The need for purpose and connection is the epitome of Octopied Mind, which sells shirts featuring unique hand-drawn designs with eye-catching, sometimes provocative, mental health-affirming slogans. Co-CEOs Vezina, 31, and her best friend Jill Davis, 30, began Octopied Mind in 2018
Cheerfully Made Goods + Markets presents their fall craft market on Sept. 24-25 at the Bell Sensplex, where over 100 small Canadian businesses will show off their handcrafted goods to the public.
Hannah Fraser’s local business, Floral Sweeties brings you all things floral: from jewelry to artwork, she combines art and science to create masterpieces with real flowers.
It’s that time of year again when we Canadians leave hibernation to make the most of the sun and warmer weather. It is also at this time that many of us look into our closets and feel the need for a refresh. Luckily, Ottawa has many consignment and vintage spots where we can freshen up our wardrobes in an efficient, fun, and, most importantly, sustainable way.
Find stunning and indulgent gifts for the fancy friend in your life, including clothing, jewelry, and personal care items like lotions, soaps, and cosmetics.
Andy Akangah’s hip-hop and anime fashion creations are getting traction from big names all over the world, but what the artist hopes to do in the coming years is connect with his local community.
Lemonade stands. DIY Halloween costumes. Haute couture. Sustainable art. Ottawa-local entrepreneur Karissa Besharah has done all of it. Apt613 met with Karissa to learn more about her creative drive, to shed light on the local fashion scene, and to see how art prints can be eco-friendly.
Alyssa Beltempo is your chic gal next door with a bubbly personality. She creates online content on slow fashion and mindful style from right here in Ottawa. After a career in finance, she transitioned to fashion and styling, where she noticed a disconnect between her clients’ satisfaction and the size of their wardrobe. She started […]
Andrea Mueller makes small, important jewelry. From her workbench, she creates engagement rings, redesigns heirloom gems, and fabricates earrings that brighten and bring meaning to their wearer’s daily lives. Mueller’s clients have given her a unique perspective into Ottawa’s changing relationship with gold and silver: she is frequently called upon to remake old or inherited […]
Apt613’s holiday gift guide brings the bling.
Wellington West has quietly emerged as one of the best neighbourhoods in Ottawa to shop at unique, independent retailers. Apt613 has teamed up with four fashion retailers to get their vision of street style in the summer of COVID-19.
Travis Iverson is working with Impact Hub Ottawa’s incubation program, Impact Academy, to build his business model and launch IverFashion, a line of clothing functionally adaptive to people with disabilities and mobility impairment, while also retaining a stylish look.
Faunapparel, a new Ottawa business, launched earlier this year with a line of sweatshop free clothing and a goal of proving that compassion is always in style.
For the first time ever, Stomping Ground is hosting a streetwear pop-up in conjunction with Unavailable, an online consignment store.
With spring just around the corner, new shops, stores and specialized services are sprouting all along Wellington West in Hintonburg, and pleasing residents with new opportunities to rediscover this vibrant and unique neighbourhood. At first glance walking by Fabrications, an established fabric boutique and sewing studio located at 1018 Wellington West, it may not be […]