Ecoloveis built on ethics + sustainability at it's core. Transparency about both of these is also very important. Companies can differ widely on what they classify as sustainable.
Currently everything is manufactured in our St. Catharines studio by me. As the company grows staff working in our studio or sew at home will be paid a living wage.
Any overseas for items like our hemp fabric (that cannot be made here in Canada) have third party certifications such as GOTS and OKEO-TEX 100 as well as medical benefits, safety insurance, and excellent working conditions.
Our studio uses energy efficient industrial machines possible as well as energy star appliances and lights.
We purchase used equipment when possible such as our cutting tables to reduce consumption and our carbon footprint.
Our goal is to be zero waste and carbon neutral by 2023.
Finding uses for our fabric scraps is one of the things we are working on to reach our goals.
Fabrics are chosen based on certifications, composition, country of origin and quality.
We choose Canadian suppliers 1st.
Canadian knit fabrics and Canadian made notions are generally more expensive. We feel it is important to support our Canadian suppliers and manufacturers.
Eco-friendly and sustainableoptions are always our 1st choice. Some items like zippers are more difficult to find eco-friendly options.
We avoid plastic at all costs ie: polyesters and plastic notions.