Small businesses are the foundation of our communities—they have a unique way of making big cities and small towns alike feel like home, breathing life into the people who shop with them. Through careful curation of products, exceptional customer service and a passion for their shop, these small businesses we have featured below, model these core values. Take a few minutes to read about each businesses background story, shop their products and enjoy an exclusive discount code!
Be Cool. Be Sustainable—Welcome to Faroe, a sustainable and eco-conscious marketplace for curated fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and skincare for you and your little ones. We make sure to pick the best product from brands that are socially conscious, just for you. Our aim is to make a small difference in the world by doing our part in the retail industry. We use eco-friendly shipping materials and execute our mission throughout all facets of our business.
The old adage that a mother’s work is never done still holds true today. As new moms, we found ourselves overwhelmed as we navigated through the many stores and websites looking for the best outfits for our little ones. The idea for Minissentials was born when we realized how many clothes we had accumulated and how many unworn outfits were already too small for our quickly growing babies. What we came to realize is that less is more when it comes to your child’s wardrobe! Your little one’s closet should be composed of effortless and comfortable styles, as well as neutral colours, for easy mix and matching. This sounds easy in theory, but it still requires time and tons of browsing to get it just right. Minissentials offers moms and dads a hand in finding these core, high quality, gender-neutral essentials.
About Sam Spatz: Sam comes from a background in retail and brand management with over 8 years of experience in the industry. She has worked for and with some of the largest retailers in North America. Her experience in the industry has led her to travel to many international countries to represent the brands she manages and to observe their supply chains. Sam has a passion for photography and has utilized her skills to take all the product and lifestyle shots for Minissentials! Sam’s husband, english toy spaniel Benson, and 10-month-old son Jake are her world.
About Lauren Sversky: For the past 7 years, Lauren has pursued her passion of being an elementary school teacher. When her son Blake was born, her husband’s entrepreneurial spirit influenced her to further explore her own. As a mom, Lauren loves dressing Blake in neutral yet stylish pieces but found those perfect items were hard to find. Noticing a gap in the market, Lauren wanted to ensure other parents experienced ease and convenience when shopping for their little ones.
We started our little shop with all of our products being personally handmade in Singhampton, Ontario. Each item was carefully crafted to ensure everything we sold was something we love and quality we will stand behind! While we’ve decided to change our product offering to include items carefully curated in addition to those we make, we have still ensured everything we sell is something we love and hope you do too!
My name is Hilary and this is my daughter Mikki. I am a mom, an elementary school teacher and now the founder and creator of Mikki Rae Little Ones. As a mom, I always looked for clothes for Mikki that were neutral, simple, stylish and effortless. Between maternity leave and living through a global pandemic, this gave me time to be creative and the idea of MRLO blossomed. As an educator, I know the importance of inclusivity and allowing children the opportunity to be themselves. I have thoughtfully chosen for MRLO Waffle Sets to be geared toward all little ones, no matter ones gender identity. When styling Mikki’s nursery I was drawn to neutral textures and colours, wooden materials, and a soft calming environment. MRLO wooden alphabet blocks are the perfect accessory for any nursery shelf. I hope that you and your little ones love our Waffle Sets and Alphabet Blocks as much as I do.
This phenomenal women began her #memade closet journey last year as a result of the pandemic and has been creating beautiful handmade pieces since. Her pieces feature billowing boho styles and fabrics. Place your order through and Instagram DM.