Recently, we came across a call to “buy Canadian” in protest of Russia’s draconian anti-gay sentiments. While buying local is something we wholly support, it’s important to us – and to the non-human animals who also call Canada home – that we buy ethical, too.
It doesn’t take much to stick a maple leaf on a product and make it seem like a green, cruelty-free product. Canada Goose has proven that much with their line of coyote-fur trimmed and down-filled coats. Luckily, there are easily found alternatives that are not only free from cruelty toward animals, but free from other forms of oppression too.
A small sampling of some of these Canadian companies offering kind products include:
Fresh, hand-made beauty products that are never tested on animals. A company that is kind to its employees too!
Outdoor gear that isn’t cruel to anyone.
Canada’s vegan and ethical shoe store.
Vegan, ethically made foods.
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
The company works hard to source sustainable products including organically grown cotton and recycled polyester. They do not sell any real fur products and ensure their factories adhere to strict and responsible labour practices.
A company whose innovation has led to countless people opting for cheese-alternatives, thereby decreasing demand for dairy products.
Matt and Nat
A company with entirely animal-free purses and accessories, with a keen emphasis on environmental responsibility too.
Not to toot our own horns, but we’ve got a ton of great new merch coming to our store this fall. All of it is sourced locally, made organically and follows responsible fair trade practices. Keep visiting us for updates!
Beaver graphic by Edina Racz