Local Maker Culture

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

HOLIYAY GIFT GUIDE 2019: KATIE HESSION, YOW CITY STYLE

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Katie Hession is a digital creator who loves to shop local. We asked her to curate her favourite pieces to gift for 2019 from our list of vendors from Holiyay! Her biggest struggle was narrowing it down to just a few from our incredible list of talented makers, brands + designers. Find out what her favourite locally made pieces are to gift for 2019!

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HOLIYAY GIFT GUIDE 2019: KATIE HESSION, YOW CITY STYLE

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Katie Hession is a digital creator who loves to shop local. We asked her to curate her favourite pieces to gift for 2019 from our list of vendors from Holiyay! Her biggest struggle was narrowing it down to just a few from our incredible list of talented makers, brands + designers. Find out what her favourite locally made pieces are to gift for 2019!

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Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Hayley Cooke of Smith & Sayer

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Hayley makes chemical free cleaning products for your home out of her home in the outskirts of Ottawa. She is new to the Ottawa maker scene and doing her first Freewheeling Craft Market.

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Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Hayley Cooke of Smith & Sayer

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Hayley makes chemical free cleaning products for your home out of her home in the outskirts of Ottawa. She is new to the Ottawa maker scene and doing her first Freewheeling Craft Market.

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Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Sam + Caroline of Crafted Together

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Sam + Caroline popped onto the maker scene in 2018, and right out of the gate they had gorgeous goods, and a positive + community driven attitude. They are best known for their beautiful wooden signs with hand drawn calligraphy. Learn more about the couple behind the brand and what they love about Ottawa in December!

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Sam + Caroline popped onto the maker scene in 2018, and right out of the gate they had gorgeous goods, and a positive + community driven attitude. They are best known for their beautiful wooden signs with hand drawn calligraphy. Learn more about the couple behind the brand and what they love about Ottawa in December!

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Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): The women behind Eleven Love

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Dawn, Alda + Shannon are the inspirational women behind spiritual brand Eleven Love. Each piece is designed to uplift and inspire. Learn more about the women behind the brand, what inspires them, and what they have in store for you at Holiyay 2019.

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Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): The women behind Eleven Love

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Dawn, Alda + Shannon are the inspirational women behind spiritual brand Eleven Love. Each piece is designed to uplift and inspire. Learn more about the women behind the brand, what inspires them, and what they have in store for you at Holiyay 2019.

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Shop small this holiday season for BIG impact.

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We are on a mission to make a BIG impact this Holiday season by pulling small local businesses together in one inspiring place for our fourth annual Holiday Market. Ask yourself: this Holiday season, what impact are you going to have and how are you going to make it happen? We have some ideas for you and how you can easily shop small and have big impact.

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Shop small this holiday season for BIG impact.

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

We are on a mission to make a BIG impact this Holiday season by pulling small local businesses together in one inspiring place for our fourth annual Holiday Market. Ask yourself: this Holiday season, what impact are you going to have and how are you going to make it happen? We have some ideas for you and how you can easily shop small and have big impact.

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