3 Canadian Kids’ Clothing Brands You’ll Love

June 22, 2017
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Enter to win a summer-ready hat and tee combo from one of three ethically made, fashion forward Canadian clothing brands, just in time for Canada Day.

Tired of your kids dressing like every other kid on the block? We are. Imagine being able to select from clothing made from organic, soft-to-the-touch fabric, low impact packaging and outfits free of the typical gender stereotypes (and nasty ecologically destructive dyes). Now picture your little one dressed in trending patterns and fits, choosing from interchangeable capsule collections ranging from casual to classy, and friends and family not-so-subtly asking to be on the hand-me-down list. Well, huzzah, actualizing your vision is a few clicks away.

Plaid & Paisley Littles

Inspired by their very own mini mes, three Albertan sisters co-founded Plaid & Paisley when they found that many brands didn’t fit their children properly, and came from questionably made sources. They’ve solved this problem by offering capsule closets using the finest quality preshrunk organic cotton and soy fabric. Fits are based along the ‘casual and classy’ spectrum that is perfectly suited to newborns getting accustomed to their brand new bodies, or infant and toddlers pushing physical limits.

What’s a capsule closet? It’s where all the pieces are interchangeable with each other, providing a combination of different outfits but with less pieces. Less pieces means less washing. Less washing means more time playing dinosaur tag. Sizes from newborn to 4T.

Redfish

Established in 2005 as an online-only store, this Vancouver-based company soon garnered a loyal following (including Hollywood celebs) and opened its first brick and mortar shop Downtown in 2012.

Redfish offers luxurious, chic fabrics and prints purchased in limited quantities by co-founders Lorraine Kitsos and Kristy Brinkley during world travels, meaning each piece is pretty much limited to what is in stock. Silhouettes are simple yet effective, designed to grow with your child, pieces can be worn by both boys and girls. Preshrunk organic cottons and bamboo make the fabric soft and breathable for kids, keeping them comfortable and stylish. Sizes from newborn to 14+.

mini mioche

Founded in 2008 by mother Alyssa Kerbel who found it hard to find neutral and ethically made fashion basics for her daughter. Taking from her experience in the fashion industry, Alyssa created mini mioche, which now has two locations in Toronto.

Not only are clothes ethically made in Canada (driving distance from their stores), their fabrics are GOTS (global organic textile standard) certified. Cotton yarns are dyed locally using low-impact, non-toxic, reusable dyes. mini mioche pride themselves on supporting local businesses and partnering with like-minded organizations to support important social causes.

While they try to minimize their carbon footprint in day-to-day operations through their transportation and packaging, they have also made it possible for buyers to contribute to causes. By bringing in gently used children clothing and shoes to either of their stores, you will receive 10% off your purchase on regular priced mini mioche clothing. All donated clothing goes to a local foundation helping women and children living with AIDS. Sizes from newborn to 4T.

Enter To Win

Redfish kids makes clothing for the courageous. Wanna enter to win a hat and tee from The Courageous Collection? Here is how to enter.

  1. Follow @LikeVancouver  and @RedfishKids on Twitter and tweet the following: Win a hat and tee from @RedfishKid Courageous Collection. Follow @LikeVancouver & RT to enter http://bit.ly/2s42Vuj (1 entry)
  2. Follow @LikeVancouver and @redfishkids on Instagram, like and tag a friend on our Redfish Kids post (1 entry)
  3. Like us on Facebook  and Redfish Kids on Facebook then comment and tag a friend on our “3 Canadian Kids’ Clothing Brands You’ll Love” (1 entry)

Contest runs from now until July 12 at midnight (PT). A winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries.