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Re-Cover Journals
recoverjournals.ca
Maggy Burns---who also works at the Ecology Action Centre---runs this business that recycles vintage books to create high-quality writing journals. She also rescues vinyl record albums and transforms them into notebooks and photo albums.
Hunter Street Silver
hunterstreetsilver.com
Antigonish native Jennifer Hunter’s line of jewellery---bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings--- and home decor items are handcrafted from old silverplate silverware, with most of the cutlery she uses comes from local auctions and estate sales. “The more popular things I sell would be rings, bracelets and earrings,” says Hunter, all of which are viewable on her website. “I direct people to the local stores that carry it, P’Lovers and both Lady Luck Boutiques. Pricing’s a little different from what I’d sell at a craft show, but it’s all between $20 and $40.”
Shoefly
shoeflyshoes.ca
An online only business out of Bedford, run by local mom Amanda MacKenzie, who started it as she struggled to find shoes for her little girl. Check out the website for a variety of Canadian and International name brand shoes.
Orphanage Clothing
orphanageclothing.com
Halifax-based Orphanage exists to revive and recycle old t-shirts into cool new designs. This is how the website explains it: Orphanage is “an institution for the aid and protection of the needy and less fortunate t-shirt.” Designer Kim Munson’s garments are urban, trendy, sexy and one-of-a-kind, including the Cait shirt she’s wearing here. ($80, and also available at Pro Skateboards on Quinpool.)
Kyla Francis
kylafrancis.com
Francis creates images on glasses, mugs and tea sets with a photosensitive glazing technique and hand drawn and painted elements. Collections include decorative tributes to Halifax street scenes and drawings inspired by her daily life, hobbies and obsessions such as record players, bicycles and sewing machines, interpreting them into patterns based on historical decoration.
Atlantic Healing Hemp
atlantichealinghemp.com
Providing products---high quality hempseed oil, hemp seeds, face creams, shampoo--- and educating the public on benefits of hemp. Did you know that aside from the oil, seeds and healthy living products, it also can be fashioned into clothing and paper?
Rita by Rita Van Tassel
etsy.com/shop/RitaVanTassel
Consider Van Tassel’s hand-made earrings, Electro Acid Bright Statement Feather or Acid Punk Lime Purple Leather Feathers and Chains, or the necklace entitled I Am Not A Robot. “Contemporary urban-living style influenced by pop culture nostalgia of the 1990’s summarize my point of view for this collection,” she explains on the site. “Earrings, necklaces and other accessories meant to be worn with confidence.”
Hello Cupcakes
hellocupcakes.ca
A locally owned, family-run business offering delicious cupcakes and custom cakes, deliverable in and around the HRM. A half-dozen cupcakes start at $13, and larger cakes can be had for $30 and up.
pur alternatives
puralternatives.ca
This online-only retailer sells toxin-free skin care and home cleaning products, with a high standard on what products are allowed: There are absolutely no parabens, no petroleum products, no synthetic chemicals, no synthetic preservatives, no phthalates and no sodium lauryl sulfate, just great natural products that your body and your home will appreciate. (Consider the Organic Sauna Kit for $29.) You may recall their former storefront, located at Barrington Place Shops.
Shred Guru
shredguru.com
A local snowsports goods and apparel source---expanding nationally---for all things to do with “hills, mountains and good times.”
Laura Chenoweth
laurachenoweth.com
Laura Chenoweth’s local label is all about organic cotton, as it is crafted into gorgeous skirts, jumpers, tunics and dresses. She’s also offering a line of organic cotton fabrics, from poplin to denim. Though she’s had a series of trunk shows this year at Heroine on Charles Street, she can be easily reached through her website---which by the end of November will be updated for ecommerce, so you’ll be able to purchase her work there as well, including this blueblack jumper (printed certified organic twill) for $90 and pink obi sash ($12).
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Re-Cover Journals
recoverjournals.ca
Maggy Burns---who also works at the Ecology Action Centre---runs this business that recycles vintage books to create high-quality writing journals. She also rescues vinyl record albums and transforms them into notebooks and photo albums.

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