8 Ethical Shopping Finds For DAD!

When it comes to consciously shopping it seems the market is flooded with women’s clothing, jewellery ,shoes, bags, etc. There’s no shortage of what to find us ladies 🙂 So, with Father’s Day in the midst I want to make the men in our lives the highlight for a change!! Below are some great, guilt-free brands to find gift options for DAD!


Outdoor enthusiasts have all come to know and love Patagonia for what they stand for: high standards of fair labour and environemntal stewardship. The cherry on top is that many of their products are Fair Trade certified as well!

Men’s Hoodie


A Canadian company and a certified B-Corp. Frank & Oak focus on various sustainability initiatives from utilizing eco-friendly fabric, packaging, bags, store design, and carbon off-setting shipping.

The Jasper Stretch Slim Oxford Shirt in Light blue


If you’re looking for classics that will last a lifetime this is your place. Todd Shelton focuses on a made-to-order model which epitomizes slow fashion. They help men of all ages stay current and maintain a consistent, professional identity through clothing. By leveraging timeless style and minimal design, Todd Shelton transforms your wardrobe into a cohesive team of garments that work together. They employ all of their workers directly in their factory in New Jersey.

Safari Shorts Sunwashed Navy


If you’re looking for casual everyday finds with superior quality and sustainable fabrics, Outerknown has just the products for you! Amost all of the fibre they source are organic, recycled, or regenerated. Through Fair Trade USA, they invest in the livelihoods of over 5K workers. They also offer repair, replace, or recycle program to keep worn or torn jeans out of the landfills!

High Tide Terry Polo


If looking for a new sustainable and ethically manufactured denim brand look no further than Outland Denim. They offer premium quality jeans using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials while ensuring sustainable employment and training opportunities to women who have been traffcked in Cambodia.

Men’s Country Traveller Jeans


A great denim brand that ensures payment of a living wage for its workers and uses eco-friendly material throughout their collections.

Billy Salty Vintage


They are offering free shipping and returns worldwide. Nae utilizes a variety of eco vegan matierials such as Pinatex (pineapple leather), organic cotton, cork, and recycled PET. From sandals, sneakers, boots, shoes and belts, they have you covered!

Men’s Konfort Sandal


This French sneaker brand is built on sustainability and fair trade. They are a certified B-Corp with extensive relationships with native rubber tappers in Brazil. For each kilo of harvested rubber in Veja’s supply chain, 1.2 hectares of forest is protected every year!


Tru is now online!


Hellooooo my friends!  It’s been awhile I know …I haven’t blogged in quite some time but that is all about to change and I have lots of things I want to write about.  I have been working hard to bring our collection to you right in the comfort of your own homes!  I am sooooo thrilled to announce the launch of our online store 🙂  Please check it out at www.truvogue.com when you get a moment.  We ship throughout North America and if anyone would like to purchase any items internationally please email info@truvogue.com and we will work something out.  Also, if you subscribe you will receive 10% off your first purchase!

This first collection is called ‘Essentials’ because it focuses on buildable staple pieces that every wardrobe needs. The fabric is super comfortable and breathable made out of the softest, eco-friendly modal fabric that feels like butter against the skin.   All the pieces from this collection were made ethically right here in Toronto, Canada!!  So shop local, shop ethical and care for the planet at the same time 🙂

My new shoes have arrived!


Most people that know me may find it odd that I’m getting excited over a pair of sneakers considering I don’t own that many…BUT these are not just any sneakers. These are organic, fair trade sneakers made from 100% natural rubber by a European company called Ethletic. A good take on converse with a social and environmental conscience.  Find out more about them at http://www.ethletic.com.

Fair Trade Finds…

My apologies as this post is very long overdue!! After visiting the Toronto Fair Trade Show a few weeks back, I’ve been very excited to report back on some of the new brands I had discovered there. There were two lines of jewellery in particular that I found had some really nice unique pieces.

The first was from UNIKATI, a beautiful summer piece that caught my eye because of the braided cord and neon yellow coloured glass beads in it which I thought was vibrant for summer! It is accented by hanging brass charms. It goes with so many things! Luckily they have an online store…I’m all about online shopping and these brands are worth bookmarking!  You can see it here and read about the artisans behind this piece of jewellery and explore their other pieces.  This particular piece was made by low-income women artisans in India, who are improving their lives through their work in a women’s cooperative that pays them a living wage, access to safe working conditions, health care and child care.

Here it is:


The second is from a brand called UNA fashion. This line of jewellery focuses on organic and recycled materials and this particular piece I purchased is made out of reclaimed metal from landmines and unexploded ordinance that had been collected by local NGOs in Cambodia.  I love their jewellery pieces and especially what they stand for and how they have managed to turn a very negative situation into building lives for artisans. You can view it here:


The prices are all reasonable as well!

For those of you looking for awesome fedora hats (men or women) or big summer glam hats for the ladies this is the place for you!  Don Juan Hats has great quality hand woven hats from Ecuador made from organic toquilla straw. I particularly liked this big brim hat for the ladies…great for the beach!


and this very cool fedora hat for men or women available in a variety of colours and patterns including classic off-white:


Until next time folks…happy shopping!