Our Commitment to Our Customers
Verity Blue Studio is committed to operating ethically, and we strive to do our part to help protect the environment and support small business.
We are proud to support local small businesses. Although the cost is sometimes higher, all of our fabrics and supplies, including notions and packaging are purchased through Canadian suppliers. Most are located in Ontario so that shipping is closer to home, and others are in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.
We are mindfully sourcing Canadian manufacturers for everything we are able. Our packaging, elastic Bungee cord and nylon Paracord are all manufactured in Canada. Northcott™Inc is one of our main fabric distributor/converters. Northcott was founded in Canada, and has their head offices in Vaughn, ON.
The main reason we chose to create reusable face coverings was to avoid adding to our garbage woes. The design of our 3D Cotton Face Covering allows us to create with extremely little fabric waste. We use 100% cotton and silk as it it biodegradable and well suited to face covering use. See more about why we use cotton and silk here. We use as many natural and recyclable materials as possible, including in our packaging. By wearing reusable masks, you are also serving our environment.
Our lining fabric is Robert Kaufman signature Kona® Cotton Solids. Kona is Oeko-tex certified, which means that no harmful chemicals were used in the production, or processing.
We use Aurafil thread, a high quality 100% cotton manufactured in Milan Italy from Egyptian cotton threads. We chose Aurafil in part because they have partnered with Canadian social enterprise Plastic Bank, which aims to clean up plastic waste from our oceans while providing employment opportunities for people living in poverty. Aurafil is also super soft and never irritating on your skin.
- Funky Monkey Fabrics (Watford, ON)
- A Material Girl (Milton, ON)
- Club Tissus ((Quebec)
- Dinkydoo Fabrics (Vancouver, BC)
- Trapunto (Edmonton, AB)
- Fabric Fabric (Toronto, ON)
- G&S Dye and Accessories Inc. (Toronto, ON)
- Canada Paracord (Ontario)
- The Rope Shop (Hamilton, ON)
- Mountain Equipment Co-op
- Leather & Sewing Supply Depot (Toronto, ON)
- JT’s Outdoor Fabrics (Ontario)
- Wolfpack Packaging Inc. (manufactured in Newmarket, ON)
- WHC – Web Hosting Canada (Montreal, Quebec)