- Back Beat Co
About: BKIND is a Montreal based brand that finds its roots in the consciousness of everything surrounding us - This value combined with their passion for natural skincare makes BKIND a company that offers natural products that are effective and of high quality.
Sustainability: BKIND offers all natural beauty and skincare products that are vegan, eco-friendly, and made in Quebec. They use OceanBound Plastic packaging, their tubes are made with plastic found on ocean banks. They also use Eco-Friendly materials such as bamboo.
About: Longtime friends Jennifer and Taylor were called to build something new three years ago that would redefine what it means to live the good life. Troubled by the beauty and wellness industry’s standard ingredients and practices, they launched Cardea AuSet (named after two powerful goddesses) to provide people with super-clean, highly effective products that they never had to feel bad about using. With Cardea Collective, their vision has grown beyond product, providing like-minded creatives with a space for collaboration and community.
Sustainability: All products made from natural ingredients
About: Garbo&Friends is an exclusive Swedish brand designing interior textile products with that little extra thought. Through unique illustrations and high quality materials such as fine wool, cashmere and Portuguese cotton Percale along with beautiful details and colors, Garbo&Friends will take you on a journey of imagination suitable for both tiny as well as tall.
Sustainability: Garbo&Friends product is made to last. They are not fans of Fast-Fashion, and create products of high quality to encourage a "less waste" mindset where products are used over and over again, passed down to family, friends, and future generations.
About: Golden Hour is a female founded, local Toronto, 100% Mulberry Silk Face Mask brand. They provide reusable luxury silk face masks that are comfortable, breathable, and beautiful. Perfect for dressing up your wedding attire or dressing up your everyday look.
Sustainability: These masks are reusable, you just need to hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry out of direct sunlight. Additionally, Mulberry Silk is a natural fibre made by silkworms. Silk is a durable fabric that will last a long time, but is also a biodegradable material.
About: Lolo et Moi is a Canadian brand produced locally in Quebec. They are a natural skincare product line for baby, made from top quality ingredients. Gentle to the touch and suitable for the most delicate skin, they can be used from birth to provide the comfort and softness newborns deserve.
Sustainability: Lolo offers truly natural bath & body products, made exclusively from fresh carefully selected ingredients. Integrating the best nature has to offer into their care products: cold-pressed, unrefined plant-based oils, organic active extracts and pure essential oils of exceptional quality.
About: Main Sauvage is a French brand of soft toys and accessories that offers children and their parents expressive, fun, but also aesthetic and sensitive objects. Their products are made ecologically and sustainably from renewable natural materials. Their meticulous manufacture, in a fair workshop, helps to preserve traditional skills and techniques that respect people and nature.
Sustainability: Their soft toys are made of pure Baby Alpaca wool, a renewable, highly ecological natural fibre. They are stuffed with recycled plastic bottle fibres. The wool comes from a spinning mill located in the Bolivian Andes, which is supplied by small breeders. They use as much as possible the natural colours of alpaca: white, black, shades of grey and brown. All other colours are made with eco-responsible, non-toxic dyes.
About: Nala is a free-from skincare line that provides high quality, efficacious products, while encouraging deep self care. Free-from means Nala products will always be free from the worst offenders in the cosmetic world. At the most literal level, all their products are absent of the laundry list of toxic ingredients found in conventional cosmetics.
All Nala products are free-from:
- Aluminum: changes your estrogen receptors; linked to liver, kidney and brain issues
- parabens: mimic estrogen in the body; cause cancer
- propylene glycol: considered a neurotoxin; known to cause liver and kidney damage
- carcinogens: substances that can lead to cancer
- phthalates: interfere with, mimic or block hormones
- cruelty: None of our products will ever be tested on animals.
Sustainability: Every single ingredient in their products are carefully chosen for its unique benefits, in order to create a formulation that is as effective as it is natural and healthy.
About: A life-long love affair with the ocean gave peony its authenticity and purpose. Its thoughtful collection of swimwear is an essential for a sun-drenched escape to paradise, inspiring confidence and joy with each wear. A sense of timelessness exists within each collection, allowing pieces to become treasured mementos of summers gone by and to come.
Sustainability: As the leading new guard in the next generation of conscious fashion, peony champions sustainability and is the eco-pioneer in the swimwear category. All peony pieces are made entirely from recycled and sustainable fabrications; this includes all printed fabrics, custom main fabrics and inner linings. peony develops its own custom sustainable fabrications and textile prints in-house exclusively, proving sustainability is aligned with luxury. The finer details are present within each piece to ensure longevity - trims, boning, soft removable cups and corrosion resistant hardware, the inherently feminine mix and match pieces fit like a mid-summer’s dream
About: Apothecary brand SALT & STONE believes that nature is most powerful when used in tandem with modern-day science. Founded in 2017 by former professional athlete Nima Jalali, the label engineers organic solutions that deliver on its mandate. Maintaining a clean and reductionist approach, SALT & STONE grows its ingredients without the use of pesticides while eschewing artificial fragrances, sulfates, and parabens in all its remedies.
Sustainability: Our ingredients are grown and produced in ethical and sustainable ways, without the use of pesticides, and we never use artificial fragrances, sulfates, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates or GMO’s and we never test on animals. All of our packaging is recyclable and made from post consumer recycled and biodegradable materials. We are proud to use Eco Smart technology, which is biodegradable in days, not decades. This proprietary technology enables plastic components to break down in biologically active environments while providing the same form, fit, and function as standard containers. Our products are also manufactured by renewable solar and hydroelectric energy
About: When Skin Essence Organics was developed over 20 years ago, the concept of using organic oils & extracts on the skin was relatively unknown. Formulating their products started by thoroughly studying each ingredient on thousands of people’s skin, observing their individual effects before spending years delicately balancing them to obtain the best possible results. As they continue to grow, they remain dedicated to producing products locally in small batches to ensure both quality and freshness.
Sustainability: Certified organic by Ecocert and USDA's NOP organic standard. Entirely recyclable and bio-degradable.
About: Terra and Co is a sustainable oral care line that keeps Mother Earth in mind. They use only clean and vegan ingredients in all of their products.
Sustainability: All Terra and Co packaging is recyclable/biodegradable, and all products are safe, clean, and cruelty-free.
About: The Simple Folk is a minimalist line of nature-inspired, ethical, organic, and high-comfort play clothes that are easy to wear, easy to wash, and easy on the senses, so they can support your children for years to come. Fabrics are luxurious and buttery soft, only the best for your babies.
Sustainability: Each garment is made using thoughtfully-selected GOTS and OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics and dyes, giving parents the peace of mind that every fabric, button, and dye is clean and toxin-free. All pieces are made in Portugal in a GOTS and OEKO-TEX® certified factory that runs on green energy.