Looking for handmade earrings that are light on the ears and heavy on style? Look no further! Afterlife by Kat creates multimedia, low-waste earrings that are eco-friendly and made using upcycled or natural material. Visit their Instagram page at @afterlifekelowna to green-up your accessories or to purchase a gift.
Au Canada Apparel is a local apparel company located in Kelowna, BC. They want to encourage Canadians to rediscover their own backyard and rekindle their love for this magnificent country, and hope that Au Canada Apparel brings Canadians together from coast to coast! Visit their website to see their latest products, styles, and new colours. Stay cozy and support local!
Going plastic free doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality or the environment - Bottle None is here! Each of their solid shampoo and conditioner bars save 3 plastic bottles, have their pH balanced, and leave your hair feeling silky, smooth and with salon-like quality. Bottle None uses a circular manufacturing strategy, making their travel cases out of locally-sourced plastic that is broken down and repurposed. If you damage or no longer want your travel case, send it back to Bottle None and it will be recycled to create a new case. Visit their website for a list of retailers locally and online.
Bébé D'or is focused on creating items for babies, moms and families by offering a wide variety of products that are adorable, comforting, reusable, practical, trendy, environmentally friendly and functional. All designed and handmade with a mom's touch using durable, high quality, luxurious fabrics to fulfill modern and active parent needs. If you're looking for children's wear, be sure to check out this local gem!
Civilized Sasquatch is a local, independently owned business that specializes in creating natural, sustainable, artisan men's products. They offer a wide range of handmade items such as beard oil, soaps, solid cologne, and even artisan products for your dog! Their small batch-style and handmade recipes ensure their products are of the highest quality. The use of minimalist, recycled packaging keeps them as sustainable as possible. Check them out on Facebook @beefupthebeard.
Flury Naturals specializes in creating small-batch, natural bath bombs and milk soaks right in the Okanagan. All their products are packaged in compostable materials making it great for you and the planet. Visit their Instagram or Facebook page @flurynaturals to see what they have in stock.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centres that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more. As these items are preloved, they are sold at a fraction of the retail price! Some of their preloved furniture pieces are also upgraded and upcycled by volunteers for a fresh look, giving the items a second life. With locations throughout the Okanagan, the ReStore is your first choice for low-waste renovation supplies, home goods, and furniture.
Happipad is a proudly Canadian startup based right here in the Okanagan. With a mission to increase social, economic and environmental sustainability, Happipad provides an inclusive home-sharing platform. With 1 in 5 Canadians reportedly feeling lonely and 1 in 3 bedrooms in Canada being empty, Happipad created an initiative to solve these issues together! If you are looking to fill a room or are in search of an affordable housing option, check out their website today to learn how you can become a host or guest.
Formulated with healthy ingredients, each Honr. Labs product contains a variety of vitamins, extracts and antioxidants that nourish, protect and restore your skin. Suitable for all skin types, their products are available in waste-free glass bottle packaging and also have refillable options! #HonrYourBody and try them out today.
Located downtown on Ellis, the Kelowna Candle Factory offers many wonderful beeswax and soy products for purchase. They offer workshops, container refills for candles, and more than 100 scents to choose from. So if you already have containers you love, don’t throw them out – refill them! Visit their website today for more information.
Kilner Goods specializes in upcycling preloved leather items into gorgeous and unique bags! Using old leather coats and other fabrics, each piece comes with character and a story. Visit their Instagram page @kilnergoods to follow their progress and keep up with the latest additions to their lovely collection.
Little Rebuilt is a wonderful local business that is helping to reduce waste in the Okanagan, one unique piece at a time. They repurpose usable construction waste into gorgeous, naturally-inspired items for your home, office or business. Visit their Instagram to browse their creations or ask them about custom orders!
Locality is an Okanagan-inspired subscription box! Available by annual subscription or by ordering your box per-season, they have a little something for everybody. All items included in the Locality box are locally sourced or handmade. Check them out on Instagram or through their website to subscribe today, @iamlocality!
Lush Valley Lifestyle is a Kelowna-based company that has created a luxurious yoga mat for all of the yogis out there! All mats are cork and designed in Kelowna and also feature unique aspects like being: vegan, chemical-free and being delivered in plantable packaging. If you are in need of a new yoga mat, make the local choice!
Okanagan based, Mountain and Moon builds beautiful handcrafted intention jars and mountain shelving. Intention jars are meant to bring love, happiness and peace to whomever you gift it, while encouraging strength, growth and protection against negativity. Visit their Instagram to see availability, to order, or to discuss custom requests!
Okanagan Candle Co. is a locally-based small business that makes beautifully scented Soy Candles to remind us of our gorgeous region. They also offer custom candles for business, work or gift purchases. With a selection of scents and locations to purchase from, you can visit their website to find a vendor near you!
The Okanagan Urban Jungle offers low maintenance, easy to care for Tropical Houseplants perfect for the average plant enthusiast. They have everything you need from happy and healthy tropical houseplants, Natural Plant Care Products, and plenty of knowledge and expertise to help keep your plants thriving! Visit their website to browse their online shop and explore where their beautiful pop-up trailer shop will be hanging next.
Looking to host a party or team-building event that brings fun and charitable giving all into one? Look no further! People Power Parties brings you various crafting event options that allow you to bond with your friends, co-workers or to make new friends all while supporting a charitable cause of your choosing. When you book a party or event, you get to select which craft you would like to make and the partnering charity or non-profit you would like to support. Fun and fundraising? Yes please! If this sounds like an event for you, contact People Power Parties today.
PS. Did we mention Green Okanagan is a partner organization? Visit their website to learn more about what kind of events they offer and how a portion of each ticket sold will be spent.
Republic West offers apparel, accessories, and home decor items that represent home in Western Canada. With adventures in mind, all items are designed and hand-pressed in Kelowna, bringing you the perfect balance of exploration and local love. Check out their website today to browse items for the whole family such as shirts + hoodies, blankets, candles, mugs and so much more.
Saltwater Crafted creates beautiful handcrafted yoga props to instill calmness and sustainability to every practice. All pieces are made from discarded, discontinued, recycled materials or remnant upholstery fabrics. Visit their Instagram @saltwater.crafted to explore their available creations.
Smiley Wileys is a one-of-a-kind party decoration supplier! All items available are sustainable, eco-friendly, and handmade. With items for baby showers, holidays and weddings, they have a little something for everybody. For more information on the Smiley Wiley's available products - made from recycled material - check out their Instagram @thesmileywileys!
Sustainable Passion is a small local business that specializes in holistic and spiritual healing and is also home to a carefully curated zero-waste store. With green goodies to browse as well as art, sustainability and spirituality-based events and services, they truly embody what it means to live life to the fullest with minimal impact. Their zero-waste shop offers various budget-friendly, hand-made and locally sourced items. Some of their services include tea readings, tarot and tree oracle readings, life purpose activation and coaching. Visit their website to learn more about their unique services, and follow them on Instagram @sustainable_passion to watch for new products and events!
The High-End Hippie is an Okanagan-based wellness company that strives to create products that allow you to embrace a green lifestyle without sacrificing beauty, style, health or the environment. Their luxurious personal care products are plastic-free, professional grade and cruelty-free. The High-End Hippie also offers a mobile spa service, bringing relaxation and nurturing of the mind, body and spirit to your own home. Visit their website to explore their produces and services.
The Market Bags' is a wonderful local startup with a goal to create reusable shopping bags that will help inspire people to make small, simple changes - leading to a waste free lifestyle for a sustainable environment. For every reusable bag sold, they donate partial proceeds to local charities, ensuring children and families get access to fresh produce and nourishing foods. Explore their products on Instagram @themarketbags!
What started as a creative outlet has grown into a beautiful collection of handmade, embroidery creations from the extremely talented Thread For Filth. Each piece is uniquely stunning, whether it be an original design or a custom commission. With styles ranging from quotes, landscapes, marriage celebrations, and more, there is sure to be something for all taste. Spruce up your walls by adding a little embroidery to your life!
Having always been inspired by creating new items from preloved goodies, Zoller Designs brings wonderful waste-free products to life. These upcycled scrunchies are made from material sourced from second-hand stores, garage sales, old clothes and more. If you love thrifting and scrunchies, look no further! Currently Zoller Designs offers an array of scrunchies and will be sewing up new products in the future. Visit their Instagram (@zoller.designs) or Etsy to order!
Aries Earth Dough creates non-toxic, safe and plastic-free play dough for children of all ages to enjoy. Backed by a nature loving mother-daughter duo, this Kelowna-based company is inspired by all things wild and free. Their low-waste dough creations come in various colours and can be accessorized with hand-made wooden stamps. Visit their Facebook or Instagram page @aries.earth.dough to purchase!
Bare Nature Skincare and Cosmetics convey their love for the Earth by striving to provide a sustainable, natural cosmetic experience without sacrificing quality or aesthetic. All their products are natural, plant-based, and made in small batches right in the Okanagan. Visit their website and Instagram page to stay up to date with the their latest products, @barenature.ca.
Bowie Mae focuses on reducing floral waste in the Okanagan by donating preloved arrangements to local non-profits and creating handmade flower pressing keepsakes. Coined as "The Flower Ripple", Erin gathers fresh blooms from events, trims, and rearranges them to be given a second life. During the 2019 wedding season, Bowie Mae saved and donated over $30,000 in florals! Whether you wish to donate your flowers after an event or would like a pressed creation of your own, Bowie Mae cherishes your flowers and wants to see them ripple through the community, brightening up the lives of those who need it the most.
Founded in 1992, Carbon Cut offers its clients clean, green, and professional grade horticultural services from residential to commercial properties. All equipment used by the company is solar powered, from the vehicle, to the mower, to the trimmer. This energy- and climate-wise local business has won awards for their landscaping and arborist work, and they are excited to offer zero-emission yard care for you!
Located in Kelowna, BC, Cool Hand Print Co. specializes in high-quality screen printing. If you need customized shirts, tees or tops, choose local and contact them today! Their team believes in quality, speed, and affordability, and they are excited to bring your creation to life. Follow them on Instagram to see their latest creations @coolhandprintco.
With all of the things your smile needs and none of the things it doesn't, Gaia Smiles provides a locally-based zero-waste tooth powder alternative. As the second step in our digestive process, Gaia believes our mouths deserve the same care and attention our guts are getting! Visit their website to purchase and to browse available retailers.
Hair Of The Dog Pottery is the result of the wonderful works of Paula Schneider. Based in the Okanagan, her local pottery comes in various styles making it the perfect piece to add to your home or gift to another. See her Instagram or Facebook at @hairofthedogpottery to see what she is crafting!
Hello Soulshine tees are made in a way that is kind to our earth and the people who make them. Organic, super soft, and Canadian made, each shirt comes with a message to inspire kindness, adventure, and good vibes. You can feel good about purchasing from Hello Soulshine knowing you are supporting local, and a portion of each purchase is is donated to Mamas for Mamas, Together Rising and The Jane Goodall Foundation. Put it on and feel inspired to inspire!
Ka Books and Stones believes in creating safe spaces inside the cover of a book to encourage self-care, growth, and being in nature. Specializing in hand-bound journals, notebooks, and plant presses, each beautiful piece is one-of-a-kind. Ka also creates unique and versatile handmade stone jewelry, with the intent that they can be worn for any occasion as wearable art! Visit their website to explore their gallery or to custom order.
Tourism Kelowna has received gold certification from Sustainable Tourism 2030 and is a part of the Biosphere Adhesion program. In the Kelowna Visitor Centre, you can find a wide range of local products that promote sustainable living, such as reusable straws, drinkware, produce bags, beeswax food wrap, zero-waste travel kits, compostable Pela phone cases, Green Bean wooden sunglasses, backpacks made from recycled water bottles, pride products, upcycled items and more. Located on the lovely shorefront of Lake Okanagan, they are the perfect place to browse when exploring downtown Kelowna.
These little beauties need no introduction - each handmade piece is a little knotty and naughty! These unique embroidery creations can be found on Instagram at @knotty_embroidery. Visit their page to explore their wonderful pieces or to request a custom order.
Little Wild One has a passion for high quality toys and clothing that are responsibly and ethically made. Focusing on play that encourages development, Little Wild One specializes in naturally-inspired toys that make a difference in your home, community and around the world. Visit their website today to see what fun options they have in store!
Handmade in Kelowna, BC, Love Tree Clothing creates beautiful pieces for minimalists, nature-lovers, and those ready for adventure. Each article is made from natural and sustainable fibers, focusing on quality over quantity and the health of the earth. Love Tree Clothing focuses on the creation of simple, flattering pieces, accompanied by small details to make them stand out. Each piece is designed and sewn with love and intention. Visit their website and Instagram (@love.tree.clothing) - the earth will thank you!
Mama and Mini Designs creates gorgeous handcrafted scrunchies made from upcycled and repurposed material. Available in sizes for you and your littles, you can mix and match or get matching sets! Visit their shop on Etsy to purchase.
Natasha Vanderburg Co. is a boutique branding and design studio, with a focus on botanical-inspired creations. With everything from prints, cards, totes, towels and more, they are sure to have something for everyone! Visit their shop today to explore their naturally beautiful home and paper goods, designed in Kelowna, BC.
Visit this small family-run farm and retail shop to find the most luscious home, beauty, and edible delights - all utilizing the grown-on-site lavender and packaged in eco-friendly options. The views and gardens on the farm are spectacular and act as a nectar corridor for pollinators and habitat for a variety of insects, birds, and small animals.
Environmentally conscious, Old School Petals believes in working with small business. They source flowers locally and are the only mobile flower shop in Kelowna. They offer fresh-cut floral arrangements for all occasions, and offer delivery in their rad retro van from the Kelowna Airport to West Kelowna. Visit their Instagram @old_school_petals and website for inquiries!
Peplum Co. creates beautiful garments, clothing and accessories that are handmade and designed in Kelowna, BC. Their looks are fresh, modern and simple, keeping with natural tones. They sew only the finest of linens, linen-cottons and cotton-hemp blends, making their pieces comfortable and sustainable. Visit their website to browse their pieces and purchase your next garment locally!
Reveal My Designs is a local Canadian Maker who creates unique and customized pieces for all cozy spaces. From repurposed vintage windows, wooden signs, coffee corners and more, each creation is sure to help make your house a home. Visit their Instagram or Facebook page @RevealMyDesigns to browse their gorgeous pieces.
Seed and Sparrow is a Kelowna-based company that specializes in designing climate resilient landscapes. Inspired by the natural world, they are passionate about designing beautiful, locally-adapted landscapes that are beneficial to you and the local ecology. They focus on building landscapes such as pollinator-friendly habitats, edible and medicinal gardens, as well as fire- and water-wise landscapes. Contact them today for your site planning, design, project management, tree assessment and consultation needs!
Based in Kelowna, Stitch + Thread creates beautiful upcycled goodies, giving them a second life. Currently they offer scrunchies and reusable bags for produce, snacks, storage or other uses that are all hand sewn. Visit their Instagram to view what's in stock and to order!
This luxury cosmetics retailer is located in downtown Kelowna, and offers a personal facilitation for customer beauty routines, customized to the personal needs and concerns of each individual. The Green Vanity offers make-up lessons, a cosmetic container recycling program, and waste-free beauty brands at their location. Take a peak at their Instagram to see more of their available products and services @the.green.vanity.
The Kind Hive is a local initiative that creates reusable and sustainable beeswax wraps! These creations are made with the best ingredients including Canadian beeswax, natural food-grade tree resin, as well as organic cotton and jojoba oil. Pick from many fun patterns and wrap your food more sustainably! Visit their Facebook or Instagram page @thekindhive today.
The Rogerie is a one-of-kind Kelowna business that combines engineering, a love of sustainability, and a desire to reduce plastic waste all into one fabulous company. They create colourful and unique consumer products from waste plastic that otherwise would have been destined for the landfill. Their biggest feature are their funky succulent planters that have a built-in reservoir to maintain moisture for those times you forget to water! Other products currently available include earrings, guitar picks, and more. To reduce their impact further, The Rogerie ships with minimal packaging and also offer electric car delivery for local orders. Be sure to check them out for all of your plant and gifting needs!
Upcycling Addicts specialize in upgrading, retrofitting, and revamping gorgeous pieces for your home! Based in Kelowna, they offer local delivery and are happy to accept personal projects to give items a second life. Visit their Instagram page @upcycling.addicts to see their latest treasures and help keep furniture out of landfills!
"not bad." ceramics creates beautiful small-batch handmade ceramics. Their natural tones are the perfect addition to any kitchen and home, or to build a full set. Visit their Instagram page to see what they're creating or to custom order.
Artemex PreLoved Marketplace is a space from high-quality, second-hand Mexican handcrafts. Specializing in decor, pottery and art, all products are carefully curated and looking for their forever home! Add a splash of colour and vibrance to your home, all while keeping the planet a little more green. Visit their website to see what they have in store.
BlackOAK is small batch scrunchie business! They offer a variety of patterns and variations to suit your top knot, messy bun and everyday needs. Differing lines such as swim, classic, velvet and limited edition will have a style for any occasion. They are available in Queen size and mini; and, you can even get matching sets for you and your little one! To see more of their locally made items, follow them on Instagram, @blk.oak.
Brush Naked provides people with an environmentally friendly way to change a daily habit: brushing our teeth! Their moso bamboo handles and plant-based bristles make their brushes 100% compostable. You can dispose of your toothbrush guilt-free with Brush Naked! They offer adult and children brushes, toothpaste, and even travel tubes so you can take your eco-brush wherever you go. Check out their social media today @brush.naked.
Chickpeace Zero Waste is Kelowna's largest refillery and zero waste store. With a passion for people and the planet, this sustainably-focused enterprise has a variety of local offerings from green beauty, package-free foods, bulk Okanagan produce and refillable cleaning products. The space presents green living in an affordable and approachable way, no matter where you are on your journey to zero-waste. Also offered in the space is a community kitchen that can be rented by other small businesses for cooking, workshops and sustainable education sessions.
EverPresent Giving is a business local to the Kelowna area. With a passion for making every gift special, they are experts in creating handmade fabric bags that can be reused for all of your gifting needs. They come in various sizes, colours, and can even come with names or special customized sayings. EverPresent Giving makes wrapping fun, easy, and fabulous!
This unique fair trade store is a local, family-run business who offer a large selection of beautiful handmade items. Globally Fair offers fun finds from 30 different countries! They pride themselves in knowing where their items come from as well as what they’re made of, offering customers the option to be more conscious of their purchases and consumerism. Check out their Instagram page @globallyfair.
Handmade by Holly creates natural homemade products for the home and body. They focuses on creating luxurious products that are sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly, and always handmade to order. Their candles and bath soaks make the perfect gift or self-care addition for your own home.
Home Again is a wonderful Consignment Boutique offering fabulous finds at an even better price! They offer gorgeous accessories and high-end additions that have been gently used and are just waiting for a spot in your home. Follow them on Facebook for a peak at some of their latest items @homeagainkelowna.
Karmyc Bazaar is an arts and treasures boutique located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, BC. This unique store carries artwork and handmade creations from over 100 Canadian Artists, ranging from original paintings, to prints, jewelry, clothing, mixed media work, pottery, and more! Visit them in-store or online to support the local arts movement.
Kelsey Rose Jewelry creates pieces that are each one-of-a-kind as they are made with beautiful hand-picked flowers, made in the Okanagan. Flowers and greenery are pressed and set, making the jewelry as unique as you! Visit their Instagram page or Etsy to see their gorgeous creations.
LC Compost is a family and friend owned company that provides weekly compost pick up for residential customers. Serving Lake Country and Oyama areas, customers will be provided a bucket and a scheduled pick up day. Pricing is as low as $20-$30 a month depending on the size of household, with compost being diverted to a local orchard/farm. Customers will also be provided educational resources and green-minded monthly newsletters. Reduce your household waste with ease and sign-up today!
Local Love Gifts specially curates locally-sourced, thoughtful gifts from the beautiful Okanagan valley. With everything from goodies to wine and more, they are able to create the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Find them on Instagram to see what they've curated or to inquire about custom orders!
Help keep your produce and bread fresh for longer by storing in handmade linen bags! Specializing in high quality customizable baby blankets, veggie bags, towels and table ware, Love of Linens is the perfect place for unique gifts or home accessories. Stay up to date with their latest creations and lines by following them on Instagram at @bababean_linens.
Mason Jar Lids is a Kelowna-based zero-waste supply store! Their mission is to rid our planet of harmful disposable materials by making it easy and enjoyable for people to go low waste. They offer modern, useful, long lasting products that are built upon the successful traditions of the past. If you are local to the Okanagan area, you can also select "Local Pickup" at the checkout so you don't have any shipping emissions with your order! Visit their website and follow them on Instagram today.
Oak Handmade creates minimalist jewelry that is made with sustainability, well-being, and aromatherapy in mind. They specialize in creating pieces from metal and stone, offering a selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, malas, and rings. These lovely, natural, and simplistic accessories make the perfect gift or personal treat. Visit their website to explore their collections!
Okanagan Stitching Co. is a wonderful locally-based business in West Kelowna, BC. They specialize in creating eco-friendly handmade sewn goods such as bowl covers, jar covers, face masks, tote bags, and bento bags. All products are reusable making them a great and green option to reduce your waste. Visit their website to view their gorgeous products and to place an order!
Our Footprints Co. is an amazing refillery that offers consumers zero-waste, local and sustainable choices with minimal impact on the planet. With everything from household supplies, personal products and more, they are striving to combat the single-use plastic epidemic by offering simple alternatives. No container? No problem! Our Footprints Co. has containers available for you to fill if needed. They also accept donated containers that are sanitized for others to use. Visit their website to shop and learn more about their membership program and compost program.
To all of our fellow coffee and tea drinkers, Pinyon Products has waste-free options for you! Their selection of reusable coffee filters, tea bags, and nut milk bags are made with organic materials sourced from Canadian suppliers. In the Okanagan, their products can be found at Farm Bound Zero Waste, and they are also available on Amazon. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @pinyonproducts.
Looking to have artwork framed? Choose the local option with Roberts Custom Frames! Located in the heart of Kelowna, they specialize in art framing, canvas-stretching, needlework, prints and more. Having served the Okanagan for over 20 years, they have the experience and expertise for all of your framing needs.
Sherman & Co. create beautiful, small-batch candles that are hand-poured using natural ingredients. Each candle is made using sustainable soy, plant-based essential oils, and Himalayan salts. All containers are reusable, and are selected from thrift stores throughout the Okanagan, helping to extend their life and upcycled journeys. Their candles make the perfect gift or addition to your home!
Subflume is a local Kelowna-based creative company consisting of the artistic works of Melissa Sorokolit. Specializing in photography, graphic design, and overlay, Melissa uses her art as a medium to educate and explore her personal relationship with life, nature, and other realms through the concepts within her work. Visit her website to view her beautiful creations and connect with Melissa for pricing, availability, and to learn more about her artwork and services.
The Handmade Shoppe is a storefront dedicated to all things local. With over 100 Okanagan makers showcased in-store, there is sure to be something cool and creative for everyone. Support local by visiting their locations in Kelowna and Salmon Arm!
Want to share the local love? The Local Gift Card has got you covered. Built on the premise of supporting local and giving back, the Local Gift Card is the perfect present for conscious consumers. It is home to an array of local businesses throughout the Okanagan with anything from photography, to local shops, to yoga and more. Recipients can use the gift card at any participating business.
If you are a business wanting to get involved with the Local Gift Card, send them an email and let them know you heard about it through Green Okanagan or use our referral link (https://thelocalgiftcard.ca/GO-supporters/)! Their business referral program gives money back to GO, whilst having you kickstart your partnership process. Visit their website to learn more today!
The UP Project is an initiative run in partnership with the Okanagan's Habitat for Humanity, with proceeds going towards bettering community and environmental sustainability. This green program helps reduce millions of items from the landfill by repurposing and upcycling home decor and furniture to give them a new life. Their efforts are run by volunteers who help contribute to a circular economy by creating unique items just for you! Furniture collected can be sold as is or customized to your liking, bringing your vision to life. If you have a DIY project in mind but are looking for help or inspiration, be sure to connect with them. Follow their social media @theupprojecthfho to see what they're crafting!
As a branch of Republic West, Westbound Customs specialize in customized gifts designed and hand crafted in Kelowna, BC. They create items such as signs, ornaments, cutting boards, and more. Visit their website to explore what is available or to custom order!