Local strategies for a better world


A list of Stratford retailers who stock clothing that has a claim to be ethical and sustainable. Information about the clothing industry is chaotic and changes quickly.  The best way to check on clothing on your own is to use the free app, Good on You (iOS and Android). My resources are at the bottom of this page.

This list is not complete. Last update: December 9, 2017. If you know of a retail store that belongs here, please let me know

Women’s Clothing

Cora’s and Cora Couture

Ancora (Made in Poland) Natural fabrics.

Angela Mara (made in Italy) Natural fabrics

Aurea Vita (Fabric and clothing made in Europe) Natural fabrics

Flax (Made in Lithuania) Natural fabrics.

Kinna Sohna

Kinna Sohna has a face-to-face relationship with its suppliers, many of whom are family firms. Natural fibres, many handcrafted items, some with organic dyes. See this page for more information.


Miik: GoY rated “good.” 100% Canadian made, sustainable fabric. Long lasting products. Milled, dyed, designed, sewn in Toronto.

Fig: Mostly Canadian made.

Esprit: GoY rated “it’s a start”. Mixed environmental rating. Labour rating is “good.”

Eileen Fisher: GoY rated “it’s a start”. Positive marks for good labour policies, but criticized for not taking adequate steps to eliminate hazardous chemicals in their supply chain. Eco-friendly materials, but in low proportion.

Smart Wool:  GoY rated “it’s a start” for labour practices. Rated “good” for environment and animal rights.


Ethical Fashion Forum Database

Ethical Fashion Directory: Fair Trade Index (The Guardian)

Fashion Transparency Index, 2017 (Fashion Revolution)

Good on You: Fashion Without Harm

Greenpeace Detox Catwalk

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