Welcome Spring with Canada Fashion at Made InLand
Toronto – I’m often asked for advice on transitioning your closest towards sustainable style. Where’s the best place to start? How do I know what’s really sustainable? What I hear behind these questions are how do I dip my toe into this churning ocean of sustainable fashion?
I admire the toe-dippers. These are the folks that are ready to wade into the world of ethical fashion but know that jumping in head-first will likely equal frustration and burn out.
My advice to the toe dippers is always the same: start with Canadian-made.
We have tremendous designers, from lounge wear to office looks to glam evening gowns, here in Canada that are working to bring production back to Canada. Supporting these designers is a great way to get behind the sustainable style movement.
Lucky for us this weekend is Made InLand, a well-curated pop-up at 134 Peter Street featuring Canadian fashion, jewellery and accessory designers. This is undoubtedly the perfect place to put a little Canada in your closet.
Lounge wear is a definite Spring 2018 style. From robes over jeans to full on pajama sets, who doesn’t want lounge wear that can be legitimately worn out of the house?
Made from Tencel, a sustainable wood-pulp rayon made in a closed-loop facility, Soft Focus’ robes and loungewear sets drape perfectly, wash well and yes, are very, very soft.
Dee De Lara
Deadstock, vintage hardware and remnants reimagined as jewellery. Dee’s bricolage-inspired work is edgy, modern and very clever. These are the perfect statements pieces for your minimalist wardrobe.
No one will have anything remotely similar (and if they do, it’s a Dee De Lara piece and you can congratulate each other on being so ahead of the curve).
Named for her grandmother, Michelle Maynard’s artisanal, slow fashion line is best described as darling.
Michelle designs with a combination of remnants and new fabrics, sewing and making everything herself right here in Toronto. Her pink-check, pocketed skirts absolutely shout Spring.
134 Peter Street, Toronto
Friday 3 – 9pm + Saturday 11am – 7pm