What’s inside this article: Here at the Girl Gang, we’re always on the lookout for Canadian brands to support and showcase. We have pulled together a list of small Canadian brands and small businesses that we are loving right now (our credit cards not so much).
Here Are 10 Low-Key Small Canadian brands You Wish You Knew About Sooner
If you’re looking for sustainable and environmentally friendly beauty products then look no further. BKind, based in Montreal, has a gorgeous range of hair, face and body products. Not only do their products include the sublime scents of rose, geranium, eucalyptus, to name a few, their branding and packaging is irresistible. They are certified 100% vegan, 2% of their sales go to animal welfare charities, they use recycled material and their products are all recyclable. Their Glowing Skin Face Scrub and Smoky Rose nail varnish are going straight in our baskets.
Do you love colour? Do you love earrings? Do you love passionate, motivated and powerful Canadian women trying to make a difference? You’re going to love Flourish Stonewear. Owned and run by two friends from Ottawa, ON (Larra and Dawn), they create colourful, bold and playful kiln-fired ceramic and porcelain jewelry.
3. Smash + Tess
This small Canadian brand is a mother-daughter-bestie combo and are smashing it with their amazing sustainable clothing range. Their romper fabric is beloved by all who wear it. I mean Gossip Girl Queen herself, Leighton Meester has been spotted wearing their clothes. They stand for fashion, comfort, style and girl power. Something that the Girl Gang can really get behind.
Are there any maple syrup lovers out there? Well, there definitely are here. You have got to try Wabanki Maple's maple syrup. It’s a sophisticated blend of pure natural traditional flavours and it smells oh so delicious. You can grab a bottle from the Girl Gang website.
Shopping small never looked so cute. Within one year Tina went from making scrunchies by herself to working with a team of 7 incredible humans. There is so much joy found in oversized hair accessories!
Not only do they do oversized scrunchies, but Tina is a floral artist and has a line of merch that is totally on point.
Great name, right? Michelle was tired of buying commercial soaps that were doing nothing to help her daughter’s skin issues for her sensitive skin. So, she learned the art of natural soap making and has never looked back. With dozens of soaps to choose from you are spoilt for choice. There’s Vanilla Bean Coffee Scrub, Honey Almond and Oats, Rosemary and Mint, and so much more. Not only do they smell delicious, are perfect for any skin, they also look incredible.
Now, you all will have tried popcorn, but, you have never tried popcorn like this. Picture this - air-popped whole grain popcorn kernels coated in a subtly crisp candy infused with Peach Wine from Konzelmann Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Finished with a splash of Prosecco. Now picture eating it with a glass of your favourite white wine on a lazy evening.
Kinsfolk Shop will quickly become one of your go-to online shops to pick up ethically made, and sustainably sourced kitchen, bath, home and body goods. From usable cloth wipes to stain remover bars, candles to linen bread bags, Tiu has curated a collection of useful items that make simple living, just that, simple.
We are naturally becoming obsessed with Canadian designer, Freda, and her hand-crafted ceramic objects that can be cherished for life. She draws inspiration from natural elements and everyday functionalities!
We are crushing hard on her wine (or whiskey) tumblers and incense holder. Her specialities are medium grog stoneware with iron-flecked speckles, white clay and red porous terracotta earthenware. You’ll have to check this Canadian brand and her beautiful pottery out for yourself.
10. Knacks Shop
Did you know that The Girl Gang Canada was started by a creative? A small business owner that started making signs and houseware for her friends and family as Christmas presents has grown into a well-known local shop that sells home decor and Sarnia apparel, totally unique, one-of-a-kind products that you are going to love!
So there you have it. Ten wonderful Canadian brands and small businesses that will put a smile on your face. Let us know which ones are your favorites and if you ended up making some very worthwhile purchases.
If you're all about shopping small businesses, make sure you check out these 18 Ways You Can Support Small!