5 Local Sustainable Living Brands to Support

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Sustainable living has become more and more accessible and there are so many amazing YYC businesses leading the way to living in greater harmony with our natural environment. Read on to learn more about how they’re making a difference and how you can do the same by supporting them and making tiny, simple changes in your day to day life that have a HUGE impact in the long run. 

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GREENBRIAR MARKET + REFILLERY

From keeping those locks fresh, to maintaining those pearly whites, to kitchen supplies and MORE, Greenbriar Market + Refillery has something for everyone and for every need. Their signature, hand-poured soy candles are phthalate free, have a burn time to 80 hours (WOW) and they’re refillable! This low waste solution is the perfect compliment to your self-care regime.

Almost everything available at Greenbriar Market + Refillery is made in Canada or sourced from other Canadian companies! Their amazing collection of high-end and totally afforadble products are good for you, your family + the planet. Shop here!

Photo by Matt and Nat

THE GRINNING GOAT

Named after the first ever goat resident at The Alice Sanctuary, a local rescue for abandoned or neglected farm animals, The Grinning Goat is Alberta’s only vegan boutique that is an amazing resource for fashionable sustainable living. From footwear, to jewelry, belts, bags, beauty products and home decor, they offer something for everyone! Plus, 1% of all sales is allocated to The Alice Sanctuary. Click here to see their selections!

Photo by Canary Goods

CANARY GOODS

This 100% zero waste store located in Kensington is on a mission to educate and encourage Calgarians to pursue a more sustainable lifestyle. As a refillery, all of their products that come in packaging are reusable in the long-term. You can find (and refill) everything from kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hair care products and MORE. The options are endless, see for yourself at this link.

FIELD STUDY

The shelves of this super chic 4th St store in downtown Calgary are lined with powerful, interesting homemade goods from ceramics, to necklaces, to dog accessories and elegant clothing. All of their inventory items are carefully chosen and reflect an honest, personal connection to the people who made the products they carry. Check out their store here.

PARTS + LABOUR

This amazing female run business is dedicated to sustainable fashion that is ready to wear, luxe-athletic and gives a generous nod to 80s rock and roll rebelery. Their edgy accessories and graphic tees are total show stealer and will give your wardrobe an immediate energy boost. Click here to see all of their super cool collections!