A few weeks ago I went to the One Of A Kind (OOAK) Show in Toronto, a convention that brings makers of all kinds together. From fashion and beauty to home decor and wall art to even chocolate truffles, there really is something for everyone to see. Not only is there a lot of super cool and unique stuff there, but it’s crazy to walk from booth to booth and know that everything there was handmade, often times by the very person manning the booth. I attended the show last year as well, where I was equally impressed but definitely more overwhelmed, and so I didn’t buy anything. This time, however, I went in with some idea of what I could look for and potentially purchase to both fill a gap in my life and help support some local makers and artists, and I am really happy with my purchases! Here’s what they are.
I’ve kind of had tealights on a to-buy list for a while, since I acquired some left over copper-painted glass jars that I think would be great as candle votives, but held off on actually buying any because a) candles aren’t really a priority at the moment, and b) I have yet to do some research on the best candles to be buying. None of this has changed, but I happened upon Ordinary Day‘s booth and their amazing smells (and also $1/tealight pricing) and figured that made-in-Toronto tealights were good enough for now until I have time to put some more serious research into the matter. I got two tealights of three different scents (Happy Day, Sexy Day and Buddy Day), and I can’t wait to try them out!
Finding some jewelry was one of my main targets for this show, so I’m so glad that I found these minimalist, yet totally gorgeous, rings. They are actually made of at least 30% recycled materials, which was also a really cool bonus on top of being handmade! I’ve been looking to up my finger jewelry game for quite some time now and I already know that these are going to be favourites!
I’ve never tried reusable food wrap before so I’m really excited about this purchase! Abeego is all natural (made of cotton and hemp cloth, beeswax, tree resin, and jojoba oil), is durable enough to last over a year with proper use, is compostable when you’re done with it, and is Canadian-made in Victora, BC! I got the variety pack which comes with one small, one medium, and one large wrap. The print is also super cute, so I know I will love seeing it sitting in my fridge.