Meet the Makers

We love shopping local.  Meet the Shop Love Collective of talented Artists and Artisans... each one is an essential ingredient to our recipe!


Mel's Skin Laundry

Meet Melissa Minor, owner and founder of Mel's Skin Laundry Co.  Mel is a wife, mum of three, a property manager, a baker, a crafter and a DIY'er.

What started as a little soap hobby, has grown over the pandemic. She found that she had time to research and examine the products that went into her soaps.  She spent hours pouring over books, looking at websites, testing other soaps, finding what she liked  (and what she didn't!), and was fascinated by the techniques that other soapers developed.  She worked on her recipes, sourcing natural, organic ingredients.  

A lot of science and chemistry goes into the process of making an environmentally friendly soap.  From precise measuring, melting, mixing and combining of butters, oils, fragrances and colourants, and the saponification process, the point when soap becomes soap. 

The result is very special bar of soap!


Original E Creations

Beth is the creator and sewer of original E creations. Based in Milton, ON, Beth’s love for hand-sewn creations, unique one of a kind designs, and mission to purchase local fabrics & supplies whenever possible, shines through in all of her work.

Beth loves to choose beautiful fabrics & colours, and create collections focused on self care, comfort, and relaxation.

We love carrying Beth’s brand, every item is a perfect treat on it’s own, or as an addition to our gift boxes for you or a loved one 😊


Sew Rustic Candle & Gift Co

When we came across Sew Rustic Candle & Gift Co last year, we had a hunch it would be a perfect addition to our store, and when we tested the candles it was love at first burn!

So, Meet Sarah! Sarah owns & operates this home-based business, nestled in the heart of rural Waterloo Region, in the small town of New Dundee.

Sarah began by selling hand sewn items for the home, wooden home décor, and by refinishing antique furniture and eventually handmade furniture.

She started dabbling in candle making in 2019, and was surprised at how well received the new product was. In February 2019 she officially launched her candle line. An all natural soy based candle with phthalate free fragrance oils. Hand poured in small batches to ensure accuracy and perfection.


The Artsy Autistic

Meet 13 year old local artist Chloe (they/them), founder of The Artsy Autistic 🥰

Chloe is proud to be Autistic and has a passion for graphic design and social justice.  They want to spread the word about the new symbol for Autism.  This rainbow infinity symbol reflects the full spectrum of challenges and gifts that Autism brings. 

Chloe wants to pay it forward to the Autism Programs at Holland Bloorview who were key with the diagnosis and are providing services for their bright future ahead.  20% of profits of the Artsy Artistic are donated to Holland Bloorview, and Chloe earns 40% of profits.

Check out The Artsy Autistic's first collection, only available at SLC!


Walton Wood Farm

A love story, an adventure, and a scrappy start-up tale. Leslie needed to be dropped off in the Canadian wilderness. Peter had a floatplane. The pair fell in love, bought a farm, and began making bath salts in their country kitchen.

Today they offer over 80 unique, consciously crafted & thoughtfully packaged personal care products. Many of them named for their own life experiences. A story lives at the heart of every single Walton Wood Farm product.

Walton Wood Farm offers high-quality products made with sustainable ingredients, helping to protect both our history and environment for future generations. They craft all of their product with the benefits of essential oils, butters, and oils.  Everything is free from harsh ingredients such as SLS, Paraben, and Phthalate, are Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly, and Gluten-Free.