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Vegan Leather Boomin’

It was called “pleather” when Michael Jackson donned plasticky, synthetic leather in his early moonwalking days. It became famous for clothing rock stars and club kids in the 1980s. Now it’s back with a new target audience and a new, appropriately hip name: vegan leather. And it’s a hit. Demand for guilt-free faux animal hides […]

Local Mother’s Day

Show your Momma some love by shopping local this Mother’s Day.  By shifting just a portion of your spending, you can help create more jobs, a stronger economy and build a better community here in Toronto.  So take a short peruse through these charming Mother’s Day gifts from our favorite Toronto Etsy Shops. Local Father-Daughter […]

Upcyclin’ Inmates

When it comes to sustainable clothing, Eastern European prisons are hardly the first to come to mind.  But that assumption has been proven wrong by Heavy Eco, an eco-conscious and socially progressive fashion label that sells products designed and made by inmates in Estonian prisons. Bags, iPad and computer sleeves and wallets are made from discarded […]