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Souk@sat discoveries #2 and #3: C comme Ça and Blisscraft&Brazen

19 Dec

Interested in sustainable design? Then you will appreciate these recent finds from souk@sat. The first, C comme Ça, is a concept created by designer Cindy Cantin who makes felt from merino wool or recycled fibres, a material that is sustainable, durable and water resistant. Cindy combines felt with recycled leather and other materials to create clean, streamlined designs such as protective sleeves for laptops, iPhones, iPods and iPads or storage baskets and desk organizers. Her style is simple and modern, yet timeless.

©C comme Ça

http://www.ccommeca.ca/

Blisscraft&Brazen is the brainchild of Aaron Reaume and Rachel Dhawan. They create handmade objects for the home and jewelery from repurposed and salvaged materials like wood and silver off cuts. Aaron runs the company Blisscraft whose specialty is custom furniture while Rachel, the creator of Brazen Design, makes nature-inspired, sterling silver jewelery. Both aim to produce sustainable and ethical products that are beautifully handcrafted.

Wooden Tree Stand jewelery holder ©Blisscraft&Brazen

http://blisscraftandbrazen.com/

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Souk@sat discovery #1: Kimberly Fletcher

14 Dec

snakeskin bracelets by Kimberly Fletcher

As I mentioned yesterday, in the next few days, I’ll be posting about my recent discoveries from this year’s souk@sat. And I’m happy to begin with a young lady by the name of Kimberly Fletcher who specializes in leather goods. When I first passed by her creations, what caught my eye was her leather messenger bags. And then, I saw these bracelets in sets of three that I presumed were made of leather, but Kimberly quickly corrected me and told me they were snakeskin. Simple, pretty and durable. So I bought a set! If you’re looking for a premium and durable product, I suggest you visit her profile on Etsy. You’ll find bags, belts and wallets made from high quality leather, and of course, those snakeskin bracelets. All her creations are made in Montreal.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FletcherKimberly

Souk@sat

13 Dec

©souk@sat

This past weekend I attended the 8th annual souk@sat at the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal. It’s a type of bazaar organized in a loft-style space where Montreal designers and artists showcase their creations. It takes place every year during the month of December and is an ideal place if you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift for that special someone. The items range from home decor and furniture, to clothing and jewelry. One can even find handmade body products and sweet confections. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover what local products the city has to offer all under one roof. So I’ve decided that for the next few days, I’ll be showing some of my favorite creations from this year’s souk@sat. Hope it inspires you to promote local talent and business in your city!

http://souk.sat.qc.ca/english/