With every box I carefully curate products from socially minded small businesses. These brands strive towards profit with purpose and don’t compromise when it comes to people and the planet. I am excited to share TGL Winter Box! Learn the story behind each brand below. You can purchase the Winter Box as a one off box here, or subscribe and receive a seasonal box each quarter!
Facial Oils Set
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Holistick is a Canadian clean beauty brand that focuses on using simple and luxurious plant-based ingredients. All products are natural, vegan and cruelty free. With every purchase, Holistick donates money to the Borneo Nature Foundation which supports tree planting efforts and endangered species conservation in the Borneo Rainforest. The Winter Box includes two of Holistick’s best selling facial oils: the Bulan and Matahari. The Bulan contains 7 plant-based ingredients to help balance your skin, heal inflammation and give you the "I woke up like this" glow. Matahari contains 8 premium plant-based ingredients to keep your skin youthful, and naturally targets fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Lace Antlers Clothing Co.
Val Rita, Ontario, Canada
Lace Antlers Clothing Co. handmakes every single item in the Lace Antlers line. Fabric ends from making their clothing pieces are reused and made into upcycled scrunchies. They focus on reducing fabric waste and when additional fabric is needed they only purchase dead-stock or end-of-bolt. Lace Antlers also gives back with a portion of each sale being donated to their local food bank.
Ark Fair Trade
Wool Texting Mittens
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Ark Fair Trade is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and partners with artisans and producers in Nepal to create beautiful handcrafted products, such as the wool texting mittens found in the Winter Box! What are texting mittens you ask? Well, they are mittens that have two little openings so you can easily slide your fingers out to send that quick text message without having your whole hand freezing and exposed to the elements (hello Canadian winters!). In addition to supporting artisan workers in Nepal, Ark Fair Trade is also committed to offsetting their carbon footprint by planting 2000 trees across Canada annually through their partnership with Tree Canada.
Amanda Key Design
Holiday Card with Wooden Ornament
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Each TGL box features an artist, the Winter Box includes a wooden holiday card and ornament from Amanda Key Design. Amanda is an illustrator based in British Columbia and her designs are inspired by nature and her home on the West Coast. The holiday card ornament is made in Canada on engraved birch. Keep the ornament for yourself or give the gift of a holiday card with a little something extra!
Mimi & August
Foresta Organic Soy Reusable Candle
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mimi & August is committed to using fair production practices and partners with small factories to enable economic development and sustainable job creation. The Winter Box includes their reusable candle which smells amazing! Bring a little of the forest indoors as you cozy up by the fire this winter season. This candle comes in what Mimi & August has named the Candle Cup, once your candle is totally burnt, wash it out and it can become your favorite little coffee or tea mug. The cup is ceramic and would also make a wonderful home for a plant friend! The candle is made with 100% Canadian soy wax for a clean burn, is phthalate and paraben-free and contains a cotton wick.
0 Waste Cleaning
Window, Bathroom & All Purpose Cleaner
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
This season's eco-friendly swap is plant based cleaning tablets from 0 Waste Cleaning. Isamary Hernandez started 0 Waste Cleaning with the mission of making eco-friendly products more affordable and accessible. The Winter Box includes 3 cleaning tablets, one is a window cleaner, one is a bathroom cleaner, and one is an all purpose cleaner. The tablets are compatible with any spray bottle, simply open the package, drop the tablet in the bottle with hot water, wait 5 minutes for it to dissolve, shake for 30 seconds then toss the packaging into the recycling bin or your compost. Each tablet is equivalent to 500-700 millilitres of liquid cleaner. Ditch the plastic and stop paying for cleaning products with harsh chemicals, the ingredients in 0 Waste Cleaning are completely plant based and biodegradable