Bed Linens: bed 🍁

Name: bed

Products: Bed sheets, cushion covers

Manufactured In: Richmond, BC

Where to buy: 2932 Main Street, Vancouver or online

Website: bed-online.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

bed makes sheets from a cotton fabric muslin, which is thicker and more textured than the typical cotton used to make sheets. They get softer and more luxurious with use and washing. The thicker fabric doesn’t retain heat or cold and is comfortable for use all year round.

It’s not clear where they source their fabric from, likely internationally, but their products are hand-sewn and dyed in BC.

Confectionery: Ross Chocolates 🍁

Name: Ross Chocolates

Products: Sugar-free chocolate

Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC

Where to buy: Online and retail stores

Website: rosschocolates.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Ross Chocolates was founded by a chocolatier who was diagnosed with diabetes, who set out to make the best sugar free chocolate on the market. Featuring a variety of innovative flavours such as lemon & coconut, milk chocolate with quinoa and sweetened by stevia or maltitol, Ross Chocolates have won a variety of awards for the quality of their product.

Here at MiC, Ross kindly sent us some sample bars and we were impressed, as sugar addicts, how good the bars tasted without sugar. They also offer a keto-friendly chocolate and donate part of the proceeds to diabetes research.

Women’s Clothing: Priory 🍁

Name: Priory

Products: Tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets

Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC

Where to buy: Some stockists and online

Website: priorypriory.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Created in 2012, Priory is a Vancouver-based fashion brand that makes ethical choices around the material sourcing and manufacturing of their products. The result is a variety of unique pieces that may be of interest to those looking to buck the fast fashion trend.

Note: The above link is an affiliate link.

Pet Products: Snack21

Name: Snack21

Products: Snacks for cats and dogs

Manufactured In: Richmond, BC

Where to buy: Distributors and various online outlets

Website: snack21treats.com

Canadian Owned: Unknown, but seems likely

Snack21 is a line of pet snacks made from wild Pacific salmon, herring or whiting. The only ingredient is fish, making the snack both healthy for your pets and product of Canada, meaning that 98% or more of the costs involved in making the product are incurred in Canada.

Activewear: Recreative Apparel 🍁

Name: Recreative Apparel

Products: Athleisure wear

Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC

Where to buy: Online

Website: recreativeapparel.com

Canadian Owned: Almost (see below)

When you think Canadian athleisure wear, your mind probably goes to Lululemon. Unfortunately, that company no longer makes their gear in Canada (and hasn’t for years). And they certainly don’t make clothing in a sustainable fashion like Recreative Apparel.

RA’s products are made sustainably, from fabric woven from recycled plastic, by adult workers paid fair wages and working in a regulated environment in Vancouver. A pair of their leggings is made from the plastic of 12 recycled water bottles but are as soft or softer than traditional fabrics.

The company is owned by a permanent resident of Canada who is awaiting her citizenship.

Outdoors: Nickers Saddlery 🍁

Name: Nickers Saddlery

Products: Saddles, saddle accessories

Manufactured In: Penticton, BC

Where to buy: Online

Website: nickerssaddlery.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Operating since 1993, Nickers Saddlery makes saddles with a focus on comfort for both the rider and the horse. They also offer hoof consultation and various repairs, as well as custom saddle builds. I’m no horse expert, but Nickers Saddlery certainly is!

Personal Care: Saltspring Soap Works 🍁

Name: Saltspring Soap Works

Products: Bath, body, face, and hair products, soap, essential oils

Manufactured In: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Where to buy: Online, Saltspring shops in BC, various retailers

Website: saltspringsoapworks.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Started by Linda Quiring over 40 years ago, Saltspring Soap Works has grown from making soap in the kitchen to a factory. All their soaps and skincare products are made on Salt Spring Island, prioritizing the use of natural ingredients and environmentally conscious options.

Snacks: Skippy’s Kettlekorn 🍁

Name: Skippy’s Kettlekorn

Products: Kettle corn, caramel crunch

Manufactured In: Kamloops, British Columbia

Where to buy: Online, various locations

Website: skippypop.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Starting as two people making popcorn out of their basement in 2012, Skippy’s Kettlekorn now is found in retailers both large and small in Western Canada and Ontario. They have buttered, cheddar cheese, sweet & salty, and caramel kettle corn, as well as blue ribbon, peanut, and dark chocolate sea salt crunch.

Buttered KettlekornOriginal Blue Ribbon Crunch

B2B: Luscan Group 🍁

Name: Luscan Group

Products: B2B wholesale custom manufacturing

Manufactured In: Various locations – BC, QC, ON

Where to Buy: Luscan Group

Website: luscangroup.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Yes! Made in Canada B2B custom manufacturing of various articles for promotional or retail purposes. Textiles (shirts, pants, hoodies, bags, aprons etc), custom molded plastic items, wood articles. Their website has a made in Canada filter so you can see exactly what is made here.

Food: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks 🍁

Name: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Products: Cheese

Manufactured In: Parksville, BC

Where to buy: Online, various retailers, at the farm (under normal circumstances)

Website: morningstarfarm.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks is a brand of cheese produced at Morningstar Farm, on Vancouver Island, by the Gourlay family. They have a large array of cheeses, and even used to make wine (Mooberry Winery), though the wine operation has been shut down as of March 2020. Under normal circumstances, you can visit their farm for a petting zoo and a stream of their milking process.