Name: Salt Shop
Products: Clothing, miscellaneous other products
Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC
Where to buy: Online, retail in BC
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.
Products: Skincare and beauty
Manufactured in: Canada
Where to buy: Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver and worldwide
Canadian owned: Yes (though US giant Estee Lauder owns 28%)
Since launching in 2013, Deciem has grown explosively around the world. They have 10 different product lines and a CEO who describes himself as “screwed up” and goes by the title “Worker”. Their “The Ordinary” line has drawn huge attention for its quality at extremely affordable prices.
They source their raw materials from around the world and are owned 28% by Estee Lauder.
Name: Toronto Honeys
Products: Honey, Lip balm
Manufactured In: Toronto, ON
Where to buy: Bloordale, Fort York, Karma Co-op Food Store
Canadian Owned: Yes
Toronto Honey’s is a small honey and lip balm producer with a focus on being organic and environmentally friendly. They have hives at Fort York and Islington United Church. If you’re looking for honey in the GTA and want to keep it local, check these guys out.
Name: East Coast Glow
Products: Cosmetics and personal care products made from iceberg water
Manufactured in: Bonavista, Newfoundland
Where to buy: At their company website or their store in Bonavista
Canadian owned: Yes
Karen and Roger Dewling ship their innovative and natural products across the country from their small cosmetics studio in Bonavista. Along with iceberg water from the icebergs floating by, they also collect local wildflowers, salt and mushrooms to help formulate their products.
Name: JM Fraser’s Shaving Cream
Product: Shaving cream (several varieties)
Manufactured in: Canada, possibly Toronto
Where to buy: Online at a variety of different outlets
Canadian owned: Yes? (Per submission it’s from Toronto Barber and Beauty Supply, but could not get independent confirmation)
This is definitely a made in Canada product that is well-reviewed in shaving circles (is that a thing?) but it’s difficult to find out much information about the manufacturer. There seems to be 4-5 different scents of the product available from a bunch of different online stores. If anyone knows more about this product, please reach out to us.