This post was sponsored by Logan & Finley. I was not paid, but given clothes to review.
I am SO excited to start this new, fun, series called Meet me at the market, all about eco-fashion and sponsored by the amazing Logan & Finley boutique, located at 670 Queen street West, in Toronto! I will publish an article showing off an outfit, every other Friday, for the whole summer!
The clothes that I will be showing off are made using certified organic cotton, something I feel strongly about since conventional cotton agriculture uses so much pesticides and insecticides, it is devastating for the soil, our water, our health, as well as the health of the workers working in cotton fields. As I’m typing these words, an image of African-Amercian slaves popped up in my mind, how bad the conditions were. Well, today’s cotton production is not too far from that reality, in fact, it might even be worse when it comes to direct health-related matters. Most workers are from poor rural areas in developing countries, and they have no choice but to do this dangerous work. If you’d like to learn more about the differences between conventional cotton and organic cotton, please read my article “What is so special about organic food? Part 2 – Beyond food“)
Logan & Finley
So, this summer, I teamed up with Logan & Finley in Toronto to show everyone that it is possible to live a stylish life and support organic clothes. Julie, the owner of Logan & Finley is one amazing woman who shares so many of the same values as I do, I am very excited that she agreed to be part of this project. Logan & Finley is an urban general store, where quality meets local, organic, and natural. A store where you can feel good about what you’re buying, as Julie takes extra good care at picking out the best selection available. All of her items must at least meet one of her criteria to get into the store (a lot of them actually meet 2 or 3 of them): they must be local, either regional, or Canadian, they must be eco-conscious (hence why the majority of the clothes offered are organic), or they must be built-to-last (a quality rare in most cheap commercial items nowadays). Logan & Finley sells urban modern clothes for men and women, as well as a variety of non-toxic and reusable household items like cleaners, and locally-made all-natural beauty products. They are one of the rare few to carry an extensive collection of Weck jars (those amazingly cute canning jars so popular), as well as the Abeego line of product, a Canadian-made revolutionary product meant to be used like plastic wrap on your food, but made with organic cotton and beeswax (we use ours all the time)!
If you live in the Toronto area (or close enough… day trip!), I highly recommend stopping at 670 Queen street West. A beautiful store with a beautiful spirit. If you don’t live close enough, be patient! Logan & Finley is working on getting their online shop set-up so that you too can benefit from the great products. You can go visit the Logan & Finley website and sign-up for the newsletter to stay in-the-know! You can also like their Facebook page, and follow their Twitter account or Instagram account. 🙂
This series is meant to show off casual clothes to wear on the weekend, to go to your local Farmers’ Market, meet a friend for brunch, catch a movie, go to the cottage, etc. Whatever you want to do, there are healthy and non-polluting options! Oh, and did I mention that the prices are really affordable? They are comparable in price to any good quality item out there, if not cheaper. Remember that quality surpasses quantity. I personally think it’s better to have one good quality item at $100 that will last many years, than to get two items at $50 each that will be garbage within a couple of years (less pollution).
Today’s outfit is a cozy light cotton hoodie with a cute tank top underneath (both certified organic cotton), that is equally as nice and comfortable on its own. I love these 2 pieces, because they are very versatile, I can use the tank top under pretty much everything, and the hoodie is a great addition to an eco-conscious wardrobe: something to just throw on, or pack in your bag for the weekend at the cottage, to wear on evenings and cooler days. I am sure that I will be wearing these 2 items for many years to come. They are soft to the touch and you can tell the quality of craftsmanship in each garment.
Note: The two items were a gift from Logan & Finley for me to review, however I was not compensated to write this article, and all opinions are my own.