Vancouver = Home Of Canada's BEST Eco-Friendly Clothing Boutiques

by Carmen Cruz

This month's issue of Flare Magazine, features an article listing Canada's 10 best eco-friendly clothing boutiques. Five of the shops/designers listed are from right here in Vancouver. How awesome is that?!?!  These stores/designers prove that you can dress in an environmentally friendly manner, without looking like a hippy (not that there's anything wrong with that....).
Here's a list of our 5 eco-chic shops:

Body Politic Clothing + Accessories
They're all about promoting eco-friendly clothing without sacrificing style. "Independent designers from Vancouver to New York are showcased at body politic. You'll find exceptional designs with an urban aesthetic, produced in North America, and created from the best natural and sustainable fabrics."
208 E 12th Ave  Vancouver, BC

Twigg & Hottie
This store features over 50 independent Canadian designers as well as their own in-house labels. You'll find many one of a kind items, that include vintage and reworked pieces. 
3671 Main Street @ 21st Avenue Vancouver, BC

Nicole Bridger
One of Vancouver's go-to designers for cliché-busting, eco-conscious clothes. She's well known for using ethical materials to create her unique statement pieces.
Cool fact: 95 percent of her collections are produced locally.
2151 West 4th Avenue Vancouver, BC

Obakki's clothing is made exclusively in Canada with 100% of the net profits going to the Obakki Foundation (a charity involved in several humanitarian projects). Obakki founder and fashion designer Treana Peake is definitely doing her part to make this world a better place. Find out more here. 
Suite 201-135 7th Ave W  Vancouver, BC
*Mostly Available Online*

Standing Armed
Vancouver fashion designer Lindsay Walsh is a Vancouver Eco Fashion Week favourite. Her latest collection features an incredible blend of silks and cottons. You can visit her Vancouver studio (by appointment only!), shop online, or you can find her latest collection at the trendy fashion retailer Simons
9 E Hastings  Vancouver BC