11 Ways To Be An Ethical Business

11 Ways To Be An Ethical Business

Between the recent US election and the upcoming Gigantic Shopping Weekend, I've been thinking about what businesses can do to be the good they wish to see in the world. As a small business I think it is perfectly fine – and sometimes your responsibility – to take a...

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9 Best Online Printers for Business Stationery

9 Best Online Printers for Business Stationery

So you need a printer. Either you go with that one your friend recommended or you google your way across the internet trying to read between the lines of customer reviews. Stop! I've scoured through conversations among creative entrepreneurs to find their favourite...

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How to Launch an Ethical, Handmade Brick and Mortar Shop

How to Launch an Ethical, Handmade Brick and Mortar Shop

Once upon a time, Kali Siemens worked traditional retail and spent her paycheques filling her closet with clothes she wore once. After trips to Scotland – which taught her about high quality, small batch fashion – and Thailand – which taught her about living with less...

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Should You Hire a Web Designer or DIY Your Website?

Should You Hire a Web Designer or DIY Your Website?

I'm a web designer and I don't think you should necessarily hire a web designer to create your website. Don't get me wrong: web designers have a vast amount of knowledge, not only about how to make websites pretty but also about how people interact with them. That...

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3rd Street Workshop: Visual Branding and Web Design

3rd Street Workshop: Visual Branding and Web Design

This is a conceptual project* that was inspired by a real live Canadian fashion line that I love. Their dresses have been worn on film festival red carpets and – presumably – out to brunch. I can't confirm the brunch thing, though. That doesn't get quite as much play...

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5 Ways to Show Consistent Branding Online

5 Ways to Show Consistent Branding Online

Trying to keep up your branding across all your internet platforms can feel like an extra thing to do in a day that's already full. But actually, you can make your online presence more beautiful and more consistent and take less time. To read more, check out my guest...

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My Favourite Outfit: Anya

My Favourite Outfit: Anya

In this series, I ask the contributor to share an image of their favourite outfit—maybe a pair of pants they wore every day, maybe a special party dress—and write about where they were in their life and why this outfit has such significance. Today we welcome Anya. She...

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What I Wore: Orla Blouse and Crescent Skirt

What I Wore: Orla Blouse and Crescent Skirt

Part 2 of my new photos: 100% me-made! First up, the Orla Blouse from Tilly and the Buttons. My hair covers the collar detail in most of the photos, but it's like a Peter Pan-scallop combo. I am so excited about how well it fits me (with a few of my usual...

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What I Wore: Birds of North America chevron dress

What I Wore: Birds of North America chevron dress

This is the first of two posts that are doubling as outfit posts AND showing off my new pro photos I had done in July. First, that dress is from the oft-mentioned Canadian clothing line, Birds of North America. It is quite possibly my very favourite clothier. I don't...

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Slow Fashion Guide to Kids

Slow Fashion Guide to Kids

It has recently come to my attention that some people have children. Who knew? Since they don't come pre-clothed (one of the many benefits of cats), I've put together some slow fashion options for you parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles. It can be hard to...

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