International Women's Day 2020
International Women's Day is Sunday, March 8th and I wanted to highlight the amazing Canadian women-run businesses, makers and vendors that we carry! They make this little shop possible!
1. Bottle None
Bottle None is run by two sisters who make shampoo and conditioner bars out of British Columbia. All of their products are PH balanced, salon-grade, cruelty-free and free from harsh chemicals.
2. Make Nice Company
Make Nice Company is one of our newest vendors. They're based in BC as well and make plastic-free dish solid dish soap that is free from harsh chemicals and soft on your hands!
2. GoKotta Wellness Co
Based out of Ontario, GoKotta Wellness Co. makes skin care products that are made from plant based ingredients. Everything is chemical free and free from BPA's, synthetics, petroleum, dyes, parabens, alcohol, preservatives and perfumes.
3. Fenwick Candles
Fenwick Candles is based in Ontario and they make their own coconut wax blend in house and ethically source sustainable plant based oils for all of their candles.
4. Ten and Co
One of my all time favourites is Ten and Co from Ontario. They design products that are as functional as they are beautiful, like their Swedish sponge cloths!
5. Dans Le Sac
Dans Le Sac is run out of Quebec by two moms who wanted to inspire change. They make bulk and produce bags, totes, and reusable gift bags all from organic cotton.
Repaws makes cat and dog toys and accessories by hand from upcycled and reclaimed textiles. Everything is made in Ontario.
7. Lekko Life Goods
Lekko Life Goods is based out of Hamilton, Ontario. They make the most beautiful bento bags and linen napkins as well as bowl covers, aprons, cutlery rolls, and tote bags. Everything is made by hand with the utmost attention to detail and comes in a variety of neutrals to match any aesthetic.
8. House of Jude
I'm a huge fan of Turkish towels! House of Jude is based in Ontario and their towels are ethically made by hand in Turkey from either a cotton or a cotton/bamboo blend. They're moisture wicking, super absorbent, and anti-microbial.
9. Cheeks Ahoy
Cheeks Ahoy is based in Ontario and they make reusable make up rounds, wipes, and unpaper towel from cotton (and some from a super soft bamboo/cotton blend).
10. Pinyon Products
Coffee lover? Pinyon Products is based in BC and makes a range of reusable hemp/cotton coffee filters to fit a range of coffee makers depending on how you brew! We also carry their reusable tea bags! They also donate a portion of their sales to charity:water which is a non-profit organization that provides safe, clean drinking water to developing countries.
11. Well Kept
Their solid-brass safety razors are made to last a lifetime! Well Kept also offers a take-back recycling program for used razorblades and hand make a range of shaving soaps, oils, and bath soaks. Based in BC.
12. Sitti Soap
Sitti Soap is a social enterprise that is based in Canada and aids refugees in the Jerash Refugee Camp in Jordan. Sitti's mission is to educate, employ and empower the community’s women and girls. Everything is made by hand in the camp including the soap dishes and olive oil soap that Kinsfolk Shop carries.
13. Urb & Body
Based in Toronto, ON, Urb & Body makes Feel Balm which is a multi-purpose product that has quite the range of uses. It's great for dry skin, chapped lips, razor burn, diaper rash, minor cuts and burns, plus is can be used for sunburn aftercare, shave balm, beard oil, bug bites and tattoo after care!
14. KMH Touches
KMH Touches makes FlossPot, a biodegradable and completely plastic-free dental floss. Silk and a corn husk fibre (vegan) options as well as refills available! KMH Touches is based in Ontario.
15. Paws n Tots
Paws n Tots is a home-based business out of Ontario. They are the talented maker behind all of the macrame products we carry that include ornaments at Christmas time, diffusers, and keychains.
Thanks for reading through this!! These women are so talented and KS wouldn’t be what it is without them! They dedicate their time and efforts to making better products for the planet and for all of us! Thank you to ALL of them for being such a huge inspiration.