Brand Feature | Glass House Goods

Sometimes we forget just how badass we really are, so it never hurts to have a little reminder. That’s what Glasshouse Goods is for. Glass House Goods offers up a selection of jewelry stamped with the reminder you need; whether you’re Fresh Outta Fucks, A Boss Babe, or you sometimes forget to Let That Shit Go.

I was first introduced to Glass House Goods when my friend gifted me one of their bangles for Christmas, and I knew instantly that this was a brand that wholeheartedly aligns with my personal brand and beliefs in the power of women.

Glass House Goods is a Canadian, Female owned business that was born out of a desire to connect with strong women, and to remind women of that strength in a stylish way. Visit their website for a list of retailers across Canada or to order online.

Use the code Kelsey5 to save $5 on your order.

Brand Feature | Brunette the Label

Today’s Brand Feature Highlights probably one of the most well known independently, female owned Canadian brands. That might be an overstatement but when I look at my social circle, at my social media pages, I feel like it’s true. Brunette the Label is vastly known across the country. Brunette the Label is a female owned clothing brand out of Vancouver. They market a variety of stylish, cozy clothing lines. Their sweaters feature a collection of sassy, quirky, fun and relatable sayings. And with each and every item sold, they are also selling the Babes Supporting Babes mentality. Spreading the belief that we are all Babes. This is a mantra I can get behind. But they don’t just sell a shirt that says We Are All Babes and leave it at that. They are also intentional with their time, their collaborations, their reps, their dollars. They work with a diverse group of Influencers and they donate proceeds to organizations like Black Lives Matter and One Girl Can. And while these are absolutely great things, the one thing I will say is that I would LOVE to see more plus sized models included in their campaigns.

I own a small collection of products from Brunette the label that includes multiple wine and coffee themed sweaters, dresses, a jacket and a ball cap. I love every piece I own. I stand behind this brand, so check them out!

Brand Feature | Femme Faire

Hey guys! Late last year I stumbled across a brand on Instagram and I really want to share them (now that I have finally ordered some of their products). Femme Faire is a female owned company out of Ontario. They make stylish and modern earrings, bags, jewelry + headbands. Not only do they strive to be sustainable and ethical, they also put a huge emphasis on female empowerment in the work place. It is a solely female run business and they employ many immigrants/refugees, which I love. The more I learn about this brand, like the fact that they donate to women’s shelters, the more I fall in love with them. It’s not even just about the amazing product, it’s the amazing things they do for women.

Today I am sharing the Black Velvet Knotted headband, London Leopard knotted headband (made with fabric from London!), the Vegan Leather Knotted headband and the Black Velvet Braided Headband. I also ordered the studded Black Velvet Knotted headband from their recently released spring collection but I am posting this before I receive it so if you want to see that one, follow me on Instagram!

The Black Velvet Knotted headband is chunkier (bigger frame, bigger knot) than the Vegan Leather and London Leopard, but I actually really love it! I feel like the two velvet ones have a dressier vibe (although any of them could be dressed up or dressed down), particularly the braided one.

Seen below is the London Leopard, Vegan Leather Knotted and Black Velvet knotted.

What I love most about these headbands is that they are the hard framed style instead of a fabric wrap around. I find this style a lot easier to put on, especially with my bangs. If you are in the market for some cute headbands, definitely check out Femme Faire.

Brand Feature | Anupaya

Hey friends! Today’s brand feature highlights a sustainable, ethical brand that I am really excited about! Anupaya is a small company in the Ottawa Valley. They offer apparel, blankets, mugs, hats and more. Anupaya strives to be sustainable; they use recycled materials whenever possible  and they have a One Pound Promise. The One Pound Promise means that for every item sold, they clean up one pound of waste.

Their fedora hats are made with 100% wool and feature a band of recycled leather. I did order one of these hats before I realized it was real leather so I made the decision not to keep it (As a vegetarian, I don’t wear leather). They are beautifully crafted hats so if you are in search of a fedora and you don’t have issues with leather I do highly recommend that you take a look at the options that Anupaya has to offer! I placed an order for the charcoal Supertramp but they sent me the Fawn so I was able to get a photo before I sent it back.

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Their blankets are made with 65% recycled wool, and 35% polyester. The fabric is ethically sourced from Italy and cut and sewn in Canada. They come in different colours and patterns to match your decor and they are reversible. They are also quite large at 5ft by 6ft. When I opened my blanket I was so impressed with how thick and cozy it was. They are also machine washable which makes it so easy.

Heads up; If you decide to order any of their apparel, they warn to size up. I ordered the large (I would typically wear a medium) and it was still SO TINY.

It is so awesome to watch this Canadian brand continue to expand with sustainable, ethical products. Check them out!