Planet Claire is an independent small business, located in Vancouver BC. Focused on sustainable and ethically produced fashion, Planet Claire carries clothing for both men and women (in sizes 2-22!), as well as jewellery, local visual art, and home decor.
The clothing is hand-selected by Claire herself and she buys direct from the designer. To her, "sustainable" includes eco-friendly fabrics such as hemp, organic cotton, organic wool, alpaca, linen, modal, lyocell, seaweed, silk, soy, bamboo & recycled materials; as well as all the clothing is "sweatshop free".
Claire believes that even if the designer is not yet using eco-friendly fabrics, supporting the local community and independent artists, as well as designers who employ social justice standards, is still a sustainable practice and something she wants to support. Therefore, 100% of the clothing is ethically produced; the clothing is either made by the designer themselves, or they pay local people a fair wage for their work.
These designers are passionate about both the quality and sustainability of their clothing, including the materials, choice of fabric and suppliers, in order to ensure and understand the origins of the fabrics and the conditions of those who manufacture them.
Planet Claire also functions as a gallery for local visual artists, with rotating installations every few months:
As a 'green' business, Planet Claire uses environmentally friendly office supplies (www.frogfile.com); recycled & recyclable bags, tags, & signage; bamboo clothing hangers, second hand equipment, clothing racks & display units, and 1% of annual revenue is donated to environmental organizations (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org).