Although we directly work with artisans abroad, we do recognize incredible talents locally. We'd also love to acknowledge local artisans and celebrate them! Inspired by their craft and the passion in their stories has motivated us in our journey. We love going to markets and being engulfed in the air of passion, creativity and inspiration. We wanted to share just some of the 'STUFF WE LOVE' with you!
Danielle is a talent beyond her years. She hand makes leather baby/toddler moccasins along with other baby apparel and accessories in her Calgary home. The leather is purchased from local leather goods stores in Calgary and the rest is from second hand stores, giving it new life.
The Passion behind Danielle’s work is her son Emerson, a true light. She started making functional pieces for him, which eventually lead to her opening a shop on Etsy and an Instagram page.
Check out her stuff online www.etsy.com/ca/shop/lLePetitCoco or follow @le.petit.coco.
Crooked Tree Studio
We are absolutely obsessed with the design and creativity that goes into each piece of Jodie's work. They are mountain inspired woodscapes, crafted in the foothills of Alberta.
Jodie does custom orders for specific colours or digital downloads. I can’t wait to move into a bigger space so I can start collecting more of her collection!
Check her out online www.etsy.com/ca/shop/crookedtreecanada
Follow on Instagram @crookedtreestudio
Tanglewood Organic Soap
Shantel grows everything herself using organic botanicals of herbs, spices and earth clays for colour and wellness, premium essential oils and high quality carrier oils of olive, coconut and sustainably harvest palm. Tanglewood Organic Soap is the result of one powerful story, one I will let her share with you, when you go and visit them at one of their many markets. It is the best natural soap either of us have ever used! Taylor’s favourite soap has to be ‘The Great Outdoors’ forest blend. We are also currently obsessed with the all natural lemongrass laundry soap she carries as well. They are carried in retailers in BC, AB and SK, but made here in AB.
For more information search www.tanglewoodsoap.ca and follow them on Instagram @tanglewoodorganicsoap to stay updated.
Chimmi's Fresh Grill
We were fortunate enough to have this awesome couple beside us at the MarketSquare’s Christmas Market in Okotoks, November 2016. So many sauces to choose from, but their spicy ketchup has changed our life!
Find out how to buy some sauces online at www.itswhatyoucrave.com or follow them @chimmisfreshgrill to see where they are to try some samples!