This past Sunday, the Toronto Vegetarian Association hosted an exciting Holiday Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Playing the annual classics overhead, and every staffer complete with a spirit-ful smile, you couldn’t help but feel excited to shop for the holidays, especially knowing you’d be supporting local businesses and artisans.
Did you miss it? Here are 7 Holiday Market vendors absolutely worth shopping any time of year.
With home decor, jewellery, and other gifts all hand-crafted in Laos, A Million Elephants was a stand-out booth at this year’s market. Bringing awareness to Laotian culture, providing meaningful work to Laotian people and donating a percentage of proceeds to Laos-based NGO’s; win, win, win.
Whether you need a nice stocking stuffer to top off your holiday shopping or just need a go-to source for socially-conscious Canadian brands, Fair/Square is here for you. From sales of food and snacks, home decor and bath and body, F/S donates a percentage to animal rights organizations and animal sanctuaries!
I first stumbled upon Homebody Collective on Instagram and fell in insta-love with their line of concrete goods. Available for events, shipping and market perusing, it’s no surprise to be how often these adochrable creations are so quickly adopted on-site. (My large mint colour Bulbasaur has become a major conversation piece).
Always Cruelty Free; Jewels by SJB offers jewellery gifts made from genuine gemstones, sterling silver and 14k gold fill. Who doesn’t love a classic gem drop necklace or the comeback of the bar necklace?
Calling all leather-look lovers! Made from sustainably-sourced teak leaves, Leafii by Nature offers sustainable, fair wage-made notebooks, pouches, bags, wallets, wearable accessories, passport holders, document and laptop sleeves.
Ever seen clothes hanging on a rack and they just look so comfy already? Those are the vibes automatically recieved stopping by the Vegan Jetsetter Apparel booth! Founded by Melissa Grossman, their line of men’s clothes, women’s clothes and accessories come with slogans like “YYZ Vegan,” “Carb Smasher,” and the market popular “Plant Vibes.”
PC: TVJA on Instagram.
Looking for an animal-free alternative to Canada Goose and Moose Knuckle while still staying warm this winter? Wuxly movement offers a functional array of jackets, parkas and vests. #LiveWarm