Made in Canada Clothing.
Cart 0

News — fair trade clothing

Inspiring Better Living through Better Design and Production.

canadian designer Canadian Made Clothing Eco fashion ethical fashion fair trade clothing made in canada organic clothing organic cotton organic fashion organic living organic products

Inspiring Better Living through Better Design and Production.

There is a lot of small things that go into the community around Salts & West. You the clients inspire the design process as I strive to make items that work perfectly for you. Next, we involve local fabric suppliers. Lastly, our seamstresses and staff provide such a valuable service in making sure your garments are beautifully sewn. I am so grateful that this tiny little company can support so many people enriching their lives for the better. You may not see it close up all the time as a client of our but we thank you for shopping with...

Read more →


5 things to look for when shopping for Ethical Fashion.

bamboo clothing canadian designer eco Eco fashion eco friendly eco friendly clothing ecofashion ethical fashion fair fashion fair trade fair trade clothing natural products News organic clothing organic cotton organic fashion organic lifestyle organic living organic products shopping local slow fashion sustainability sustainable fashion sweatshop free

5 things to look for when shopping for Ethical Fashion.

 Are you thinking of switching over to the Ethical side of Fashion? I know it can be a bit confusing... the odds are, you've probably bought a top from an Ethical Fashion shop without even knowing it. Whether you're brand new to the Ethical Fashion world, or have already made the switch; here are 5 things you should be looking for when you're shopping for Ethical Fashion.  1. They Use Slow Fashion Practices. Look for brands that support "Slow Fashion." To sum it up, look for brands that focus on quality over quantity, are thoughtful about the environment, and are...

Read more →


We Love Fair Labour! How Canada's Labour Laws Evolved

bamboo bamboo bottoms bamboo capris bamboo clothing bamboo fashion bamboo hoodie bamboo hoodie womens bamboo hoodies bamboo womens clothing celebrate clothing cowichan valley Eco fashion ethical fashion fair fashion fair labour fair trade fair trade clothing fair trade fashion fashion labour day long weekend love your workers organic bamboo hoodie salts & west shopping local support fair labour support local sustainability vancouver island

We Love Fair Labour! How Canada's Labour Laws Evolved

Happy Labour Day long weekend!  This weekend we're celebrating all the lovely women who keep this little fair fashion shop spinning.  And all of you hard working guys and gals, too!   At Salts & West, we design and produce our garments in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  We produce using our small factory as well as local sewers in the community.  Salts is a community based project that delivers high quality employment opportunities to women in our area.  We love these women like family!So, what does this have to do with Labour Day? Do you...

Read more →


How To Care For Your Bamboo Clothing

bamboo bamboo clothing Can I dry bamboo can you tumble dry bamboo canadian designer Eco fashion eco friendly clothing eco friendly yoga clothing ecofashion fair trade clothing how to wash bamboo organic organic clothing organic lifestyle organic living sweatshop free

How To Care For Your Bamboo Clothing

How to care for bamboo clothing, you ask?  Apparently, most of you have got it down to a science.  One of my favourite things is receiving e-mails from people saying they bought [insert item] a decade ago and they're still in love with it!  (UMM, if this isn't slow fashion, I don't know what is!)  I'm in awe of these stories and how Jenny's creating beautiful, wearable pieces that truly withstand the test of time.  We laugh about it because if she keeps making things this durable, we won't make money ;)  Of course, normal wear and tear is inevitable, so here's a little video where Jenny explains the best ways...

Read more →


Why We're 'Returning to Slow Fashion'

eco friendly eco friendly clothing eco friendly yoga clothing ethical fashion fair trade fair trade clothing fashion green fashion natural products organic clothing organic fashion organic living shopping local slow fashion sustainability sustainable fashion sweatshop free

Why We're 'Returning to Slow Fashion'

We've been hearing the term "slow fashion" thrown around quite a lot lately.  It seems like awareness is growing, and more and more people are asking questions about how their dollar is used as a 'vote'.  But what exactly is slow fashion?  And why is it so important?  Check out this video, featuring Salts and West's Jennifer Graham, and other Vancouver Island-based entrepreneurs and artists who feel passionately about upholding business models and lifestyle practices which support a "slower' production line.How far are you willing to go to ensure you're spending your dollar more 'ethically'?  Do you have any slow fashion hacks that...

Read more →