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  • Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste during Plastic Free July

    Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
  • Earth Day 2021 is an opportunity to go green

    La Girafe Couture is proud to support Earth Day Canada and its mission to help individuals and organizations to reduce their impact on the environment. Go green and embrace a zero waste lifestyle
  • How to offer a zero waste gift?

    Common wrapping with wrapping paper promotes tree cutting and creates waste just to make a gift look aesthetically pleasing.

    How do you wrap zero waste gifts without using wrapping paper and being creative in the way you present a gift?

  • Global Recycling Day

    Global Recycling Day which is observed on March 18 creates awareness about the rapid pace at which our natural resources are being used. 

    Discover the mission of Global Recycling Day and how you can be a #RecylclingHero

  • What is zero waste?

    Find out what zero waste is, what it aims to do and how you can adopt eco-friendly habits and participate in this collective effort to put an end to the cycle of exploitation of resources and waste creation.

  • Zero waste makeup removal

    Did you ever ask yourself, “I wonder how many of a product do I go through in a year”? This is the question that I asked myself one day, years ago, when I was removing my makeup with cotton rounds.  

    I share with you in this blog one of my steps in my zero waste journey.

  • Behind the scenes | La Girafe Couture

    In this short video, take a look behind the scenes at La Girafe Couture, a micro-business founded by fashion designer Angelica Fajardo, who creates eco-friendly accessories locally handmade with love.
  • Kansas counties with mask mandates had half the rate of new infections

    A new study by economists at the University of Kansas has found that counties in the state where residents are obliged to wear masks in public have seen about half as many new coronavirus infections as counties that do not have a mask mandate in force.
  • La Girafe Couture collaborates with Quebec food retailer IGA in its marketing campaign "Don't forget your mask"

    La Girafe Couture is proud to have conceived and made the masks that were sent to the lucky winners of the contest organized by Quebec food retailer IGA in its marketing campaign "Don't forget your mask" launched this summer to raise awareness about the need to be wearing a mask.
  • Discover which material is ideal in the making of cloth face masks

    Some customers have asked us why do we use flannel in our face masks.

    In this blog, we share the conclusions of a scientific study that was conducted on various materials used in cloth face masks.

  • Living with face masks: How to stow them, reuse disposables and more

    Face masks are becoming a part of everyday life. They're now required in public indoor spaces and on transit in many cities in Canada and the entire provinces of Quebec and Nova Scotia. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

    This article provides answers to practical questions such as:

    Is it safe to pull down my mask and keep it under my chin?


    What's the best way to stow a mask while on the go?


  • How Quebec's new mandatory masks rule works

    Effective now, masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces across the province. The new measure is kicking in as Quebec witnesses a slow but steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases

    "It's better to wear a mask than to be confined at home," said Premier François Legault as he made the announcement last Monday.

    "It's not fun wearing a mask, but it's essential."

    The regulation applies to everyone aged 12 and up, although Legault said even children as young as two could be encouraged to wear a mask — either a certified medical face covering or a handcrafted one, as long as it covers the nose and mouth.

    Here are the answers to some of your questions about when exactly the rules apply and how they will be enforced.