Here at Nostalgia we try to support local businesses as much as possible, and then Canadian businesses if it's not local. If we can't find it here then we look to fair-trade companies, eco-friendly companies or companies supporting charitable causes. We especially love supporting businesses that work to empower women and also ones that are women-owned because we are one too!
Brands We Love
Pokoloko - Read their story here: pokoloko.com
Bridlewood Soaps - read their story here: www.bridlewoodsoaps.com
Walton Wood Farm - read their story here: www.waltonwoodfarm.com
Goloka - Aid Charity While Enjoying Quality
Read their story:
Goloka Seva Trust is a Charitable Organization run by missionaries of ISKCON Bangalore, India with a mission to offer the best quality of perfumery products and suffice in aiding charitable activities. 100% of manufacturing profits from the sale of Goloka brand products are used for Charitable Activities of ISKCON Bangalore like:
The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Akshaya Patra is the world's largest (non-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.8 million children from 16,856 schools across 12 states & 2 Union territories of India.
Promotion of Organic Farming
Since 1994, our training centre has been a model and source of inspiration for hundreds of farmers in the state of Kerala & Karnataka on organic and bio-dynamic farming. We have been instrumental in training multiple self-help groups and providing them with market support.
Shri Balram Goshala at Chaksu, Jaipur preserves Indian bred cows and bulls with all required facilities, and also provides shelter to stray and redundant cows and bulls roaming the cities at Hingonia Cow Rehabilitation Centre, Rajasthan in partnership with the Government of Rajasthan, India.
Nascent Naturals - read their story here: www.nascentnaturals.com
Patrick King Woolen Company - read their story here: patrickkingwoollencompany.com
April Cornell - read their story here: www.aprilcornell.ca
The Grumpy Toad - read about them:
The Grumpy Toad creations are a funky mash-up of nature and repurposing. Creations range from driftwood walking sticks and art hangings to jewelry, garden decor and fashion accessories. The Grumpy Toad truly believes that many items intended to be discarded can be washed and reused in some way to become something new and interesting. Find them in our Jewelry section!
Anju Jewelry - read their story here: /shopanju.com