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Organic & Ethical Price Tag: What You're Paying For

by Marie Heffernan
Have you ever found the perfect organic, ethically made piece of clothing only to look at the price tag and discover that it is way out of your budget? Yeah, me too. It can be a shocker at first, enough to make one empty their online shopping cart or put the piece of clothing right back on the rack.
The reason the cost of eco-friendly and ethically made fashion astounds us is because we are so accustomed to the fast fashion model. Which, when you look further into it, is not a pretty picture. There are countless corners being cut to reduce costs. This includes everything from not paying workers a “living wage” (more on this to come) to using materials that are harmful to the environment because they are the cheapest.
At Naturæ by Lola & August things are run a little differently. The entire brands of Naturæ and Lola & August are produced with ethics in mind. Both brands are sewn by contractors local to Toronto where the brands are based. These seamstresses …