At Carry, we’re committed to creating sustainable and ethical clothing that lets you put your best bump forward. We believe fashion shouldn’t be disposable and are proud supporters of slow fashion, which is why we design clothing intended to last through multiple pregnancies and post-pregnancy.
We hope our contemporary, easy-to-wear pieces will stay in your forever closet.
Our intention is to make clothes that last for years before being discarded. We’re dedicated to pursuing a high level of quality and attention to detail that ensures our clothes will wear well.
We design so that our customers will love their clothing beyond just one season. Increasing the lifespan of clothing from one to two years reduces emissions by 24 percent, with each continuing year further reducing carbon, waste, and water consumption.
We practice Just-in-Time manufacturing, a method in which goods are produced as needed rather than in large quantities. Fast fashion companies produce large batches of inventory, which reduces their cost of production per-piece but leaves excess stock destined for their sale rack. Then if it doesn’t sell, it’s dumped in landfill or burned, contributing to pollution.
When you shop with Carry, you’re getting an item that’s been made for you, one garment at a time, right here in Toronto.
All the pieces in our Carry line are created and produced in Toronto. Founder and designer Pat Gillespie has partnered with a local contractor, who is devoted to conducting business in an ethical way and producing quality and long-lasting products. One of the most impactful ways to improve fashion production is by ensuring that the employees of our factory are paid fairly, and equally.
We are familiar with every step and every person involved with the creation of our line. We regularly visit our factory and are hands-on in the creation process.
We aren't fans of single-use plastics and try to avoid them whenever possible. In the spirit of being sustainable in all aspects of our supply chain, we reuse all the plastic hangers and protective bags that our clothes are packaged in and bring them back to the factory to reuse.
We prioritize fabrics that don't adversely affect the environment. We’re always looking for eco-friendly, certified organic fabrics that don't require a lot of water consumption to produce.
While sourcing fabrics, we look at an array of eco-friendly materials including rayon from bamboo, lyocell, loops of hemp and GOTS certified organic cotton. We are currently exploring vintage fabrics from the ‘80s and ‘90s, to bring renewed life to existing materials in Toronto and Montreal warehouses.
Our Synthetic Materials:
We’ve chosen to continue to utilize poly and some other synthetic materials in some of our clothing as it increases the durability and comfort of the garments. The fabrications must be able to withstand the wear and tear of a maternity capsule wardrobe.