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Listen, the past several months (and really, the past year) have been incredibly difficult and if you are cancelling Canada Day this year, we can't blame you.

Like many of you we are horrified by the recent findings at the former Residential Schools. As a new mom, my heart is completely broken for these poor children and their families. As human beings, we are so angry. How THE ACTUAL F*UCK did this happen? 

With Canada Day quickly approaching we’ve been left wondering if it’s wrong to celebrate it this year and honestly, we don’t know the answer to that. Canada Day has a different meaning for everybody.

For us, we are choosing to make this Canada Day about the incredible Canadian businesses we have worked alongside this past year. The Canadian businesses who have made it through one of the toughest years on record. We are choosing to honour and celebrate them and we hope that you will take a minute to celebrate these brands alongside us - whether you choose to celebrate Canada Day or not. 

With so many people making an effort to #ShopLocal and #ShopSmall, we just wanted to reiterate how much we appreciate all of you. If you have also had a roller coaster of a year and are looking for a place to feel good about treating yourself, these are a few Canadian businesses you can feel GOOD about!

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BONUS: When you shop from June 29 - July 1st, get an extra 20% off our Canadian brands!! 

 (plus you can feel good about supporting two small businesses at once - Liz & Lottie + whatever brand you purchase!) 

Swell Made Co.

Swell Made Co. creates lifestyle goods with the mantra "keep it simple, but significant". We love bringing in new items as they are released because they're always bold, yet minimal. They tend to fit with whatever you already own (whether we are talking about stationery or home decor!). Their founder and designer, Lesley Robb, is an avid small business supporter and is a true inspiration. Shop the line here.

Swell Made Co: Top Canadian Brand  

State of Grace

There is no company that says what we are ALL thinking quite like State of Grace. For those who haven't fallen down the rabbit hole of their incredible product line yet, State of Grace carries products for "life's less graceful and relatable moments". 

You might be wondering if you really need another coffee mug. You do. And if you need a little extra nudge, just know that these mugs are a solid 20 oz. - so these are mugs you will actually use (and appreciate) over your morning coffee. Shop the line here. 

State of Grace Canadian Jewelry Designer

Pokoloko

Who doesn't love a business that started in the back of a station wagon? This Ottawa company started after the owners - Jessie and Case - filled Case's car with blankets from Ecuadorian artisan blankets with dreams of sharing their wanderlust lifestyle with their Canadian friends, and supporting the local Ecuadorian makers. As they say, Pokoloko is more than just a saying, it's a lifestyle all about living fully, slowing down to enjoy life's little luxuries, and choosing everyday to create a world connecting maker, owner, and earth. Shop our favourites here. 

Canadian Home Goods

Umbra

Umbra was born in Toronto, Canada, out of a passion for original design and the desire to create products for every home. Now, it's grown with a team of international designers making your everyday items just a little bit more beautiful. Shop home decor here.

Umbra Plant Hangers Canada Small Business

 

Midnight Paloma

Is there anyone who DOESN'T need a little extra self care this year? Midnight Paloma is Canadian made, female owned and operated, and committed to creating a connected community that is inclusive, welcomes diversity, and helps their customers live an eco-conscious lifestyle. if you enjoy clean ingredients and self care rituals, get yourself some new beauty treats here

Midnight Paloma Canadian Self Care Company

 

Eliasz and Ella

Eliasz and Ella is an Edmonton based, women owned business. Eliasz and Ella is inspired as jewelry for every journey. Eliasz and Ella believe that small businesses (and all of the customers who make an effort to shop small!) can make a big difference in their community and they practice what they preach. Shop Eliasz and Ella here. 

Canadian Jewelry Company - Eliasz and Ella

 

Foxy Originals

We love a pair of badass women! Foxy Originals started out of a dorm room and built their business selling their line of trendy jewelry at outdoor festivals. As a pair of women in business ourselves, we respect the hustle and the amazing business they have grown. Foxy Originals was even featured in O Magazine's favorite things issue! Shop Foxy Originals here. 

Foxy Originals Canadian Jewelry

 

Lace Brick Design

Just because you appreciate good jewelry, doesn't mean you don't live for adventure. Lace Brick Design combines the two. As they say, being a strong, confident woman never looked so good. We think you will love this women-owned Canadian brand! Get yourself some Rocky Mountain inspired pieces here. 

Rocky Mountains Inspired Jewelry

Lover's Tempo 

Lover's Tempo is a collection of elegant, subtle pieces that will quickly become stapes in your wardrobe. This female owned company believes everyday is an occasion and we have to agree! When you feel your best, amazing things happen, and these stunning and delicate pieces do just that! Shop our favourites here. 

Lover's Tempo Canadian Jewelry Designer

S-Q Handbags 

Looking for cruelty free vegan leather handbags and accessories? S-Q Handbags has you COVERED. All of the products are designed in the Ontario head office and are high quality and are designed for everyday wear. The S stands for Simplicity and the Q stands for Quality. Shop the line here. 

S Q Handbags Shop Canadian Small Businesses

Peregrine Supply Co

Did you know our favourite men's grooming line is made in Vancouver? Peregrine Supply Co. is owned by a husband and wife team that wanted to create healthy, well-rounded men's culture that didn't rely on traditional or hyper-masculine stereotypes. All beards are welcome here! Shop the line here

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Local Laundry

We have featured Local Laundry on the blog before because we love their brand SO much. As a Calgary based business, we can't help but show a little YYC Pride. When you buy a piece of Made in Canada clothing you are voting with your heart and wallet to support Canadian manufacturing, Canadian jobs and a diversified Canadian Economy. Shop Local Laundry goods here. 

Local Laundry Calgary Clothing Company 

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Whether you celebrate Canada Day or not, we wanted to end with a HUGE thank you for all of you who decided to make an effort to shop local and shop small this year. Seriously, as small business owners, you have no idea what a difference every single sale makes and we are SO grateful for each and every one of you! 

THANK YOU!

Love one of these top Canadian brands? Get 20% off until July 1st, no promo code needed, discount auto applied at checkout! 

 Canadian Small Business Owners - Liz & Lottie