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You Can Shop Canadian-Made, Eco-Friendly Brands At This New Toronto Pop-Up

Your long weekend plans are sorted...

With the long weekend just days away, we’re busy thinking of plans to fill the three days out of the office. One can’t-miss event this weekend? The Pretty Elevated By Irisa pop-up at Stackt Market.

The pop-up brings together some of Canada’s most exciting female-run businesses and is described as “a community driven collective and social impact initiative dedicated to empowering women and creating opportunities that amplify the female voice through community and connectivity.”

The pop-up, led by Canadian cannabis brand Irisa, has been running for just over a week and will continue until September 22nd. The pop-up is offering a rotating selection of brands for consumers to discover and shop, alongside an extensive programme of workshops and talks by various local creatives and life coaches. There’s also a library packed with feminist literature and a co-working space if you’re feeling inspired and want to surround yourself with like-minded women.

This weekend you’ll be able to shop Bag and Bougie, a range of durable, eco-friendly bags; Peoples Products, fair-trade clothing made by women for women; and Cherry Gardens, a loungewear and underwear collection. Following their stint in the pop-up, Threads, an ethically sourced, subscription tights brand, Canadian vegan beauty brand Sarisha Beauty and Eugenia Chan jewellery will move in. The space has already played host to digital-first clothing brand BirdieFit, afro-furturist jewellery and clothing label Wild Moon and Toronto-born swimwear line Smitten Swim.

One of the driving forces behind the pop-up was the skyrocketing price of retail space within Toronto which is prohibitive for many brands. Adine Fabiani-Carter, the chief marketing office at High Park (the event’s parent company), said in a statement, “Pretty Elevated is about creating a space and community that empowers women to pursue personal and professional growth. We’re here to support local entrepreneurs by giving them a platform to amplify their businesses and expand their audience. We invite and encourage people in the city of Toronto to join us in celebrating these great local businesses.” Shopping for a cause? Now that’s definitely something we (and our bank accounts) can get on board with.