This Canada Day, choose to celebrate in style with an array of apparel, beauty, and design pieces created by some of the best Canadian designers and small businesses. Whether you are looking for laissez-faire staples, playful decor or locally-sourced wine, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Canadian clothing, beauty, and design brands to support this Canada Day and beyond.
This Vancouver-based womenswear brand honours familial traditions of matriarchal bonds by creating their eclectic designs in-house with a closely connected team of family members. Renee Power leads three generations of women in this operation to craft soft yet unconventional womenswear that celebrate femininity and embrace individuality through decadently-handcrafted garments.
Founded by friends Eve and Alynne, this Toronto-based jewellery company was formed out of the founders adoration of vintage jewellery. Par Ici offers a curated array of uniquely-crafted designs that celebrate individuality through playful splashes of colour, innovative shapes, and quirky motifs.
Founder Jacqueline Johal founded Sarisha Beauty with the goal of creating “modern botanical beauty, inspired by the ancient apothecary”, infusing her Indian roots into her dedicated creation of beauty that cultivates raw and natural ingredients. Translating to charm and elegance in Sanskrit, Sarisha prioritizes high quality and plant based production while infusing inclusivity into the core of the company, ensuring all consumers are both represented and celebrated within the arena of the contemporary beauty market.
Founders Britt Barkwell and Alia Bissett have over a decade worth of experience in the fashion industry and are applying their passion and professional expertise into refining and elevating shirt dressing. For T. Line, the shirt is a powerful garment that represents strength and versatility, invoking feelings of power and confidence from the wearer, and they elevate the experience of wearing this wardrobe essential through quality design.
Toronto Metropolitan University graduate Wanze Song presents an invigorating take on contemporary dressing with her eponymous brand. Song creates versatile designs that insert her Chinese heritage into each garment. Known for her modern silhouettes and quality construction, Song approaches fashion with a patient and connected mindset, rerouting contemporary dressing in a tranquil new direction.
Based on the principle foundation that art transcends throughout fashion, decor, and interior design, founder Golnar Ahmadian aims to explore the limitless potential that her creativity holds at the helm of her brand Golshaah. Ahmadian started off by creating designs for interiors, which later led to the creation of a knitwear and lifestyle brand, seeking inspiration from her Iranian roots in her cross dimensional approach to creation with this expansive repertoire of garments, furnishings, and decor.
This Toronto-based winery takes pride in being a woman-owned and operated business that began with humble beginnings as an event space, eventually growing into a powerhouse company that owns an encompassing enterprise including a winebar, patio, and storefront. Grape Witches was founded with the aim of making wine fun, easy, and approachable through the education and appreciation of over two hundred varieties of organic, natural, and biodynamic wines that are curated from an array of international partners by a dedicated team of knowledgeable in-house experts.
Furniture designer and builder Paul Rotella uses his talents in design to create handcrafted pieces in his studio Paul Georgio. Operating on a commission basis of production available on his social media page, Paul Georgio offers whimsical pieces in bold hues and shapes that conjure up feelings of excitement and happiness.
Multidisciplinary artist Kayla Della-Nebbia plays with colour and pattern when creating woodwork, glass, and furniture pieces, merging her passions with traditional techniques of quilting, glassmaking, and Métis beadwork. Her work is inspired by the fluidity of glass, creating free flowing and unique designs that evoke feelings of joy and playfulness all while honouring traditional styles of construction and craftsmanship.
Member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation, designer Warren Steven Scott celebrates his indigenous identity through his eclectic and colourful designs. Embracing his indigenous and queer identity are two vital aspects of Scott’s work—being able to infuse these elements into his work all while crafting playful and imaginative jewellery designs.