Footwear: Mellow Walk 🍁

Name: Mellow Walk

Product: Men’s and women’s safety shoes

Made in: Toronto, Ontario

Where to buy: List of retailers

Website: mellowwalk.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Don’t let “safety shoes” fool you, Mellow Walk designs and makes a surprisingly attractive and comfortable-looking shoe. They’ve been proudly producing their shoes in Toronto since 1993.

Footwear: Pajar 🍁

Name: Pajar

Products: Boots

Manufactured in: Montreal, QC

Where to buy: Footwear & other stores, online, Pajar factory store in Montreal

Website: pajar.com

Canadian owned: Yes

A Montreal company in operation since 1963, founder Paul Golbert named the company based on his name, his son’s name (Jacques) and his wife’s name, Rachel, coming together as Pajar. They began producing footwear after taking over the Tyrol factory in Montreal in 1973.

They have a wide variety of products available, but it is their premium line of boots, the Canadian Heritage Collection, that is produced in Montreal. Their shoe production is outsourced to Portugal and other countries.

Clothing and Miscellaneous: Salt Shop 🍁

Name: Salt Shop

Products: Clothing, miscellaneous other products

Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC

Where to buy: Online, retail in BC

Website: www.saltshop.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Salt is a clothing company operating out of British Columbia. They clearly mark on their website the products they produce that are made in Canada,  mostly clothing, but also other products.

Mattresses: Matelas Lapensée Mattresses 🍁

Name: Matelas Lapensée Mattresses

Products: Mattresses

Made in: Gatineau, QC

Where to buy: Company website and retail stores in Gatineau, Kanata and Orleans

Website: matelaslapensee.ca

Canadian owned: Yes

The Lapensée family has been making mattresses since 1902, and the 4th generation of the family is now part of the business. They make to order several lines of conventional pocket coil mattresses as well as memory foam, and offer a 100 night sleep guarantee.

Mattresses: North Star Bedding 🍁

Name: North Star Bedding

Products: Mattresses

Manufactured in: Sudbury, Ontario

Where to Buy: North Star factory in Sudbury

Website: northstarbedding.ca/

Canadian owned: Yes

For more than 25 years, Herb Verhoeven and his team have been hand-making mattresses for customers across Northern Ontario. Each mattress is custom-made and sized, and built to the right firmness level so each customer gets exactly what they’re looking for.  Customers that head to the North Star factory will also be getting wholesale pricing, as they’re buying direct.

Clothing: New Scotland Clothing Company 🍁

Name: New Scotland Clothing Company

Products: Clothing for men, women and youths

Manufactured in: mainly Canada/Nova Scotia

Where to buy: Company website stores in Dartmouth and Halifax

Website: newscotlandclothing.ca

Canadian owned: Yes

Brothers Kevin and Scott Saccary founded New Scotland Clothing Company, a clothing line that “revisits the past to create goods with character for those that appreciate quality.” Much of their clothing is made in partnership with our friends Stanfield’s in Nova Scotia.

Condiments: Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard 🍁

Name: Kozlik‘s Canadian Mustard

Products: 30+ varieties of mustard, plus rubs, seafood sauce and powders

Manufactured in: Canada

Where to buy: Retailers across the country

Website: kozliks.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

If you’re like me, your knowledge of mustard variety extends to “yellow” and “Dijon”. But after doing a bit of research on this company and their amazing variety of mustards, I know I’m going to be heading down to my local retailer (of which there appears to be a few) and trying this out. (Amazing Maple, perhaps?)

Kozlik’s has been around since 1948, and with the amount of people singing their praises online, I encourage you to check them out.

Instruments: Gilmore Guitars 🍁

Name: Gilmore Guitars

Products: Ukes, Guitars – Acoustic and Electric

Manufactured in: Red Deer. Alberta

Where to buy: Red Deer or online

Website: gilmoreguitars.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

David Gilmore started building guitars in 1995.   Under the tutelage of David Freeman he received his education and certificate in Lutherie. Gilmore Guitars opened on a full time basis May 1st, 2011. As David said, “I got to that age where, if I didn’t do it now, I never would.”

Pet Products: Darling Dear Co. 🍁

Name Darling Dear Co.

Products: Dog and cat collars and accessories

Manufactured In: Edmonton, Alberta

Where to buy: Edmonton, Online

Website: www.darlingdearco.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Darling Dear Co. is a mother-daughter team operating out of Edmonton. They make accessories for dogs and cats, particularly the cutest little bowties you will ever see. All of their products are handmade in Edmonton using sustainable materials, such as cotton fabric and vegan leather. Need to dress your dog up for a wedding? Just want your cat to be stylin’? Check out Darling Dear Co.!

Furniture: Old Europe Duvet Co. 🍁

Name: Old Europe Duvet Co.

Products: Duvets, pillows, sheets, pillowcases, bed skirts, featherbeds

Manufactured In: Milton, Ontario

Where to buy: Online

Website: www.oldeuropeduvet.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

The Old Europe Duvet Company, which has manufactured and shipped their products in Canada since 1982, is a family owned manufacturer of duvets, pillows, and other associated products. Their products are based on the positive experiences the founder had in Europe with duvets and pillows. Try out their stuff, see the difference!