If you’ve been following twowildtides for a while, you know we really value supporting local businesses. Not only does shopping local benefit the individuals and families who own the businesses, but it supports the local economy overall. We thought we’d take some time to highlight some of our favorite locally made products. Some of these we’ve raved about on our blog and social media before, others are totally new to us. Keep reading!
Cove Kombucha– we buy this stuff every chance we get. Now that it is available at Costco (only $11.99 per six-pack, score!) it is so much more accessible. There are a variety of flavors, some of our favorites being Mango Turmeric and Blueberry Pomegranate. Not only is Cove Kombucha locally produced in Nova Scotia, it is healthy and sugar conscious. You can feel good about consuming this product; mentally and physically. Check out their social pages (@covekombucha) for awesome recipes and learn about the benefits of ‘booch.
YYT Soap’s Lollipop Body Lotion– I LOVE this body lotion. It is hands-down one of my all-time favorite scents and formulas. It is sweet but not sickly sweet and moisturizing without being oily. I love how it feels on my skin and I love that it is made by hand in St. John’s with all-natural ingredients. I’ve almost reached the bottom of my bottle, time to restock! Check out @yytsoap on social media and our full YYT Soap article from last year by clicking here.
Wildhood Clothing’s Hoodies– Wildhood produces top quality hoodies and shirts. It is a local business that was started by a young man from Bangladesh and the brand represents embracing diversity and chasing your passions. I was sold on that, let alone the actual quality of the clothing. It’s hard to catch me without my Wildhood hoodie because it is one of the comfiest clothing items I own. It has survived countless washes, camping trips, and boat rides. The leather tag and subdued colors are so timeless and classy. It’s one of my favorite local products for sure. Our articles here and here or @Wildhood_ on Instagram for more!
Figgyduff Dory Sugar Skull Puffin Tee– this is one of the most unique designs I have ever come across. The puffin is the perfect symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador and the amazing sugar skull design takes away the ‘tacky tourist’ vibe that many t-shirts carry. A few years ago we published a Figgyduff Dory lookbook and I’ve been rocking this shirt frequently ever since. For more of Figgyduff’s fab designs check out @figgyduffdory on social media. I recently grabbed the ‘don’t be talkin” tee and I can’t wait to style it ASAP.
Indigena Skincare Blueberry Bliss Face Masque and Sugar Scrub– I will never stop raving about these products. They smell like a citrusy-sweet dream, they make my skin feel fabulous, and they even taste good (Indigena’s products are all-natural and food grade!). I have gone through three jars and I don’t plan on stopping. They are amazing before shaving, for dry lips, and as an exfoliating face masque. All the ingredients are locally-sourced and the products are made in the province. For a full review of these products and more, check out this article. Also, follow @indigenaskincare on social media!
“Come On We Goes” by Karen Silver– you might find it odd to see a children’s book on this list, but when Karen Silver sent along her latest book for our review, I fell in love. Being a Newfoundlander, I was touched by the way the way Silver used our culture and quirks to create a fun, educational book for kids. I can’t wait to pass this along to my little cousin and read it with him, he’ll love it and I will too. This book is a perfect bedtime read with the special child in your life or to pick up as a gift for someone.
Ragmaw’s Triple Zip Crossbody Bag– I carry this bag everywhere. It’s the perfect size for all my junk without being bulky. The strap is the length I prefer, it is super durable, the zippers are smooth, and it is so beautiful. The most incredible part? Ragmaw bags are made by hand, from the hand-drawn patterns down to the leatherwork, by a talented textile artist named Megan Jackman, who owns the company.
What’s your favorite local product? Do you have any of these? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on social media, @twowildtides! We would love to try your recommendations!