Laundry: Rank Activewear Detergent ๐Ÿ

Name: Rank Solutions

Products: Concentrated activewear laundry detergent

Manufactured In: Okotoks, Alberta

Where to Buy: retailers, Amazon and online

Website: rankclean.com

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

So let’s say that you went out and spent some money buying some nice activewear leggings from Yoga Culture or Recreative Apparel. You exercised and sweated in those beautiful leggings non-stop and now they stink. Well, don’t throw them out or banish them to the back of your closet – check out Rank activewear laundry detergent.

Rank is optimized for cleaning the synthetic fibers used to make activewear, separating the oils and bacteria from the fabric that create those smells. Rank also purports to restore the wicking properties of the fabric, extending the life of the clothing.

Confectionery: King of Tarts ๐Ÿ

Name:ย King of Tarts

Products:ย Pastries

Manufactured In:ย Edmonton, AB

Where to buy: Online delivery to Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park, or at Roasti Coffee Company in Sherwood Park and Polar Park Brewing Company in Edmonton

Website:ย  www.kingoftarts.ca

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

While we usually don’t feature stuff that has really limited distribution, my love of pastries compelled me to share this one. King of Tarts was founded by a self taught baker in 2019 after discovering the joy of baking the Christmas prior. They are limited to the areas mentioned above, but hopefully with some help they can expand!

Furniture: LF Gaming Chairs ๐Ÿ

Name:ย LF Gaming

Products: Gaming chairs

Manufactured In:ย Calgary, Alberta

Where to buy:ย Online

Website: lfgaming.com

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

Some time ago, we made the incorrect assumption that there were no gaming chairs being built in Canada. Yesterday we stumbled across LF Gaming on Twitter, and were excited to learn they are making top-notch gaming chairs in Calgary.

These are not your garden-variety gaming chair – they are of high quality, high comfort and made to last with a 10 year limited warranty and 30 day satisfaction guarantee. You can certainly find cheaper chairs out there but if you’re spending 8+ hours sitting every day, shouldn’t you be comfortable? These chairs would also make an amazing option for offices.

Reno/Builders: Building Products of Canada ๐Ÿ

Name:ย Building Products of Canada

Products:ย Roofing and wall systems

Manufactured In:ย Edmonton, Alberta; LaSalle, Quebec; Pont-Rouge, Quebec

Where to buy:ย Network of dealers

Website:ย bpcan.com

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

It’s summer 2020 – the roof of MiC HQ is looking a little disheveled. Time for a replacement – and we put our money where our mouth is, choosing BP Mystique 42 shingles and the Weather-Tite roofing system. Their Weather-Tite system comes with a limited lifetime warranty for amazing peace of mind (and can be transferred if you sell your house!).

They also manufacture acoustic tiles and insulation panels. If you’re in the market, check them out. Their products are very cost-effective and look great!

Personal Care: O’Canada Soapworks ๐Ÿ

Name:ย O’Canada Soapworks

Products:ย Soap, skincare, bath products

Manufactured In:ย Canmore, AB

Where to buy:ย Online, (possibly) some retailers

Website:ย ocanadasoapworks.com

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

O’Canada Soapworks makes handmade body care, soap, and bath products in Canmore, inspired by Canmore. Their products all use natural and ethically sourced ingredients rather than the more unnaturalย  chemicals found in some soaps.

Outdoors / Automotive Accessories: Twinpeaks Wilderness Co. ๐Ÿ

Name:ย Twinpeaks Wilderness Co.

Products:ย Camping accessories, truck bed racks

Manufactured In:ย Alberta

Where to buy:ย Online

Website:ย twinpeaks.co

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

Twinpeaks Wilderness produces several pieces of equipment for camping/outdoors activities, such as the “beverage pal” (a magnetic cup holder), a folding fire pit, an LED lighting kit, truck bed racks, and some other accessories. They’re manufactured in Alberta, using materials sourced from North America.

Coffee: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters ๐Ÿ

Name: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

Products: Coffee

Manufactured In: Calgary, AB

Where to Buy: Calgary area cafes, and online

Website: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

Canadian Owned: Yes

Founded in 2007, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters has grown into a coffee roasting company of significant renown. From a location at the Calgary Farmers Market, they now have 6 cafes in the Calgary area.

Their coffee beans are sourced from around the world (given that Canada is not exactly known as a fertile place to grow coffee beans) and roasted in Calgary.

Note: The above link is an affiliate link.

Footwear: Plainsbreaker Apparel ๐Ÿ

ย Name: Plainsbreaker Apparel

Products: Socks

Manufactured In: Calgary, Alberta

Where to Buy: Online and retail store in downtown Calgary

Website: plainsbreakerapparel.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Three entrepreneurs started making socks overseas in 2017, then purchased knitting machines in 2019 and opened up a manufacturing facility in Calgary. Since then they’ve been making socks in a variety of colourful and creative styles. Their plans are to increase production by adding more machines and staff so support them in these efforts!

They are also producing masks as of May 2020.

Personal Care: Change Toothpaste ๐Ÿ

Name:ย Change Toothpaste

Products:ย Toothpaste tablets

Manufactured In:ย Edmonton, AB

Where to buy:ย Online, various retailers

Website:ย changetoothpaste.com

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

Every year, hundreds of millions of toothpaste tubes are used and discarded. Change Toothpaste seeks to alleviate this problem through toothpaste tablets, small solid pieces of toothpaste, shipped in compostable packaging, to eliminate the need for toothpaste tubes.

Footwear & Accessories: George C. Kirk’s Footwear ๐Ÿ

Name:ย George C. Kirk’s Footwear

Products:ย Slippers, shoes, belts, mittens

Manufactured In:ย Edmonton, AB

Where to buy:ย Online

Website:ย georgeckirksfootwear.com

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

George C. Kirk’s is a family owned maker of handmade shoes, slippers, moccasins, and the like. They base their designs off of the designs their grandfather used during the Great Depression, but updated for the modern era.