By shopping local, you can not only support local businesses, but you can stock up on some pretty awesome products. Brampton has fantastic crafters, artisans and tastemakers, here are 10 you definitely need to check out.
Sara turns her original paintings into gorgeous accessories like scarves, umbrellas and phone cases.
On a sunny day a few weeks ago, I was driving down Chrysler Drive in #Brampton, and saw a complete stranger walking along the sidewalk with one of my umbrellas– using it for some shade. It was the first time I’d spotted someone with one of my products while going about my day, and it completely uplifted me. Opening my studio has been an incredible experience, because it has enabled me to reach my community in so many humbling ways. 📷: @1shotnadeem
Arrow & Vine
Arrow & Vine was established in 2015 with the goal of featuring local artists, Canadian-made products, limited editions, and anything not generic.
In business for over 40 years, Perpetual Bazaar is run solely by volunteers and offers handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts and household items.
Mrs. V’s Preserves
Mrs. V’s makes real fruit and vegetable preserves and pickled vegetables using fresh, whole ingredients. It’s all locally-sourced when possible, too.
Corks & Bubbles
All of this company’s cold-processed soaps, body butters, and bath bombs are handmade, vegan, locally-sourced, and registered with Health Canada’s cosmetic registry program.
Deborah Kenny Jewellery
A longtime presence at the Brampton Farmer’s Market, Deborah Kenny Jewellery is handcrafted from high-quality sterling silver.
Making unique bow ties and pocket squares for dapper dressers, Malzmode has been in business since 2014.
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This company’s handmade products – which include soaps, creams, beard oil, bath bombs, bath salts, lip balm, face masks, and even dog shampoo – are vegan and made with all-natural ingredients.
Threaded in the Family
Run by a mother and her two daughters, this company produces custom-made crocheted items, wood handcrafts, and baked goods.
Nova Supply Company
Love, Comfort, and Freedom are the three words that represent Nova Supply, a clothing company that makes versatile, timeless, and provocative clothing for men and women.
Saffron & Lily
Saffron & Lily is a children’s clothing line that specializes in fun, fashionable design grounded in South Asian culture.
Feature Image – Sara Heathfield