Products: Beeswax food wraps
Manufactured in: Victoria, BC
Where to buy: Online and in “green” stores across the country
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.
Name: Grohmann Knives
Products: Outdoor knives, kitchen knives, accessories
Manufactured In: Pictou, NS
Where to buy: Online
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.
Name: Chef Felton
Products: Cookware brushes (Grills, broilers, barbecues, etc.)
Manufactured In: Hamilton, ON
Where to buy: Online, Home Hardware, Capital Iron, BBQ World
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.
Products: Pots, pans, cookware, bakeware
Manufactured in: Charlottetown, PEI
Where to buy: Canadian Tire
Canadian owned: Yes (recently purchased by Canadian Tire)
Since 1979, Paderno has been producing quality, Canadian-made cookware on Prince Edward Island. The Paderno brand was recently 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. The manufacturing operations in PEI are owned by Meyer, a Hong Kong-based company, who continue to manufacture the Paderno brand.