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Eco-responsibility at the heart of our values

At Alizée’s, we put a lot of effort into designing new products from recycled materials. We carefully select our suppliers to meet the highest ethical and environmental criteria in the industry. They are all Bluesign certified. You will find, in each Alizée’s jacket, the number of recycled bottles that have been used in its making. We are always on the lookout for new technologies in the world of vegan and high-performance textiles and insulation. We believe that this effort is essential in 2021 and that it deserves to be highlighted. Here are our favorites of companies for which the protection of the environment is put forward!

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1. Ocean Sole, flip flop art

The beautiful sculptures of animals with vibrant colors make us downright crap!

In brief: The company is located in Kenya. 47,000 kg of flip-flops (750,000 sandals) are fished in the Indian Ocean and on shores.

The products are thoroughly washed and reassembled to make multicolored animal sculptures. A great way to recover debris!

About 100 people find a fixed salary and the organization allows 1,000 people to benefit from education programs and other positive impacts in the community.

2. Toms shoes

Everyone knows Toms shoes!

American company engaged in communities in 19 countries. Known for its former One for one business model, Toms Shoes continues to improve its sustainability practices. Earthwise, Certified B Corporation, Sustainable cotton, greener packaging, reduced carbon footprint, transparency, these are the aspects that Toms Shoes is working on continuously.

Today, Toms redistributes 1/3 of its annual net profits to solidarity initiatives (Grassroots Good).

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3. Green Toys

A California-based company that makes children's toys made from recovered plastic milk jugs. They deliver them in 100% recyclable cardboard packaging and, if necessary, 100% recycled plastic from water bottles.

They manufacture their products directly in California to limit transportation-related pollution and create jobs.

Favorite for pink trucks still too rare on the market!

4. Lufa Farms

Since 2013, Lufa Farms has been growing vegetables on the roofs of buildings located in Montreal and the surrounding area. Baskets of local, organic and fresh produce are distributed daily across the province. Partnerships with local producers; Breads, cheeses, pasta, maple products, honey, pastries, coffee, sausages, fish, eggs, greenhouses, gardens, farms, and much more offer a variety of products to consumers. The organization would meet the food needs of about 2% of Montreal families.

A great way to encourage local producers and the economy! A treat!

5. Rareform

American company set up in 2012 by two brothers. They collect the billboards that they wash thoroughly before cutting out their patterns of products that they resell online. Each product is unique; pencil or laptop cases, notebooks, backpacks, lunch bags, gym bags, etc.

It would be 3,566,942 lbs of billboards that would have been recovered by the company.

Another great way to reuse processed materials!

6. Weeds

Les Trappeuses, three blogger friends on eco-responsible consumption, have launched their online store: weeds. Following their organic lifestyle philosophy, they offer basic products to make your own homemade cosmetics, medicinal plants, natural oils, ecological products (brushes, razors, reusable cotton swabs, etc.), seeds, natural perfumes, etc.

They deliver everything in minimalist packaging and without plastic.

The candle making set would be so good for a dear friend... or to oneself!

7. Cinderella Garbage

The diamonds of this Quebec company are made from charred waste (extreme temperatures and pressures). They are worked by hand to make unique and precious jewels for the modern Cinderella.

The little upside-down heart pendant points to the person wearing it: we love!


8. Bulk grocery stores

They are everywhere in every city in Quebec. You are often allowed to shop in your own containers, limiting packaging. Your container is weighed when you arrive and leave so that you pay only the amount you need.

These grocery stores help limit food waste and packaging. However, caution should be exercised when a family member has allergies or intolerances, as these grocery stores, although they meet strict hygiene standards, cannot guarantee the absence of cross-contamination.

    Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash

    Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash

9. Thrift stores

There are thrift stores everywhere! We receive clothes or other objects, often in the form of donations, which are carefully sorted before washing and arranging them to allow them a second life. The irrecoverable textiles will become tea towels or stuffing.

It is not uncommon to find, in thrift stores, a small corner where books and board games are stacked while waiting for a new family. The nostalgic will find real treasures if they have patience and time to find them.

10. Green Trail

Located in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Green Trail develops hunting, fishing and outdoor products. Always on the lookout for more ecological and sustainable technologies, Green Trail's philosophy is to preserve nature to be able to enjoy it for a long time to come.

The company is involved in the 2nd life recycling project at École des Pionniers, a high school in the region, and with other organizations such as CMHA, Accueil Bonneau and L'Auberivière.