Now that going green doesn't mean wearing a giant burlap sack, tree-hugging hipsters are turning up everywhere, relieved that good taste doesn't have to strain the planet. In fact, they can help spread the word about how 25 per cent of the world's insecticides are used on conventional cotton next time someone asks where they got that cute sweatshop-free top.
Take boring old beige cotton jersey and flip it on its head with this super-funky ruched circle top, made locally by Thieves ($176 top with $64 bamboo and organic tank, League of Lovers & Thieves, 1156 Queen West, 647-435-4880, leagueofloversandthieves.ca).
You can't go wrong with a box of mouth-watering fair trade organic truffles in flavours like vanilla lime and cherry thyme, all sleekly handcrafted by Leslieville's brand spanking new organic sweets shop ($33/11, LPK's Culinary Groove, 718 Queen East, 416-461-6440, lpksculinarygroove.com).
Art has long been tainted by toxic heavy-metal paints and pesticide-laced canvases. Well, not any more. This wispy image of reeds and foliage is printed by Amenity with low-impact dyes on stretched organic cotton and hemp ($80, Green Design Studio, 171 East Liberty, 416-538-0326)
All those years tree-huggers had to suffer through bad footwear are finally over. Yellow Port uses reclaimed truck canvas and 18-wheeler tires to construct its super-styly (and sexy) pumps ($75, Green Is Black, 624 Yonge, 416-454-5650).
Add a little bling to your favourite green chickie's wardrobe the ethical way with fair trade recycled glass bead jewellery by Toronto's own Ecstatic ($80, Heart on Your Sleeve).
Who needs pretentious designer handbags when you can tell the world your purse was made ethically with organic cotton and hemp by Schoolyard right here in Toronto? ($110, Heart on Your Sleeve, 61A Bellevue, 416-999-2197, heartonyoursleeve.ca).
Earthy fashionistas will love these skinny Thieves sailor pants made of hemp and yak wool ($180, League of Lovers & Thieves)