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
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 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.
Fig: Mostly Canadian made.
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.
Ethical Fashion Directory: Fair Trade Index (The Guardian)
Fashion Transparency Index, 2017 (Fashion Revolution)