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    Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep sustainability top of mind to care for our planet. In honour of Earth Month in April, we’re highlighting brands making a conscious effort to produce sustainable and eco-friendly products.

    While browsing these products, be sure to make use of our search engine, StyList to shop for your fave sustainable brands. With StyList, you can search multiple stores at Square One and save any items you love to a singular wish list.

    Read on for some tips on making more conscious choices while shopping, along with some of our favourite sustainable and eco-friendly brands to shop.

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    Clean Beauty

    If you’re looking to make some conscious changes to your beauty routine, look for clean skincare, makeup and hair products. Not only are they free of harmful chemicals and toxins that can have negative effects on both our health and the environment, but oftentimes they prioritize using ethically sourced ingredients and sustainable packaging. We love Tatcha and Nécessaire for skincare, Milk Makeup, Merit and Tower 28 Beauty for makeup and Olaplex for haircare – all of which have been dubbed certified Clean at Sephora. Additionally, K18, the makers of the viral and buzzy leave-in hair mask, is Certified Plastic Neutral by Plastic Bank.

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    Two mascara products sitting upright against each other. One is silver and the other is white.

    Milk Makeup



    A model leaning up against a wall wearing a beige linen pant suit. The blazer is open and she is wearing a white ribbed tank top under it.


    Model in a beige turtleneck and black pants carrying a large, puffy cream tote bag worn over her shoulder.

    Frank & Oak

    Sustainable Fashion

    Consider shopping from brands that use eco-friendly materials, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and hemp, and who are committed to reducing waste and emissions.

    Cult fave GANNI (available at Holt Renfrew) takes a holistic approach to being a responsible brand – whether that be eating plant-based, tackling radical supply chain transparency, or minimizing its social and environmental impact across the entire business, while minimalist brand COS aims to use 100% sustainably sourced or recycled materials and 100% recycled, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025.

    Meanwhile, Canadian fashion brands are also doing their part to save the planet with KOTN (available at Holt Renfrew) and Frank and Oak being certified B Corporations (meaning they’ve met the highest standards of cerified social and environmental performance), lululemon committing to sustainability by aiming to achieve at least 75% sustainable materials for their products by 2025, and Aritzia offering “lower impact styles” (styles made with at least 60% certified recycled materials, organic materials or responsibly sourced wood fibres) while using responsible packaging. Their offices, stores and distribution centres are also carbon neutral.

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    Eco-Friendly Living

    Another great way to reduce your environmental impact is by incorporating eco-friendly homeware and lifestyle products into your lifestyle. From reusable storage bags, like the ones from Stasher to food containers (available at Indigo) and ethically-made hand washes, like the soap from B Certified Corp., Aesop, there are plenty of stylish options available.

    Additionally, Crate & Barrel has eco-friendly furniture options that are not only good for you, but good for the planet.

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    Seven clear, re-useable pouches in all different sizes and colours.




    Image of the outside of a shopping centre showcasing bike racks.

    Three garbage bins beside one another for recycling, garbage, and plastic.

    Our Commitment to Sustainability

    At Square One, we are proudly committed to sustainability through our recycling program, bicycle park stations, solar panels and water management.


    Sustainability is a journey and small changes can go a long way in creating a positive impact on the environment. By adopting eco-friendly practices and supporting sustainable brands, we can do our part in creating a better future for the planet.

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