Local Box of Love 001
ONLY ONE LEFT! Ring has been made in a size 5, but since it is adjustable, it can be stretched to fit at least two sizes up or down.
Please note these are only available for delivery in Toronto or Clarington, pickup is in Bowmanville, Clarington, or in the Junction Triangle, Toronto.
The Valentine's Day Collection.
A carefully curated box featuring florals from The Sustainable Florist and gifts from BIPOC makers.
1. The Love Ring, an adjustable ring handcrafted by Lindsay at Majority Jewels in Toronto, Ontario.Check your ring size here.
2. The Bawdy Candle, hand-poured in Toronto, Ontario by Dinah at Atelier Honey Co.
3. 71% Organic Dark Ontario Strawberry Crunch Bar handmade in Sudbury, Ontario by Chef Tammy at Raven Rising Global Indigenous Chocolates and Pastry.
4. Purple + Pink Dried Flower Hoop handmade with rescued tulle fabric in Toronto, Ontario by Sammy at The Sustainable Florist.
Packaged in a box made of 100% recycled paper with natural packaging peanuts made of starch that dissolve in water or can be composed. The only thing that contains plastic is the chocolate bar to ensure it is kept fresh and safe for you to consume! We have made this packaging easy to recycle, but we are happy to reuse the box and packaging peanuts for $5 off your next purchase if you return it to us!
When checking out, you'll have the option to choose between pickup or delivery and select your preferred delivery date (Feb. 12-14).
Lindsay is the founder of Majority Jewels, a jewelry company based in Toronto, Ontario currently specializing in sterling silver pieces.
“My journey in creating jewelry began about a year and a half ago when I began feeling unchallenged and unsatisfied with work. Since childhood, I have been fortunate enough to always have creative outlets to express myself. These activities directed my attention, provided an emotional release as well as served as a distraction from my stress and anxiety. Now that I was working full time, I felt that I was missing that means of expression and something that I could be passionate about.
I wanted to feel the satisfaction of creating something with my hands and be able to share this passion with others. Jewelry came to mind. I took a couple workshops and started more formal education soon after and I was hooked. I loved learning how to manipulate and understand the flames and using your tools to create a tangible, finished product that once started as just a dream in my head. Especially since the pandemic hit, being able to get lost and completely absorbed in something other than current circumstances has truly been a lifesaver.
Moving forward, my biggest goal is to create better transparency in regards to sustainability and ethical practices. The jewelry industry has a horrific history in unethical practices including destroying natural environments and the exploitation of workers. This is definitely a long-term goal as I work towards having increased access in sourcing fair trade materials. Overall, I hope to assist in bringing lasting and more positive change to the environment, global and local economies, and to the jewelry industry as a whole.”
Lindsay will have more jewelry coming soon, so make sure you follow along at @majorityjewels to see her magic!
A piece for love and protection. Made of sterling silver, garnet, and is made to be adjustable - can be loosened or tightened to fit different fingers.
A simple way to measure your finger is to take a piece of string, wrap it comfortably around your finger, then measure the length of the string against a ruler. Compare your number with this chart. If you are between sizes, we recommend sizing up.
Dinah is the maker behind Atelier Honey, a sex and self positive home decor workshop based in Toronto, Ontario.
"During my time in the Army Reserves, I found solace in my space. I'd be away from family for months, and home was where I always wanted to be. In that, I found a love in home decor and interior design. I wanted to grow not only a home decor business but allow customers to create a unique space that's all their own.
When the lockdown started, I couldn't do what I loved anymore and happily found a new love in chandlery. I wanted to start introducing conversational peices into the mix and started pouring body shaped candles."
We are SO EXCITED to be featuring Dinah's handmade non-toxic Bawdy Candle in our 001 Box of Local Love! Made with the sweetest pink colour for Valentine's Day! There will also be a little reminder for yourself or your loved one that all bodies are beautiful even if yours looks different than the candle.
Atelier Honey creates candles in different skin tones and body shapes, like the Big Beautiful Bawdy Candle and the Expecting Bawdy Candle. If our Box of Local Love is out of your price range, you can always order from Dinah directly at atelierhoney.com
Follow @atelierhoney.co to see what other brilliance she creates in 2021.
A 100% soy wax candle that may contain slight imperfections.
Dimensions: Height: 3.5 inches; Width: 1.5 inches
Burn time: 1hour to 1hr35mins
Suggested for novelty use, but can be burned. If lit, please put on a flat, fireproof surface.
MEET CHEF TAMMY
Chef Tammy is a proud Saulteaux Ojibwe Kwe from White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan. She is a survivor of the 60's Scoop, a government-enacted project lasting from the 1950s - 1990s where agents stole nearly 34,000 Indigenous children from their birthmothers and placed them in white, middle class families across North America. Chef Tammy was adopted into a loving Finnish family in Sudbury, Ontario. When Chef Tammy was older and made attempts to trace her heritage, she was stonewalled by agencies who told her that her files were lost in a fire. It was only after she became part of the Sixties Scoop lawsuit that Chef Tammy discovered the extensiveness of her White Bear family.
Chef Tammy has had the opportunity to work in some of the best restaurants, resorts, hotels and bakeries throughout Canada. She is a Certified, Red Seal Journeyman Pastry Chef and Baker. Passionate about her heritage, @ravenrising.ca is a new venture she started in 2020 in Sudbury, Ontario to mix recipes she learned from her Finnish mother with Indigenous ones from her heritage.
“This is my life purpose. I was born to bake and create food like this. Every single time I make a chocolate or use an Indigenous ingredient, I feel like it’s a piece of me. It’s like I’m giving you a hug from afar." We seriously feel hugged by Chef Tammy when we taste the love and care that has went into creating her chocolates.
"Our wish is to offer a balance of both worlds. Melding the traditional with the new while still respecting the ingredient. Our chocolates and pastries put the focus on traditional ingredients sourced, wherever possible, from Indigenous people in Canada and throughout the world. We strive to offer sustainable, ethical, traceable, and organic ingredients. We proudly source from local and Canadian businesses. Chi Miigwetch for joining us on our tasty journey!"
Chef Tammy also crafts chocolate memberships on a monthly basis and offers her uniquely shaped chocolates internationally through her website at ravenrising.ca. A portion of her proceeds go to #MMIW ♥️
These chocolates do not contain any added animal products or gluten products. We produce all of our chocolates by hand, however all of our equipment used are the same for all chocolates. The kitchen that we use, is the same kitchen we use for all products. Any of our products may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, soy, gluten, milk, or eggs.
MEET ME, SAMMY!
The Sustainable Florist is currently my side gig as I work as a research analyst in mental health. Growing and designing with flowers helps relieve my anxiety and stress, and I hope to work solely as a farmer-florist in the future! I'm also a cat foster mom for two rescues in the GTA.
While I save up for my own land, I grow flowers in my little micro-farm in the Junction Triangle in Toronto, Ontario. By using wooden containers, fabric grow bags, and pots in my rented backyard and deck, I am able to create a mini urban flower farm. I also grow in a larger, in-ground micro-farm in Bowmanville, Ontario. My amazing parents built this during the pandemic to expand the number of flowers we could grow!
I use my blooms and flowers from other local farmers for weddings, subscriptions, and to sell in small shops during the flower season. In the winter months, I transition to wreaths and dried and pressed flower art. I created the Box of Local Love to collaborate with local BIPOC makers and spotlight their work, so you'll be seeing these boxes pop up year-round for special occasions or just because! I strive to be low-waste and consider social and environmental sustainability in all aspects of my work and business.
As I only use local flowers dried naturally, I cannot source enough to sell in bouquets or arrangements all fall and winter long. Inspired by the creator of #flowersontulle Olga Prinku, I've made my version of dried flower embroidery hoops using leftover or deadstock tulle rescued from the landfill. The embroidery hoops are made of bamboo with rust-resistant metal.
DRIED FLOWER HOOP DETAILS:
Crafted on a 5-inch bamboo embroidery hoop. Each one is unique and will have variances in the placement of the flowers, and the flowers used. There may be slight differences from the type of hoop or tulle used in the photos, as we source secondhand and locally.
As we only use flower and plant material that has been dried naturally (without any dyes or chemicals) for our own safety and the safety of the planet, the artwork will change appearance over time due to sunlight fading the colours of the botanicals. We recommend displaying somewhere out of direct sunlight to keep the colour for the longest time possible.