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!
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!
Itty Bitty Woodcrafts specializes in creating handcrafted earrings made from reclaimed wood with stainless steel backs. All of their wood is gathered from their farm forest floor, pallets, wood shop projects/scraps or cut down trees. All steps of the making process are done by hand and with love! Visit their Instagram page or Etsy shop to see what pieces are available for purchase.
Mari's Gold Aromatherapy is operated by Mari Summers, a certified aromatherapist who has provided high quality, natural healing products since 1997. They offer pure and therapeutic essential oils in singles and diffuser blends (concentrates) as well as a variety of handcrafted creations such as body oils, room sprays, body care products, and smudge essentials. Visit website to shop online or view a list of retailers!
Powered by Do the Okanagan, Okazon Marketplace is an online shopping platform, featuring Okanagan brands and boutiques! With everything from clothing and accessories, home, beauty, gift cards and more, there is a little something for everyone. Shop small and support local!
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.
WildTree Studios create beautiful handmade pottery that suits all homes. They specialize in naturally-inspired pieces made of clay, wood, and a little love! Visit their Etsy shop to see their gorgeous ceramic creations.
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!
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.
Knit With Love
Knit With Love makes cute and cozy knitting creations for you and your little ones. Located in Salmon Arm, they offer local pick up and drop offs. To buy or custom order, send them a message on their Instagram at @knit.with.love._.
Noble Naturals is a Vernon-based business that specializes in small-batch, plant-based skincare and gemstone jewelry designed with your wellness in mind. They handcraft natural healing skincare, gemstone bracelets and malas, and more. All items from this female owned and operated local business are vegan and cruelty-free. Visit their website for to explore their natural products!
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.
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 use natural aromas. Doughs are available in themed kits, taking play to the next creative level! Visit their Instagram @playgrow.dough, Etsy, or website to see available dough and kits.
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.
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.
Friendly Composting Inc. is a Kamloops-based business that offers weekly compost pick-up and local product delivery. They believe in individual actions making a larger change for the greater good, and composting is a great way to do that! By composting, you can divert your organic and food waste that is created everyday. With Friendly Composting Inc., they make it easy as 1-2-3! Simply fill your compost, leave it for pick-up, and receive a clean bin in return. Visit their website for more information and to sign up!
HYP is local Vernon-based business that creates handcrafted apparel. Each piece is unique, made with care, and will make you feel good! With items like loungewear, sweaters, scrunchies, and even reusable panty liners, there is a little something for everyone. Items can be purchased through their Etsy shop and local pick up is available for Vernon customers!
North Okanagan Apparel delivers comfortable, high-quality apparel to represent the Okanagan. They created their line of clothing and accessories to represent the beauty and adventure of the Okanagan, and to inspire others to get out there and explore! Visit their Instagram or website to see what items they have in stock.
Onsight Care specializes in creating all-natural, liquid-free personal care essentials for the adventurer in you. They offer nourishing salves, shampoo bars, deodorant and more, all packaged in reusable travel-sized tins so they are easy to take with you on-the-go. As they are passionate about social issues, they also donate 5% of their sales to various organizations dedicated to ending human trafficking. Visit their website to see what products they have available, and be sure to browse their Scratch & Dent section that features discounted products with aesthetic flaws.
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!
Twins with Pins specialize in creating clothing and apparel for your littles, such as reversible dresses and adjustable pants. Most of their items are made with recycled textile materials and they are all handmade/sewn. Visit their Instagram page @twins_with_pins to see their latest creations and stay up to date!