Im Addicted to Craft

Addicted to Craft in Slocan

Addicted to Craft in Slocan

Im Addicted to Craft

 

Meet Milayne. She is not only addicted to crafts, it’s the name of her amazing local artisan gift shop and craft supply store in Slocan. Owning this special place has been Milayne’s dream since she was five years old, and now she has two little ones herself. In fact, she opened I'm Addicted to Craft in April of this year, a week after giving birth to her second child. She says he’s now the official mascot for her business.

She features over 40 artisans and doesn’t charge commission, just a small rental fee...so money goes directly to the artists. Milayne is also an artist herself and sells her own creations in the store (check out her Valley Life clothing and hat line...it features the epic peaks of the Valley including Frog Peak!). What she loves most about running her business is meeting people from all over who come to her shop not only to get supplies, but to get advice.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Milayne. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Sew Much More

Sew Much More in New Denver

Sew Much More in New Denver

 

Say hello to Kathy, owner of Sew Much More in New Denver. It’s the “biggest little yarn shop in the Kootenays” and you can bet the shop is just as charming as Kathy is.

For the last eight years, Kathy has loved providing fabrics, yarns, felting supplies, patterns, quilting fabric and like the name says...so much more...to her community. But it’s not all about helping make people’s crafting and creating dreams come true, it’s about the relationships she’s formed with customers. As Kathy said, people become more than just customers, they become friends.

Even though COVID is currently putting a damper on events, in normal times, Kathy also loves to bring people together with events like yarn tastings and the fibre arts festival, FibreFeelia Fest. At the end of the day, she finds a lot of fulfillment in helping people find their inspiration and giving them the tools they need to make magnificent creations.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Kathy. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Raven Acupuncture Raven Roast

Raven Acupuncture and Raven Roast

Raven Acupuncture and Raven Roast

Raven Acupuncture Raven Roast

 

Say hi to Brendan. He’s the owner of not one but TWO businesses here in the Valley: Raven Acupuncture and Raven Roast in Slocan. Not only does Brendan have an amazing beard, he has a heart of gold. He’s invested in building healthy communities in the West Kootenay by making acupuncture an accessible treatment option for everyone. And he’s really really good at it.

He’s a busy guy. He sees about 30 people a week and he only works 3.5 days. And then he’s got his amazing side hustle, Raven Roast. Are you looking to recover from coffee? Avoid the jitters and the afternoon crash with Raven Roast. It’s a delicious full bodied coffee alternative, and is made up of gluten free, organic roasted herbs. It’s delicious.

Brendan is seriously an amazing person and cares so much about the people he treats and serves. Even through COVID, he has found a way to heal his community, with all safety precautions in place.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Brendan. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Nomads Hemp Wear

Nomads Hemp Wear

 

Meet Anik and Louis, owners of your favourite Slocan Valley clothing brand, Nomads Hemp Wear. You would never be able to tell by their vibrant young energy that these two lovebirds have been in business for over 20 years. Yep, that’s right! From their simple beginnings slinging hemp clothing out of an old beat up van with Anik on her sewing machine and Louis constantly having to explain his purple hands from dying clothing….to being a global sustainable eco fashion business - Nomads Hemp Wear has come a long way.

But their enthusiasm and drive has never changed nor has their love for the Slocan Valley and the people in it. Tucked into the wilderness is their humble homestead, a beautiful warehouse they built themselves, surrounded by cedars, and the flowing river nearby. As self-described country bumpkins, they say there’s nowhere else they’d rather be. We couldn’t agree more. Anik and Louis are truly grateful to each and every one of you for rocking their clothing and supporting them on their wild ride.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Anik and Louis. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Evergreen Natural Foods

Evergreen Natural Foods in Crescent Valley

Evergreen Natural Foods in Crescent Valley

Evergreen Natural Foods

 

Say hello to Serena and James, owners of Evergreen Natural Foods in Crescent Valley. Evergreen was founded by Serena’s parents in 1990 and has grown to be a vibrant staple of the south end of the Valley.

Serena and James took over the family business in 2016/17. They employ 20 staff which means 20 households and families are making a living through the store...nevermind their countless suppliers.

Serena and James are passionate about supplying their local community with high quality fresh produce, bulk dry goods, gourmet and specialty foods, local products, vitamins and supplements, gifts, cafe drinks and snacks. When you buy local from Evergreen, you can be sure your money stays and circulates right here in the Valley.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Serena and James (and their little guy!). And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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