Fresh Finds - Spring's Top Products!

Updated: Feb 11

Spring's Top Products!

Canadian, eco-friendly, renewable or simply fabulous products that are our must haves!



These beauties are a tribute to our hometown, Cabarete.

Inspired by the Atlantic Ocean that surrounds our local community in the Dominican Republic where our shoes are made, the Oceana deep blue navy slide sandal is a reminder of what we want to help preserve.

  • Made of locally sourced leather

  • Handcrafted tire soles made from upcycled tires sourced in Haiti

  • No break in period "aka" instant comfort

  • Super cushy foam core mid-sole made from high quality foam to offer support and durability

  • Handmade leather footbed

  • Slightly raised heel for extra impact absorption

  • Handmade by artisan shoemakers in the Dominican Republic

The Oceana leather slide sandal loves sundresses as much as frayed jeans. The Oceana will be the sandal you reach for when you want to feel comfortable and confident that your shoes look great, while contributing to eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives.

10% from the revenue of each pair of Oceana's goes to the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project, helping to provide education and environmental awareness for more than 7000 youth across the north coast of the Dominican Republic.


Bokashi Living

Bokashi composting is simply a process of using your valuable food waste to generate garden friendly microbes, yeast, and fungi (all of which are contained in a dormant state within the bokashi bran).  

These microbes come alive and multiply when they are added to your food waste, and, when dug into your garden, immediately begin to benefit the soil structure and plants living in it. 

As a home owner, bokashi is your ideal tool for creating microbe rich compost. And adding quality compost to our soils is perhaps the only task we really need to focus on as gardeners. If we do that, then the microbes in our soil will thrive, resulting in plants that develop stronger root structures, and have better growth, nutrition and resistance to pests and disease. 

The key to the bokashi process is fermentation. In using the bokashi bin, you are in effect rapidly fermenting your food waste, and in doing so converting it to a microbe rich format that becomes extremely accessible to your soil ecology and plant roots.

In just two weeks after burying your fermented food waste in your garden, it will be assimilated into the surrounding soil web, where it will benefit everything from microbes to macrobes, and in turn the plants themselves. The more you do this, the better and more natural your garden will become. 

Remember, we depend on plants, plants depend on soil, and healthy soil depends on microbes.


LifeStraw Products & How They Work

• Hollow Fiber Membrane

• All LifeStraw products use a hollow fiber membrane. These membranes have microscopic pores that trap contaminants.

• Filtration Process

• Bacteria and parasites are bigger than the pores in the filter. Water is able to pass through, but contaminants larger than 0.2 microns remain trapped.

• Filtering Chemicals

• Some LifeStraw products use a two-stage filtration process. In addition to the hollow fiber membrane, a carbon capsule absorbs chemicals like chlorine and pesticides.

• More advanced carbon filters, like the LifeStraw Flex, also reduce heavy metals, like lead.

About Vestergaard

Vestergaard is an innovative leader in the global war against diseases, especially those impacting vulnerable populations around the world. Vestergaard’s game-changing solutions contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet. Vestergaard operates according to a humanitarian entrepreneurship business model, whereby doing good is good business. Following this model, the company devotes its entire innovative platform towards producing breakthrough products and solutions for disadvantaged people.


Canadian, all natural, scent free, fair trade, biodegraable, vegan and cruelty free - what MORE could you possibly ask for??

Grapefruit and Turmeric Hand Cream

Handcrafted to repair and restore with 100% natural and organic ingredients. Our rich and fast-absorbing hand cream deeply nourishes skin with Shea butter and Cocoa butter leaving skin silky smooth. Enriched with Organic Argan, Sweet Almond oil and Aloe for healthy hydrated hands.

Simply amazing for dry and cold climates!

Have a great product that is Canadian, eco-friendly, up-cycled, fair trade, unique or hand . crafted? LET US KNOW! Use the Subject "Fresh Finds".

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