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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: Evol Activewear

Shop Local: Evol Activewear

There’s a new activewear line joining Sudbury’s local clothing scene! Evol Activewear is a clothing brand designed for individuals with a fitness-oriented lifestyle. We spoke with Tylor Ralph, one of the creators and designers behind Evol Activewear, to find out more about the brand and where it’s headed next! Tell us about the inspiration behind Evol Activewear. Where did the idea for the brand come from? Have you always been interested in starting a clothing line?  Our primary goal was and is to create an athletics clothing brand that motivates people, whether it’s in fitness, sports, or any other...

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Shop Local: Lather Up with The Cucumber Tree

Shop Local: Lather Up with The Cucumber Tree

Monique Sarazin, owner of The Cucumber Tree, is keeping Sudbury fresh-faced and healthy with her environmentally friendly and all-natural beauty and body products. We asked Monique to tell us more about the inspiration behind her brand and some of her favourite creations! Tell us about yourself and The Cucumber Tree. What was the inspiration behind creating the brand? What makes your products unique? My daughters were my true inspiration behind creating the brand. When they were small, it was a struggle to find products that were free from parabens, PBA and Pegs to name a few. Burt’s Bees and Jason (both wonderful...

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SO FRESH, SO OPINIONATED, SEW LOCAL

SO FRESH, SO OPINIONATED, SEW LOCAL

After being introduced to Sew Local this summer at Northern Lights Festival Boréal while browsing vendors we knew we had to get the word out about these folks! From their custom stamped buttons, suit jacket messenger bags, and even gender diverse rag rolls – this dynamic duo have easily become our favourite local find of the season! Its not every day you run into a vendor offering such an assortment of quality handmade products that are both adorable and socially conscious! Read on for all the details on Sew Local and where you can find them this fall. Tell...

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Tē: Sudbury's Newest Tea Company

Tē: Sudbury’s Newest Tea Company

I am a huge tea drinker, never been a fan of coffee.  I am one of those rare tea drinkers who like it “black”.  Yes the taste of tea can be amazing and their are so many varieties to choose from, but the main reason I stick to tea is because it comes with health benefits.  Not just any tea has health benefits, mainly loose leaf teas because they are herbs.  Depending on the herbs in the tea will depend on what you can benefit most from the tea, common uses are antioxidants, cleansing properties for different organs in...

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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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New Cup In Town: Kuppajo Espresso Bar

New Cup In Town: Kuppajo Espresso Bar

We love a good cup of coffee so we were so excited to welcome a new coffee shop to town earlier this year! Kuppajo Espresso Bar opened in February and after our first coconut latte, we were hooked. They offer a healthy menu, delicious coffee and their walls are covered with beautiful local art. We spoke with Jasmine Serré to get all the details about our new favourite spot!  What is the story behind Kuppajoe? When did you open? We have always wanted to start a project together as a family. We thought it would be nice to work together....

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