Slow Brands BTP Covets

Each brand has been carefully sourced and selected for its quality, and shared ideology. We stand with the people behind each label, and guarantee ethical practices along with superior quality.

Fashion Photographer ~ Montreal, Canada
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Richard Bernardin

Richard is a fashion and portrait photographer of Haitian descent working internationally and based in between Montreal and New York. After studying film and photography, he embarked on a successful career in fashion photography. His style is influenced by Modernist architecture, the cinéma of Kubrick and Hitchcock and photographic giants, such as Newton and Avedon. Richard is currently at work on his first short film and has two upcoming book projects. Richard is a regular contributor to many Canadian magazines such as, ELLE (Canada & Quebec), NUVO, DRESS TO KILL and FASHION Magazine and has also shot editorials for international publications including GRAZIA (France, UK & Italy), PLEASE, FRENCH, Bullett, Marie-Claire (Italy & Russia), TITLE, Vogue (Brazil), ELLE (France, Germany & Russia), Maxim, Palace Costes, Concorde, BlackBook, Rolling Stones (Russia) and Glamour (France), to name a few. He has also shot portraits of Meghan Markle, Hailey Bieber, Devon Windsor, Lydia Hearst, Charlotte Cardin, Tommy Hilfiger, Freida Pinto, Xavier Dolan, Rachel Roberts, Karine Vanasse, Elisabeth Harnois, Dita Von Teese, Hu Bing, Asia Argento, Chiara Mastroianni, Rachael Leigh Cook, Eva Doll, Jessica Paré and recording artists such as Icona Pop, Adam Cohen, Nelly Furtado, and the Chromatics. ///////////// Coming Soon!

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Art Photography ~ Toronto, Canada
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DANIJELA GORLEY

Danijela Gorley is a full-time photographic artist living and working in Toronto. Originally from the former Yugoslavia, Danijela has been practicing photography for the past 20 years. In the early years, while living in Montreal, she was a founding member of an artist collective, which exhibited locally and internationally. Her work has led her around the globe, including photographing weddings for celebrity clients. Published locally and internationally, including in Vogue, Toronto Life, Rock n Roll Bride, She Does the City and others. Her work is about change and transformation, about embracing the beauty in the smallest things, about magic and dreams. Through blur and moody, painterly light, she tries to evoke the feeling of belonging in-between worlds, of motion and evolution. She is inspired by nature and flowers specifically. Their apparent fragility and delicacy, juxtaposed with endurance and strength is a dichotomy she is interested in exploring. There is so much power in that delicate balance.
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Accessories ~ Toronto, Canada
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RARA

RARA is a collection of cultures and a story of survival. Born in Toronto, Canada; each collection at RARA is based on one rare, endangered animal and one dying art form that needs revival and recognition. The first collection is an India-inspired and a line of silk scarves, which is designed in Canada, produced and hand-finished by local artisans in India. RARA is giving back 10% of the profits for the conservation of the animal featured in each collection. Currently contributing towards the conservation of tigers in partnership with the Last Wilderness Foundation, India. Radhika Maheshwari, the founder of RARA, has been in the design and publishing industry for over a decade. Growing up in India, she was always inspired by unique art forms prominent to each state in the country, some of which are hardly known to the world. Combining elements and details from these art forms along with animal endangerment, as a subject Radhika is passionate about; she created RARA in early 2020.

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Lingerie ~ Toronto, Canada
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Lorette

Founded in 2017 by Parisian designer, Laure Stromboni, Lorette builds an elegant lingerie wardrobe inspired by Laure's French heritage where expertise in craftsmanship, materials and details are at the centre of the brand.
Lorette was created to empower women with a freedom of choice. By carefully crafting pieces that align the body with the mind and the heart, Lorette invites women to connect with their individual sensuality, freeing themselves from any paralyzing fashion standards around them. The Lorette woman instead revels in her unique feminine expression and self-confidence. Our embroideries are designed in house as well as through collaboration with multiple female illustrators and graphic designers. Each embroidery is carefully chosen to represent symbols, concepts and archetypes that can awaken comprehension and intuitive perception of ourselves. By showcasing universal embroidered designs, women are able to create their own interpretations of how their lingerie matches their emotions, needs, and identity as they choose to define it.

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Beauty ~ Toronto, Canada
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19/99 beauty

19/99 founders Stephanie Spence and Camille Katona have been in the beauty industry for almost a decade. Both started their careers at Bite Beauty, and worked with the team from start-up and to the LVMH acquisition. The pair opened Bite’s first retail store in Soho, New York, and went to on to work on several product launches and brand activations. Since then, Spence and Katona have been launching beauty brands from Asia in the North American market. Most notably, launching Red Earth Beauty at Target in early 2019. Early on, the two started to question why they were being marketed ‘anti-aging’ products in their 20s, and became frustrated with the general campaign against aging. From this came the idea of 19/99, a brand that is inclusive of all ages, and challenges the industry’s current, flaw-focused, idea of aging. 19/99’s mission is to start a multi generational dialogue to break down the idea of age-appropriate & narrow the generational beauty gap.

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Corrine Anestopoulos

Jewelry ~ Toronto, Canada
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Biko

BIKO is a ‘modern nostalgic’ jewelry brand. Each piece is conceptualized and hand-crafted with love by a small team in Toronto, led by founder Corrine Anestopoulos. Born in 2005, BIKO draws inspiration from global treasures and found curiosities that translate into wearable, contemporary silhouettes. BIKO marries vintage inspiration with sleek mixed metals, hand-cast pendants and natural stones to create high-quality, versatile pieces that tell a story. Born and raised in Toronto, Corrine Anestopoulos is inspired by contemporary design and exotic heirlooms from around the world.

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Photography Prints ~ Toronto, Canada
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Christine Flynn

Christine Flynn is an artist living in Toronto working in photography and mixed media. Flynn is known for her landscape photography imbued with abstract elements, creating works of art that exist in between two mediums. In doing so, Flynn elevates the potential of what it means to be a contemporary photographer. The relationship between the photograph and abstract elements is nuanced: the abstractions do not distract from the photograph, but instead appear as if they are part of the image, enhancing it and adding depth. Her work has been exhibited extensively in galleries in Canada, the U.S. and Internationally. Since her first solo show at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair in New York, Flynn's work has been widely exhibited in North America at art fairs such as Context Art Miami, Scope, New York, Art Hamptons as well as solo shows in Boston, New York and Toronto galleries. Internationally, her work has been shown at major art fairs in London, Paris, Brussels, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Hamburg.

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Fashion ~ Toronto, Canada
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Luxton

Raised in a steel town with summers spent on a rugged island, eyes open to the elements. These two contrasting worlds developed Dinah’s design perspective: city life + the unruly wild. Dinah’s strength of vision led to establishing her own studio devoted to a single-minded purpose: outerwear for the physical, knows no ceiling, unrelenting woman. Balancing shape while increasing tension within each piece is the shell for functional mechanics. LUXTON is a new perspective in outerwear where streamlined, ballooning, cropped and cinched silhouettes combine with warmth and weightlessness enable us to expand outdoor life with acute relevance.

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Christina Malecka, MA LMHC ~ Seattle, USA
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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.

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Fine Jewelry ~ Toronto, Canada
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Erin Tracy

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 jewelry embraces diverse cultural influences—from the American Southwest to Scandinavia to Japan. But it always remains unmistakably her own.

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Fashion ~ Portland, USA
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One Imaginary Girl

For over 10 years, Sarah Donofrio worked as a buyer, designer and textile developer in Toronto, Ontario and London, England before starting her own womenswear label. Now located in Portland, Oregon her refined and bold label, One Imaginary Girl, has gained a dedicated global following from everyone who loves print, color and pattern play. Now in its 3rd year, the print driven collections of statement separates has expanded to soft goods accessories and colorful silk scarves. Sarah has shown at NYFW and been a designer on Project Runway, and in 2018 won the GRAY Award for fashion.

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Rugs ~ Toronto, Canada
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Studio Watson

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.  

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Moroccan Carpets ~ Toronto, Canada
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Mellah

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.

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Leather ~ Montreal, Canada
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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.

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Texiles/Pillows ~ Toronto, Canada
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Lorraine Tuson

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. 

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Books ~ Toronto, Canada
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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.

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Skincare ~ Calgary, Canada
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Eluo

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.

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Kids Fashion ~ Toronto, Canada
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Fort Kids

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.

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Handbags/Accessories ~ Vancouver, Canada
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Sonya Lee

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.

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Candles ~ Whistler, Canada
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Hollow Tree

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.

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Art ~ Mexico
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Lou

Always curious for abstracts, Luisa Salas paintings and illustrations are based on some of the principal concepts of visual graphics: Composition, color contrast, and balance. Most of them inspired by the ever-changing scenarios of her unendingly diverse country, México.

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Fashion ~ Montreal, Canada
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Eve Gravel

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.

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Wellness & Retreat Centre ~ Muskoka, Canada
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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.

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Skincare ~ Montreal, Canada
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Pö derma

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.

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Textiles ~ Montreal, Canada
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String Theory

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.

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Hats ~ Montreal, Canada
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Heirloom hats

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.

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Furniture ~ Toronto, Canada
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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.

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Ceramics ~ Montreal, Canada
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Goye

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.

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Artist ~ Toronto, Canada
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Wonder*&Story

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
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HotelMotel

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.

Photography Prints ~ Toronto, Canada
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Naomi Finlay

Australian-born and currently based out of Toronto, Naomi Finlay's work has been featured prominently in well-respected publications such as Designlines, Dwell and House & Home among others. Finlay’s interior design photography combines her keen awareness of architectural flow with a sense of intimacy as she captures the rhythm of a space. Focusing on the human element, her portrait work bridges the livelihood and personality of her subjects – designers, celebrity chefs and visual artists among them – in the ease of their natural surroundings. Finlay has conveyed the vibrancy and local colour of destinations such as South Africa, the Australian Outback and the Mediterranean. Passionate and creative in her approach, Finlay pulls influence from independent cinema and music, regional culture, the culinary world, and the arts.

Kids Yoga ~ Toronto, Canada
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Appleseed Yoga

Founded in 2017 by Megan Snider, Appleseed provides busy parents with holistic and nurturing yoga classes for their kids that will help them grow up healthy and balanced. In 2013, after working for 5 years in the financial services industry, Megan was stressed, tired, and uninspired. She knew she needed to make a change. Her goal was to live out a life of authenticity, where joy and work were one and the same. As a first step, she decided to participate in a 200 hour yoga teacher training which changed my life for the better, forever. The name Appleseed Yoga came to Megan while on a walk with her family. Life and truth are born in our hearts through a small seed and if cultivated, grow into great apple trees, strong and bearing good fruit.

Leather Goods ~ Toronto, Canada
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Opelle

Opelle was founded in 2010 by designer Amy Malcolm out of her need to create a handbag that was simultaneously functional and aesthetically refined. The brand is conceptualized, crafted and produced in small batches in our Toronto studio. With an emphasis on function and authenticity, every Opelle bag is thoughtful, responsible and unique.

Fashion Photographer ~ Montreal, Canada
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Richard Bernardin

Richard is a fashion and portrait photographer of Haitian descent working internationally and based in between Montreal and New York. After studying film and photography, he embarked on a successful career in fashion photography. His style is influenced by Modernist architecture, the cinéma of Kubrick and Hitchcock and photographic giants, such as Newton and Avedon. Richard is currently at work on his first short film and has two upcoming book projects. Richard is a regular contributor to many Canadian magazines such as, ELLE (Canada & Quebec), NUVO, DRESS TO KILL and FASHION Magazine and has also shot editorials for international publications including GRAZIA (France, UK & Italy), PLEASE, FRENCH, Bullett, Marie-Claire (Italy & Russia), TITLE, Vogue (Brazil), ELLE (France, Germany & Russia), Maxim, Palace Costes, Concorde, BlackBook, Rolling Stones (Russia) and Glamour (France), to name a few. He has also shot portraits of Meghan Markle, Hailey Bieber, Devon Windsor, Lydia Hearst, Charlotte Cardin, Tommy Hilfiger, Freida Pinto, Xavier Dolan, Rachel Roberts, Karine Vanasse, Elisabeth Harnois, Dita Von Teese, Hu Bing, Asia Argento, Chiara Mastroianni, Rachael Leigh Cook, Eva Doll, Jessica Paré and recording artists such as Icona Pop, Adam Cohen, Nelly Furtado, and the Chromatics. ///////////// Coming Soon!

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Fashion Photographer ~ Montreal, Canada
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Richard Bernardin

Richard is a fashion and portrait photographer of Haitian descent working internationally and based in between Montreal and New York. After studying film and photography, he embarked on a successful career in fashion photography. His style is influenced by Modernist architecture, the cinéma of Kubrick and Hitchcock and photographic giants, such as Newton and Avedon. Richard is currently at work on his first short film and has two upcoming book projects. Richard is a regular contributor to many Canadian magazines such as, ELLE (Canada & Quebec), NUVO, DRESS TO KILL and FASHION Magazine and has also shot editorials for international publications including GRAZIA (France, UK & Italy), PLEASE, FRENCH, Bullett, Marie-Claire (Italy & Russia), TITLE, Vogue (Brazil), ELLE (France, Germany & Russia), Maxim, Palace Costes, Concorde, BlackBook, Rolling Stones (Russia) and Glamour (France), to name a few. He has also shot portraits of Meghan Markle, Hailey Bieber, Devon Windsor, Lydia Hearst, Charlotte Cardin, Tommy Hilfiger, Freida Pinto, Xavier Dolan, Rachel Roberts, Karine Vanasse, Elisabeth Harnois, Dita Von Teese, Hu Bing, Asia Argento, Chiara Mastroianni, Rachael Leigh Cook, Eva Doll, Jessica Paré and recording artists such as Icona Pop, Adam Cohen, Nelly Furtado, and the Chromatics. ///////////// Coming Soon!

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