Based in Vernon, Absolutely Knot Co. creates beautiful, unique, handmade fiber treasures. Their wall hangings, plant holders and other creations are the perfect addition for your home, office or decor. Visit their website and follow them on Instagram to see what makings are available or contact them about custom orders!
Alpaca fibre is soft and luxurious like cashmere, stronger than mohair and warmer than sheep's wool. It's microscopic air pockets allow garments to be lightweight and warm. It is an exceptional insulator, excellent wicking properties, hypoallergenic, non itch and proven to protect against UV rays! Camelot Haven Alpacas sells their sheared alpaca fibre as well as products ready to take home!
As seen on Dragon's Den, Green Bag Company creates products that are designed from remnant fabric to help reduce waste destined for the landfill. Fabric is sourced from their parent company, Shade Sails Canada, that creates sun shades for industrial and residential use. Using the excess pieces and "cut offs", Green Bag Company offers handbags, beach bags, storing totes, potting bags and more. With these bags being durable, vibrant, breathable and environmentally-conscious, they are an investment you can feel good about.
This Vernon-based store is a home for ethically made, local artisan products. Another green highlight of the Pink Spotted Goat is their refill station, which allows you to bring your own container to fulfill all of your soap and lotion needs. They also have plenty of bamboo products, and eco-friendly items such as reusable straws! Find them on Instagram today, @pinkspottedgoat.
The Tangled Rope Co. is a small business based in Vernon, BC. They specialize in creating unique pieces to add spunk and creativity to your home. Visit their website or Instagram page to see their available wall hangings, plant hangers, and accessories.
Back to Earth aims to improve health by taking into consideration the delicate balance of our bodies and our environment. Their products are made with the finest raw, organic, wildcrafted and 100% therapeutic grade essential oils available. Back to Earth's personal care and cleaning products consist of plant-based ingredients that are non-toxic to pets, plants and people.
Far & Wide is a Kamloops-based business that focuses on curating lovely and ethically-made items so consumers can make the conscious choice. They stock a mix of local, handpicked and small batch items as well as plants in an eclectic and cozy downtown store. Their space also features a workshop area which is used for community events, pop-ups, co-working as well their creative craft and DIY workshops. Whether you are looking to make additions to your home decor, gifts for a friend, or wanting to browse local gems, they've got you covered!
Play Grow Dough is handcrafted in the Okanagan for all play, learning and craft purposes. Their dough uses plant-based dyes, are eco-friendly, fully compostable and only have natural aromas. Visit their Instagram @playgrow.dough and Etsy store to see their dough and kits available.
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.
Gray's Seed Bombs are the wonderful creation of a BC-based youth who is passionate about the environment and saving bees! These seeds bombs are a mixture of seeds, soil and clay. When it rains, the clay is broken down but remains protected from birds and other creatures. Check them out on Instagram to order for your home, as a giveaway or even as wedding favours!
Om Naturale creates farmcrafted natural soaps, lotions, shampoo (including shampoo bars!), conditioner, toothpastes, and many other natural body and home care products - most products are unpackaged and they also offer a BYOC refill program! All products are made by hand using ingredients from their family-run farm in Armstrong. Find Om Naturale products at the Kelowna Farmers Market, Vernon Market, and for a full listing of retailers visit their website.
Rusty Roof Pottery makes gorgeously-crafted handmade items for your kitchen, home or gifting. Inspired by nature, their pieces are unique and offer a "muddy, rusty, woodsy, whimsy" look. Visit their Facebook page or Instagram to browse pieces and purchase!