15 marvelous and pioneering Children’s Brands from Canada
Decoration, FASHION, Furniture, Kids
On Sunday our Canadian friends will celebrate their National Day. Oh wait, a whole week end of celebrations and festive events it will be. And for the occasion we show the best brands from the Great White North!
What better way to celebrate a nation’s birthday than to shine a light on some new and exciting Children’s Brands from Canada? Apparel, family beauty, shoes and even two outstanding interior labels.
Altogether you will notice that Canadians love it comfortable and easy. And the brands work very sustainable, local and with our earth in mind. Exemplary! Organic and ‘basic not so basic’ is the motto. Meaning that you will find timeless and simple must-haves in excellent qualities and with little details that make all the difference. Made in Canada!
Let’s have a look at the 15 brands that we gathered!
Plaid & Paisley Littles
Inspired by their very own mini mes, three Albertan sisters co-founded Plaid & Paisley. Offering capsule collections using the finest quality pre-shrunk organic cotton and soy fabrics. Together with casual, classy and soft-to-the-touch materials. Paired with low impact packaging and outfits free of the typical gender stereotypes. And on top you will also find trending patterns and cool silhouettes.
Launched by Toronto ‘It’ girl Amanda Blakely and designer Kendra Francis. A line that is less about fast fashion and more about heritage. Silhouettes from the past with a modern spin! Petits Genoux is handcrafted in Toronto with high quality fabrics.
People Footwear make ultra–light, supremely comfortable and perfect shoes for doing whatever it is you do.
Headquartered in Vancouver and dedicated to producing the next generation of casual footwear with innovative materials.
Mini Mioche is created by mother Alyssa Kerbel who found it hard to find neutral and ethically made fashion basics for her daughter. Therefore all of her clothes are ethically made in Canada and the fabrics are GOTS certified. As well as the cotton yarns that are dyed locally using low-impact, non-toxic, reusable dyes. You can find them with two store locations in Toronto and an online shop.
The Wild Kids Apparel
Every Wild collection starts with a set of quirky, kid-friendly characters that are then silk screened onto gender neutral baby and kids cotton basics. Based in Hamilton, Ontario and loved by Rachel Bilson, Hilary Duff and Jaime King for their little ones.
Modern, Scandinavian inspired clothing for little people!
Little & Lively
Little and Lively consists of cute basics with a twist.
Located in Abbotsford, British Columbia they offer high-quality and stylish garments. Moreover garments that are versatile, on-trend and made locally in their hometown.
Miou is a line of fashionable, eco-friendly clothing for children designed by Christine Dubin. Christine is originally from France but now lives in Gibsons, BC, Canada. Her collections combine her vibrant European flair with her love of classic knitwear. Bringing you comfortable, durable and gorgeous outfits that make your children look and feel special.
Redfish exists since 2005 and is from Vancouver.
Discover luxurious, chic fabrics and prints purchased in limited quantities by co-founders Lorraine Kitsos and Kristy Brinkley during their world travels. Meaning each piece is pretty much limited to what is in stock. Inspired by the street fashion of cities like Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo. With strong images and expressive colours, each garment is locally made with love and attention to detail.
Minimoc makes soft and plush baby moccasins that slide right onto a baby’s foot. Founded by a husband and wife team, Jeff and Amanda Penner and based in Abbotsford.
N E W!
A new eco-innovative line of children’s outerwear that is made in Canada. Faire Child designs are all based off of heritage work wear. Coupled with timeless designs and a cutting edge textile technology to produce garments that are made from 100% recycled material and that are also recyclable. In essence, Tabitha, the founder, has an ever-growing awareness of the urgent change needed in the fashion industry. By the same token her entry into motherhood, is forefront of mind. As she reflects on the effects of climate change on our children’s’ ability to live in a world with access to fresh water, bounties of food, and natural resources.
Red Creek Kids
Solid colours, natural and hand-worked fabrics and dyes used by the founding artisans of folk art and craft. Each piece is unique, individual, timeless and made to with-stand the test of time and wear. The silhouettes are gender neutral, the fabrics are functional, natural and durable. In a word: This is Red Creek Kids which is locally made in Lund, British Columbia.
Less is more!
Petits Vilains is a sustainable and ethically-produced line that is fashionable, adorable, and comfortable. Created by Vancouver mums Rachel Shamash and Jennifer Christie. The collections are a modern take on timeless silhouettes. And each piece feels special but can be worn every day. Designed and made in Vancouver in a sustainable and ethical production.
Gautier Studio is inspired by children because they clearly have the best philosophy of life. As a matter of fact, Maryline Lambelin develops the products around play, creativity and inspiration because learning is at the heart of her product design.
Jen Kelly and Becca Perren found a void in the market for what they wanted for their own homes. The right mix of classic and modern, the subtle balance of fresh yet sophisticated design and founded Pehr Designs. Launched in 2011 with a clear creative vision: a line of classically simple yet modern home accessories. Furthermore, Petit Pehr, the children’s collection launched in August, 2013 and captures the beauty and simplicity of childhood.
From Montreal comes Énamour. Children’s skin care with minimalist, modern packaging and all-natural ingredients. In brief you can think lavender-scented baby sleep oils, lip balms and diaper rash creams made with powerful calming ingredients like cacao butter and tea tree oil. Additionally Énamour’s products are perfume, paraben, alcohol and petroleum free. Minimalism and responsible consumption is a goal that distinguishes Énamour.
To sum up – we are impressed with the efforts all these brands take to make sure that our children can look into a bright future!