With temperatures rising and the long weekend ahead, it’s time to break out this summer’s trends. Why not take advantage of the Canada Day Weekend to stock up on Canadian-made clothing? Whether soaking up the sun on a Vancouver beach, sipping an iced latte in a metropolis, strolling by the sea in Nova Scotia or living it up anywhere in between, these brands whip up the perfect summer looks.
FIG’s Modern, Wear-Anywhere Style
Elegant, versatile and comfortable, FIG staples are the perfect companions for travel, urban life or simply kicking back in style. Dress them up with heels or keep things casual with running shoes or flip flops. Slip on the ENI dress with kimono sleeves, the quick-drying DAO pants, or the silky soft BEL skirt.
All FIG clothing is eco-responsible and the brand implicates themselves directly into the local community. Another Canadian company with values we love!
Naked & Famous: Canadian Clothing with a Japanese Twist
Indigo Romantic Flowers Shirt
High Skinny Stretch Selvedge
Play the originality card with Naked & Famous. This summer, put on the Indigo Romantic Flowers shirt and get out to wander your city in style. We love this camp collar shirt for its lovely print and deep indigo colour. Match them with the High Skinny Jeans made of rope-dyed Japanese selvedge denim, with just a touch of stretch for added comfort.
Made in Canada with Japanese fabrics, Naked & Famous clothing is the thing if you want to step away from the ordinary.
Head Outdoors With Arc’teryx
Whether you’re climbing, hiking or running, Arc’teryx has the apparel to help you make the most of it. Known for their high-quality functional pieces, their offering ranges from shells and jackets to shoes, packs, and beyond.
Stay cool in warm weather with the breathable and quick-drying Cala Dress. Go climbing or running with the tough-yet-comfortable Oriel leggings and top it off with the lightweight, moisture-wicking Calvus Cap.
Based in the Coast Mountains, Arc’teryx draws its inspiration from the stunning nature that surrounds them. They are also sustainable by offering extremely durable gear and responsibly sourcing materials.
Vallier’s High-Quality Urbanwear
Riverdale Short Sleeve Shirt
Altitude Sport’s own Vallier takes the properties we love about outdoor technical clothes and applies them to high-quality everyday essentials. The result is comfortable and stylish pieces that look just as good at the office (yes, including at-home conference calls) as they do on a patio or strolling through town. Popular picks include the Japanese-Inspired Ginza Dress and the silky smooth Riverdale Short Sleeve Shirt.
Based in Montreal, Vallier uses only premium materials to bring you comfortable, quality, lifetime wardrobe staples.
Sustainable & Versatile Indygena
Indygena transitions beautifully from the trail to post-hiking drinks with light, comfortable clothing with hidden virtues such as sun protection and moisture-wicking properties. Their versatile pieces include the airy and strong Laco dress and the soft Victoria jumpsuit.
Montreal-based Indygena continuously strives to minimize its environmental footprint and treat people fairly at every step of the manufacturing process. The brand is also part of the Sustainability Working Group to support the fight against climate change. Clothes you can wear with extra pride!
Matt & Nat’s Vegan Leather Shoes
Cory Sling Pointed Toe Sandals
You’ve probably seen Matt & Nat purses, wallets and bags around, but less known is the fact that they also make gorgeous shoes! You can wear Canadian styles from head to toe and slip on the Cory pointed sandals for a touch of class, the Anzu sandals for a relaxed, colourful look or the Lunna sandals for a more earthy vibe.
Committed to never using animal-based materials, Matt & Nat is probably one of the most well-known vegan Canadian brands. They are dedicated to creating environmentally-friendly products, using recycled plastic bottles, cork, recycled nylons and rubbers for their collections. We love their values and their motto: “Live beautifully”. And it seems we’re not the only ones, as their products are now sold around the world.
Timeless Staples: Yoga Jeans
Emily Jeans High Rise
Rachel Classic Rise Skinny Jeans
If there’s a staple we all love, it’s jeans! And Yoga Jeans makes it extra comfy with a diagonal 4-way stretch so your pants move with you, as well as a soft-touch feel. Slip on a pair of high-rise skinny or slim jeans as the perfect base for your summer style.
Yoga Jeans is dedicated to being eco-friendly and all pairs are made right here in Canada. The brand was also quick to help when the pandemic hit. Their St-Côme-de-Linière facility started making protective equipment for hospital staff and gowns for patients, and shipping them across the country. Beautiful jeans, beautiful values!
Get Comfortable in Reigning Champ’s Athleticwear
If you’re feeling laid back or sporty, you’ll want to get to know Reigning Champ. Offering premium athleticwear, they put quality and comfort first using fine, supple fabrics and flatlocked seam construction. Made with Italian micromodal rib, a fabric softer than cotton, the Ribbed T-Shirt is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down. The Slim Sweatpant is made of lightweight terry and is perfect for sports or lounging around.
Based in Vancouver BC, Reigning Champ designs and develops signature fabrics to bring you comfortable, rugged, year-round staples.
June Swimwear for June, July, August…
Nora Bikini Top
Daisy Bikini Bottom
Down with plain, lifeless bathing suits without style or personality! We’re looking for something unique, something to make heads turn. And June Swimwear understands this perfectly – whether it’s a modern one-piece swimsuit or sexy bootykini. Mix and match bikini tops and bottoms, choose colours that pop, or get the best of both worlds with the Sofia one-piece… or is it a two-piece?
Created for women to enjoy the sunshine, surfing and beaches, June Swimwear is designed and made in Montreal.
Sun-kissed with Lolë
Mix cute designs with flattering styles and you’re all set to soak up the rays. Known for their famous yoga apparel, Lolë masters the art of crafting perfectly stretchy pieces you’ll want to wear forever. Switch between two looks with the Saint Tropez that ties in the front or in the back. Take a dip in the eco-friendly Caylan, which is made from fishing nets and post-consumer nylon.
Born in Montreal, Lolë’s high-performance garments encourage you to “live out loud”, every day.
Get carried away with Herschel Supply Co.
Orion Mini Backpack
Last but not least: Canadian-made bags! While Herschel may equal hipster to some, their collection is vast and caters to a variety of styles. Discover the discreet and minimalist Adler Crossbody, the textured Orion mini backpack or the classic Heritage backpack.
Named after a town where three generations of their family grew up, Vancouver-based Herschel carefully designs bags for all the carrying needs you may have on your journey.
Support Canadian Brands on Canada Day!
As we know, most of our wardrobe is made in other countries. We also know that supporting local industry and entrepreneurs means taking an ethical and environmental stand. Altitude Sports suggests discovering our best home-grown brands this Canada Day. These are Canadian brands offering you the best possible quality and style. This July 1, support Canadian commerce and buy local!