Looking for the best clothing brands in Canada to shop from?
We should all try to be a little more environmentally conscious with our shopping, especially when it comes to buying new clothes.
We all know how bad fast fashion is for the planet, and buying high-quality pieces from good brands is a great way to keep clothes out of the landfill!
Some of the Canadian clothing brands I’ll be listing in this post are sustainable companies, while others are brands that make high-quality and long-lasting pieces.
Whether you’re looking to support local Canadian companies or just refresh your wardrobe with some cool new pieces, you’ll definitely love all of these clothing brands in Canada.
Here are some of the best clothing brands and companies in Canada to shop for!
Kotn is an amazing sustainable fashion brand based out of Toronto, and their pieces are actually quite affordable for a sustainable clothing brand.
They make everyday minimal basics using ethically-produced Egyptian cotton, perfect for keeping in your capsule wardrobe.
From casual dresses to cozy sweatsuits, they’ve got plenty of chic, staple pieces you can wear year-round.
They started out in 2015, and they’ve since built 7 new schools in Egypt where their cotton is farmed!
I adore this basic white tee in simple white (they have the best basic tees) and this cropped racer tank in chic hunter green.
2. Kit & Ace
Based out of Vancouver, Kit & Ace was founded by the wife and son of the founder of Lululemon (though they’re no longer affiliated with the company).
They make elevated and comfy athleisure pieces using technical fabrics like their technical cashmere.
If you’re into minimal pieces, you’ll definitely adore the selection at Kit & Ace.
3. Hilary MacMillan
I fell in love with Hilary MacMillan’s pieces when I first saw them at Toronto Fashion Week back in 2018.
Her pieces are elevated and chic – perfect for the working woman who doesn’t want to look boring!
All her pieces are cruelty-free and made without leather or fur.
Since her clothing is designer, it is a bit pricier, but it’s totally worth it for the quality!
Based in Vancouver, the team at Arc (the name inspired by Joan of Arc) focuses on sourcing brands that are making a difference in the apparel industry through sustainability, ethical manufacturing, and giving back. They do the research so we don’t have to and have created a space to help us support the positive change in the fashion industry.
With 100 percent of the items sewn in Toronto using sustainable fabrics like hemp, bamboo, cotton, and linen, the team at Encircled believes that less is more when it comes to your closet.
The philosophy is to invest in essential pieces and to pay attention to who makes your clothes and how they are manufactured.
6. Soia & Kyo
Soia & Kyo is another awesome Montreal-based outerwear brand, and their pieces are a little more feminine than Mackage.
They’re actually owned by the same people who own Mackage!
They also have some sustainable pieces made with recycled materials, including both clothing and outerwear.
Based out of Montreal, one of the coldest cities in Canada, Mackage makes some of the best jackets and outerwear (especially when it comes to leather).
I absolutely adore their edgy style, and their leather moto jackets are my fave.
Their pieces are pricy, but the quality is impeccable and their jackets will literally last you forever.
I’ve had my Mackage leather jacket for 8 years now, and it’s still in perfect condition!
While they are known for their outerwear, they also have some ready-to-wear clothing pieces you can shop as well.
I used to have a literal obsession with Aritzia – I knew every single piece they had in-stores and I didn’t even work there.
Now that I’m not so much of a shopaholic, I only shop for staple pieces I’m missing in my closet or pieces I absolutely must have.
They have gorgeous and luxurious pieces at decent prices, and they have their own in-house brands alongside other popular brands.
My fave in-house brands are Wilfred for its beautiful and feminine pieces and Babaton for its timeless, everyday basics.
They’re based out of Vancouver, which is where they also hold their warehouse sale every year!
They also host an annual sale every June called Clientele for frequent shoppers, where they offer 20-50% off everything.
9. Eliza Faulkner
Eliza Faulkner is a Montreal based womenswear brand with an emphasis on bold, feminine shapes and surreal takes on everyday essentials.
Focusing on classic pieces and clean lines, Eliza Faulkner sources fabrics that are woven in Montreal and uses deadstock fabric (unsellable fabric) and notions when possible to create beautiful, bold and feminine dresses and clothing pieces. Manufacturing is done in Montreal by local sewers, cutters, and pattern makers to create fun and flirty pieces.
Rudsak is another outerwear brand based out of Montreal, and their pieces are similar to Mackage.
From leather jackets to down jackets, to wool coats, they have so many gorgeous outerwear pieces.
They also have some ready-to-wear pieces like tops, bottoms, and dresses!
I adore their leather jackets, and mine has been in perfect condition for the 3 years I’ve been wearing it.
11. Lesley Hampton
Lesley Hampton is an Indigenous-owned, women-led, and size-inclusive Canadian clothing and accessory brand all about “athluxury” and occasion-wear pieces.
They’re based here out of Toronto, and Lesley herself is also a signed curve model!
Most of their pieces are made-to-order to avoid overproduction, and they’re working towards making their production more sustainable.
12. Naked and Famous
Naked and Famous makes raw denim, which basically molds to the shape of your body and fades at certain points depending on how your body moves.
They mostly offer men’s pieces, but they do have clothing for women as well!
They source their denim directly from denim mills in Japan, and their denim is all hand-sewn in Canada.
All their pieces are either made in Canada or the USA, and they even use sustainable materials in some of their pieces.
We all know and love Roots, famous for its leather bags and cozy sweatpants.
They were founded in Toronto in 1973, and they’ve been an iconic Canadian company ever since!
You can’t go wrong with their classic salt & pepper sweatpants, and you can even shop their whole salt & pepper collection.
They also have amazing quality leather, and you can shop their leather jackets, footwear, and bags.
They even have some of the best winter boots in Canada if you’re in need of some new boots to trek in the snow!
14. Smash + Tess
Smash + Tess is another sustainable Canadian clothing company, and they’re also based out of Vancouver.
They’re known for their adorable and cozy rompers, but they’ve got other clothing pieces as well!
You can find matching mommy and my pieces, as well as men’s rompers.
15. Oak + Fort
Oak + Fort started out in Vancouver back in 2010, and they’ve grown across North America since.
They make simple and minimal clothing with a twist for both women and men.
Oak + Fort is all about the neutral pieces, but they do have some pretty pastel pieces here and there!
They also have a line of environmentally-conscious clothing using sustainable materials.
They also now have lifestyle and home products, including everything from dishware to bedding.
16. Frank and Oak
Frank and Oak is a Montreal-based sustainable clothing brand that offers both womenswear and menswear, and they’re actually a Certified B Corporation.
If you don’t know what B Corps are, it’s basically a certification that means you do great for your employees and the environment.
They’ve got basic pieces in fun colorways and prints, as well as classic denim staples.
They started out back in 2012, and actually used to have a clothing subscription service that you might remember if you were shopping from them just a couple of years ago!