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Lotions and Potions

All Things Jill – For over 20 years, All Things Jill has been making bath and body products as well as home cleaning products that are known for being sustainably made and ethically sourced. 

The Apothecary in Inglewood – Calgary’s premier destination for zero waste goods, pure essential oils, bulk herbs and refillable products. 

Earth’s General Store – since 1991, Earth’s General store has provided Edmonton with a low-waste environmental shopping option carrying bulk cleaning products, personal care items and food products

Kent of Inglewood – Whether you’re looking for a smooth shave, a luscious beard or a sharp axe, Kent of Inglewood is the place to go.


Get your Grub On

Keto Grill and Bakerystock your pantry with keto baked goods this Holiday season, or stop by for a bite to eat while gift shopping.

Knifewearany chef knows a good knife can change the course of meal prep and Knifewear has knives that no other store in Calgary carries. 

Righteous Gelatograb a pint (or two) of delicious small batch gelato that prides itself on being made with only the best stuff


For the person that has everything

Glass Bookshop – you would look cuter with a book. Glass Bookshop in Edmonton specializes in queer and racialized authors and the independent presses who support their work. 

Rolling Tales Pop Culture – find the perfect stocking stuffer or new game to play Christmas morning at this boutique comic book, manga, and graphic novels, as well as table top role playing games including accessories, miniatures, and supplies for those hobbies. 

Stuckeys Woodworking –  for the avid reader, get a neighborhood library box to add to their front lawn. Or spice up Christmas Day with a plinko. 

The Camera Store help capture core memories this Holiday season. The Camera Store in Calgary specializes in camera gear for every level of experience with media production. 

Unbelts get a belt, made ethically that fits your body exactly as you are. Unbelts are designed to minimize resource extraction and maximize worker benefit along our entire supply chain.


Giving Back

For those that want to give back this year for the holidays:

The Alexsince 1973, The Alex has tackled health and social issues and walked alongside people from crisis to wellness and challenge to change. 

Canadian Roots Exchange – a national Indigenous charity that supports Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to become change makers in their community through leadership development, education and granting

Dollar Detectives – this nonprofit’s mission is to provide fun, experience-based financial life lessons to youth aged 13 to 25. 

Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Food Bank and Parkland Food Bankthese food banks address food insecurity in Lethbridge and Spruce Grove respectively with perishable and nonperishable food baskets. 

Solar Alberta – since 1991, this nonprofit  has focused on education the public and and advocating for solar energy and solar related technologies.

Check out all the certified Alberta Living Wage Network employers here.