• Is Wearing Sunscreen "Natural"?

    Is Wearing Sunscreen

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    We tend to associate the term “natural” with being a positive thing. We look for natural ingredients in our food and body products, and we try to make good choices. But is it “natural” to use products like sunscreens at all? Weren’t we made to be in the sunlight?

    The sun’s light is definitely essential to life, but so are natural defenses against getting too much. Even the world wears a sunscreen all her own: the ozone layer. Thanks to the ozone layer, UVC rays never reach the Earth, and we don’t need to worry about the unpleasant effects UVC radiation would have on our skin and eyes. 

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  • Saving the Planet One Sweater at a Time

    Saving the Planet One Sweater at a Time

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    With the help of a few pencils, measuring tape, good music and caffeine, the preloved team gets to work. Carefully curating each piece of the reclaimed vintage and blending with deadstock and overrun fabrics to create a unique garment.

    Our preloved studio is situated in the middle of our factory being where the magic happens ensures that we're there every step of the way.  

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  • Our Ingredients: Sustainably sourced, certified organic, and carefully harvested

    Our Ingredients: Sustainably sourced, certified organic, and carefully harvested

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    Our Process

    Nature provides the means to keep your skin healthy, happy, and beautiful. There is no need to use synthetic substitutes that can potentially harm both your body and the environment. We take great pride in using the highest quality ingredients possible in our formulations. To achieve this, we are present in every step of the process. Our ingredients, including Alfalfa, Chamomile, Echinacea, Nettle, Red Clover and a variety of Botanical Tree Essences are hand selected and harvested throughout the year from forests and farms across various regions of the Pacific Northwest. This harvesting process helps to ensure the use of only the healthiest and highest quality extracts and essences.

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  • Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases 2016 Spring Reports

    Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

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    Ottawa, 31 May 2016

    In her 2016 Spring Reports tabled today in Parliament, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, presents the results of three audits completed since last winter. The Commissioner’s Perspective is also included in the 2016 Spring Reports.

    These reports focused on federal programs that are intended to support the sustainability of Canadian communities, on what the federal government is doing to support long-term efforts to mitigate the effects of severe weather, and on how Health Canada manages risks to human health and safety posed by chemical substances used in cosmetics and household consumer products.

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  • Good Things are Growing in Ontario's Greenbelt

    Good Things are Growing in Ontario's Greenbelt

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    More than half the planet's people now live in urban areas. The need to supply food, shelter, fresh water and energy to billions of urban residents is resulting in loss of farmland, forests, wetlands and other ecosystems, as well as the critical ecological services they support, like providing food, clean air and drinking water.

    Almost half of Canada's urban base is on land that only a few generations ago was being farmed. According to Statistics Canada, nearly four million hectares of farmland — an area larger than Vancouver Island — were lost from 1971 to 2011, mostly due to urbanization.

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