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Canada comes to Boca via the "ethical" fashion collections of Ontario-based Pure & Co., which is staging trunk shows Thursday, Dec. 9, at Evelyn and Arthur in Regency Court, and Saturday, Dec. 11, at Lisa Todd.

The trunk shows, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Evelyn and Arthur and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lisa Todd, feature two spring collections by Pure & Co. - the latest trends and pieces from Pure Handknit and Neon Buddha.

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The Pure Handknit pieces, as the name suggests, are stitched together by hand out of supersoft cotton by one of 4,500 female knitters in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The pieces, considered works of art, speak to a rich tradition and one, the company says, that affords the knitters a better way of life, including health benefits and continuing education.

The Neon Buddha line "reflects the lifestyle change of today's woman" and is targeted more for the active customer.

Evelyn and Arthur is located at 3011 Yamato Road in Boca Raton. Call 561/988-1277 for more information. Lisa Todd is located at 2200 W. Glades Road. Call 561/395-1930 for more information.