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Eco Friendly Tees by Quinoa Apparel
Although I’m nowhere near vegan, I appreciate any effort anyone makes to improve their health, the environment, or just their personal state of being. I actually was vegetarian for about 7 years out of my life, but I grew up as a tri-tip and ribs loving child. Now, I just do my best to go as organic, local, and humane as possible and still have brief streaks where I might go as meat free as possible! But this isn’t a health blog, although the subject kind of ties in to the subject matter here. No matter what, I always love hearing about new eco/animal-friendly products and brands! I was recently followed by an ethical clothing company called Quinoa Apparel. Owned and run by a husband-wife team from Montreal, Quinoa Apparel has a wide range of eco-friendly and/or organic tees for men, women and soon kids with cute graphics and messages that can appeal to vegans and meat eaters alike, if you ask me. Many are vegan themed but there are several collections: “Geek,” “Vegan,” “Fashion,” “Sports,” “En Français svp.,” and “Fruits.” I think I’m totally in love with the Fruits Pacman organic tee below!
We are a vegan couple from Montreal. Marceau is the Boss, the Master of everything Quinoa but mostly what we call a WebMaster. Cindy is the artistic part of the team, the part that works from home in pyjamas with flowers in her hair while pretending that this is actually hard work.”
Quinoa Apparel has recently earned a BLUEdot carbon neutral certification which basically means that for every amount of carbon produced from the manufacture of their product (even organic and eco-friendly processes have to use some sort of energy!), they will fund projects that work to counteract the increase of carbon being released into the atmosphere every day, including projects that help capture that carbon or projects that will create the same amount of renewable energy. In fact, to celebrate this milestone, Quinoa Apparel is offering a 30% off code through March 14th! To take advantage of this, use code CARBONFREE at checkout!
Most tees are both made of 100% organic cotton jersey and are eco-friendly according to their BLUEdot certification (not all are organic, but they all are BLUEdot certified). They all range from funny to fashionable to activist-friendly as well, so there’s something here for everyone!
All Quoinoa Apparel tee designs are original, hand-drawn artwork and printed in non-toxic ink in North America. Read more about the brand’s commitment to quality and environmental initiatives here!
One other thing I like about Quinoa Apparel is their love for their community. Apart from their clothing line, the brand highlights local organizations or people that stand out in their neck of the woods! These are the kinds of brands I absolutely love to highlight. Even if I don’t exactly fit into their promoted lifestyle (veganism in this case, which I wholeheartedly respect because just being vegetarian was hard enough for me), I can appreciate everything else they do because in the end, we’re all in it together, right? The brand does a great job of that, and I totally respect their wide range of tee designs that appeal to a wide range of tastes.
Shop Quinoa Apparel here and about their BLUEdot certification here!