Local Maker Culture

Telling the stories behind the brands, and connecting you to local creative culture.

Maker Life: Brelokz

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Get to know Veronique from the brand, Brelokz. Joining us regularly from Montreal she has always been astounded by how welcoming the consumers from Ottawa are and how they support their local makers! Find out what she has happening for the holiday season and how she spends her holidays.

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Maker Life: Brelokz

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Get to know Veronique from the brand, Brelokz. Joining us regularly from Montreal she has always been astounded by how welcoming the consumers from Ottawa are and how they support their local makers! Find out what she has happening for the holiday season and how she spends her holidays.

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Maker Life: Gingersnap Handmade Co.

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

New to the Freewheeling Craft Community for the Holiyay Craft Market 2018 is Gingersnap Handmade Company. This side hustle has Mandie making some of the chicest knits for mom, baby + home in the Ottawa valley. Learn more about Mandie and her business here.

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Maker Life: Gingersnap Handmade Co.

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

New to the Freewheeling Craft Community for the Holiyay Craft Market 2018 is Gingersnap Handmade Company. This side hustle has Mandie making some of the chicest knits for mom, baby + home in the Ottawa valley. Learn more about Mandie and her business here.

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A throw back to when we sat down with Jason from Apt613 to talk all things craft

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

An excerpt...

In 2015, she built an environment where people could be brought together who were genuine to their craft and in their character. Up until that point, Amanda remembers coming home from working her day job only to start work on her passion project into the wee hours of the night...

Last year we had the privilege of sitting with Jason Myerson, contributor to Apt613, THE online publication if you want to stay current on all things Ottawa culture. Jason didn't want to talk about the typical scratch the surface details, but rather then nitty gritty dig down and tell us why details about me, the community and how things happen. 

Read the rest of the write up by Jason here:

http://apt613.ca/art-angle-the-craft-of-building-community/

Photo cred: Britney Fleming Photography

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An excerpt...

In 2015, she built an environment where people could be brought together who were genuine to their craft and in their character. Up until that point, Amanda remembers coming home from working her day job only to start work on her passion project into the wee hours of the night...

Last year we had the privilege of sitting with Jason Myerson, contributor to Apt613, THE online publication if you want to stay current on all things Ottawa culture. Jason didn't want to talk about the typical scratch the surface details, but rather then nitty gritty dig down and tell us why details about me, the community and how things happen. 

Read the rest of the write up by Jason here:

http://apt613.ca/art-angle-the-craft-of-building-community/

Photo cred: Britney Fleming Photography

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