Get covered in Canada from head to toe
Canada is celebrating its 150th year of confederation this July, there’s no better time to show the world our pride. The easiest way is to plaster the ourselves with red and white, typically through our clothes, and maybe a little body paint. The market has been flooded with all kinds of Canada 150 merchandise. There are awesome graphic T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, even socks. Everyone is putting the maple leaf on their merch this year hoping to grab your well earned dollars.
So, how do you filter out the junk from the quality goods? You could just head to the ‘Hudson Bay’ for their “authentic” HBC Canada line, but when you go to check the label you’ll find it is made in Cambodia, or Thailand or basically anywhere but here, which is pretty frustrating when you then proceed to look at the price tag. Maybe it’s just us, but we like our official Canada gear to come from Canada!
To save you the trouble of searching high and low, we set out on a mission to find Canadian gear you can wear with pride, knowing it is in fact made right here at home. Our list has you covered from head to toe; a must have Canada T, comfy and functional sandals, a waterproof hat, a gorgeous swim suit for a trip to surf the waves off the coast, and a super stylish weekend bag to put it all in.
Canada Ts / Red Canoe / $32.50
Made In: Ontario, Canada
Why we love these T’s? The Red Canoe T’s feature timeless artwork, have a great fit and are made of super soft 100% cotton, washed after printing to eliminate shrinkage and add the vintage look.
Why we love Kamik? Finding quality sandals is a challenge, there are a number of good Canadian based brands out there. Kamik has been around for 119 years, so you know they’re doing it right! We love that the Kamik sandals are both incredibly comfortable and supportive. When you are out trekking around the National Parks, they will keep your feet cool, dry and smelling great, they’ve got a Microfiber lined EVA footbed with odour controlling treatment. and COASTAL synthetic rubber outsole.
5 Panel Waterproof Rain Blaze Orange / Muttonhead Unisex Apparel / $55 / Made In: Ontario, Canada
Why we love this hat? Our summers here in Canada can go from rain to shine in the blink of an eye, the 5-panel waterproof hat can get you through whatever weather Canada Day may bring you. And, in Blaze Orange you won’t be lost in a sea of red and white.
Florencia Surf Suit / Ocean Folk / $169 /
Made In & Sourced: British Columbia, Canada
Why we love this suit? The gorgeous print, and full coverage are two reasons why we love this bathing suit, but the third reason is the most important to us. This suite ethically manufactured in Vancouver BC, and is made from Eco-Polyester®, a specialty high performance technical fabric manufactured in Canada using 70% less water, 70% less heat, and 70% less energy than other polyester fabrics. One meter of our Eco-Polyester® fabric will consume only 3.9 liters of water and 8700 kilojoules of energy in the manufacturing process! So it not only looks great on you, but it’s also great for the environment.
High Country Weekender Bag Limited Edition / Parks Canada Original / $399.95 (sale) – $520.00 (reg) /
Made In & Sourced: Ontario, Canada
Why we love this bag? The High Country Weekender Bag is made from recycled Canadian milled wool and vegetable tanned leather trim, and comes with a Parks Canada Original medallion and a hang tag verifying its authenticity. Also, every purchase of Parks Canada official merchandise supports Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas.