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SUSTAINABILITY

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Natūra: Decorative Pieces Committed to the Well-being of the Planet

"...sustainability is far more powerful and transcendent than just a trend of consuming eco-friendly products for the fun of it. It is an understanding that everything in life is not disposable and that we need to care and tend to our surroundings," Kris and Dala of Natūra

Creatives: Julia Pratt x What A Curl Wants

"I arranged them in a pattern that really reflected the energy and friendliness of her brand. I sent her a few options to choose from and once she had decided on the final design, I took it to the computer to create a vector version that can be resized for future needs." - Julia

Made by MLO: Blissful, Nature-Inspired Artwork

"It's easy to get distracted by what's 'popular' and what someone else is doing, but the best art comes from within," Michelle, Founder of Made by MLO

What a Curl Wants: Helping You Love Your Natural Hair

"I want people to remember opening my boxes. I want all my customers to know I appreciate them buying from me and choosing to shop with me." Fleur, founder of What a Curl Wants

Creating earth-friendly children's clothing with Mon Coeur

Meet Louise Ulukaya, founder of Mon Coeur, a brand that creates earth-friendly clothing for kids. Read on to hear how Mon Coeur is bringing sustainable innovation to children's apparel.

Creating Eco-Chic Loungewear with Eleven + August

"We believe in elevating comfort by incorporating sustainable products and customization so our customers can feel good about their purchases." Eleven + August

Needlework that Brings Joy and Peace with Embroidery School

"You have to spend some time creating, you have to disconnect or re-connect to yourself, and at the end, you have a beautiful embroidery art piece that will remind you of your self-care journey." Gabriela, founder of Embroidery School

How to Source Sustainable Materials for Your Products: A Founder’s Guide

Want to find the perfect eco-friendly material for your products to be made from, but not sure where to begin? Here's some tips from someone with firsthand experience.

Underway Studio: Illustrating Architecture in Collaborative Silk-Screen Prints

"We are lucky to live in such an exciting and diverse city, and we hope to show a different side to this through our abstract and colorful screen prints." Underway Studio

Illustrations by VLSN: Art from When the World Went in Slow Mo

"I'm still amazed by what can happen if you just stand still and listen to your heart. People can see the love you feel when making your dreams come true, and want to give you this love back by supporting you," Silvany van Velsen, founder of Illustrations by VLSN

Building a Sustainable Design Practice with Giada Tamborrino

Giada Tamborrino shares how she founded a boutique design studio that's focused on sustainable brands and packaging.

Creatives: Kaitlin Rose Slattery x Stone Hollow Farmstead

"One thing that is so incredible about the tissue is that the "canvas" to work with is quite large. Because of this, I chose to draw 20+ individual icons representative of the farm life at Stone Hollow." - Kaitlin

Molly Mahon: Off the Scale Happy with Beautiful Prints

"Remember to breathe! Trust, smile and if it feels right in your gut, then go for it - you will never know if you don’t try," Molly Mahon

Barabàn Kids: 100% Handmade, Organic Clothing for Kids

"We love the Earth, in all its expression. We believe in the Human ability to make with one’s hands, to offer unique handcrafted products." Barabàn Kids

Customized Pastries for Every Occasion with Amelia and Rose

"We feel it is important to be mindful of the environment as much as possible. The world is a beautiful place, and it’s our responsibility to take care of it." Jessica, founder of Amelia & Rose

Lilasuds: When Bathing Turns to Fine Art

"...I wanted to bring that sense of joy, and excitement whenever someone used my creative soaps or indulged in a relaxing bath with luxurious bath bombs." Desiree, founder of Lilasuds

Everydae Indulgence: The Delectable Cookie Brand that Cares for the Environment

"During the pandemic, I have always been on a mission to find the best cookies around the metro and ended up making my own version of my cookies." Dae, founder of Everydae Indulgence

DIY Craft Hobby to Successful Online Biz with Skylar Grace Co.

"It's not hard to be different from other artists, when in fact you ARE a different person than everyone else. Every artist has their own style and personality," Skylar Cunningham, founder of Skylar Grace Co.

Creatives: Manureva Studio x evening star baby

“Our inspiration really comes from what the client expects from us. We respond to ‘we want something efficient and trustworthy’, or ‘we want something warm and friendly’ with visual ideas. It’s like creating a visual language, in a way." - Maud

Natural Products for Furbabies and Furparents Alike with Scruffy Little Terrier

"Barney and Sandy and my love of being a dog owner inspire me. I want to help other dog owners enjoy happy, healthy lives with their pets." Michelle, Founder of Scruffy Little Terrier

Matcha Nude: The Everyday Matcha for a Busy Lifestyle

"We are a natural, compassionate company that cares about your life, your choices, mother earth, and of course, your energy." Amelia, founder of Matcha Nude

Making Gifting Easy and Delightful with Unboxed Gifting

"I wanted to make gifting easier for my customers and ensure self-care remains a part of lives moving forward." Carla, founder of Unboxed Gifting

Nina Spicy: Feel-Good Illustrations to Spice Up Your Life

"Discover new supports, exceed your limits, and do not be afraid! Give it 100% in what you love and never back down!" Nina of Nina Spicy

Saving the Sea through Art with Mora Cornwall

"Having grown up with the sea as my home, I would hate to see it suffer and degrade to the point that my own children wouldn’t get to enjoy it as I did." Ella, founder of Mora Cornwall

Josie Shenoy: Telling Stories Through Her Artwork

"My work has been described as beautifully detailed and kaleidoscopic, with a touch of romance and sophisticated use of colour," Josie Shenoy

'Something That is for A Purpose': Lola x Kenneth Collaboration

"[Lola and I] have a piece called 'Bamboo'. I like this one because it reminds me of something she used to say: Filipinos are like bamboo. Facing a strong wind, we bend. We do not break," Kenneth Tan, founder of Lola x Kenneth Collaboration

Creatives: FOLK x Succulent Calm + Inspired

“I really liked her mission and vision for her company. She was very passionate in the time of COVID about bringing peace and joy through her products. I love a project that I can be a part of from the ground up. Branding, packaging, photography, and website - we did it all.” - Alyson Brown

Sleeping w. the Enemy: Stylish and Sustainable Sleepwear

"Learning to live more sustainably and contributing to a better future for our children is paramount, both personally and in business," Founders Kat and Mia of Sleeping w. the Enemy

Living out your values with Coalatree

John Michael Fabrizi, Coalatree's Director of Brand Development, shares how the brand prioritizes using sustainable materials, giving back to their community, and getting outside.

Rosemary Local: Providing a Platform for Creatives

"The little steps make a big difference, especially being an online store that sells different products. Those products must be created as sustainably as possible." Rosie, founder of Rosemary Local

Four Trends in Packaging to Keep an Eye on in 2021

How will leading businesses be designing their packaging this year? Here's four packaging trends to watch and take inspiration from.

Wardrobe Staples that Promote Sustainability with Viewz

"VIEWZ wants to make a change in the world. We want to leave a positive impact, a better world for younger and future generations. " Melissa, co-founder of VIEWZ

Best Ugly Bagels: Authentic, Handmade, Wood-Fired, and Not Really Ugly

"Believe in what you do, deliver it with integrity and have fun." Mike Lawrence, Brand & Marketing Manager of Best Ugly Bagels

Magical Greeting Cards & Prints with Jessica Blessica

"Continuing to send handwritten cards to loved ones is a great way of saying you are important to me and worth my time and effort." Jessica of Jessica Blessica

Creatives: Jadyn Klassen x PASTE

“I find inspiration in a lot of art and design that I've come across in my travels. It's always inspirational to go through photo albums from trips and find something new. A colour, a pattern, a shape. I also find a lot of inspiration in the lives that my friends and clients live.” - Jadyn Klassen

Lilac Candles: Cruelty-Free, Eco-Friendly

"My inspiration is creating and being inventive with my products. I am always so excited about all the possibilities that await me," Maria Callara, founder of Lilac Candles

Yael Frankel: Illustrations from Everyday Inspirations

"I refuse to use simple shapes or primary colors because it is for kids. I think they are as prepared as us (or even more) to receive the better we can offer in every instance of their life," Yael Frankel

Sorbetto: All-Natural Fragrances that Promote Giving Back and Loving the Planet

"Whether it be recycling scraps or choosing biodegradable packaging, every detail counts. We strive to become as sustainable as we possibly can to impact this earth for good." Sofia, founder of Sorbetto

A Guide To noissue's New Eco-Friendly Shipping Labels

Want to make your entire ecommerce mailer 100% compostable? We've got the perfect solution: our new compostable shipping labels. Here's how to use them.

Evening Ink: Creating Meaningful Memories with Calligraphy Art

"I want to inspire people to find beauty in simplicity and for my work to be a vessel for meaningful memories that lasts generations." Eve of Evening Ink

Creatives: Art-Work Agency x Foliar

"It’s really true that a picture speaks a thousand words. There is something raw about sharing stories that helps us better understand ourselves and the world around us," Art-Work Agency

SWF: Promoting a Greener Tomorrow Through Sustainable Fabrics

"In the long term, I want people to associate sustainable practices with SWF, and to consider us as the best alternative to conventional textile producers. Hopefully, this will inspire other producers to follow suite!" Sophie Williamson, founder of SWF