Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Brittany of Moving Mountains
Posted by Amanda Cockburn on
I love that so many Ottawa creatives embrace the idea of community over competition. People genuinely want to see each other thrive and succeed, even if we are making and selling similar products! We don't see each other as competitors and instead know that together we can change the way that people think about shopping small and supporting local.
My brand has expanded since the last Holiyay market and I now have a larger collection of inspirational apparel all designed by Ottawa female artists.
For the Holiyay show I have made a new pendant necklace! It is a delicate pear shaped chalcedony gemstone on a sterling silver chain. It isn't listed on my website and will only be available at Holiyay on Dec 6-8.
Blondie Apparel has my favourite sweater to gift (it just fits everyone perfectly!), but I am also excited to gift some knit hats with pompoms this year!
The shoppers that attended Holiyay last year were incredible. Everyone was so friendly, cheerful, and excited to be supporting local makers! It was such a great atmosphere and it left me feeling so fired up about how many people in Ottawa care to support small businesses!
I love getting a real Christmas tree! No fake trees in my house! Even if we will be away for some of the holidays to visit family, we will always get a real tree at the start of December! Usually this means by January we are dragging out a super dry tree and picking dead tree needles off the floor until Easter!
I love seeing all the holidays lights around the city. Downtown is always so pretty, but there are also some other neighbourhood around the city that go all out!
PHOTO CRED: Marianne Rothbauer (Ottawa Neighbours).
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