Sizzlin' Summer Style

Stay cool when it's scorchin' with these standards!

Own your summer capsule wardrobe with these hot items guaranteed to keep you looking (and feeling) pretty cool! The best part is these companies manufacture according to a socially and ecologically responsible standard, so looking great also means doing good!

Encircled

This is summer dress goals. Encircled’s Retrograde Kimono Dress can be worn zipper-front, zipper-back, open over a tee and shorts, or tossed over a swimsuit! Made from MicroModal (derived from beech tree pulp!) and dyed using OEKO TEX® Standard 100 certified dyes, there’s a lot to love with Encircled’s dedication to creating multi-use, eco-friendly, and gorgeous essentials. Betcha can’t choose just one! Made in Canada. encircled.ca

SSeko

Sseko sandals are completely customizable and handcrafted in Uganda by women who receive fair wages, benefits, good working conditions, and are given the opportunity to receive scholarships toward higher education. Sseko also gives US women the chance to become change-makers in their own communities through Sseko’s Fellow program. Let’s hear it for women helping women! ssekodesigns.com

Mata Traders

Look cool on those scorchers with this dress from Mata Traders and support their efforts to take fair trade to the next level in India and Nepal. Employees in their cooperatives receive health care, paid maternity leave, daycare, and pensions! Each of Mata Traders’ lines features handmade block prints and artisanal jewellery. matatraders.com

Mother Erth

A zero-waste bag, big on style and small on eco footprint. Handwoven from landfill-rescued plastic, Mother Erth stops the cycle of waste and creates something beautiful, useful, and durable! Working closely with artisans who are mothers themselves, Mother Erth ensures fair wages and gives the opportunity for financial independence. mothererth.com

Vitamin A

A little bit glam. A little bit sexy. And made from recycled plastic bottles? You betcha! Vitamin A has teamed up with Everything But Water and created a capsule collection of swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles to benefit the 5 Gyres Institute and their mission to end plastic pollution. Available in a six-piece collection. Gotta buy them all! everythingbutwater.com

Aeon Row

The LBD has just gotten a whole lot more comfy! Aeon Row’s Black Rolled Cuff Trapeze Dress will have you out the door in a snap, looking pulled-together and ready to face the day! Chic, yet casual, this breezy dress is made from 100% recycled poly-cotton jersey, knit in California, and made in Massachusetts. aeonrow.com

Pokoloko

You need this 100% cotton Turkish towel from Pokoloko! It’s a quick-dry saviour and so much more, doubling as a throw, swaddle, sarong, chic scarf, and even a picnic blanket in a pinch! Pokoloko creates fair trade products by working with 50 artisans, connecting them with international markets, and micro-financing loans for shop upgrades. Love that! pokoloko.com

Amour Vert

Amour Vert’s Dahlia Top, made with luxurious Mulberry silk, will keep you cool and collected, even when you feel like you’re melting! Amour Vert is all about sustainability, from the textiles they use to the zero-waste philosophy they embrace. Made with non-toxic, low-impact dyes and specially engineered fabrics, Amour Vert also plants a tree for every tee they sell. amourvert.com

Lassig

Hey new mamas! We’ve got your back with Lassig’s Green Label Diaper Bag! Made from recycled plastic bottles, this bag is so cute only you will know that you’re actually toting around half your baby’s nursery! With compartments for your essentials, removable insulated bottle and baby food holders, a wet bag, change pad and stroller hooks, Lassig has thought of everything! lassigusa.com

United by Blue

Rule the farmers’ market with United By Blue's casual gear. You'll not only be totes cute boots, but you’ll also be helping the environment: for every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from waterways! With fabrics like recycled polyester, GOTS certified organic cotton, Tencel, and yak hair(!), United By Blue’s thoughtful approach to fashion embodies their tagline of "responsible durable goods". unitedbyblue.com

Indosole

Meet your new favourite flip flops! Indosole’s ESSNTLS, made with 100% upcycled tires, are vegan, responsibly-crafted, waterproof, and are truly soles with souls. Available in both men’s and women’s. indosole.com