BEACH Holiday Market & Party 2018: Meet the Makers!
The first annual BEACH Holiday Market & Party is Wednesday, November 21! We’re bringing together some of our favourite female-led, locally owned businesses to kick off the holiday season and support WINS - a local organization supporting vulnerable women & their children so they can grow & contribute to our community.
Your $10 ticket includes entry to the event, BEACH Paleo Popcorn & Punch, and a chance to win a BEACH Beauty Membership. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to WINS, and we will also be accepting donations of lightly worn winter clothing on their behalf!
Curious about our vendors? Get to know a little more about them below!
Nourish Sweat Soul (NSS) is an athleisure lifestyle brand, conscious and vibrant women's apparel made of organic and recycled materials in Los Angeles. NSS designs sustainable athleisure collections, fashion staples curated specifically to represent modern women living on the go, fulfilled, energetic, real and raw beauty. NSS sources from trusted manufacturers that share the same respect for people and sustainability in the fashion industry.
Flora Fromage = Plant Cheese. An innovative brand in the Health Food Industry with our plant-based cheese products that are made from the highest-quality ingredients. We guarantee to only serve you the finest artisanal products imaginable (we have wild imaginations, I assure you). Our offerings are completely dairy free, rich in probiotics, and prepared by a Professional Chef... in the heart of Calgary. Craftsmanship. Connection. Community.
When it comes to scrunchies, one is never enough! Named after Mr. Dressup’s two puppets, Casey and Finnegan, these luxury scrunchies come in fabrics like velvet, vegan leather, satin, and more! Not only are scrunchies stylish and versatile, they’re the perfect damage-free and ouch-less alternative to hair elastics. Best of all, each scrunchie is hand-sewn by senior citizens with a portion of proceeds going back to each maker!
Rachael Meckling is a Canadian based illustrator & designer who completed her studies in Fashion Communication with her Bachelor of Design at Ryerson University. She is now a freelance fashion artist, designer & LIVE illustrator (portrait sketcher). A list of her clients / collaborators include: Aritzia (CA), FASHION magazine (CA), Kit + Ace (CA), American Apparel (US), FLARE magazine (CA) and more.
Megan started out her life as a little girl who adored arts and crafts. She took up jewelry making as an outlet for stress and as a way to heal her broken soul. This turned into a passion which then blossomed into a small business. Now a new mom to a beautiful baby girl, she hopes to pass on her passion for creating beautiful things and the power of imagination that comes with it. < Mom + Entrepreneur + Loyal Partner + Fearless Friend + Community Volunteer + Artsy-Fartsy. > add a pinch of nutty and a dash of hilarity and that is Megan in a nutshell!! Each piece is created with much love, good intentions and uniqueness. She pours her heart and soul into each item and it shows.
TALEE ( TAH-lee), translating to " Rope" in Bahasa Malaysia, symbolizes strength, hope and our connections with people. Lorraine Lee, founder and designer of TALEE, was born and raised on the Island of Borneo, Malaysia, and currently resides in Calgary, AB. She began creating her collection through a love for boating and knot tying she learned from her father at a very young age. The concept of TALEE was developed from the idea of using tying knots as a cognitive therapy for her father's brain injury which resulted in him suffering from short-term memory loss. This process has now become an important part of father/daughter bonding sessions in hopes to bring joy and the recollection of his memory and identity. She developed previous concepts of memory through printmaking and architectural projects during her academic years at the University of Calgary. TALEE will be carrying the concept of memory through wearable art works that explores hues and forms through the development of new knots patterns in her future collections. “It is an episode in my life that has inspired me to do what I do and hoping in the same way to inspire people around me.”
Pranic Forest is small batch artisan apothecary company focused on chemical free, natural products. herbal medicine and energy wellness. We offer these sessions in the apothecary. We are striving to educate people about the practice of safe holistic beauty, we are doing this whilst anchored by the strength of the majestic rocky mountains of Calgary Alberta Canada. Developed by Amanda Spicer, master herbalist, aromatherapist, intuitive energy channeler , cosmetologist and artist. All of our products are crafted in small batches, herbalist curated ingredients, incorporating the highest vibrations, earthly treasures of impeccable quality, and striving for true sustainability with ethical harvesting and wildcraft practices. We do not use any animal fats, chemical emulsifiers, petroleum products, synthetics, dyes, formaldehyde, parabens, synthetic fragrances or palm oil. We do not participate in any form of animal cruelty. The products we create are truly made with heart energy, we love them, and hope you will too.