About Us

Founded in 2002, EcoEquitable Inc. is a registered Canadian charity, providing temporary employment and skills development training through small-scale textile recycling.

Our vision: An inclusive and sustainable society where all can realize their full potential within their community.

Our mission: Providing a bridge to social and economic integration for people in need, especially immigrant women, while greening our community.

New Canadians, and especially women immigrants, experience significant barriers to finding employment and participating in Canadian society. EcoEquitable supports women through training and employment possibilities well suited for women caring for children at home; sewing projects that motivate and train women to surpass the minimum income needed to cover life’s necessities, and the life tools they need to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.

Registered Canadian Charity No. 856745294RR0001

EcoEquitable as a Social Enterprise


EcoEquitable has developed several business lines to financially support the charitable work that we do.  EcoEquitable provides contract sewing services for small designers and businesses.  We sew conference bags and promotional materials.  We also help designers develop their vision and translate it into full collections.  We also offer intermediate and advanced sewing workshops to the public.

EcoEquitable has a fabric boutique where we sell recycled fabrics and finished products.  We sell recycled materials and products made from them.  We are located at 404 McArthur Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario.

It’s an important word. For newcomers to Canada, it means long-term fiscal independence; and for the environment, it means a society living within its means.
Either way, sustainability translates into hope for the future. And at EcoEquitable, that is our sole mission.

For the past ten years, we’ve provided employment and skills training for new immigrant women and underemployed, while diverting harmful waste from our landfills.
And with your help, we will continue for another ten years: recycling fabric and changing lives.