Make a Statement – Graphic Tees from Canadians with Something to Say

When old man winter takes up residence, some of us hit the gym and some of us hit the hibernate button. The best part about the athleisure trend (or movement, ‘cause it’s here to stay) is that it’s hard to tell who’s who. So either gear up or cozy up for our round up of graphic tops, all of which arepassion projects from inspiring Torontonians.

Happiness Is…

At 95 years young, Gordon Carton has launched a mission to encourage us all to celebrate moments of happiness. Chief among them for him is an appreciation for being Canadian, which is why every piece of clothing from this beautiful company is made in Canada and 10% of net proceeds go backto Canadian not-for-profits.

Mo Green Clothing Co.

Little Moses Calvin Greenspon is the model for and inspiration behind this family-run business of Canadian-made apparel for the whole family. If you needed another reason to Hug It Out, every top spreads a positive message and every sale donates a portion of proceeds to community charities.

Shine The Light On

Born out of a desire to take the stigma out of mental illness, STLO raises awareness for mental health issues through wholly Canadian made pieces with thought-provoking designs. For every purchase, STLO donates an educational program to promote mental health in youth.

Peace Collective

The team behind this Canadian success story is passionate about making it possible for others to chase their dreams in the same way the collective has chased their own. $4 from every sale of select designs goes to Breakfast for Learning, an organization with the goal of one day eliminating child hunger within Canada. Watch for the Girls Only collection launching mid-January.

Province of Canada

There was indeed a British colony known as the Province of Canada until July 1, 1867 when Canadian Confederation re-divided it into Quebec and Ontario. Appropriately, the co-founders hail from the two provinces respectively, creating 100% Canadian-made designs that merge quintessential Canadiana and modern sensibilities.

RENA RUTKAUSKAS is creative director and co-founder of Smithery Style, helping women dress for their body shape. She believes that no one should ever feel she has nothing to %$#^! wear.




Photo Credit: Trevor Godinho
Photo Location: Pukka

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