Shop Sustainable in Saskatoon & Regina

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Buying goods that are sustainably and ethically made is great for your health and the environment, but it can be tough to know where to look. These local shops and companies in Regina and Saskatoon are a perfect place to start, whether you’re in the market for sustainable fashion and beauty products, household cleaners, or classic staples to help you reduce your waste footprint, like beeswax wrap and silicone bags.

Love the Environment in Regina

Sacred Earth Soaps: Locally made in Regina, Sacred Earth makes 10 varieties of biodegradable soaps, as well as five different types of shampoo and shave soap bars — a great alternative if you’re looking to reduce waste and plastic bottles from your home. They also make other products like natural beeswax candles and skincare products, and you can find them at the Regina Farmers’ Market, or various retail locations in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw.

Sacred Earth Soaps Shampoo Bars, photo credit Laura Forrester

 

Make-up Lounge & Style Bar: This Regina store is committed to selling and using natural beauty and hair products, with the goal of changing the way people think about the products they put on their bodies. Their products are both sustainable and ethically-sourced, including brands like Indie Lee and Bésame Cosmetics.

Mortise & Tenon: With a focus on locally-sourced and quality goods, Mortise & Tenon sells home decor, clothing and giftware that you can feel good about. They sell a variety of useful tools and trinkets for more eco-friendly living too, including glass and stainless steel straws, reusable produce and dry goods bags, bamboo utensils and reusable food wrap.

Mortise Tenon, photo credit Mortise and Tenon Alex Hackel

 

Seed Sustainable Style: Seed is committed to fighting fast fashion, and sources designers that use natural fibres, make to order (instead of in excess), and pay employees fair wages. Their clothing is sourced from independent Canadian designers and their pieces are both gorgeous and unique. It’s a great place to shop if you’re looking to find the fashion you can feel good about, too.

Seed Sustainable Style, Designer Melissa Bolduc from Montreal, photo credit Martin Brisson

Saskatoon is Earth-Friendly

Uncle Mike’s All Natural Products: Uncle Mike’s is a Saskatoon-based company that makes all-natural handmade products like soap, deodorant, lip balm, beard oil, shampoo bars and more. Their products are available at tons of retail locations, and certain products like foaming hand soap can be bought in bulk when you bring your own bottles or jars, at The Better Good and Soul Foods.

Soul Foods Conscious Grocer: Soul Foods in The Heart of Riversdale sources local food and home products, including produce, meat, dry goods and more. They have lots of bulk goods as well for bringing your own container or bag, and they have a strong focus on wasting less. In order to avoid food waste, they cook with any food that is expiring and then serve it at The Heart of Riversdale. They are so low waste, their garbage is picked up only once every four months.

Bulk Basket: Bulk Basket is a locally owned and operated bulk foods and home products store committed to reducing waste. Everything is “pay by weight” and you’ll need to bring your own containers or reusable bags. They offer everything from dry goods, spices, coffee and tea, to bulk cooking oils, peanut butter and home products like soap, laundry detergent and more.

Photo courtesy Bulk Basket

 

Green Tree Beauty: For all-natural, sustainable and cruelty-free beauty and make-up products, check out Green Tree Beauty. They carry a wide variety of items ranging from ethically-sourced cosmetics and sunscreen to things like eczema cream and anti-aging cream. For every product purchased, they are also committed to planting a tree.

The Better Good: The Better Good sells tons of products and items to make your life more sustainably focused, including beeswax wrap, produce bags, plastic-free Tupperware, silicone Ziploc bags and more. They also have a refill room in the back, where you pay by weight and bring your own container for goods like hand soap, laundry soap, dish soap, and even deodorant.