy and classic styles (some in plus size as well!). I wanted to include them in particular though because unlike the other brands who use recycled materials, they actually make their suits from a special “biodegradable” nylon fabric called Amni Soul Eco®. Like with most proprietary fabrics it’s very difficult to get more information about how exactly it works so I am always a bit skeptical but the brand claims it will biodegrade in landfills.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - BOLD Swim (biodegradable materials, body inclusive, made in Brazil)

-The Breakdown-
Great for: solid colour swimsuits in brights and neutrals
Conscious Highlights: biodegradable materials, plus size, sourced and made in Brazil
Size Range: S – 3X
Ordering: based in USA, ships international


My Swimsuit

Since I’ve been pregnant, swimming has become my new favourite activity – the weightlessness feels amazing plus it’s a great full-body workout! I didn’t want to get a maternity swimsuit since I wanted something that would last, and the bottoms I had still fit (they’re both from Underprotection and one I got through Azura Bay). However the top I had wasn’t adjustable so I needed to get a new one and found this great reversible one from June’s eco collection with MEC.

Eco & Ethical Swimwear - June Swimwear X MEC (recycled materials, made in Canada)

June x MEC

June Swimwear is a Canadian company that makes their swimsuits locally in Montreal. Their collection mainly uses conventional fabrics although their recent collaboration with outdoor brand MEC now uses recycled materials which is awesome to see and something I hope they will continue.

-The Breakdown-
Great for: simple cuts and surf-friendly styles in colourful prints and solids
Conscious Highlights: recycled materials (MEC collaboration), made in Canada
Size Range: S – XL
Ordering: based in Canada, ships international

Remember Me Green - beach totes and bags made from recycled NYC billboards

I also want to give a shout-out to Remember Me Green who gifted me this eco-friendly beach tote which has been the perfect bag for the pool, picnics, and everyday use! I previously used a cotton tote but especially with swimming more regularly it was always getting wet and dirty. RMG’s bags are all made from recycled NYC billboard materials so they’re not only sustainable but also water-resistant, easy to clean, and durable.

Hope you have a beautiful summer! 🌞

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