Celebrating Canadian Brands
With Canada Day approaching, we thought it was a perfect time to celebrate some of our Canadian brands. As a small business, we know first-hand that support for local businesses is needed now more than ever.
We hope you enjoy reading about the Canadian brands that we carry! We are so fortunate to have such wonderful brands as part of our Lemonwood family.
Lemonwood was founded by Christine Peters in 2013 to provide women with the opportunity to experience beautiful, luxurious, quality garments made from natural fibers. Lemonwood Cashmere is thoughtfully designed in Oakville, Canada and manufactured in Nepal, Shanghai and India. Over the years, Christine’s extensive sourcing and product development background has allowed her to work with small factories around the world. She has carefully chosen factories which help empower women, are run by women and/or are socially responsible to the environment and their community. Each maker must provide a certificate, proving they are socially responsible by not hiring under aged workers and employing workers from impoverished backgrounds. They must also prove that they use sustainable materials that are not harmful to the environment, the health of the individual making the garment, or the consumer purchasing the garments. The cashmere wool used in Lemonwood garments are dyed with non-toxic dyes. With numerous Lemonwood products, you will be sure to find something to suit your inner wanderlust!
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Artist Cydney Mariel Galbraith is the creator of Love's Pure Light collection of scarves. She paints an original silk painting and then reproduces her paintings on a Silk/Modal blend of scarf. Each scarf is inscribed with messages of encouragement and love. They are hand-crafted royal garments, designed in Canada, that combine the supernatural power of declaration, promise and identity with the timeless elegance of luxury silk.
Canadian Jewellery Designer Jenna Iannelli seamlessly blends the elegance and grace of a Golden Era with today's modern aesthetic, in order to create jewellery that is "timeless with a twist.” Valentine Rouge is hand crafted utilizing sterling silver, 14k gold vermeil gemstones, and freshwater pearls. Jenna named her exquisite creations Valentine Rouge (red heart in French) in memory of her father, who died of heart disease early in her jewelry-design career. “I pour beauty and passion into every one of my creations and they are as unique as every woman’s heart.”
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Whitelotus Design is handmade in Kitchener, Ontario. Designs are inspired by nature and geometry and a variety of techniques are used to create jewelry from sterling silver, wire, recycled glass and semi-precious gemstones. Many techniques used in the production process include traditional silversmithing alongside wire wrapping, twisting, and weaving of silver wire. Most pieces are made out of eco-silver wire and sheet which is a green alternative to sterling silver and is made of 100% recycled and scrap silver products.
Miik is known to be a perfect blend of style, comfort and sustainability. They have timeless pieces that you can wear for years not just a season. All pieces are designed by women, for women. The collection of classics and on-trend statement styles are designed to fit and flatter your body. They custom mill their fabrics from sustainably sourced fibres. They are buttery soft, breathable, and feature 4-way stretch – even the most tailored blazers move effortlessly with you. From design to finished garment, Miik is produced in Canada.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mad Bags are handmade by Maddy in Toronto, Ontario. The original ‘MadBag’ was created 20 odd years ago when she first learned to sew. After raising three boys and working for a private jeweller in Toronto Maddy returned to the sewing machine with a reinvention of the jewellery pouch made 20 years ago. Madbags are the perfect size for travel and keeping your jewellery all in one place and accessible at home.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Juji Skin Care
Juji Skin Care is a natural skin care company based in London, Ontario. Each product is designed for the purpose of providing effective, natural and preservative free skin care. They have developed their products using only all-natural, organic and food grade ingredients. By omitting water from the formulas, they have formulated one of the cleanest lines available on the market as no preservatives, parabens, animal products, fillers, petrochemicals, or toxic ingredients are needed or added. The entire line is vegan, never tested on animals, and only uses sustainable, renewable, and environmentally responsible ingredients and packaging for all of its products.
London, Ontario, Canada
Yoga jeans are 100% made in Quebec, Canada. Many of their core styles are BCI cotton, Cotton USA. Their durable and high-quality trims are also made in Canada. By combining denim fabric with special 4-way stretch technology, every pair is breathable and will provide you the freedom to move throughout the day without losing their form. Yoga Jeans are made from the softest fabrics available and are always the most comfortable jeans in your closet. They won’t cut you in the wrong spots as they are designed to sit properly on your waistline for the most comfortable fit.