14 Ethical & Sustainable Canadian Loungewear Brands
With many of us working from home these days, I rounded up the sustainable Canadian brands that make cozy loungewear. Everything is made with care either locally or in ethical factories abroad. The brands are all available online, shipped from within Canada. Some brands can also be found in local brick-and-mortar stores, which I note.
This post is sponsored by Maylyn & Co., a Canadian clothing brand making eco-luxurious sleep and loungewear. Some affiliate links are used.
Maylyn & Co.
Maylyn & Co.'s luxury loungewear and sleepwear are minimalist chic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free. Their lingerie is made from vegan lotus silk, and their comfy loungewear sets are made from beech tree organic fiber. A family-owned operation, they make their garments in small batches with trusted global partners and source luxury fabrics from Persia, Morocco, and India. In their studio north of Toronto, each piece is finished, class controlled, and packaged using eco-friendly solutions and vegan glues. Maylyn & Co. is PETA-Approved Vegan. Use code ANNIE for 10% off.
Canadian B-Corporation KOTN added sweatpants and joggers to their collection of ethical, high-quality essentials made from premium and traceable Egyptian cotton. If you put their clothes in the dryer, take note that they will shrink 3-5%. They have options for men as well. Shop online or in a store in Toronto or Montreal.
Province of Canada
All of Province of Canada's high-quality sweats and basics are made in Canada using organic cotton whenever possible. The majority of their cotton is knitted locally and grown sustainably. Their orders are shipped in compostable packaging. Shop in person in their Toronto store at 1004 Queen Street East.
If you're looking for vintage-inspired matching sweatsuits in fun colours, OkayOK is your brand. Everything is made in Toronto to minimize carbon footprint, and even their cotton fabrics are milled in Scarborough and Montreal. Sometimes they use found fabrics dead-stock for limited edition runs, and be on the lookout for re-purposed vintage. If you're in Toronto, visit their store in The Junction. Different retail shops across Canada carry this line.
Free Label's comfortable essentials are made small-batch in Canada. Whenever possible, they choose local, ethical, and eco-friendly materials. Most of their organic cotton and bamboo materials are sourced from India and USA from eco-certified producers and then milled into fabric in Toronto. Fabric is also processed and dyed locally according to Oeko-tex eco-standards. Their sizes are very inclusive, spanning from XS to 4X. Free Label is also stocked in retail stores across Canada.
Known for their comfy capsule wardrobe basics, certified B-Corp Encircled now makes jogger sets. Check out their Work From Home Favs for more WFH outfit ideas. All their pieces are 100% made in Canada with sustainable fabrics. For virtual shopping and styling tips, you can make a zoom appointment.
Franc makes the kind of timeless wardrobe pieces that are comfortable enough to lounge in. They're 100% Canadian made with sustainable fabrics. To stay plastic-free, they ship with compostable mailers. Franc offsets shipping emissions. Any samples and overstock, which they keep to a minimum, are donated to Sistering in Toronto.
Usually known for their colourful bohemian style dresses, Tamga Designs just released loungewear and PJs. Their fabrics are spun, woven, and printed with GOTS certified dyes in Indonesia, before being cut and sewn by workers who make a living wage in their ethical partner factory in Bali. Garments are shipped in a bio-degradable bag made from cassava starch. 1% of every TAMGA purchase is donated to S.O.S and O.I.C’s re-forestation work in Sumatra through 1% For the Planet.
Mary Young makes lingerie and loungewear that are comfortable, stylish, and functional. The pieces are designed and made in Canada using rayon from organic bamboo material. You can also find Mary Young in retail stores.
The Sleep Shirt
The Sleep Shirt sells luxury sleepwear made to last. Their popular nightshirts can be worn for sleeping, lounging, going out, and even to the beach. Everything is produced locally in Canada using natural, biodegradable materials such as cotton and linen. They give back to different charities in Canada and abroad. The line has some options for men.
B.C.-based brand tentree is a B-corporation that makes comfortable, functional clothes and accessories with sustainable fabrics. The garments are designed in Canada and ethically manufactured around the world. Every item plants ten trees. Has options for men and kids.
Frère du Nord
Frère du Nord sew their made-to-order, luxury leisurewear in a factory that's integrated into their retail store in Oshawa, ON. Their fabrics are also from Canada, custom-made for the brand in Toronto.
Preloved has been making sustainable clothing since 1995. Their comfy collections are made in Canada with upcycled and deadstock materials. You can even send them your old clothes and they can give them new life by turning them into a custom piece.
Toronto brand Soft Focus is a contemporary line of stylish loungewear made with natural or plant-based fabrics. Their robes and jumpsuits are versatile enough to be worn on nights out.