As Canadian consumers look to online shopping during COVID-19, more and more people are trying to shop responsibly, and we love it! It’s important to know where you’re getting your products from, and learn how you can encourage the local economy through your purchases.
Supporting fellow local, sustainable, and ethical Canadian businesses has always been a huge priority for Carry, and we thought we’d take the opportunity this Canada Day to show you some popular Canadian Brands we carry, and highlight why we love them.
Carry Maternity’s own line of work is personally designed and crafted by mother-daughter team Pat & Kat Gillespie.
As passionate co-designers, Pat and Kat create the Carry in-house collection with all types of figures in mind, and are always on the lookout for timeless designs that will flatter the pregnant body; making women feel amazing about themselves and their pregnancy.
Bravado Designs was born from passion and dedication to understanding what nursing mothers really want in a nursing bra. They’re a Canadian company that has smartly and successfully grown while staying true to their core offering; giving pregnant and nursing moms the comfort and style they deserve.
Every day, Bravado Designs connects and listens to moms. This knowledge fuels them to continually bring new, thoughtful and refined designs that focus on the technical and intimate details, giving her nursing bras that she is actually excited to wear.
We love Bravado’s expansion on neutral tones for women of any size and now - complexion.
Smash + Tess is Vancouver-designed, North American made, and globally inspired. They believe in slowing down the fashion cycle and making clothing on demand and with a clear purpose. Their best selling romper fabric is a sustainable rayon from bamboo and cotton blend, and although it costs more to use it, it’s proven to stand the test of time and retain its shape and softness when treated well.
Created by Karen Johnson, from British Columbia, K’pure Naturals focuses on the fact that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body.
When her youngest son was a newborn, Karen found out at a naturopath appointment that he had abnormally high levels of aluminum and plastics in his system. Shocked and confused, she wondered how this was possible and realized that her deodorant was loaded with aluminum and lotions with plastics, which were making their way into her breast milk. And so, her quest for natural skin and body care started.
Each product is made with the strictest attention to quality control and detail, and some of our in-store favourites are the Get Gently Closer all-natural deodorant, and the lightweight Drenched Face & Body Butter.
Based in Toronto, C’est Moi caters well-made basics that suit any and every woman’s lifestyle. They bring in new affordable styles to keep up with trends without sacrificing quality, versatility, and longevity.
Made from stretchy bamboo, C’est Moi’s fitted styles are a proud part of our Basics Collection. Easy one-size-fits-all and breathable fabric, their collection this season is a wardrobe winner - whether you’re pregnant or not.
With a focus on their patented 3-in-1 maternity coat technology, they consistently look for excellence in quality, design, and workmanship to reliably provide a premium product. All of their outerwear is designed in Canada, for Canadian winters!
While you might not be in the market for a new winter coat right now, we’re also in love with Modern Eternity’s collection of Activewear and Nursing Bras. From the first trimester to beyond the bump, you’ll really appreciate their versatility.
Unbelts was founded with two goals in mind: helping you feel great in your jeans, but also creating quality jobs for every single person along their supply chain.
Investing in their supply chain results in a higher-quality product. Unbelts are made to be worn and loved for hundreds of wears - and to be repairable when they do reach the end of their first life. Designing for longevity helps Unbelts reduce their environmental impact, and having a direct relationship with suppliers helps ensure that their components stand the test of time.
There’s never been a better time to shop local, and though we love bringing in quality lines from all around the world to our customers here in Toronto, we’ve always understood the importance of supporting small Canadian businesses.
This Canada Day, we’d like to thank our community partners for investing in sustainable and ethical means of production, and thank our customers for investing in us.
Happy Canada Day!Love,
The Carry Team