This December we hosted our first ever, Holiday Market! A weekend where we invited different local vendors to sell their items at Mine & Yours. The purpose of our Market this year was to make it easier for our community to support local businesses, shop sustainably for gifts and have some fun!
We also knew that this Holiday Season we wanted to give back to our community. Dress For Success is a non-profit organization that works hard to help women re-enter and thrive in the workplace. They build confidence in these women by providing them with free stylish business attire, mentorship and other powerful programs. We decided as a team that 20% of our entire profits from the Holiday Market will go straight to helping these women at Dress For Success.
The founders have crafted enduring love affairs between beauty brands and their markets through their agency KALOSOPHIE CONSULTING. They are now sharing some of their favourite, loved and coveted wellness and grooming products.Their offerings are crafted with non-toxic, pure ingredients. KALOSOPHIE gives 1% of its proceeds to several local organizations dedicated to helping those in need.
The founder of Lily x Rosy Watercolour Art picked up watercolour painting when she was on her maternity leave and hasn't put down the brush since. All her work is handmade and can be personalized.
Five15 was founded by Angie Quintanilla Coates. Its an accessories & apparel shop based in Vancouver, BC. All of their products have a message, and were created for feminists, animal lovers and kind people. While Five15 was also founded hoping to connect with others with designs that people love, a core purpose has always been to give back. Because of that, their proceeds will continue to support non-profits, such as animal rescues and social justice/female advocacy groups.
Hand & Sew is a leatherworking company founded by Steven Enns in 2013. Steven has an intricate knowledge of leatherworking in all areas, including patterning, hand working, and machine working, as well as lesser-known techniques such as box-stitching and water-forming. Their products are handmade in Vancouver with recycled leather.
Felicity grew up on the shores of Vancouver, British Columbia. A West Coast child at heart, Felicity spent her childhood enjoying all the magic and serenity the Coast has to offer. It is this very love for rocks, stones, trees, and the radiance of the forest, that has played a key role in developing Felicity's passion for crafting authentic, one of a kind jewelry.
Folk Fortune is designed by former luxury retail stylist Michaela, she founded her brand after a few straw slippers gained immediate success in the local Vancouver fashion scene. Folk Fortune is designed and styled seasonally in Vancouver, Canada using international natural fiber based products. They aim to encourage and empower female entrepreneurship, and support global artisan handicrafts with an emphasis on the art of weaving and the use of sustainable plant based products. They work with a variety of contract workers, local creatives and sewers, as well as partnering with international artisans. Folk Fortune aims to work with reputable ethical practice makers, artisans and companies.
For Andrea Loborec, Founder of Inkwell Cards, it has always been about handwritten messages. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Inkwell Cards is a celebration of beautiful art, luxe stationery and old-fashioned correspondence. Each artist has been hand-selected for their whimsical and beautiful designs, and Inkwell Cards is a platform for these artists to reach a broad audience.
Madeleine Reay Sweeney was born in Toronto, she later moved to Montréal, earning a degree in Painting and Art History. Madeleine launched her inaugural jewelry collection, “Madeleine Reay”, in 2015 in Vancouver, where she now lives and works. Madeleine Reay jewelry is ethically, responsibly, and sustainably made. Each piece is made locally, by hand from start to finish, to the highest standard to honour all who wear it, in Vancouver, Canada.
Up-cycled bows from authentic designer ribbon and buttons, lovingly handmade in Vancouver.