5 Kick-Ass Canadian Ethical Kids Brands That You Need To Check Out NOW!

Never has there been a time that makes me so glad and thankful to be a Canadian. This past Canada Day was an emotional time for most Canadians, considering what is going on in the world. Looking at my social media feeds proves that fact.

Some may consider this surge of huge love for our country relatively new. We have been known as the “sit on the fence”, “I’m sorry”, “don’t rock the boat” country. Everybody loves Canadians. They are so easy-going! So polite! As a seasoned traveller, I have enjoyed that love. On the flip side, along with that love, I certainly have received criticism for our apathetic behaviour during hostile times. But, in the last few years, there has been a steady stream of voices that increase in volume and in strength as our so-called easy-going population rail against the injustices (tearing children from their families? Really?), the idiocies (yeah, we know what I’m talkin’ about here) and the inhumane acts (ditto) that continue to rise. Well, I’m one Canadian who doesn’t want to be loved anymore. I want to rock the boat. I’ve never been on the fence, and I want all of us to walk the talk.

It’s clear what I post about. I love supporting the world in their efforts to make it a better place for our children. I write about people who are doing just that, by providing the littles and us with ethically, eco-friendly, sustainable products, services and fashion in ways that is saving our planet and changing the world. I have featured nearly a hundred Canadian change-makers and the list keeps growing. This new series is a focus on my dear fellow Canadians and how with their unique talent, beliefs and tenacity is proving us off that fence into stormy waters, and most importantly with never an apology again. We will continue to bring it and we are especially done with the bullshit.


SLATE AND PEARL

Who they are: 

Slate and Pearl is a high-quality clothing brand with a focus on providing luxury inspired basics. Their first collection includes timeless pieces with a fresh colour palette. They create simple designs with clean finishes that are classic and comfortable to wear.

Why we love them: 

Since they started sketching their first pieces back in 2017, they have stayed true to the idea of responsible and sustainable production. All of their garments are produced  in Toronto, Canada. From the production of high-quality fabrics to the sewing of the final garment, everything is done by local artisans and craftsmen who are passionate about their work.

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K’PURE NATURALS

Who they are:

At  K’pure Naturals, their mission is to share their love and passion for all-natural, non-toxic and cruelty-free products with everyone. They believe that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body, and that all natural can be just as effective, if not more effective, than the usual commercially produced products.

Why we love them: 

Not only do they offer perfect little gift packs for teachers, friends, family and baby, all of their products are cruelty-free! They only use the highest quality, non-toxic and natural ingredients. Their essential oils are pure and certified organic. And don’t even get me started with their whipped body butter and all natural deodorant! Psst! While writing this, I just couldn’t resist. Made myself a little order of delights!

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TIMBERCHILD

 

Who they are:

Born of a desire to create for their family a toxic free environment by respecting nature and their surroundings, Kisha and James were compelled to not just create products for their family, but offer them to the world and we are so glad that they did.

Why we love them:

All their plates and lifestyle products are made from sustainable Canadian Maple Wood, have been made without glue, PVC, melamine, mineral oil or toxic finishes, and are cured in food grade organic Hemp seed Oil and Okanagan Beeswax. By creating these natural lifestyle products, it has also been their way of doing their part to reduce waste.

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JUNE ISLE CLOTHIER

 

Who they are: 

This “giving back” company strive to provide children’s fashions that are ethical and affordable. Their products are locally made in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, using organic, high quality, natural fibers. They specialize in organic cottons, as well as hemp and linen fabric blends. At June Isle’s core is the intention to ethically source and produce garments that respect both humans and the planet.

Why we love them: 

They are passionate about traceability, sustainability, ethical practice as well as ensuring that giving back is built into the company’s DNA. A portion of the company’s profit is given to an NPO that assists women in breaking free from many forms of slavery.

They value the art of simplicity and integrity; the concept that less is more, and that buying with intention and integrity is possible. They make clothes you can feel good about! And oh my goodness! They now create lovely classics for us mamas! Sitting in my romper, as we speak! Love, love, love!

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CUDDLE + KIND

Who they are: 

Jennifer and Derek Woodgate and their 3 children are a Canadian family on a mission to help feed children. With a background in health, Jennifer and Derek recognized the crucial role that nutrition plays in a child’s development.

As parents, they believed all children should have enough food to eat and the opportunity to thrive, so when they saw a documentary on the devastating impact of childhood hunger on millions of children around the world, it inspired them to help. On that day, they decided to start Cuddle + Kind, a company whose purpose was to help improve the lives of children and to make a difference. It’s so simple, so powerful, and so inspiring:

For every ethically produced, hand-knit doll sold, they provide 10 meals to children in need.

Why we love them: 

Like curing world hunger isn’t enough, Cuddle+Kind dolls are made with natural, high-quality cotton because it’s important  that they’re safe, and they are lovingly handcrafted by incredible women artisans in Peru, providing them with a sustainable, fair trade income.

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