Celebrating Women Owned Brands

International Women's Day is a celebration of women's achievements, and a call to action for gender equality. In Atlantic Canada, there are many inspiring women-owned businesses that are making a mark in the product industry. These businesses are not only creating unique and high-quality products, but they are also empowering women and contributing to the local economy. We are proud to work with many fierce and talented women and bring their products to our customers. Behind every small business is a great story of how they got started and we are so happy to share a few of those stories with you!

1. Picadilly Coffee - Elissa Colpitts

Elissa is a Sussex based coffee roaster whose dream-turned-reality has resulted in a thriving family-run business. At the end of her corporate career, Elissa pursued her passion for coffee, resulting in a venture that has grown exponentially since its inception in 2018. Elissa takes great pride in ensuring that her coffee is ethically sourced, using only the finest beans to deliver an exceptional cup of coffee - something you can literally taste in every cup!

2. Rustik Soap Co. - Kate Michaud

Kate is a dedicated entrepreneur who has been providing natural body products to families since 2015. Her interest in natural products began when she was seeking safer and more eco-friendly options for her own family. With a passion for quality and natural ingredients, Kate's line of products quickly grew in popularity and has become a staple in homes throughout Atlantic Canada.

3. Lunenburg Rum Cakes - Sarah Batten

Sarah Batten comes from a very large Nova Scotian family where food and get-togethers go hand in hand. With a love for the tourism & hospitality industry, Sarah eventually had the idea of packaged Rum Cakes and Chocolate as take-home souvenirs for locals and visitors to her beautiful hometown.

4. Monica Memory Memorable Gifts - Monica Memory

Monica is a lifelong artist who has honed her skills as an illustrator and potter. With over a decade of experience as an entrepreneur, Monica's illustration work can be found in gift shops and galleries all over the world. A graduate from NBCCD's ceramics program, her work as a ceramic artist was among our bestselling pottery of all time. Her dedication to her craft shines through in every piece she produces. We are so lucky to have her be part of the team at the NB Box, where she greets our customers from behind the counter in her spare time.  

5. Rose By Victoria - Victoria Burton

Victoria Burton, launched her very own jewelry collection in 2020! Her passion for wildflowers inspired her to create unique and handcrafted pieces that reflect the beauty of her home province, Newfoundland. Each piece is carefully made with flowers that are handpicked, hand-pressed, and created with great attention to detail. Her jewelry is truly one-of-a-kind.

6. Soul Flower Herbals - Cecelia Brooks

By utilizing natural and locally sourced ingredients, Cecilia Brooks infuses her Indigenous culture into her body care products. As the founder of Soul Flower Herbals, she has a deep passion for plants that she has nurtured throughout her life, and which is demonstrated in her range of nature-based personal care products.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are a few of the women we are proud to represent and whose work you support when you shop with us!

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