RETAILER WEEK: Celebrating Small Businesses in British Columbia


As a business, we are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of our customers, but this week we want to shine the spotlight on another integral part of our community that plays a vital role in our success – our small retailers. These dedicated local businesses are the backbone of our business. Their commitment to carrying our clean-burning soy candles, perfumes and accessories have made a significant impact on both our livelihood, our brand and the communities we serve.

In this blog post, we want to express our heartfelt appreciation for some of our small retailers across British Columbia. Without them, our products wouldn't reach as many customers, and our brand wouldn't have the same reach and impact. Let's take a moment to recognize their hard work and the vital role in our communities.

Crooked Crown Kamloops BC

Crooked Crown is a well-curated gift boutique run by Brianna Shelton. Brianna took over Crooked Crown in the Fall of 2022. As a born-and-raised Kamploops woman, she has always cherished living in this wonderful town as a child, adult and now mother of two boys with her highschool sweetheart. 

Crooked Crown  proudly offers carefully selected items to the Kamloops community and have a strong passion for supporting fellow Canadian brands. Brianna and team are particularly enthusiastic about promoting businesses led, founded, and owned by women. Their guiding principles revolve around fostering connections, building a sense of community, and embracing inclusivity in everything they do.  

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Wildflower & Twigs, Sechelt BC

The next time you’re in Sechelt, be sure to stop in at Wildflower & Twigs along Cowrie St. 

Filled with stunning botanicals, home decor and Canadian-sourced gifts and gift boxes, this shop will quickly become one of your favourite places to stop and shop on the Sunshine Coast. You can pick up your favourite Canvas Candle Co scents, grab a potted plant and even a few unique home accessories! Sneak a peek of the flower arrangements they’re making while you’re there too! 

Here’s what the community says about Sasha and her shop:

“Beautiful store with many unique items for gifts and your home. Lots of fresh flowers!”

-Tracey K

Visit Wildflower and Twigs here: 5679 Unit 2,Cowrie Street Sechelt, British Columbia

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Gigi B, Granville Island-Vanvouver BC

Gigi B is a well established, hidden gem for discerning customers looking for an array of timeless art and gifts along Granville Island. Directly in the heart of the island in the Net Loft, you’ll surely find one-of-a-kind gifts curated by owner Marco and buying manager Dulce, and with the help of their dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Gigi B has been around for over 20 years on the island and is a staple when it comes to visiting Granville Island. 

Here’s what the community says about Gigi B: 

“Marco is fantastic and his shipping is impeccable! I look forward to purchasing from him again”-Michelle D

Visit Gigi B on Granville Island here:1666 Johnston St # 12, Vancouver, BC, Canada, BC

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Town & Country, Maple Ridge/Poco BC

Town & Country is located in 2 Fraser Valley locations; Maple Ridge and Port Coquitlam. Both stores are chock full of fun and kitschy gifts, clean and locally sourced skincare products, home goods and snacks; and incredible apparel for all humans. Noami, Town & Country’s founder, first met Caylen when she was hosting her own Town & Country vintage markets throughout the Fraser Valley. Once she opened the doors of her own brick and mortar Canvas Candle Co was stocked on the shelves amongst other local brands. 

Here’s what the community says about Town & Country:

“Love this store and love supporting local! I always head here when I need a gift for a friend or family member. They are so helpful and kind!” -Abby M

Visit Town & Country here:11940 228 St #102, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6L9 or #107B 1475 Prairie Ave Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1T3

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The Local Space, Chilliwack/Langley/Surrey BC

The Local Space is “your one stop shop for all your favourite local brands from all over Canada”. Each of their 3 stores throughout the lower mainland of BC features bath & body, apparel and giftware from value-aligned, you guessed it-local brands. Megan, founder of The Local Space, and her all-women team pride themselves on offering the community an option of supporting other locals and their families by shopping from over 100+ local brands. 

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