Toronto has a new pop up shop in town and it’s mind-blowing. Imagine everything that you hold important encompassed in just one place; eco friendliness, veganism and sustainability. Initiated by leading brand LNBF and produced by Vacantful Inc., the LNBF Eco Shop is located at 82 Adelaide St E and is a must-visit during its 4 month run this summer. It features a collection of amazing brands and is a one-stop shop for all your needs: jewellery, clothing, make up, skin care, accessories and even coffee!
Last week I had the pleasure of attending their Eco Pop Up Show & Tell Collective Summer Party and was blown away by it’s success. Sponsored by one of my favourite juice bars Greenhouse Juice Co., the event was alive with music, food and great vendors.
If you weren’t there, here’s what you missed:
Featured vendors included LNBF, allTRUEist, Artisella, Zaya, Coffecology, Fenwick Candles and Heavenlee Days, although there were many other wonderful vendors as well.
LNBF, which stands for Leave Nothing But Footprints, combines flattering and classic silhouettes with their eco-friendly and luxurious fabrics. Creating beautiful clothing using viscose from bamboo, Tencel and organic cotton, LNBF minimizes their impact on the environment by choosing fabrics that require less chemicals and less water to manufacture. This eco-friendly clothing brand is both comfortable and timeless. Some of the beautiful pieces for sale at the event were:
Launched in 2015, allTRUEist is all about Conscious Luxury. With a true passion for both fashion and trying to do good, the two concepts were combined to create a first of its kind: a fashion forward, cruelty-free business, selling ethical products that not only look great, but products they are proud of as well.
Pioneers in the Luxury Ethical Fashion industry, allTRUEist believes in great customer service, connecting customers across Canada and the US through their website, pop up stores and events. They are the first distributor in North America to offer the incredible Alexandra K. handbags, a high quality, high fashion, vegan, luxurious handbag line. Each Alexandra bag is one-of-a-kind, artisan made with a unique serial number engraved on its “Badge of Honor”. One of my personal favourites and a bag I just HAD to get my hands on is the 1.3 MINI in Silver Ice (pictured above). It’s a new design launched this season and is so well made, versatile and fashionable, I can’t help but rave about it. Other brands carried by allTRUEist include one of my absolute favourite vegan nail polish and make up brands Trust Fund Beauty, Opificio V vegan shoes, Article 22 jewelry, and LSTN Headphones. (Pictured below: manicure using Trust Fund Beauty’s “Got Yacht”.)
Artisella sources ethical jewelry and accessory brands and has quickly become one of my favourites. Each piece of jewelry is handmade by unique designers and includes one of more of their core values: fair trade, made in Canada, recycled, eco-friendly or small scale production and artisan. With a focus on sustainability and style, the pieces are beautiful, fashion forward, delicate and each comes with a story behind it.
I decided to pick up one of my favourite necklaces by Toronto based designer Veronique Audette (pictured below). What I found most unique about her is that all of her pieces are created from recycled sterling silver from post consumer products like cellphones, electronics and appliances. She also offers free repairs, so I knew my necklace would last forever. My necklace below is made with with 3 small opals; so delicate and perfect for every occasion – I’m obsessed!
Zaya is an all-natural, non-toxic skin care line made in Canada and enhanced with the finest botanical extracts and revitalizing oils. Each product is cruelty-free and vegan, contains professionally developed vegetable and essential oil blends, and tends to various physical needs. The ladies behind Zaya believe that beauty is both inside and out, and thus all of their products inspire your inner beauty, as well as your outer.
Zaya’s oil compositions are thoroughly concocted by a team of PhD chemists, created for every skin type and not overloaded with excessive ingredients. There are never any synthetic ingredients include and they are free from toxic substances and carcinogens.
My personal favourite products are the eye oil, eye cream, face oil and detox powder mask. I picked these up at the event and since I started using them, my skin has been so effortlessly soft, clean and vibrant.
Coffeecology, Fenwick Candles and Heavenlee Days:
As you can see, this event was full of exquisite vendors. It was magical to witness so many like minded people come together to share our interest in a better world. If you haven’t checked these wonderful products out yet, I HIGHLY recommend you do. It’s events like these that make me realize how the world is changing for the better. We are emerging into in a new era; an era full of compassionate, environmentally conscious, ethical people who wish to make a positive impact. What a wonderful evening it was.