Looking to shop local while supporting independent artisans, bespoke crafters and small scale makers? Colin and Justin discuss how you can fill your home (and wardrobe) with unique finds to make you s...
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These companies have already touched your life. Beyond the big names like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Patagonia clothing, Etsy, or Kickstarter, there are impact-driven business leaders making significant money while making an amazing difference in communities all around us.
As Toronto continues to grow as a global culture hub, Field Trip is emerging as an annual homegrown star that has its roots in celebrating our cities most important asset: us. If Toronto ever wanted a downtown urban internationally relevant festival that celebrates the community, this is it. Chill, approachable, and easy going. A perfect way to enjoy the beginning of summer.
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A decade ago, I composed a foreword to a book called "Business Skills for Creative Souls." A corporate primer for artistic types put out by Montreal's do-gooding Youth Employment Services, the guidebo...
As retailers expand their online sales capabilities in response to consumer demand, there are five key ways they can educate their customers in understanding the reduced environmental impact from shopping online.
Thank goodness there is more to talk about than Rob Ford and Miley this week -- I refuse to give either one of them air time (even though I just did, right there). I found a really cute Etsy video, a delicious quinoa snack (to buy, not make), some amazing gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays, a revealing video and suggestions on how to help people in the Philippines.
The world is changing and so is the way we shop: boutiques have closed up and wholesale business for the most part has dropped significantly over the past few years. A new breed of entrepreneurs are cropping up, and they want to do it differently. They're going direct to the customer, cutting out the middleman, and building lean and mean vertical enterprises.
Pre-internet designers would traditionally either need a large company behind them or would have to settle for selling locally. These days the internet has leveled the playing field while also forcing designers to become multi-talented small business owners. The rules have changed.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Strands from baby's first haircut. The first tooth. Tiny footprints sunk into clay. Some parents even tuck away the dried stump of the umbilical cord or the stick pregnancy test as a...
Music fandom is well represented on the online craft and vintage marketplace known as Etsy. If you’re a musician of any stature at all, chances are that some of your fans, or at least some crafty (in...
The digital world is being used to bring amazing art to anyone that has a computer or mobile device. Google Art Project is a platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks. The platform now features more than 32,000 artworks from 46 museums. This is amazing when you consider that people can now access the world's most important visual cultural heritage from anywhere.
You've heard the rants about Uggs and have mulled over how Crocs got to be so popular (no, seriously, how?). Yet, to some people, neither Uggs nor Crocs are the ugliest shoes ever. We'd like to intro...
Today's artists and crafters use the Internet not only to promote themselves, but to sell their wares. Good-quality images sell a product; inferior images don't.So it makes business sense to learn a f...