Pop-Up Pick: shop Laura Siegel’s ethically handmade apparel on the cheap at a sample sale
For three days starting today, Toronto shoppers will be able to snap up the ethically made works of Canadian designer Laura Siegel at a sample sale. One of the most recognizable names in sustainable fashion, the Toronto native is the star of filmmaker Jennifer Sharpe’s recent documentary Traceable, which documents the effects of fast fashion on communities and the importance of preserving traditional craftsmanship (it also spurred the hashtag #whomademyclothes). At this week’s sale, the recent CFDA eco-fashion finalist will be selling her latest summer collection, which was handmade in collaboration with artisans in rural India. It includes printed kaftans seen on the Toronto Fashion Week runway and crocheted crop tops woven with recycled sari silk. Her older pieces will also be on hand, and almost everything will be marked down from 20 to 90 per cent (full price, her pieces typically range from $250 to $1,000). Also available at the sale will be local handbag designer Ela’s super-chic, compact clutches—the perfect seasonal complement to Siegel’s bold prints and whimsical designs.
June 17–18, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; June 19, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. 404 Adelaide St. W., laurasiegelcollection.com