Written by: Zoya Abbas
Ethically sourced fashion is something that our industry often lacks. Now more than ever, the much-needed awareness is being brought to educate individuals about how important it is to shop ethically sourced fashion. And why is it important you may ask? Here’s a quick breakdown; ethically sourced fashion ensures that the environmental and social impacts are taken heavily into consideration when sourcing the products, as well as the safety of workers & fair treatment. Many companies, big and small, take advantage of underprivileged workers by paying them as little as five cents for their hard work, under poor working conditions. Their method of sourcing also causes immense damage to the environment, significantly more than any other industry. Lucky for us, it’s time for change and there are many companies that are now ethical sourcing advocates including a small Toronto-based company named Aleo Studio.
Aleo Studio is a small Toronto business that proudly designs their clothes in Toronto and has them ethically manufactured. Their pieces are not only chic, but also luxuriously made with materials such as organic cashmere, organic cotton, and virgin wool, and manufactured in countries such as Italy and Inner Mongolia.
Not only does Aleo Studio offer chic clothing, but also accessories such as organic cotton hats, leather bags and organic silk scarves. One of their most unique styles is a leather bag, referred to as the Canteen Bag which is a leather water bottle bag perfect for one’s on the go needs, while still looking stylish, and refraining from using plastic water bottles.
Elevating nature with design, and redefining sustainable fashion is what this company takes pride in, and they beautifully portray that in each of their pieces.
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