In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we’re feeling the love for Canada’s best female-founded businesses. From clothing to craft beer, read on to discover the women who are doing great things and giving us all the goodies we crave. —Jeanine Gordon
nonie. Calgary-based Nonie is the go-to for chic basics—just ask Meghan Markle, who famously stepped out in the brand’s Sleeveless Trench ($1,085). We have founder, Nina Kharey, to thank for serving up chic pieces that we want to get in our closet ASAP.
barkerville brewing co. Don’t be fooled by the mustache logo, Barkerville Brewing Co. is female-owned and operated and stands out in a male-dominated industry. Take a road trip up to the tasting room in Quesnel, B.C., or pick up a bottle of craft beer from BC Liquor Stores. Head brewer Erin Dale keeps us eager to try her next creation.
gatley. If you’re looking for unique clothing, gifts or accessories, a stop to Gatley in Vancouver is a must. Owner Erin Mullaly’s sharp eye keeps her shop curated with a fantastic selection of Canadian brands (Woodlot and Bodybag by Jude, to name a few) as well as unique pieces plucked from around the world with a focus supporting sustainable companies. https://gatley.ca/
cela. Cela is the brainchild of Toronto-based Celine Tadrissi. Seeing as how we can’t get enough skincare products, Cela is our go-to for everything from moisturizers to balms. Our top pick also happens to be one of Oprah’s favorites—the Black Gold Supreme Coffee Scrub ($46). The brand’s cruelty-free promise and natural ingredients make supporting this Canadian company a no-brainer. https://thisiscela.com/