Style Canada Collaborates with Destination Toronto to Spotlight Sustainable Brands at Soho House Chicago

This past season we were thrilled to partner with the team at Destination Toronto in traveling to Chicago to bring a spotlight to some of our favourite Toronto based brands. The one day event held at Soho House Chicago showcased Toronto talent from food to wellness to fashion and beyond. With the holidays coming up next week, its a perfect time to support your favourite local talent. Have a read through below and discover a new label from someone on your list!

Fashion Labels

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

Adam X Atelier
Adam X Atelier is a luxury womenswear label that combines eclectic and elegant designs. They use unique structured tailoring techniques and dramatic soft draping valuing craftsmanship and draws strong influences from east and west. Creative Director Adam X graduated from the University for the Creative Arts and trained under prestigious fashion houses in London, England, including Alexander McQueen and Temperley London.

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

Refaya Turshin
Refaya Turshin is a Bangladeshi born, Toronto-based fine artist, eco-friendly designer, and photographer whose work focuses on hybrid photography and combining other interdisciplinary to photography. In her practice; she experiments with mixed media/medium, which includes, Japanese silk, Dhaka handwoven muslin, organic cotton fabric, organic waste, natural dyes, recycled garments and materials, wood, etc.

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

Avery Swim
Avery Swim is an eco friendly swimwear brand that uses recycled ocean waste from ECONYL to create their suits from fishing nets, plastic water bottles + fabric scraps. Every bikini produced at Avery supports the ROLE Foundation – a zero waste facility that runs environmental development programs in Bali, Indonesia, where their suits are produced.

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

Dukiri Apparel
Founded by designer Daniel Ukiri, Dukiri Apparel is all about encouraging others to express themselves and share their creativity with others. It is a combination of an artist’s mind with the power of fashion.

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

Lucia Kinghorn
Lucia’s designs are original and digitally printed on silk, a process that uses less water than traditional printing methods, with waterbased inks that contain fewer volatile compounds than solvent or petroleum- based inks. The line uses 100% silk that is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 which ensures the fabric has been tested for and is free from, harmful substance

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

House of Hendo
Kelly Henderson is the visionary behind House of Hendo. The brand is seasonless and genderless using converted goods in a sustainable manner. They focus on circular and upcycled fabrics and less newness and more thoughtfulness.

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

Amber Groen
Amber Groen is the women behind her namesake label. The brand focuses on one of a kind garments made from vintage textiles such as table cloths, deadstock fabrics and vintage bed linens.

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

Ashes was created by designer Ash Bullock. Each textile garment has been loved and skillfully imagined through the mind & hands of surface dweller & lover, Ash. Limited in production to minimal or singular pieces that you can hold dear or continue to pass on through the years.

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

SteMargScot [seynt-mahrg-skot] is the world’s first gender-inclusive outerwear company with a free-from plastics and free-from metals ethos, made with love in Canada. Founded by Sasha Jardine, a Caribbean-born, colour-obsessed, winter-intolerant, science nerd, we are on a mission to empower you to unapologetically wear colour and break from the sea of unsustainable ubiquitous winter coat styles.

Photography Credit: Melissa Ferrara

Christopher Bates
Christopher Bates designs for fashionable individuals who are in their prime regardless of age, race, colour, gender, or creed. They live for the moment and dress how they feel; confident with a desire to stand out from the crowd. They have a zest for life. They are world travelers, mavericks, innovators, lovers, and leaders.

Lifestyle Brands

Everly knew there had to be a better way to enjoy candles. A way that is kind to us and our planet. This female-founded company designs and creates clean, refillable candles. It’s time to join the Refill Revolution.

Espe began with a simple mission: to create cruelty-free, thoughtfully designed handbags at affordable prices. The brand combines fashion and function, designing collections for all of life’s moments.

Water H
We all know it’s important to drink more water for our health, energy, and overall well-being. WaterH’s uniquely designed all-in-one smart bottles track, reminds, and analyzes your water intake, making staying hydrated easier and more enjoyable.

Bonne Fille Tea
La Bonne Fille Fine Tea Company is on a mission to help you unleash moments of pleasure through guiltfree, good-for-you products. Indulge in their delicious, luxurious, and delicate teas, mindfully chosen to elicit moments of pleasure while savouring every sip.

Hymnologie’s holistic skincare products are crafted from the practices of ancient Herbal wisdom, designed to provide radiant, glowing skin and holistic harmony from the outside in. Each thoughtfully formulated product supports your innate cellular wisdom.

Benji was founded with a simple mission, deliver the ‘softest damn sheets’ without the ridiculous markup and to break the status quo when it comes to buying bedding. Their environmentally certified OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 are buttery soft and made with you in mind.

Ember Wellness is a collection of beautiful, clean, supportive skincare products, all carefully designed to be part of your daily ritual. Ember is anchored by a passion for sustainable, inclusive, cruelty-free, products that represent people throughout all stages of their lives.

Quartz + Canary
Quartz & Canary designs luxurious jewelry using the energetic properties of natural gemstones to enhance and promote positivity. Their mission; to offer sacred amulets and pieces that supports each individual’s journey, uniquely.

Clearsips is a family-owned business dedicated to bringing premium, great-tasting non-alcoholic drinks to Canadians. They are importers, distributors, and retailers of national and international non-alcoholic spirits, wine, beer, cider and ready-to-drink beverages.

416 Coffee
416 Coffee Co. is a specialty coffee roaster dedicated to ethically sourcing the best coffees in the world and roasting them to perfection. Their mission; create incredible coffee experiences that blend tradition and innovation; to impress, excite and fuel winners.

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