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Current brand crush: Hailey Gerrits

Current brand crush: Hailey Gerrits

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I place extreme respect, love, and care on any jewellery that I welcome into my life. I see jewellery as an heirloom, as a piece of your own self that will get handed down to […]

Current Brand Crush: Free Label

Current Brand Crush: Free Label

I first heard of Free Label through Morgan Hamel’s @thegarmentlife, when one of their pieces was included in a virtual “pop-up” – which is essentially a week that highlights a few amazing ethical brands. The pop-ups offer limited discount codes, showcases the pieces on real […]

Building an Ethical Workwear Wardrobe

Building an Ethical Workwear Wardrobe

Finding your personal style can be hard enough, without the extra limitations of a work dress code. If you’ve started shopping ethically, you also know there’s an extra layer of economic complications. When I first started my career, I remember dressing the way I thought I […]

Q&A with Matter Prints

Q&A with Matter Prints

I’ve been a longtime follower (and customer) of Matter Prints. Back when I did market research in the social enterprise industry, I stumbled upon their brand, loved that they worked directly with the experts who handloom garments, and a few days later I purchased a […]

The sustainable denim inventory

The sustainable denim inventory

Over the past year, my denim collection has gone through an overhaul. At first, I was determined to wear the jeans I already owned to the ground. But as I started to shop consciously, I realized that the reason I was having such a hard […]

How to naturally care for your boots

How to naturally care for your boots

You asked, here it is! Okay, we all know the struggle: buy beautiful boots, wear them for a season, live through the awful salt stains, put them in the closet and forget about them – until next fall when you realize they’re too far gone […]

Building the basics: Ethical staples for every day

Building the basics: Ethical staples for every day

I discovered Kotn because I was doing competitive research. We were interested on how other ethical Canadian companies were navigating the discount-heavy season of Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Everlane, TOMS, all the regulars. And then out of the woodwork came Kotn: giving 100% of profits during […]

A week of outfits with Brass Clothing

A week of outfits with Brass Clothing

I have been SO excited for this week of making outfits from 3 core pieces in Brass Clothing’s Fundamentals collection. I have a mission of brightening up my winter wardrobe. And it’s been a long time coming! Given the choice, black and grey are my […]

Why I’ll proudly wear a garment made in China.

Why I’ll proudly wear a garment made in China.

This story starts a while ago. Way back, I got a lovely note from Brass Clothing, asking me if I wanted to partner up. I hadn’t heard about them before, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure it was the right fit at first. Don’t […]

Fall 10×10 – outerwear & accessories edition

Fall 10×10 – outerwear & accessories edition

I feel like by this time around, I was comfortable nailing 10 outfits out of my more simplified garments. It’s been easier to throw things together now that I’ve embraced my natural inclination towards easy, tonal clothes.   But there are a few things I […]