Jordan de Ruiter creates whimsical dresses and lingerie out of her Toronto studio. She makes colourful pieces ranging from the everyday to cocktail dresses that play with the usual norms, such as adding in lots of tulle and playful patterns.
Cadette Jewelry’s Allison Asis created her line to give women the accessories that they can connect with. Each piece is thoughtful and timeless, created with traditional metalsmith techniques out of her Toronto studio.
Diana Watters Handmade is full of adorable and whimsical embroidery. Having done embroidery since she was a child, Diana became passionate about cross-stitch a few years back but wanted to create more modern pieces than what was available and so her shop was born!
Leaves of Trees is a small batch, modern apothecary, carrying all-natural, quality products all made in-house by hand. Dr. Roohi Qureshi was on a mission to combine good science with thoughtful design and ethical practice in planning the products.
Lisa Chow Art is full of unique hand painted wall art as well as prints, often involving pastel colours and a lot of glitter. Lisa makes all her creations from her home studio and collaborates with like-minded creatives and small businesses whenever possible.
About the Author
Cleo Social is an everything-social agency based in Toronto, founded by two longtime friends and creatives.