Welcome to our new monthly feature where we share with you some of our fave local and sustainable brands and products from the past month.
Let's be honest, October (and 2020 in general) has been a real rollercoaster, but we've found some beauty and comfort in these products and hope you do too.
1. Kilig Maginhawa Candle
Can you say obsessed? Maginhawa means "to be cozy" and who wouldn't want that right now?! Honestly, this combo of tobacco, cardamon and clove is what we love for the studio. Better yet, all of Kilig candles are hand poured in Vancouver using natural products that include 100% soy wax, lead/zinc free cotton wicks, organic and phthalate free essential oils and recyclable glass jars. Follow them @kiligcandleco.
2. Eliza Faulkner Mesh Turtlenecks
Focusing on clean lines and bold colours, Faulkner's sustainable clothing line is manufactured in Montreal and whenever possible, deadstock fabric and notions are used in the designs to reduce waste. Don't be surprised if you catch an SOI employee sporting one of their mesh turtlenecks this winter — perfect for layering during the snowy season. Follow them @elizafaulkner.
3. Takasa Lifestyle Company
Takasa Lifestyle Company Inc. is a socially and environmentally responsible retail business based in Vancouver and their mission "to create an end to-end organic, natural and clean lifestyle company" is one we can get behind. We think their simple designs, cozy materials and neutral palette are the perfect excuse for a day of self care (like you needed one). Follow them @taska.co.
4. Brush Naked Activated Charcoal Bristle Bamboo Toothbrush
Brush Naked believes there has to be a better way to prevent hundreds of millions of non-recyclable plastic toothbrushes ending up in landfills every year. So they created a line of sustainable, bamboo toothbrushes that are better for the environment and make your teeth feel like a visit to the dentist office, minus the uncomfortableness. We are currently crushing this charcoal brush which acts like a magnet for plaque and tannins that may stain teeth (say goodbye coffee teeth). Follow them @brush.naked.
5. Bronze Age
Bronze Age is a contemporary lifestyle brand redefining timeless silhouettes for a modern lifestyle. All of their pieces are mindfully and ethically created in Vancouver with a bit of vintage inspo. The Kimi Croissant bag is now on all of our holiday wish lists along with every single scrunchie in their shop. Follow them @abronzeage.