This year was the 14th annual Green Living Show held in Toronto, and it was my 2nd time attending. The Green Living Show is Canada’s largest healthy living expo, showcasing products and companies to suit every aspect of your life. If you’ve ever met me, then you know I’m all about sustainable living and sharing tips on how to reduce your overall carbon footprint. I was so delighted this year to see that there was a whole section dedicated to sustainable fashion.
There were really cool companies showcasing their sustainable fashion, from scarves and tops made from organic cotton to handbags and hats made from leaves. I picked myself up a pair of glasses made from recycled plastic from Dresden. These glasses are super customizable and very durable.
I also discovered the beautiful swimsuits from The Saltwater Collective where their gorgeous swimsuits are made from abandoned fishing nets and plastic scraps. I felt so inspired walking this area and seeing the innovative things companies are doing to address the amount of waste we create.
Within the Sustainable Fashion area, there was an interactive museum that showed different facts of the impact our purchasing decisions have on the environment.
At the Green Living Show, they seem to be evolving their food court, which they call their Food & Drink Pavilion, every year. Like last year, it is a cashless system where you purchase food coupons before entering the pavilion. After entering the pavilion, you use the coupons as currency to purchase food and drink. This year was all about international tapas style foods. They also have a beer and wine section. Just like last year, we unfortunately never made it to this section because we always get so stuffed from trying all of the samples at the booths, but I would definitely love to check it out next year.
One of my favourite activities when visiting the Green Living Show is checking out all of the food vendors, of course. There is always a huge selection of products to fit your lifestyle needs, whether it’s gluten free, organic or plant based. I picked myself up all of the Nona’s cream sauces for an incredible deal and regret not purchasing more. There were so many food vendors giving out samples that you could seriously have a meal here before you called it a day.
Don’t forget to check out my video below to see the experience.
Now set forth and be savvy!