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Fred Lanthier and Her Universe of Charming Art

"The most important thing is to have fun while creating! I keep telling myself to continue to work and find new ways to get inspired." Fred Lanthier

LollyPop’s Catwalk: Feline Fashion with Cat-titude

“My goal is to give pets and their humans a fashionable way to stay connected.” – Hannah, founder of LollyPops Catwalk.

PonkyWots: Celebrating Uniqueness Through Quirky Art

“Create something that you enjoy making and don’t worry about what others may think.” – PonkyWots founder, Jade.

Musical Instrument Needs Made Easy with Simply for Strings

"Sustainability to us means the quality of the products being so present you can both see it, and hear it. It means instruments that last a lifetime, and can be handed down to the next generation." Simply For Strings

Maidfetish: Pins Representing Art and Self-Expression

"I like to be able to express my love for lingerie and female form via art." Jem of Maidfetish

Captain Gee: Bright, Bold, Sustainable Clothes for Kids

"I believe a well-thought packaging will connect a brand more with the consumers in creating a fun experience." Fasihah, founder of Captain Gee

Sharing the Happy through Embroidery with Pastel Atelier

"It’s important to shape the present in such a way that a future worth living is possible." Betül, founder of Pastel Atelier

Maroc the Label: Celebrating Women with Carefully Handmade Sandals

"I think the effects of fast fashion and factory-made objects are finally being realized. I value knowing the origins & impacts of my purchases." Georgia, founder of Maroc the Label

Cultural Comfort Dishes with The Stock Pot

"Make food that you love, that you would pay for. That sounds cliche, but connecting with food is what brings people together." Ian and Courtney of The Stock Pot

Arun Soy Candle: Eco-friendly Flicker of Happiness

My vision is to keep creating candles that can make people happy and relaxed, while also being environmentally conscious." Bell, founder of Arun Soy Candle

Side by Side: Eco-Conscious EDC for the Busy and Always On-the-Go

"Inspired by today’s digital nomad, we make products that are smart and functional to help streamline any journey, from daily commute to long-haul travels." Antoine, founder and CEO of Side by Side

Mary Sanche: Hand-painted Stationeries Inspired by Earth's Natural History

"I think that I just have too many ideas and too much love of art and design that I have to share it with the world, through the products I create." Mary Sanche

Mesh & Cloth: Sharing the Unique Beauty of Ceramics to the World

"I believe in leaving the world better than I found it." Elisabetta, founder of Mesh & Cloth

Quinn's Pins: Buying and Collecting to Designing Her Own

"Designing a product and seeing people wanting to have one of their own feels so rewarding, and I love seeing my products making people smile." Ella, founder of Quinn's Pins

DrawInk Designs: Magnifying Joy with Patterns and Doodles

"I take inspiration from the world around me. So much of my work is pattern-based, and I find inspiration in the little things, especially in nature." Georgie, founder of DrawInk Designs

Kandilá Candle & Co: Resonating with Culture and Bringing Back Memories of Home

"As cheesy as it is, we go by the saying of 'when you love what you do, everything else follows' and I'm convinced that's one of the key foundations when starting a business or with anything really," Ana of Kandilá Candle & Co

untold: Putting the Spotlight on BIPOC Entrepreneurs

"untold’s mission is to create meaningful experiences by promoting BIPOC entrepreneurs and their brands to build a more socially and environmentally inclusive economy," Joleen and Jackie of untold

pēpi collection: Reusable Cloth Nappies for Babies of Today and Tomorrow

"We wanted to create a great unpacking experience for our customers. Our products are sustainable and reusable, so we also wanted this reflected in the packaging," Daniella, Founder of pēpi collection

Bleu Carmin: The Beauty of the World in Watercolor

"I want to make people aware of the beauty of our land." Andrea, founder of Bleu Carmin

My Meraki: Handpicked Items that Add Value to Your Life

"2020 served up some challenges, but also allowed me to create, and find ways to give to others," Kate Bickford, founder of My Meraki

Skincare that Makes You Feel Clean & Safe with Gloss: The Green Beauty Counter

"Everything you put on your body, your body absorbs, and we want to educate more customers on green beauty so they can live a happier & healthier lifestyle!" Gloss: The Green Beauty Counter

BASICS Equestrian: Simplifying Your Horse Riding Needs

"My vision is to take BASICS from our current startup phase to an equestrian brand that carries a full line of affordable horse wear and size-inclusive equestrian wear." Caroline, founder of BASICS Equestrian

Ovette: Sparking Adventure with Nostalgic Childrenswear

"We’re too small to change the behemoth fashion industry alone, but little brands like mine are collectively moving the needle forward towards sustainable practices and accountability," Angela Wator, founder of Ovette

Populace Coffee: By Coffee Lovers for Coffee Lovers

"...we’re like that one cool history teacher, or cool art teacher you had that wanted to see you succeed, but still connected with you on a level that made you feel like an adult, and not just another 'student'." Dave, co-owner and creative lead at Populace Coffee

Ad Astra the Label: Sustainable Loungewear for the Stylish

"We truly want to provide items that our customers will want to keep forever (but that won’t stay on the planet forever)," Ad Astra the Label

Ivna Lins: Sharing Good Vibes with Playful Art

"There's so much to be grateful for and so much to do. We have to focus on that and be gentle and kind to ourselves and others!" Ivna Lins

Socorro Society: Turning Fabric Scraps to Sustainable Fashion

"I wanted all of our packaging to be recyclable and not have a big impact on the environment, because what's the point of having a sustainable business if you’re not truly sustainable." Lauren, founder of Socorro Society

Möki Studios: Crushing Beauty Standards with Self-Love Body Statues

"My vision for Möki is to challenge everyone’s view on body image a little differently from the usual beauty standards the media portrays," Stephanie, Founder of Möki Studios

Natūra: Decorative Pieces Committed to the Well-being of the Planet

"...sustainability is far more powerful and transcendent than just a trend of consuming eco-friendly products for the fun of it. It is an understanding that everything in life is not disposable and that we need to care and tend to our surroundings," Kris and Dala of Natūra

What a Curl Wants: Helping You Love Your Natural Hair

"I want people to remember opening my boxes. I want all my customers to know I appreciate them buying from me and choosing to shop with me." Fleur, founder of What a Curl Wants

Creating Eco-Chic Loungewear with Eleven + August

"We believe in elevating comfort by incorporating sustainable products and customization so our customers can feel good about their purchases." Eleven + August

Needlework that Brings Joy and Peace with Embroidery School

"You have to spend some time creating, you have to disconnect or re-connect to yourself, and at the end, you have a beautiful embroidery art piece that will remind you of your self-care journey." Gabriela, founder of Embroidery School

Underway Studio: Illustrating Architecture in Collaborative Silk-Screen Prints

"We are lucky to live in such an exciting and diverse city, and we hope to show a different side to this through our abstract and colorful screen prints." Underway Studio

Sunset Yogurt: More Than Just Glass Jewellery

"After all, real art does not aim to please, but to make the audience think and has a message, often uncomfortable." Cosima Montavoci, Founder of Sunset Yogurt

Molly Mahon: Off the Scale Happy with Beautiful Prints

"Remember to breathe! Trust, smile and if it feels right in your gut, then go for it - you will never know if you don’t try," Molly Mahon

Barabàn Kids: 100% Handmade, Organic Clothing for Kids

"We love the Earth, in all its expression. We believe in the Human ability to make with one’s hands, to offer unique handcrafted products." Barabàn Kids

Customized Pastries for Every Occasion with Amelia and Rose

"We feel it is important to be mindful of the environment as much as possible. The world is a beautiful place, and it’s our responsibility to take care of it." Jessica, founder of Amelia & Rose

Lilasuds: When Bathing Turns to Fine Art

"...I wanted to bring that sense of joy, and excitement whenever someone used my creative soaps or indulged in a relaxing bath with luxurious bath bombs." Desiree, founder of Lilasuds

How To Write a Business Plan in 4 Easy Steps

Every great business starts with a business plan (even if it is on the back of a napkin!) This guide from HoneyBook will walk you through the key elements every great business plan needs.

Everydae Indulgence: The Delectable Cookie Brand that Cares for the Environment

"During the pandemic, I have always been on a mission to find the best cookies around the metro and ended up making my own version of my cookies." Dae, founder of Everydae Indulgence

DIY Craft Hobby to Successful Online Biz with Skylar Grace Co.

"It's not hard to be different from other artists, when in fact you ARE a different person than everyone else. Every artist has their own style and personality," Skylar Cunningham, founder of Skylar Grace Co.

Natural Products for Furbabies and Furparents Alike with Scruffy Little Terrier

"Barney and Sandy and my love of being a dog owner inspire me. I want to help other dog owners enjoy happy, healthy lives with their pets." Michelle, Founder of Scruffy Little Terrier