Personal Care: SKINFUEL Skincare 🍁

Name: SKINFUEL Skincare

Products: Hand Sanitizer

Manufactured In: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Online and some retailers (can’t seem to find a list)

Website: www.skinfuel.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

SKINFUEL is producing hand sanitizer in 75% and 80% alcohol formulations, in quantities from 60ml bottles up to 20 litre pails. They also do custom branding and corporate/wholesale orders. Currently they offer free delivery in the HRM area for purchases of $50 or more.

Personal Care: Dermaenvy 🍁

Name: Dermaenvy

Products: Skincare products

Manufactured In: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Where to buy: Online, several locations

Website: dermaenvy.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Dermaenvy produces several lines of skincare and other personal care products out of Halifax. They have also introduced a SKINFUEL branded line of hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Pet Products: Crazy Dog 🍁

Name: Crazy Dog

Products: Natural raw and dehydrated dog treats/food

Manufactured In: Mount Uniake, Nova Scotia

Where to buy: Online or various retailers in Nova Scotia, PEI, and Ontario

Website: www.crazydog.pet

Canadian Owned: Yes

Crazy Dog is a family run producer of natural raw dog food and dehydrated dog treats. They were founded in 2008 when their dog was found to be allergic to kibble and processed dog food. To this day they produce high quality food for dogs in their Mount Uniake facility.

Clothing: Maritime Gear Clothing Company 🍁

Name: Maritime Gear Clothing Company

Products: T-shirts and hoodies/hooded sweatshirts

Manufactured In: Calgary, Alberta (printed in Nova Scotia)

Where to Buy: Online

Website: maritimegear.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Maritime Gear is a line of t-shirts and hoodies inspired by the Maritimes. For example, you’ll find a Dartmouth collection in the colours of the city of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Unlike some of their competitors that are “designed in Nova Scotia”, Maritime Gear’s products really are made in Canada.

Coffee: Laughing Whale Coffee

Name: Laughing Whale Coffee

Products: Coffee

Manufactured In: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Stores in eastern Canada, online

Website: laughingwhalecoffee.com

Canadian Owned: Maybe?

Laughing Whale suggests that they may have the lowest carbon footprint for their coffee in Canada, as they invested in a $60,000 roasting machine that is highly efficient.

Their roaster and owner was born in Seattle but settled in Lunenburg in 2002, and married a lady from Halifax, so he counts as pretty Canadian, if he doesn’t actually have citizenship!

Women’s Clothing: Perlae Couture 🍁

Name: Perlae Couture

Products: Women’s clothing

Manufactured In: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Online

Website: perlaecouture.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Perlae Couture is a family-owned and operated luxury fashion label made in Nova Scotia. They are very passionate about providing fashion for all women and have sections on their website dedicated to cancer survivors.

Miscellaneous: Seagull Pewter 🍁

Name: Seagull Pewter

Products: Giftware: jewellery, picture frames, book marks, Christmas ornaments, and many, many more items

Manufactured In: Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Online and various stores across Canada

Website: seagullpewter.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Seagull Pewter products are created, designed and handcrafted in the tiny fishing village of Pugwash on Nova Scotia’s northern shore. Pewter is an alloy metal made of at least 92% tin. Seagull Pewter exceeds the minimum tin content, which makes for a better quality pewter.

Confectionery: Petite Patrie Chocolate 🍁

Name: Petite Patrie Chocolate

Products: Small batch stone ground fine chocolate

Manufactured In: Medford, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Online or several stores in Nova Scotia

Website: petitepatriechocolate.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Petite Patrie is Nova Scotia’s Bean-To-Bar fine chocolate maker. Using organic ingredients, they carefully roast the finest cacao beans (and make delicious-sounding chocolate bars). They pay their farmers fairly to help ensure sustainability.

Supplements: NutraSea and NutraVege

Name: NutraSea/NutraVege

Products: Omega 3 fish oil or algae supplements

Manufactured In: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; PEI; Saskatchewan

Where to Buy: Natural Food stores, some grocery stores, online suppliers

Website: nutrasea.ca

Canadian Owned: No

The NutraSea and NutraVege brands were developed by Ascenta Health in Nova Scotia. The company was acquired by US-based Nature’s Way in 2015 but they continue to manufacture products in Canada.

Specifically, their Omega-3 products, NutraSea, NutraSea Professional, OmegaSea and NutraVege are all manufactured in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Their Alive! Multivitamin Gummies are made in Prince Edward Island while their Coconut Oils are manufactured in Saskatchewan.

Instruments: Windward Flutes 🍁

Name: Windward Flutes Ltd

Products: High-end taper-bore wooden flutes

Manufactured In: Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Details here

Website: windwardflutes.com

Canadian Owned: Yes (Probably)

Windward Flutes started in 2001 as a small company repairing conical bore simple system wooden flutes. Forbes and Yola Christie moved operations to Nova Scotia in 2004, built a new flutemaking workshop and began developing the finely crafted Irish flutes that Windward makes today for musicians worldwide.

Together they design and manufacture their own flutes. Forbes does the machining, makes jigs and tools and carves the embouchures; Yola executes keywork and finish, makes the flute blanks, and runs production.

The aim of the company is to develop and produce consistently excellent taper-bore wooden flutes to modern tuning and in various pitches.