COMPANIES AND PEOPLE THAT WE THINK ARE CREATING BEAUTIFUL THINGS

FLORAandFAUNA 

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FLORAandFAUNA was created by two squirrel friends Stephen Tracey and Nikki Duval. Bringing handmade products inspired by nature, equality and an unapologetic sense of self to the 6ix and wherever someone is requesting it to be shipped. We'll figure it out later. We support health in the sense of self. Being true to who you are is what true beauty is. We make products inspired by and for real people. Real is amazing and we want the world to begin to learn that. Yes, we are a tiny business with not much impact but this is still an effort in earnest. The world is in a dark place these days, but we want to change that in the way we can. With vagina bath bombs and embroidered ovaries. 

Because being who you are and appreciating who you are is what true beauty is and is underrepresented, whether that is being gender, race or sexuality. 

They will be at the Gladstone Flea Market in Toronto on Sunday July 23!! Get THURRR!

Instagram: @fandfthesix  / Email: fandfthesix@gmail.com

laura louise crystals

Mama amethyst and baby amethyst earrings by Laura Louise.

Mama amethyst and baby amethyst earrings by Laura Louise.

Blue Kyanite necklaces. No negative energy here.

Blue Kyanite necklaces. No negative energy here.

Obsidian earrings made by LauraLouise.  Protects from negative energy.  I swear they work, I feel stronger when I wear them.

Obsidian earrings made by LauraLouise.  Protects from negative energy.  I swear they work, I feel stronger when I wear them.

Laura Lousie Designs creates custom jewellery from your very cherished crystals.  She also makes her own creations.  Check out her instagram or send her an email!

I have tons of stuff made by her and they're my very favourite items.  She works with you to find the right crystal and piece. And she's the funniest person I know. 

Instagram: @lauralouisecrystals / Email: lauralouisecrystals@gmail.com

 

SOULFIRE SESSIONS

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From creator Jess Miller: "I created Soulfire Sessions self-care products to help you connect with your personal power, inner peace and sense of purpose. I'm passionate about offering tools to help bring folks back to their bodies so that they can experience self-love, compassion for self and friendship with their bodies."

"At Soulfire Sessions, all products are handmade in small batches. Products are always free of parabens, sulfates, artificial fragrances and pthalates. Because I believe in showing you the same love I show myself, I've personally tested every product in my shop."

She has packages called "Sexy Back" to get your groove back, "The Dream Kit" to aid with lucid dreams, and many more.  All bath salts, balms, oils are handmade with lots and lots of love.  I use her handmade bergamot deodorant daily, and her energy spray when I need a little perk up.  They're excellent. And when you meet her you understand just how much energy was put into the product you're about to use, its unlike anything else. 

Instagram: @soulfire.sessions / Website: http://soulfiresessions.bigcartel.com

 

SPILT MILK MTL

We first discovered SpiltMilk MTL in a boutique/vintage shop in Montreal called "Citizen Vintage."  We fell in love with their window art work which featured the above "Girl Gang" picture, and we were drawn like zombies inside.  

From pop charts to pop tarts, Allice Zhang's work is a tongue and cheek look at the nature of pop icons and the modern diet of consumerism.   Alice Zhang, the artist behind SpiltMilk MTL is a Montreal based illustrator/ graphic designer who would like to pretend she is a #badassbitch when in reality she may be better defined as #basic? Lastly, she is not ashamed to admit that she frequently hosts solo dance parties to horrible 90's music.

Check out their online store: http://spiltmilkmtl.bigcartel.com/products

Solange? Frida? Who cares? Fierceness through the generations.

Solange? Frida? Who cares? Fierceness through the generations.