What started out as a hobby soon blossomed into Emery & Opal, a jewellery company created by Montreal sisters Tiffany and Amanda Reis. Each piece — necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings — is made by hand and is described on the sisters’ web shop as “on trend without breaking the bank.”
Based in Portland, Oregon, Spela Cosmetics is committed to high-quality products that are non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free. Maryam Behrouzi left a career as an attorney in Los Angeles to pursue her passion to create cosmetics that are free from harsh chemicals.
“Spreading happiness, one candy at a time” is the slogan of La boîte à bonbons, which started out as a monthly subscription delivery box in 2016 and quickly expanded to stores across Quebec and Ontario.
Espe’s mission is to create cruelty-free handbags at an affordable price. Curated in Elizabeth Hardy’s Toronto-based studio, the all-vegan company uses durable, synthetic leather to create fashionable bags, purses and wallets.
A one-stop shop for everything from face and body care to candles and home-cleaning products. Green Jungle is also partnered with One Tree Planted to donate $1 USD from every order in support of global reforestation efforts.
Journalism and political science student Maya Amoah showcases artisans from Africa through clothing, accessories and decor. Designs are made in Ghana and feature bold and vibrant patterns unique to West Africa.
A Mohawk woman from Akwesasne, Ont., Destiny Thomas is studying art history and entrepreneurship at Concordia. She first learned beadwork as a child by watching her mother make hair brooches. Thomas soon learned how to make bracelets and earrings — which expanded to additional accessories and eventually her own business.