What does sustainability mean to us?

Portage and Main is a standout among clothing companies around the world. We take a strong stance against fast fashion.

All materials are ethically sourced and each piece is either made in Edmonton, Alberta or by a certified factory by a living wage worker. You can feel good knowing Portage and Main is made locally and made well.

We're ensuring that our business practices are held to a high ethical standard and that the longevity of our company and our clothing is always a priority.
Our poly mailers are made with 100% polyethylene material and are identified by recycling code 4, the symbol will be printed on the bags.
Check with your local municipality for recycling these bags in your regular curbside pickup.
Our fabrics are made with low-impact fiber reactive dyes.

The big difference between using traditional/synthetic dyes vs low impact fiber reactive dyes is that these dyes are free from heavy metals, chemical mordants, AZO’s, and the dyeing cycle is shorter than that for other dye processes, meaning lesser requirement of water, salt and chemicals are needed¹.

One way to rest assured that the fabrics you buy are made with low-impact dyes is by looking for the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®️ label, which is one of the “world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances” – learn more.

We are proud to have a broad collection of STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX ® Certified fabrics and take the work we do seriously by constantly prioritizing quality and excellence from our partners to achieve the standards of environmental and social compliance that we strive for.
To learn more about sustainability please email us at hello@shopportageandmain.com