Christina Malecka, MA LMHC ~ Seattle, USA
Digital Mindfulness Retreats
As a psychotherapist for 16 years, Christina has had a front-row seat to the emotional impacts of smartphones and social media on her clients: notably increased loneliness, anxiety, and alienation. In 2017, inspired her own transformative experience with digital fasting, Christina launched Digital Mindfulness Retreats, which emphasize meditation, present-moment experience, social connection, and self-reflection. A community organizer turned Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Politicized Healer, she brings over 25 years of experience with change-making, group facilitation, mindfulness training, and workshop development. Christina loves creating nurturing experiences to help people connect more deeply with self and others.Shop
Fine Jewelry ~ Toronto, Canada
Marry stylish modernity with timeless elegance. Couple urbanity with pure, elemental form. Mix precious stones and metals with less expected media—concrete, acrylic, wood. After a decade of refining your craft, you’ll arrive at the aesthetic sensibility that informs every Erin Tracy design. Employing the industry’s best craftspeople, lead designer Erin Tracy has been creating unique and special pieces on site at the Toronto-based studio since 2003. The work of an avid traveller, her jewellery embraces diverse cultural influences—from the American Southwest to Scandinavia to Japan. But it always remains unmistakably her own.Shop
Kids ~ Toronto, Canada
Foxhat is a passion project turned lifestyle brand based out of Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2015, we’re two full-time designers that share a similar vision; to put love into something we can call our own. With an affinity for all things black & white, our products are fun, illustrative, and a true representation of the kids we still see in ourselves.Shop
Fashion/Leather ~ Toronto, Canada
Every Namesake jacket is made by hand in Toronto atelier by designer Rosa Halpern. Named after two influential women herself — Rosa Parks and Rosa Luxemburg — Rosa has given each jacket the name of a woman who has left a powerful imprint on the world. As your jacket is worn in, broken down, stretched to fit, and scarred from adventure, it will carry your story forward, as we have carried the stories of our Namesakes.
Rugs ~ Toronto, Canada
Studio Watson showcase thoughtful designs to inspire and transform any space. The Studio creates in-house and collaborative pieces, all designed in Canada. The rugs are carefully crafted by weavers in India, who work in the tradition of hand-knotting. Studio Watson's founder, Janna Watson, brings eight years of experience to the company and a lifelong love of the craft. She grew up watching her grandfather experiment with rug-making, turning her curiosity into a passion. The relationship to her grandfather, along with an established painting career are fundamental to the creative vision of Studio Watson.
Moroccan Carpets ~ Toronto, Canada
While on a sabbatical in Marrakesh in 2016, husband and wife team Miriam and John fell in love with the textiles and aesthetic of Morocco. They established Mellah upon their return to Toronto, renovated a diamond in the rough storefront on College St., where they share their collection of vintage Moroccan rugs, and other textiles and treasures.
Leather ~ Montreal, Canada
Miljours Studio x Alphabet
Miljours meticulously handcraft simple yet elegant and classic leather goods using vegetable tanned leather. All Miljours leather goods are created and produced by hand with great care in Montreal, Canada. Alphabet is a furniture studio that expresses itself through a collection of furniture, lighting and everyday objects. Designed and produced in Montreal, each creation is an original concept whose design involves a deep commitment to a sustainable and local production that puts forward the beauty and simplicity of the form.
Texiles/Pillows ~ Toronto, Canada
A love for natural materials and surface design and a deep respect for the handmade has inspired Lorraine to produce anever expanding creative platform for her home products and personal accessories lines. Her work marries art and design with unique materials creating objects and surfaces that are timeless and contemporary. Celebrating a diverse aesthetic from the geometric to the painterly for the wall, table, floor and you. Handmade in Toronto.
Books ~ Toronto, Canada
The Rebel mamas
The Rebel Mama is an avant guard parenting blog, book and community that is rebranding motherhood for a new generation. If you're a mom (or mom-to-be) who wants to raise decent human beings, maintain your pre-baby identity, and not lose your sh*t along the way, congrats: you've just found the parenting book of your dreams. The Rebel Mama's Handbook for (Cool) Moms is a girlfriends guide to early motherhood. It's the Coles Notes for all those boring baby books you never read. It's the instruction manual you wish your kid(s) came with.
Fashion ~ Toronto, Canada
OKAYOK is a Toronto based clothing and accessory brand for women, men and children. The line is created by designer and founder Adrienne Butikofer and includes a collection of fashion forward lifestyle apparel, paired with ever evolving explorations in theme, craft and colour. Everything is made in the Toronto area, in both our west end workshop and a local manufacturing partner. All graphics are designed and applied in house.
Skincare ~ Yukon Territory, Canada
Aurum Skincare was born of necessity. After years of struggling to acclimatize their chronically sensitive skin to the harsh conditions of Northern Canada’s subarctic climate, Elise and Joanne decided to research ways to solve their own skin woes. Discovering the circumpolar tradition of applying birch water to calm and hydrate skin, they began by sustainably harvesting this rich resource from wild birch trees. Aurum's dermatologist-tested products are a naturally-derived and environmentally friendly solution to soothe inflamed, atopic and acne-prone skin. Think of it as forest medicine for your face.
Skincare ~ Calgary, Canada
Eluo was born out of the desire to start a new dialogue around beauty. We believe the way you cleanse and care for your skin is much more than a multi-step product application, it’s an opportunity to show yourself care. To cleanse is to be mindful, to remain present and to engage all of your senses. We’re elevating this simple daily ritual with our collection of exfoliating masks and polishes. Inspired by the ancient beauty practices of cultures that came before, .eluo. delivers a collection that becomes a modern ritual.
Kids Fashion ~ Toronto, Canada
Derrick and Sarah both bring a design background to Fort. Derrick is an established illustrator and gardener, while Sarah has a background in fashion and advertising. The pair experience Canada’s diversity through the eyes of their two children and bring it to life with Fort. Fort clothing is made from all natural fibres. Each season Fort commissions a different artist to interpret a new inspiration based on the Canadian landscape. The artist’s illustration then becomes the limited seasons print. Fort is built on the joy of play.
Wood ~ Smith Falls, Canada
Bram D'Hoest Woodwork
We create contemporary solid wood furniture and home decor accents that look beautiful in your home, condo or office space and will stand the test of time. In today's world of mass production, Canadian made solid wood furniture and home decor accents are getting hard to find. My mission is to offer my clients with a selection of Canadian made solid wood quality furniture, home decor accents, kitchen utensils and wooden toys.
Handbags/Accessories ~ Vancouver, Canada
Founded by Stephanie Sonya Ibbitson in 2014, Sonya Lee is dedicated to forming progressive structures that elevate and communicate the natural language of leather. Handmade in Canada, the organic identity of each piece reshapes modern refinement with raw elements.
Candles ~ Whistler, Canada
Hollow Tree is about sharing the love and the magic of the pacific west coast’s impossible fairy tale forests with you. It’s a way for us and for you to share the stories of ancient trees and astonishing seedlings, whether you’ve visited the west coast forests yourself or have only experienced them through pictures and postcards.Tree ring by tree ring, hollow tree was created out of a love for British Columbia. A love cultivated by decades of exploration, adventure, and a never ending wonderment in the forests of bc. Let the adventure begin.
Fashion ~ Montreal, Canada
Founded in Montreal, Eve Gravel is known for its timeless design featuring unique details and a casual femininity that leave room for self-expression. Each collection is packed with versatility; from everyday essentials to statement pieces it can fit into any lifestyle which is why the clientele is made up of a diverse range of women.Each piece is conceived in the Mile End workshop and is ethically and locally made using thoughtfully chosen fabrics, prints designed in house, and high quality local craftsmanship.
Wellness & Retreat Centre ~ Muskoka, Canada
Cedar Healing Arts
Located in Muskoka, Cedar Healing Arts is a space that hosts retreats of various modalities that inspire a connection to source energy, nature and a natural sense of well being. We host day classes, workshops and provide various healing modalities such as zen shiatsu, sounding, yoga and whole food (macrobiotic) and vegetarian cooking. Sonja den Elzen co-create retreats for groups with interest in well being.
Skincare ~ Montreal, Canada
The Pö Derma vision is that your external beauty parallels your inner spirit and celebrates who you are as today’s woman. We do not believe in anti-aging and negativity, we believe in positivity and celebrating women’s inner beauty,
with her spirit being reflected in her outer appearance. Our products have been researched, formulated and backed by Dr. Adi Yoskovitch.
Textiles ~ Montreal, Canada
String Theory develops unique textile designs and produces limited editions from their Montreal studio. Since 2010 their collections have been distributed throughout Canada and the United States in museum shops and independent boutiques focused on local productions. As a textile designer, Lysanne Latulippe is passionate about knitwear. An expert in the math and physics of knit structures, Latulippe seeks to awaken people to this universe and share her fascination with them. Her knitwear reflects her knowledge of materials, processes and her fascination with the reinvention of traditional patterns. Her work combines fine quality yarns with ancient and digital technologies to create innovative, contemporary textiles. Her collections have been exhibited many times in trade shows in Montreal, Toronto, NewYork and London.
Hats ~ Montreal, Canada
Since the beginning of time, millinery has remained a noble and creative art. Hence, becoming one of fashions oldest accessory to transcend through time. At Heirloom, our desire is to share this practice in today's world. We take pride in creating high quality hats by combining modern aesthetics with original and creative methods. Our company name is significant with our inspirations and vision. Heirloom, synonym with inheritance, is to share and pass on from one generation to the next. We aspire to preserve and protect this tradition in a contemporary way. To reach this goal, we ensure a meticulous attention to all details, big or small, including transformation of materials. Moreover, every Heirloom hat is imagined, created and developed by hand at our Montreal based studio, allowing us to maintain our authenticity and integrity.
Furniture ~ Toronto, Canada
Mary Ratcliffe Studio
Mary Ratcliffe is the founder of Mary Ratcliffe Studio (M.R.S) Mary’s work is often described to have an elegant toughness. M.R.S builds furniture with the a love for the ying and the yang, the feminine and the masculine, the soft and the tough. To say that ‘it’s in her blood’ is an understatement–it’s also on her clothes, under her fingernails, and quite often on her face. The beauty that emerges from the grit fuels the passion behind her work. Countless hours spent in the shop has allowed Mary to develop proprietary techniques, finishes and colours that are now synonymous with the honest aesthetic of M.R.S. Mary and her work have been featured in Toronto Life, The Toronto Star, CBC, the Globe and Mail, Design Lines and Vogue.
Ceramics ~ Montreal, Canada
Stéphanie Goyer-Morin is a Montreal-based ceramic artist born in Abitibi and raised in L’Assomption, Quebec. After completing a college diploma (DEC) in liberal arts, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from UQAM, where she was first introduced to ceramics. Her love affair with the medium led her to enroll in a professional training program at Centre de Céramique Bonsecours, which she completed in 2014. Since then, she has become a certified professional artisan. Stéphanie now works on both functional and sculptural pieces in her studio in Montreal’s Rosemont neighbourhood.
Artist ~ Toronto, Canada
Self-taught artist Linds Miyo is a Canadian abstract painter. Born and raised in California, her work strives to evoke the strong, direct light and pure colours of her childhood. Linds is interested in the balance between intention and that which is beyond our control, the meeting place between our best efforts and happenstance. A trauma survivor, she often uses broad panes of black in her work, washing color over the top, incorporating the dark contrast into something bigger with color, sparkle, happiness and soul. Linds Miyo lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She is currently in studio residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. Studio visits available by appointment.
Fashion ~ Montreal, Canada
HOTELMOTEL is the result of a meeting of two passionate artisans – Niki Jessup and Corinne Bourget. Both two working in Montreal's leather industry, their paths crossed, time and again, while attending masters classes in shoemaking at the Centre des Métiers du Cuir de Montréal. While Corinne gained experience working in production houses after completing her diploma in maroquinerie, Niki completed a Masters in Footwear design at the London College of Fashion. Having individually accumulated knowledge and experience in leatherwork and shoemaking, they realized that they share the same interests and concerns about the industry. Bringing their unique yet complementary strengths to the table, along with great respect for one another, HOTELMOTEL was born. Working side by side, they handcraft unisex sneakers and accessories in their Mile End studio.