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SPROUTED LOCALLY FOR MAXIMUM CUTENESS

SPROUTED LOCALLY FOR MAXIMUM CUTENESS

What began as a creative outlet for two local sisters has grown into a thriving business of handmade environmentally friendly baby and toddler apparel!  Mylaine and Veronique began their journey of selling products on Etsy and have sprouted themselves into multiple trendy stores in Ontario as well.  If you’re in love with all things tiny, trendy and adorable, be sure to read on and check out Sprout Handmade Baby Apparel products for the little bundles of joy in your life! X's & O's and of course our new grey melange v-neck onesie that will be released at our market!...

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Shop Local: Lake City Goods

Shop Local: Lake City Goods

You can now be reminded of the cool waters, crisp air, and abundant nature and landscapes wherever you go when you wear this new local clothing line! Created in Sudbury, brothers Wade and Owen Montpellier were inspired by the great outdoors and everything northern Ontario had to offer when they developed Lake City Goods. Find out all about the brand here, and get ready to embrace your inner adventurer! Tell us about yourself and the brand Lake City Goods. Where did the inspiration to create a clothing line come from? We are two Sudburian brothers who have a keen...

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Northern Ontario’s Local Colouring Book: Woodland Animals of Manitoulin Island

Northern Ontario’s Local Colouring Book: Woodland Animals of Manitoulin Island

Duncan Neganigwane Pheasant is the artist behind the very popular (and locally made) colouring book, Woodland Animals of Manitoulin Island. Originally from Manitoulin, Duncan began his art career at a very young age. While colouring, readers will also be able to learn about the Ojibwe language and culture! Find out more in our interview with Duncan. When did you first being drawing? High school I made and sold my first painting; it was of the rock group KISS! What made you decide to publish your illustrations as a colouring book? The idea originally came from my friend Pat Hess...

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Shop Local: Tree Top Bath & Body

Shop Local: Tree Top Bath & Body

Fans of LUSH, the Body Shop, and Kiehl’s rejoice: Sudbury has its very own natural line of face and beauty products made right here in our hometown! Jen Stiller is the owner of Tree Top Bath & Body, a natural line of products including soaps, scrubs, body butters, toners, and even soy candles! Fun fact: We personally can’t live without her infamous Green Tea Toner, and are obsessed with her Coconut Lime body butter! Jen filled us in on how she started making her natural beauty line, as well as her big upcoming plans for Tree Top this year!...

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Shop Local: Take a Peek at Stitch & Stone’s New Location

Shop Local: Take a Peek at Stitch & Stone’s New Location

By now you’ve probably heard that Sudbury’s boho boutique Stitch & Stone has made the move to a larger location just up the road from its previous home on Cedar Street! Our co-founders decided to check out the new shop together last week, and they fell in love with everything in the store! Stitch & Stone owner Gabrielle Roy shared all the details with us. What made you decide to make the move? Where is Stitch & Stone now located? Our little shop grew much quicker than anticipated! We quickly ran out of room to properly merchandise and accommodate...

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Shop Local: Feeling Bohemian with Ornate by Cait

Shop Local: Feeling Bohemian with Ornate by Cait

Caitlin Gingras is the girl behind Ornate by Cait, a locally made clothing line that features one-of-a-kind wraps, shawls, cardigans, you name it! Each piece is unique; sewn together by Caitlin herself. Her new designs are perfect for all summer outings, from hanging out at the beach, to attending a music festival, or even sitting around a campfire. Find out more about Caitlin, Ornate by Cait, and where you can purchase her products! Tell us a bit about yourself and Ornate by Cait. Where did the idea come from, when did you begin, and what type of products do...

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Shop Local: Old Soul Soap Company

Shop Local: Old Soul Soap Company

As soon as we heard about Old Soul Soap Company, we knew we needed to find out more! We asked Robin to give us all of the details about her natural soaps and beauty products – she even has a line of products just for your furry friends!  She can make just about anything into soap, and we really mean anything – like Stack Beer – seriously, keep reading, and she creates products that use only the highest quality ingredients. She has so many products to choose from so be sure to read to the end for a chance to win...

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Calling All Bargain Hunters, The Sudbury Flea Market Has Arrived!

Calling All Bargain Hunters, The Sudbury Flea Market Has Arrived!

If you’re like me you love nothing more than a great deal! Case and point the quarter of my wardrobe that is made up of clothes I don’t really like and probably won’t ever wear just because they were such a great discount (I’m looking at you pleated metallic midi skirt)! And every discount diva has their one great find, like the wall mirror my sister and I found on a curb in Toronto one New Years – it survived a half hour walk in the freezing cold, a house party, was stashed behind a dumpster while we went...

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Heirloom Island: Fine Art, Prints & Stationary

Heirloom Island: Fine Art, Prints & Stationary

Julieanne, the artist behind Heirloom Island,  is a mother, world traveller, teacher and dreamer who creates with watercolours and acrylics and has turned a selection of her work into prints and cards. She spent her childhood growing up in the Sudbury area and her summers on Manitoulin Island. Her work is inspired by the time she spent living and travelling the globe as well as her home here in the north. Read through to the end to enter our giveaway for a few of Heirloom Island’s beautiful prints! What is the story behind Heirloom Island? I am an explorer, mother,...

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Shop Local: Be Positive, Be You with the Positive Inception!

Shop Local: Be Positive, Be You with the Positive Inception!

Ryan Benoit is the innovative mind behind the local clothing brand the Positive Inception. Created while he was still in university, Ryan’s brand was made to help people feel happy, positive, and comfortable in their own skin. “It’s a pretty amazing feeling when people message me or come up to me saying that I am changing their lives and every time they wear the Positive Inception; they feel better and happier. That’s why I do what I do, to make people’s lives better overall.” Ryan gave us all the details on the Positive Inception, why he decided to start...

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