Home Products: Bee Purified 🍁

Name: Bee Purified

Products: Candles, food wraps, soaps, perfumes,

Manufactured In: Mississauga, Ontario

Where to buy: Online, some retailers in Ontario

Website: www.beepurified.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Bee Purified is a company that hand makes natural home, bath, and beauty products. Their candles use 100% Canadian beeswax collected from around Ontario, and their soaps are infused with Canadian honey and local herbs. They are eco-friendly products and are made in small batches to preserve freshness.

Clothing and Miscellaneous: Hemp & Co. 🍁

Name: Hemp & Co.

Products: Menswear, womenswear, body care products, glass straws, Abeego Food Wraps, accessories, pet products

Manufactured In: Victoria, BC

Where to buy: Online, brick and mortar in Victoria

Website: www.hempandcompany.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Hemp & Co. is yet another producer of natural fibre based clothing. These guys operate out of Victoria, BC. Interestingly, they have one of the world’s first Bitcoin ATMs in their brick and mortar store.

Knives: North Arm Knives 🍁

Name: North Arm Knives

Products: Kitchen, outdoor, folding knives

Manufactured In: Burnaby, BC

Where to Buy: Online

Website: northarmknives.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

North Arm Knives are a father and son duo producing quality knives and selling them online. They are very transparent about the source of their raw materials on their website (for example, the stainless steel used comes from New York).

Kitchen: Cottage Mill Pepper Mills 🍁

Name: Cottage Mill Pepper Mills

Products: Pepper mills made from fallen branches

Manufactured in: Canada

Where to buy: Online or at select retailers

Website: camlaversdesigns.com/collections/all/mill

Canadian owned: Yes

This is a beautiful product, and we found it as a result of a very nice email we received a few days ago:

“I was driving around country roads today, looking for naturally fallen tree branches to make my pepper mills, and heard the CBC bit on your web site.
Good on ya!
I make pepper and salt mills from, yes, naturally fallen tree branches.”


Kitchen: bioBob Sponges 🍁

Name: BioBob

Products: Bio-degradable, warrantied sponges

Manufactured in: North Lancaster, Ontario

Where to buy: Online and across the country at various retailers

Website: biobob.co

Canadian owned: Yes

I wouldn’t have thought this was a thing – but there are sponges that are bio-degradable, can be torn into Hydrafill, are bio-reusable by aerating soil while the sponges bio-degrade, and come with a one year warranty. And since 1963, they’ve been coming from North Lancaster, Ontario, from bioBob. We’ve categorized them as kitchen products, but they also have sponges for the bath, washing your car, and more.

Note: They freely admit 95% of their raw materials come from the USA.

Kitchen: Abeego food wraps 🍁

Name: Abeego

Products: Beeswax food wraps

Manufactured in: Victoria, BC

Where to buy: Online and in “green” stores across the country

Website: canada.abeego.com/pages/about

Canadian owned: Yes

Ten years ago, founder Toni Desrosiers invented the very first beeswax wrap as a replacement for the traditional plastic wrap. She wanted to decrease not only plastic waste, but food waste, as the beeswax wraps are breathable and are said to extend the life of food longer than plastic wrap. You may recognize this company/product from Dragon’s Den.

Knives: Grohmann Knives 🍁

Name: Grohmann Knives

Products: Outdoor knives, kitchen knives, accessories

Manufactured In: Pictou, NS

Where to buy: Online

Website: gknives.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Grohmann Knives is a company producing high-quality knives. All of their products are manufactured in Canada, at their factory in Pictou. They are fairly well-known and have won over 25 international honours, such as a display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Tools: Chef Felton 🍁

Name: Chef Felton

Products: Cookware brushes (Grills, broilers, barbecues, etc.)

Manufactured In: Hamilton, ON

Where to buy: Online, Home Hardware, Capital Iron, BBQ World

Website: www.cheffelton.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Chef Felton is a 100% Canadian owned and operated manufacturer of grill brushes. Their product uses quality, longer, thicker wire to prevent breakage and Canadian hardwood for handles. All of their products are produced in Hamilton.

Cookware: Paderno 🍁

Name: Paderno

Products: Pots, pans, cookware, bakeware

Manufactured in: Prince Edward Island

Where to buy: Canadian Tire

Website: paderno.com

Canadian owned: Yes (recently purchased by Canadian Tire)

Since 1979, Paderno has been producing quality, Canadian-made cookware on Prince Edward Island. They’ve recently been purchased by Canadian Tire, so it appears you can only buy their products through CT. Be aware that they do have product lines that are not made in Canada, so keep a close eye on what you’re purchasing.