The Eco Hub’s Canadian Ethical Shopping Guide: Summer Dresses

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It’s finally here eh!

The Eco Hub’s Canadian Ethical Shopping Guide: Summer Dresses!

Over the last few months I have been researching and compiling a list of Canadian brands that I think you will love and over the next few months, I’ll be sharing my shopping guides, making it easy for you to find top-notch ethical brands from Canada.

The reason why I am doing this? Well, because it costs a lot of money to purchase items online and have them shipped here from the USA, Australia or Europe.

 I recently bought a dress from a favourite Australian shop, it was $205 US dollars, with the exchange rate it was closer to $250 Canadian, but the biggest issue was the duty and taxes I had to pay when it arrived,  which was another $104, so the dress ended up costing me a small fortune. It’s gorgeous, but I won’t be doing that again!

 A lot of my readers here on The Eco Hub have complained of the same issue, they want to buy ethical clothing, but it costs a lot to get it here! Not anymore!

Canada has a lot to offer and I am thrilled to introduce you to some of the brands I love! 

We start the series off with The Eco Hub’s Canadian Ethical Shopping Guide: Summer Dresses!


[all pics courtesy the brand’s websites]





Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.

  1. Thank you for sharing this post! I absolutely love that these brands are made in Canada and that when you buy from them you are more directly supporting the designer. The Stella dress is my favourite and I definitely think it is worth saving up for. I would also recommend the brand Msichana for summer dresses. I have the Bourbon dress and I wear it all the time. The designer is from Edmonton and all of the pieces are made in a small workshop in Uganda. Because the designer’s mom is still in Uganda working with all of the seamstresses this company is very transparent. It is easy to see the difference that this company is making through its fair wages and training programs. You can find them online at

    1. Hi Monica,
      thank you so much for your email. I am delighted you love the list too. has some really cute dresses too, thanks for sharing.
      kind regards,
      PS. The Stella dress is a fav too! 🙂

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