Electrik Kidz is an edgy clothing line from Montreal with accessories for kids 0 to 5 years & their young at heart parents. All products are made in Canada, with organic cotton and scrap production. Every piece is hand silkscreened with eco-friendly water based ink. All products have been approved by Health Canada. Get ready to have some fun!
Creations Encore is a way of mixing better consumption with design and creation. Creations Encore is committed to ethical production & the environment.
All materials used are first quality fabrics, picked up from overstocks from the local fashion industry.
2- ECO-FRIENDLY FABRICATION PROCESS
Our commitment to environment brings us to use the fabric entirely. To do so we incorporate small pieces in the design. This is one of our many ways to reduce our impact on the environment.
3-ENTIRELY CREATED IN QUEBEC
Based in Montreal, we choose to support our local know-how. After the closing and relocation of the Canadian sewing factories, many seamstresses lost their job. This is why Creations Encore has decided to encourage our local workforce.
4-EVERY CLOTH AND ACCESSORY HAS IS OWN IDENTITY
Since we work with overstocks, the quantity of fabric is limited. This means that every piece is unique!
Curiosities is extremely excited to welcome a new textile artist to our shop. Marissa Mandell is the creative force behind Luved clothing, an organic clothing collection handcrafted in Toronto. It all began with one idea: to design clothing that looks fantastic on all body types. And Marissa has succeeded with clothing that is going to delight you.
From Karen Sadegursky, the incredible person, designer, seamstress & business woman behind So-Fine: So-Fine® began its endeavors in Vancouver, B.C in 2001 and has been growing steadily ever since. In October of 2006, the company expanded east to make its mark on the legendary Montreal fashion scene.
Orange Avocado Jewellery by Sandra Paetsch
Meet Orange Avocado. Restless for something fresh and different, jewellery designer Sandra Paetsch ventured into the world of metalworking of precious metals … pure silver, bronze, gold-filled metals, copper, stainless steel and brass…and Orange Avocado was born in 2005 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Bonnie Doone Glass
Bonnie Doone Glass features unique one of a kind work made using specialty glass that is hand cut and fused to create original glass pieces ranging from ornaments to serving dishes to jewellery.
Bonnie Doone Glass was started in the summer of 2006 by Tammy Fleet-Schmid in a garage studio in Bonnie Doone, Ontario. Business quickly grew and expanded and partner and sister, Sandy Fleet joined the company working out of her studio in St. Thomas, Ontario. Shortly after, a third studio and Rebecca Murray in Blue Point, Ontario were welcomed.
All Sassafras jewellery is handcrafted in Shallow Lake, ON. These one-of-a-kind pieces show the highest attention to detail & display an amazing artistic ability in both glass & metal. Sassafras creates truly unique jewellery. There will always be some variation in the pieces due to the properties of the glass, which means each piece can never be entirely duplicated.
These wonderful new pieces from Bella Grey express artful adornment & one of a kind inspiration. Artist Karen Cameron follows the path of creative play and imaginative self-expression to create unique & personal accessories ranging from necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. You will be delightfully intrigued by this gorgeous new line that features handpicked beach stones as their building block.
Susan Leroux is a published worldwide Canadian hot glass artist from London Ontario. She has studied the art of glass with Mater Glass Artists from all over the globe. Each piece uses imported Murano Glass and a natural diamond is actually set into the glass. Susan is inspired by the colours of the glass and the magical way they flow together when heated. Each piece is absolutely unique.
maboue is wearable porcelain handcrafted by Quebec artist Soleil Fleming. Nature inspired imagery & gorgeous glazes combine to create very organic feeling pieces. Soleil lives just north of Montreal, in Québec, among many many trees. She has a Studio Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal and says, "there is a crazy amount of truly creative and innovative makers in Québec!" We’re thrilled to be carrying her line.
Sarah Mulligan Glass Artisan
Originally from London, ON Sarah Mulligan now handcrafts gorgeous glass jewellery in Victoria BC. She creates an iron oxide image that is placed in-between layers of glass. It is then fused in a hot kiln, melting the glass pieces together and permanently adhering the iron oxide to the glass. With her pendants she layers image upon image in multiple layers of glass to create wondrous three dimensional images. Birds, blossoms, koi & trees are depicted in her various stunning pieces.
Canadian glass artist Sarah Mulligan has been working with hot glass for over 12 years. In that time she has worked both for herself and with other Canadian glass artists in designing, creating and selling blown glass across Canada and the United States. After completing her BA in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, Sarah decided to move in a new direction and enrolled into the Interior Design program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario...
Karley Smith Jewellery
Handcrafted in Langley BC, this stunning jewellery is bursting with timeless beauty. Wear it for that ever so special occasion & bask in the glamour of Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, sterling silver, antique brass & copper. As you look through these photos you may find yourself sighing in delight - we do every time we look at these gorgeous pieces!
NES jewellery is handcrafted in Montreal by Nikaline & Sybelle (Nikaline et Sybelle = NES). These talented artists use resin, pewter, freshwater pearls & Swarovski crystals to create stunning & wearable works of art. The gorgeous colour drenched hues are breathtaking!
Charlotte Shea is the mastermind behind Loden, a cut and sew clothing line located in Victoria, B.C. Since 2007 they have been making visually beautiful clothing with attention to detail and craftsmanship. Focused on creating pieces that will last, not only in terms of durability but also remaining aesthetically timeless for seasons to come. They create their own artwork and hand print all of their fabric in house, allowing use of exclusive patterns and creation of their own color palettes. This hand printed process also makes each of their garments one of a kind. With a focus on locally sourced premium fabric and quality components Loden strives to create clothing that people feel a close connection to.
We’re so excited to be carrying all of the Loden headband styles below at Curiosities and will soon be able offer you even more selection from this amazing Canadian company!
This month we want to introduce you a new local artist! Photographer Jennifer Squires brings us a stunning line of note cards, which are ideal for framing. We’re proud to be able to showcase such a talented Londoner.
L Carr Designs – Vintage Chic
Lynda Carr first discovered beauty in silver plated vintage pieces when she came across a very old butter dish lid at a local antique shop. Blackened and bent, the piece had beautiful engravings on it.
This is when the L Carr Designs Vintage line was born...determined to take something forgotten, cast-off and no longer used and create with it to produce unique one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery.
Curiosities is excited to get Foxy this September;) We were delighted to meet with Foxy Originals designers Jennifer Ger and Suzie Chemel in Toronto this summer and take a peek at all their new creations. These stylish entrepreneurs have a London connection as they met while studying at the University of Western Ontario.
Little Bee Art
Little Bee Art crafts high quality 100% pure beeswax candles right here in London. When you burn them, you'll experience a pleasant and romantic atmosphere through their sweet honey aroma and relaxing golden flame. Little Bee Art pillar, table and decorative candles come in a variety of sizes. Votives and tealights are also available.
Heather de Man is the exclusive designer for Puffin Gear®. She started her business 15 years ago with children’s hat designs. Originally an engineer, Heather left the industry to start her design business when she noticed a void in the market for children's hats. It was the desire to dress her young children in contemporary styles without sacrificing function that established the principles behind Puffin Gear®.
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Moxie and Zab by Debi Munce
Moxie and Zab’s baby collection is the brainchild of London textile artist Debi Munce. Her line of eco-friendly baby blankets, bibs, burp pads and tag-a-longs collaged together with vintage chenille, antique textiles, and retro graphics create one-of-a-kind “hip-baby” must haves!
Another Moxie and Zab favourite are the stuffed creatures great and small that Debi creates out of the same fabrics. Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my! Not to mention the adorable owls…which are my favourite stuffies.
As well as being an incredibly innovative textile artist, Debi also paints vibrant nature-themed paintings that look fantastic in any nursery. Curiosities is proud to be the exclusive London retailer of the Moxie and Zab line.
Moxie and Zab…changing our planet one thread at a time!
Jolie Mack Custom Jewelery Designs
We are excited to be able to bring you the fabulous bohemian chic creations of Vancouver jewellery designer Jolie Mack!
Jolie designed the “Bohobo Collection” specifically for Curiosities customers. These designs create a naturally glamorous look combining Swarovski crystal with organic wood, gemstones and lots of glitter. All designs in the "Bohobo Collection” are named after New York neighbourhoods where Boho Chic originated from.
Take a look through Jolie’s collection and feel the inspiration. Her creations capture the light in wonderful ways and they are even more beautiful in person.
I love colour and jewellery that swings; movement and drama will always catch my creative eye. Semi-precious and precious stones have metaphysical qualities all to their own and knowing these qualities sometimes will move a design into a mood - for example, romantic or fierce. But most of the inspiration just comes from my mind roaming about as I sit and pick through materials then locking on one thing - a colour combination, an interesting cut of crystal, or a memory from a summer long ago.