Today we want to begin an on-going effort to share more of our favourite small shops and in particular, more BIPOC-owned businesses. All of these businesses echo our desire to provide the marketplace with sustainable and ethically made products and services.
BIPOC-owned businesses are ones we support for one or more of the following reasons: handmade, ethically sourced, sustainable, educational, diverse, and giving back to the community and the planet. We hope you'll keep them in mind next time you're shopping for a gift, decorating a space, educating your children and-or adding to your library.
Certified B Corp and 1% For The Planet, GOODEE is THE market place you have been looking for. Located in the heart of Montreal, its founders Byron and Dexter Peart have as a primary mission to offer sustainable solutions to modern living. You will find in GOODEE a marketplace that prioritizes transparency and offers a list of products identified with the values they cherish the most: poverty reduction, marginalized communities, gender advocacy, circular economy, and more.
We're so glad we discovered The Fab Lab
as the majority of children's learning has shifted online in the Pandemic. Owner and host, Crazy Aunt Lindsey
leads exciting STEM videos for kids on Youtube with special content available to her Patreon subscribers.
If you're looking for the perfect heirloom doll for your child, we really love BIPOC-Maker - Me-Charis Handmade Dolls.
All 16 inches dolls are hand made and intended for gentle play for kids 4 and over.
We have been carrying Pretty Please Teethers at
Mini-Cycle and happily recommend them. All their products are made from 100% food-grade silicone and natural beechwood beads/rings and meet the highest safety standards, while also being really beautiful. The perfect gift for a baby shower!
Librairie Racines is a bookstore in Montreal focusing on promoting black authors, teaching black history, and providing a large variety of children's books with characters of colour. We love that they sell English and French books, as well as new and used. They are currently only open online only due to COVID-19.