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Better businesses make better gifts. WINTER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013

Spotlighting the social mission sector — B Corps and beyond.

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Better for your kids. TwentyOneToys.com

CometSkateboards.com

OrganicLifestyle.com

Better businesses make better gifts.

AroundSquare.com

LittlePicklePress.com


Better for your office. YellowLeafHammocks.com For the free-spirited office.

EcoJot.ca Planners, note books and stationary.

MerchantsofGreenCoffee.com Locally roasted globally minded coffees, supporting programs like Evergreen and The Jane Goodall Institute.

ItSaulGood.com

StepForwardPaper.com

Artisan gift boxes of Canadian goods from Saul Good Gift Co.

Straw-based paper from a Canadian company.

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Better for your family (gatherings).

Southbrook Wines

Beau’s Beer

Taking sustainability to the extreme, this is Canada’s first “biodynamic” certified wine. LCBO

Certified Organic, family owned, even if your Uncle is a loyal Labatt drinker—have him try a Lug Tread. LCBO

The Healthy Butcher

Fresh City Farms

Some of Toronto’s highest quality organic meats, produced “the way nature intended”. 565 Queen West

Your source for local and seasonal produce in Toronto. Buy a Box! FreshCityFarms.com

Better businesses make better gifts.


Better when you’re cashstrapped.

Toronto Tool Library Why buy gifts when you can make them!? Membership gives you a great tool collection without the upfront cost or hassle of storage. TorontoToolLibrary.com RUBR Canadian made, nonpetroleum based hockey pucks. Our game, our way. rubr.ca

Lucky Iron Fish Camino Canada’s leading line of Fair Trade & Organic chocolate bars. You can find them in grocery stores all over the city ­— making it easy to keep your sweet tooth ‘ethical’. LaSiembra.com

These are the kind of innovative local projects that make us proud to be Canadian. Buy three fish for Cambodian women and keep a pin for yourself. LuckyIronFish.com/support

Badger Balm

Me to We

Natural. Organic. Family owned. They’re the ‘good guys’ in the cosmetics industry for when you lose your next lip balm. Your local natural food stores

Accessories that are not only stylish, they guarantee fair wages to artisanal labour in the developing world. 225 Carlton or MetoWe.com

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World-leading better from your own backyard.

Oliberte.com Started in Oakville, these Ethiopian-made kicks are the first FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED shoes on the planet. Annnnd... they look a-maze-Ing. Oliberte.com/stores

FTJCO.com Fair Trade Jewellery Co. This Cabbagetown shop is your connection for the most ethically sourced, custom made jewelry on the planet. If you’re going to spend big... you might as well spend BETTER. 523 Parliament Street

Better businesses make better gifts.


Better for your man.

Better for your woman.

ColeandParker.co

Kitigan.com

Cole & Parker Funky Socks. Supporting Kiva.

Moccasins & Mukluks. 100% Aboriginal Enterprise.

GetKitts.com Kitts Underwear is made in Canada. Their 1-for-1 model supports Dress For Success.

Patagonia.com Committed to 100% traceable down in 2014, as part of total supply-chain transparency.

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WINTER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013

The Guide

B Corp Certified

This Winter Holiday Gift Guide is brought to you through the cooperation of

B Corp Certified companies are businesses committed to solving social and environmental problems through the power of business. The certification is like ‘Fair Trade’ or ‘Organic’, but instead of being a stamp on your bag of coffee—it is a review of an entire business. To learn more, visit BCorporation.net.

Social Mission Sector The ‘social mission sector’ is made up of for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and community groups focusing their efforts to address a social, cultural or environmental challenge.

Bigger sources for better gifts frankandoak.com ethicalocean.com warbyparker.com etsy.com feelgoodz.com dogeared.com autonomieproject.com blueavacado.com atayne.com realfoodtoronto.com oneofakindshow.com brika.com Better businesses make better gifts.

Designed in Toronto by Now Creative Group.

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B Corps Gift Guide 2013  

Better businesses make better gifts. The Winter Holiday Guide 2013 is spotlighting the social mission sector — B Corps and beyond. Brought t...

B Corps Gift Guide 2013  

Better businesses make better gifts. The Winter Holiday Guide 2013 is spotlighting the social mission sector — B Corps and beyond. Brought t...

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