Made in Canada - The benefits of supporting Canadian made brands

Collection 1867 was founded through addressing a singular problem: the limited availability of stylish, Canadian-made products.

Why buy Made in Canada?

30 years ago 80% of clothes worn in Canada was Made in Canada. Today, its less than 5%.

This seismic shift has resulted in thousands of job losses as well as an over reliance on importation to meet our needs.

According to a report by the Business Development Bank of Canada, the “Made in Canada” label has become increasingly influential in how people shop — both because consumers are looking to support the economy and the perception that Canadian-made products are of a higher quality. “It was a trend that surprised us - it’s becoming much stronger than in the past,” said Pierre Cleroux, chief economist of BDC. “Canadians are more aware of their social responsibilities. And it seems that buying locally is being seen as taking an action that can have a big impact on job creation and also because they think buying local is better for the environment."

 

Made in Canada delivers quality craftsmanship

It seems that a certain trend is beginning to settle in consumer buying habits here in Canada.

What people are often looking for is the lowest price, of course, but what costs the least often comes from emerging countries that succeed despite the inevitable taxes and transportation costs. As a result, we see lower quality products manufactured by lower-paid employees. These products are sometimes copies of products from our own country, but made with cheap materials resulting in poor quality products that don't last.

Canadian products may seem expensive, but the fact they can be used much longer becomes an economic benefit of interest.

How does buying Made in Canada help?

All of the goods produced and consumed in Canada, for example, have a direct impact on :

  • current and future jobs,
  • investment and construction of new machinery and production facilities,
  • collection of more government taxes which can be used to build infrastructure and support social programs,
  • the environment through reduced route to market and strong regulatory controls

Collection 1867 - Proudly Canadian

Collection 1867 is committed to crafting high-quality products, adding value to the Canadian economy and using business to create a positive environmental and social impact. All of Collection 1867 products are designed and manufactured in Canada. 

Check out our video for more information on the benefits of supporting Canadian made brands.

 

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