Women’s Clothing: Monsexy ๐Ÿ

Name: Monsexy Inc,

Products: Women’s clothing, facemasks

Manufactured In: Toronto

Where to Buy: Company website]

Website:ย monsexycanada.com

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

The Monsexy line was created in 2019 by Maestro E. K. D. ย Rwizile (possibly an honorary title?), who immigrated to Canada from Rwanda in 2007. After starting by producing clothing in China, production moved to Toronto after the pandemic hit.

Not only is free shipping available across Canada, but free alterations can be arranged for those in the Toronto area.

 

Personal Care: Vitacore Industries ๐Ÿ

Name: Vitacore Industries

Products:ย N95 and N99 respirators, surgical masks, children’s masks

Manufactured In:ย Burnaby, BC

Where to buy:ย Company website, London Drugs, medical distributors

Website:ย vitacore.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Burnaby-based startup was the first certified Canadian manufacturer of N95 masks and in early 2021 became the first manufacturer of N99 certified masks. They also make surgical masks (ASTM 1, 2, 3) and children’s masks. With the capacity to make 4 millions masks per month, this company has stepped up in a big way to domestically solve PPE challenges.

Personal Care: ReclaimClean ๐Ÿ

Name:ย ReclaimClean

Products:ย Hand sanitizer

Manufactured In:ย Hamilton, ON

Where to buy:ย Online

Website: www.reclaimclean.com

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

ReclaimClean is hand sanitizer brand manufacturing out of Hamilton, using redistilled beverages that would otherwise be thrown out. Their packaging is also 100% recycled. This brand appears to be a part of the Emterra Group, a company known for their green practices.

Accessories: Koldtec reMASK ๐Ÿ

Name:ย Koldtec reMASK

Products:ย Bamboo face mask

Manufactured In:ย Toronto, Ontario

Where to buy:ย Company website

Website: koldtec.com/pages/remask

Canadian Owned:ย Yes

This product is endorsed by the team at MiC headquarters, having purchased four of them to wear during the pandemic. They’re adjustable, very comfortable, have a spot for a replaceable filter, washable and of course made in Canada. We also had the opportunity to meet one of the owners of the company, and he’s a great guy.

Personal Care: SKINFUEL Skincare ๐Ÿ

Name: SKINFUEL Skincare

Products: Hand Sanitizer

Manufactured In: Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Website:ย www.skinfuel.ca

Canadian Owned:ย 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 ๐Ÿ

Name:ย Dermaenvy

Products:ย Skincare products

Manufactured In:ย Halifax, Nova Scotia

Where to buy:ย Online, several locations

Website:ย dermaenvy.com

Canadian Owned:ย 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.

Personal Care: One Step Hand Sanitizer

Name:ย One Step

Products:ย Hand sanitizers

Manufactured In:ย Mississauga, Ontario

Where to buy: Stores across the country

Website:ย onestepsani.com

Canadian Owned:ย No

With the coronavirus dominating the news right now, you should have a good supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. And you might as well buy a Canadian-made brand such as One Step, who make a 62% alcohol product as well as an extra-strength 70% alcohol hand sanitizer. It appears that they are now owned by American conglomerate Hain Celestial, but as far as we can tell, One Step is still made in Canada.

Personal Care: Belvedere International

Name: Belvedere International Inc.

Products: Shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer

Manufactured In: Mississauga, Ontario

Where to Buy: Walmart, various drug stores

Website:ย belvint.com

Canadian Owned: No

Belvedere International, now owned by Hain Celestial of the US, has a variety of national brands made in Canada:

  • Live Clean
  • Fuzion2in1 Style
  • Down Under Natural’s
  • One Step Hand Sanitizer
  • Just Bee Natural
  • Nature’s Basics
  • European Formula
  • 24|7 Essentials