We love this country, this city and, of course, our local brands both big and small. These start-ups are changing the game, employing our friends and serving up seriously amazing products.
Check out five new(ish) Toronto-based brands you need to need to know now.
Province of Canada: These self-proclaimed “typical Canadians” love all the same things we do. Maple syrup? Of course. Lumberjack plaid? Obviously. And while this brand cherishes beloved Canadiana staples, they’re also about modernizing what it means to be Canadian. If you’re looking for casual luxury that can be brought to the beach, worn at the cottage or even in the city, look no further. Follow their truth north journey: @provinceofcanada
Lake Simcoe Coffee: It’s time to trade in your double-double for a local roast that tastes better than your average bean. Lake Simcoe Coffee, born and bred just north of the city, is incredibly new, seriously just hitting the pavement. So, show your support by buying a cup at your local market, or simply following their brewing journey @lakesimcoecoffee
Flawless by Friday: This Toronto-based beauty brand began with the idea of inner confidence in shaping outer beauty. What resulted was a diverse range of products that focused on each individual’s version of flawlessness, as compared to someone else’s. All 22 beauty buys require minimal time to apply and have a proven track record of addressing a variety of skin concerns. Follow this #flawless journey @flawlessbyfriday
Goodboy: Sit, stay, good boy! This Toronto-based e-commerce site is dedicated to you and your pooch. Look great while walking your dog in this high-end athletic wear range that also happens to gives back to local dog shelters and rescue centres. Get your daily dose of chic and cute right here: @thegoodboyshop
Rosehound Apparel: Created by Toronto-based designer Meg Campagnolo as a Ryerson graduation project, this Toronto-raised brand has since evolved into a mecca of products with flair. Purchase pins, patches, houseware items and yes, even apparel! Outfit your Canadian Tuxedo here: @rosehoundapparel
Do you know any other Toronto-based brands? Share with us in the comments!
Featured image: Instagram/ @rosehoundapparel
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