we make clothes.

Here, at our HQ-factory in Victoria, BC, we actually make clothes. Reducing waste and emissions and properly compensating the talented humans that make your goods.

Unlike most clothing brands, we actually make clothing. 

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Direct from the maker to you. 

Welcome to our factory, where we value connection over consumption.

A new way of manufacturing clothing that you can see with your own eyes: connecting customers to makers.

Full circle.

We see possibility here.

A start-to-finish process in one space: dream, ideate, design, sample, produce, ship (or be picked up by you from our on-site shoppable showroom). Plus repairs to extend the longevity of your gear, so you can opt-in to fewer pieces, more favourites for life.

currently in production

The Market Tote
Regular price $145

Our best sustainable alternative to single use shopping bags. The durable, water-resistant 14oz waxed cotton canvas will protect goods from rain, snow, sleet, and sun. Smaller interior pockets keep keys, phone, and wallet separate, while a larger interior pocket can hold a laptop, novel or notebook. Made here at the ecologyst factory in Victoria, BC.

  • Made in Canada
  • Waxed Cotton
  • Raw leather straps 
  • Brass rivets 
  • Large interior pocket
  • Two small interior pockets
  • Tree embroidery finish on bottom right
  • 13" wide, 15.25" tall, 7.5" deep with an 11" handle drop
Our outerwear is highly durable and great for braving nature's elements. If you need to clean an outerwear item, here's how:
  • Spot clean or eco-dry clean only
  • Do not machine wash or dry
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22 Nov 2022
Canada Canada


I’ve had the bag for a while now and I’ve slowly been influencing others to buy one themselves. At the moment, this is my everyday bag. A zipper enclosure and something to help the bag maintain its form would be nice.

27 Dec 2021
Jordan C.
Canada Canada

Solid Bag

Gave them away as presents but 1. Look forward to putting mine through its paces. Love the waxed canvas but I just have to think of a way to keep the top closed a bit in case I’m using it in the rain

26 Dec 2021
Adam R.
United States United States


We love the size and depth of the bag. So well made and environmentally thoughtful.

25 Oct 2021
Beth C.
Canada Canada

Love the tote!

I purchased one for for my daughter-in-law and was waiting for it to come back in stock so I could get one for myself! Perfect for packing my book and water bottle in the ferry.

Meet our makers.

Our talented makers are compensated fairly for their expert craftsmanship. 

They make at least a family living wage. Rejecting the status quo of unethically low, unlivable wages often found in factories overseas.

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