Canada

Wallis Evera's Hemp Dresses Are Ready for Their Corner-Office Closeup

Photos by Vairdy Photography When it comes to conquering the boardroom, clothes maketh the woman. Get your #cornerofficegoals started with Wallis Evera, an online-only collection of…

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Hold the Phone, Matt & Nat Just Launched Vegan Shoes

Hold the phone and shut the door: Matt & Nat now sells shoes. (That squee of delight you heard was us, #sorrynotsorry) Featuring the same ethically sourced, animal-friendly…

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Mammoth Outerwear Gives Canadian-Made Parkas a Cruelty-Free Twist

Mammoth Outerwear is launching a campaign to take the fur out of winter wear. In a new Kickstarter campaign, the clothing company is offering up super-warm jackets that buck the trend…

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Fashion Takes Action Teach Kids to Be Responsible Consumers

Photo by Shutterstock Toronto’s Fashion Takes Action has made a name for itself promoting social and environmental sustainability in the fashion world. The non-profit is gearing up…

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Canadian Thrift Store Makenew Debuts Ethical Fashion Line

Residents of Halifax, Canada, may be familiar with the eclectic design and second-hand store Makenew. But now designer Anna Gilkerson has launched a sustainable collection of her own in…

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Pleats Please Issey Miyake, Native Shoes Debut Cruelty-Free Sneakers

SUMMER KICKS Pleats Please, Miyake’s paean to the grace and simplicity of the pleat, feature permanently pressed garments that conform to the body and adapt to movement while…

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Knit, Crochet a "Wildlife Rescue Nest" for Abandoned Baby Animals

Katie Deline-Ray can’t tell you the number of “nests” she’s knitted or crocheted over the years, but she’s sure it’s a lot. “I stopped counting…

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Pyrrha Expands Line of Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry

VALAR MORGHULIS But while the show—and the books on which it’s based—are fiction, the techniques Pyrrha employs are not. The company uses the traditional art of lost-wax…

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Pyrrha's Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry is Coming

WIN OR DIE “We were thrilled when HBO approached us to create an official Game of Thrones jewelry line,” says Pyrrha designer Wade Papin, who employs the traditional art of lost-wax…

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Canada's Ontario Government Says No to Sweatshop Labor for Clothing

Photo by Paul McKinnon/Shutterstock The Ontario government will be taking a giant step toward sustainability and ethical sourcing, by requiring the companies that make uniforms for…

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Lotus Wonders Makes iPad Cases That Empower Women in Cambodia

The team ensures that the women who make the items are paid “above fair wages”. On top of this, a “Wonder Fund” contributes an additional 20% of earnings to the community in…

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Oprah Draws Criticism for Endorsing Face Cream Made From Foreskins

Glen Callender and his foreskin have a bone to pick with Oprah Winfrey. The founder of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project has launched a protest against Winfrey, for her…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2012 (Vote for Your Fave!)

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2012 (Vote for the Coolest!)

Hankering for more wearable innovations? Lose yourself in our archives

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Real-Life Invisibility Cloak Claims to Make Soldiers Virtually Undetectable

A Canadian camouflage-design company claims to be developing a real-life invisibility cloak that causes its wearer to vanish in plain sight. Likening its “Quantum Stealth”…

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Hagfish Slime Thread: An Unlikely Natural Fiber That Rivals Spider Silk

HAGFISH SLIME THREAD \ˈhag-ˌfish ˈslīm ˈthred \ n 1: The fibrous protein component of the defensive slime of the hagfish (also known as Hyperotreti), an eel-shaped bottom-dwelling…

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Vegan Laptop-Diaper Bag From Matt & Nat (Worth $185!)

How you use the “Raylan Sm” by Matt & Nat is entirely up to you. The cruelty-free carryall is designed for multiple purposes: A padded compartment, lined with 100…

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