There is a strong push here in Canada to keep your shopping local. This may mean different things to different people in regards to distance, but the general idea is that we should be supporting Canadian business.
How does supporting Canadian benefit you? Yes! Here is why...
Every dollar we spend in Canada has a ripple effect that is much more than simple profits made by the businesses. This money provides income for employees, and also provides tax income to the government which funds many important programs, projects and jobs for Canadians.
According to www.loudcloudhealth.com, the global cosmetics industry should be worth 438.38 billion by 2026. Let's support our fellow Canadian’s in taking up some of this marketshare!
2. Health and Safety
Have peace of mind knowing that the products have met this country’s health & safety standards. Sometimes this may mean an increase in price, but all the the benefits listed here make it worthwhile!
Reducing our carbon footprint, as products made closer to home require much less transportation. The shorter the distance, the better!
4. Labour Standards
We can rest assured knowing that the people who make these products are treated fairly, and are working in safe & sanitary conditions.
5. Our Community
When we buy Canadian, we strengthening our communities. Your purchase may very well be the one that keeps that family business afloat. If the business owner is profitable, it allows them the opportunity to contribute through supporting teams, causes, and participating in neighbourhood events.
🇨🇦 Inspired to Support Canadian-made products?
Here are a few cool businesses below who are fellow patriots who are also giving back to their community and kicking butt with sustainability practices!
Hollow Tree Candle Co
What are they about: Sustainable candles
Hollow Tree fragrance oils are blended in Grasse, France and are made purely from plant distillation so that are no manufactured or synthetic scents involved. Even the packaging is sustainable, using recycled papers… not trees, and the trademarked ceramic vessel is made of sand particles that can be easily broken down into the soil, which helps aerate your plants. Reuse it or use a hammer to break it up and sprinkle in your garden.
Based out of: Whistler, BC
Photo credit: Hallow Tree Candle Co
What are they about: Sustainable athleisure wear
Making stunning athletic wear out of recycled plastic bottles. Makes an excellent alternative to Lululemon. RA leggings are made out of 12 bottles, and are just as soft, if not softer than traditional fabrics. They even come in bright colours!
Where: Vancouver B.C.
Photo credit: Recreative Apparel
What are they about: Cosmetics
Keeping in line with her Anishinaabe roots, Jenn’s Cheekbone Beauty launched a less-waste line of lipsticks in 2020, called SUSTAIN, with zero-waste goals for 2023. Cheekbone’s aim is to not only make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth through our donations addressing the educational funding gap. But mostly to create a space in the beauty industry where Indigenous youth feel represented and seen.
Photo credit: Cheekbone Beauty
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For more information on the importance of shopping Canadian, please visit https://www.buycanadianfirst.ca/why-buy-canadian-first