Part of the mission of The Localite is to support small Canadian businesses that are giving back to their communities, local charities or charities from the developing world. Here are some of the giving back initiatives that are going on in The Localite community: Local Laundry – Local Laundry has committed to donating 10% of…

This year, Breast Cancer Society of Canada is taking their annual “Dress for the Cause” event online and The Peoples Mask has teamed up with them to make it happen. Together, we can protect ourselves and others, while supporting research for the second leading cause of death among Canadian women. Ready to support The Peoples…

Welcome to The Localite Lounge. Today we are getting to know the owner of Yukon Soaps Company, Joella Hogan, a member of the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation and of the Crow Clan. Joella lives in Mayo, Yukon and creates beautiful, hand-crafted soaps, shampoo bars, essential oil blends, and so much more! Hi Joella, thanks for…

Hello there, welcome to The Localite Lounge. Today we are talking with Kathleen Smiley, Community Relations Manager at Local Laundry. Kathleen, can you tell me about Local Laundry? Local Laundry is a Canadian clothing company that strives to build community through everything we do. Our five pillars allow us to build our community by representing…

Good afternoon! We have Vanessa, creator of Jack59 at the Localite Lounge today. Jack59 is company that makes plastic free shampoo and conditioner bars for really good hair days! Vanessa, tell me about what inspired you to start your business & why you chose hair care: It all started with a beach vacation. I brought…

Welcome to the Localite Lounge! Today I am chatting with Mila, co-creator of Nala, a free-from beauty line that marries science with nature. Mila can you explain what you mean by free-from? Conventional cosmetics have a laundry list of toxic ingredients and Nala has taken great care to ensure their products are free from the…

Reprinted: VANCOUVER—As countries around the globe begin encouraging companies to move their manufacturing out of China, industry experts in Canada say it is possible that some goods manufactured there by Canadian companies could be shifted back home. (reprinted from The Star) They also said such a shift wouldn’t be easy or on as large a…