Since moving to Roncy, I’ve realized just how much this community nurtures local businesses. As often as possible, I want to know that what I’m buying is locally made, or that a vendor at least knows where it came from. That’s why this year I decided to make my holiday shopping list include as many local vendors as possible!
Where to Buy:
on Roncy has a unique selection of holiday cards by local designers. Everyone needs a holiday card or two, and this is a great, simple way to support local artists!
bracelets. Lisa, founder of Hazel Black, makes all of her goods by hand and all materials are ethically sourced. All jewelry is lead and nickel free. She does custom orders for men and women, and kids of all ages!
Sudsatorium skin and body products are all vegan and cruelty free. Clever names — like “Sloshed” shower gel infused with organic stout and lemongrass — and cute packaging make these products a great stocking stuffer for anyone on your list! Sudsatorium also donates 5% of all sales to support small, grassroots charities with a focus on environment and conservation, animal protection, and for human rights. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!
has such a killer variety of clothes and knick knacks for men and women. It’s hard not to buy things for yourself, and forget the gift giving all together. Muttonhead manufactures all of their clothing in Toronto and all fabrics are sustainable, high quality grade. They’ve got a physical shop on Roncesvalles and a great online store, too!
And, hey, if you’re in the market for stocking stuffers from Sudsatorium or Hazel Black, drop by the Fine Tune Pilates Open House this Sunday from 2 to 6! I’ve teamed up with great, local vendors so you can holiday shop while you check out the new space.