Terrera means "Our Time On Earth"
It is formed with two words, "terre" meaning earth in French, and "era", meaning period in time.
We believe that our purpose is to love one another and our earth that we call home.
HOW IT BEGAN
We started in 2007 during a time when sustainable sourcing was new in the Canadian fashion industry. Our founders wanted to create environmentally conscious clothing that would fit and flatter all women, and thus, started our predecessor brand "LNBF-Leave Nothing But Footprints".
To this day, we are a small but mighty team and we continue to make sustainable clothing and bedding products for everyone. In 2020, our name changed from LNBF to TERRERA to reflect our growth and vision.
We believe that earth is a gift, given to us to be cherished.
We use textiles that are more sustainable than conventional counterparts. In all our products, we include certified organic bamboo and/or organic cotton in our fabrications. All of our clothing and home products, including every thread, button, stitching, and fabric dyes are free of harmful substances and have the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. We are continually sourcing other earth-friendly fabrications to introduce to our brand.
We care for everyone involved with producing our clothing from start to finish. We seek to build long-term relationships with our partners so that we can grow together and sustain the livelihoods of all peoples. All of our overseas factory partners in China are audited to ensure that they exceed national standards for health and safety, workplace conditions and workers’ protection and that they adhere to our Code of Conduct.
From the farms, to the mills, to the factories, we create each item of clothing in the same region to reduce the ecological impact of shipping materials from one country to another. Once the pieces are ready, we slowly ship them by sea to Canada.
We love our community and we are committed to giving back. Each year, we recognize an outstanding Canadian woman through our Earth Award. We support her with a grant for a community initiative or project that seeks to create a more sustainable world for future generations.
We also support a number of organizations and charities including: YWCA, Sanctuary Toronto, Urban Promise, Amazon Rainforest Conservancy, and Toronto City Mission. During the pandemic, we have donated thousands of medical masks and gowns to Markham Stouffville Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital, St. Joseph's Health Centre, and long-term care facilities in the GTA, as well as reusable fabric masks to local charitable organizations.