Rogers’ Chocolates from Victoria B.C.

The story begins in 1885 when Charles Rogers, born the son of a Massachusetts farmer, moved to British Columbia. There he began his business in Victoria, as a grocery store owner on Government Street. Together with his wife Leah Morrison, he brought in produce and imported chocolate from San Francisco. He was quick to notice…

Louenhide Bags

Vegan Leather and Louenhide Vegan leather is an alternative material to leather. It is made of polyurethane, a synthetic material. Polyurethane(PU) has a lower environmental impact and does not use harmful chemicals as compared to another more common synthetic material, Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC). At the Shop For All Reasons we have recently introduced Louenhide, a company…

Jean-Louis Mireault Silk Art Scarves

Canadian Silk Painter Jean-Louis Mireault The ancient method of silk making began sometime between 3500 and 2000 BC with the use of silkworm moth cocoons to produce cloth. It is believed that the ancient technique of painting on silk began in around 470 BC during the Neolithic period by the Hans dynasty who used it…

Hoselton Sculptures – Art in Aluminum

Hoselton Sculptures – Art in Aluminum At The Shop we have built relationships with many Canadian artists and their studios. One of our longest and closest relationships have been with Hoselton Studio, located just outside Colborne Ontario. We have offered a wide range of their sculptures and have enjoyed a tour of their operations during…

Exfoliation and Men’s Skincare Regime

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin. This allows for newer cells to be on the surface so that your skin looks brighter and smoother, as well as improving the elasticity of your skin. Exfoliating also opens your pores so that your moisturizer can penetrate your…

Walton Wood Farm Hand Balms

Walton Wood Farm – Shop Locally made Canadian products “Consciously crafted & thoughtfully packaged gifts, sure to sow smiles.” As I mentioned in my last blog, Walton Wood Farm is a wonderful line of women’s, men’s and pet’s personal care products. Made in Ontario means you are supporting Canadians who are part of this company…

Walton Wood Farm

Walton Wood Farm It all started on a farm in Bailieboro Ontario, June 2014. Leslie had grown up on a cherry farm. Along with her husband Peter, a retired farmer, they purchased a former dairy farm as their future home. Shortly after, they began making bath salts in their country kitchen. The early beginnings of…