5 Affordable and Ethical Clothing Brands in Canada to Shop

Looking for affordable and ethical clothing brands in Canada Shopping?

Although there are many expensive ethical brands, there are still many affordable ethical brands.

I know “affordable” means something different to everyone, and I’ve listed some of my favorite pieces from each brand along with their prices.

You might be able to get a basic t-shirt from a fast fashion brand for $5, but I believe in supporting ethical and sustainable brands when possible, which will cost you a bit more.

Here are some of the best affordable and ethical clothing brands to shop in Canada!

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Affordable and ethical clothing brands in Canada


Kotn is an amazing ethical and sustainable clothing brand based in Toronto.

They make minimalist everyday basics using ethically produced Egyptian cotton, perfect for keeping in your capsule wardrobe.

They are one Certified B Corporationwhich basically means that they do good for the world, including taking care of their workers and helping the environment.

They started in 2015 and have since built 7 new schools in Egypt where their cotton is grown!

I love this basic white t-shirt (only $35!) and this cozy tracksuit (sweatshirt is $80 and sweatpants cost $88)

I also like that Kotn’s pieces are quite affordable, especially for an enduring clothing brand.

If you’re looking to make your wardrobe more sustainable, check out my article on sustainable fashion tips!

Combination of Frank and Oak.

Franc and Oak

Frank and Oak is an ethical and sustainable brand based in Montreal that offers both womenswear and menswear, and they are a B Corp.

They have staple pieces in fun colorways and prints, as well as classic denim basics.

Frank & Oak Pink Turtleneck with Ivory Corduroy Pants MUJI |  Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day
Frank and Oak turtleneck.

I love that high neck turtleneck ($59.50), cropped v-neck sweater ($89.50), and these straight pants ($119).

They started in 2012 and actually had a clothing subscription service that you might remember if you shopped with them just a few years ago!

Circled Unbodysuit on Emma @emmairenecavanagh
Surrounded tank top on Emma @emmairenecavanagh


Encircled is a Toronto-based sustainable and ethical fashion brand that offers updated basics.

Their pieces are cozy enough for home, but dressy enough for the office.

Is it appropriate to get out of bed and go to work in nightwear? May be.

Their clothes are also made in Toronto with eco-friendly fabrics, and they’re a B Corp too!

I love this high neck top ($98) and those comfy but dressy sweatpants ($162).


Tentree is another amazing B Corp, and they are based in Vancouver.

Their clothes are designed in Canada and ethically produced in factories around the world.

They use sustainable materials and methods to produce their clothing, and they plant 10 trees with every purchase!

They have planted over 60 million trees so far, and they aim to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.

I love that oversized hoodie ($88), these wide leg track pants ($68), and this turtleneck sweater dress ($128).

poppy barley

Poppy Barley is an Alberta based footwear and accessories brand, and they are also a B Corp.

Their shoes are produced ethically with responsible materials and 90% of their packaging uses eco-friendly materials.

All the leather they use is a by-product of food production and they are tanned with vegetables!

They also have a line of cactus leather vegan accessories, which is pretty cool.

Best Affordable & Ethical Clothing Brands in Canada:

  1. Kotn
  2. Franc and Oak
  3. Surrounded
  4. Tempted
  5. poppy barley

Here are some of the best affordable and ethical clothing brands in Canada to shop!

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