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Founder's Letter

PB Birthday Celebration

Seven years ago, we started Poppy Barley to create better fitting boots. The company we’ve grown into is a reflection of our team, customers and community who keep driving us forward.

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Founder's Letter

Progress, Not Perfection

Progress, not perfection. We live by these words at Poppy Barley. Perfection is paralyzing; progress is encouraging. In the past few months, we’ve reached some incredible milestones on our journey and are more motivated than ever to boldly impact our communities, people, customers and the environment.

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The Conversation

Our Chance at a Long, Healthy, Happy Life

Larry Simpson is a man set out to make a difference on our planet and will encourage you to do the same. Learn more about The Footprint Fund partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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The Read

We’re a B Corp! Cheers to a Sustainable Milestone

Our founder, Justine, announces our new Benefit Corporation Certification and shares the inspiration behind reaching this sustainable milestone. She digs deeper into what the title really means for the environment, community and our customers.

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The Look

8 Responsible Fashion Changemakers you Need to Know About

Instead of choosing convenience, we’re choosing to be thoughtful about the products we purchase and the impact they have. Learn about some of our most-loved responsible fashion brands and how they’re transforming the industry.

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The Conversation

In Her Shoes: Marielle Elizabeth

A voice for slow fashion and size inclusivity, Marielle advocates for brands to take responsibility of their business practices. We sat down with Marielle to discuss why slow fashion begins with you, the consumer.

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Founder's Letter

Seasons Change, and So Do We

September always brings a return to habit. The nonchalant days of summer slip away and our cool-weather, life routines re-emerge. The structure is a welcoming return to the purposeful lives we’re building. During the process, I also become very aware of what’s not working. The same thing happens with companies.

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The Conversation

In His Shoes: Jereme

Jereme is breaking stereotypes with his family of quickly-growing salons. We caught a glimpse of his top motivators and entrepreneurial wisdom when we put him in the hot seat.

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The Conversation

In His Shoes: Jared Smith

We sat down with Edmonton’s Jared Smith. Former co-founder of INCITE Marketing, he is now making moves in the luxury vacation rental industry. We get a snapshot of his highlights and his lowlights.

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The Conversation

In His Shoes: Andrew Ference

Andrew Ference rose to notoriety during his career as an NHL defenceman, but this business-minded Edmontonian is anything but a stereotypical jock. We sat down with Andrew to ask him about what keeps him motivated & life after hockey.

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Interior Design Guide: Making the Usable, Beautiful
The Tutorial

Interior Design Guide: Making the Usable, Beautiful

Two design and construction experts explain how to build a functional and beautiful interior.

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The Product

Fall Fashion Roundup: Timeless is the new Trendy

Trends come and go, but good design is forever. The biggest fashion trend for Fall 2018 is functional, versatile, and wearable pieces.

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The Read

Building a Brand

Nailing down a brand identity—whether it’s a logo, font, or online presence—is not an easy thing, and changing course on an already established persona can be even more difficult. After six years of business, Poppy Barley took on the monumental task of throwing everything out to debut its rebrand.

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Founder's Letter

A Travel-Inspired Collection, Rooted In Canada

Our Co-founder Kendall reflects on summers past, our current collection, and the future of Poppy Barley.

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The Conversation

In His Shoes: Jesse Kupina

We sat down to chat with Jesse Kupina, a Gastro-Pub Innovator and Nightclub Guru. In plain-speak, he’s the Co-Owner/Founder of Central Social Hall and The Ranch Roadhouse in Edmonton, Alberta.

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The Wanderer

The Best Places To Visit In Calgary This Summer

Since our earliest beginnings, Poppy Barley has found a second home in Calgary. It was the site of our first ever out-of-town popup shop, and the place many of our friends and customers call home.

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The Wanderer

Jet Off For A Weekend In Winnipeg

We asked the twin sister duo at Jenna Rae Cakes in Winnipeg about the very best places to check out when visiting the city.

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The Look

One Sandal. Five Women. Nothing But Love.

If we were giving an award for the style most coveted by our audience of influencers, stylists, and fashion professionals, the Niagara Cross Mule would handily take the crown.

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The Wanderer

An Insider’s Guide To A Weekend In Edmonton

We’ve loved traveling across the country this Summer, but there really is no place like home. We asked our Co-Founder and Edmonton-booster Justine Barber to give us her picks for the best places to visit in town.

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The Read

New(ish) Dads of Poppy Barley

There is no guidebook for becoming a dad. Even the most seasoned and competent planner is going to have a host of curveballs thrown his way in the first few years.

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The Wanderer

Three Things To Do In Regina This Summer

Saskatchewan is so much more than farmer’s fields. We tapped Regina native and Hillberg & Berk CEO, Rachel Mielke to give us the must-go places when visiting Saskatchewan’s capital city.

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The Look

One Sandal Three Ways

You don’t need an occasion to wear a heel. Sometimes you just want to add some height, elongate your leg line, or feel a bit sassier than you do in a flat.

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The Wanderer

Vancouver Travel Guide: Explore The City Like A Local

Make the most out of your Vancouver Summer vacation! We asked jewelry designer Melanie Auld and her Brand Director Nikki Smith to give us their tips for the best places to visit.

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The Wanderer

A Summer Travel Guide To Summerland, Okanagan

We’re kicking off our Canadian Summer Road Trip in Summerland. Our Brand Experience and Product Manager, Jane shares her favourite spots in the Okanagan Valley.

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The Product

A Deep Dive Into Summer With Designer, Leah

Poppy Barley Designer, Leah breaks down everything that went into bringing our 2018 Summer Collection to life.

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Sustainability Roundup—How Did We Do, and What’s Next?

When it comes to setting and measuring goals, it’s important to take the time and mental space to step back and assess successes, opportunities, and ways to improve going forward.

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The Wanderer

#CanadaAtYourFeet Contest

Show us YOUR Canada this Summer—and be entered to WIN a pair of Sandals!

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The Read

Good To The Last Drop: Poppy Barley Releases A Limited Edition Reusable Mug

How we can make small, meaningful changes to reduce our environmental impact and promote sustainable practices in our everyday lives?

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The Conversation

What Fashion Revolution Week Means to the People Helping to Shape It

Meet four like-minded companies, brands, and individuals who are working hard to create a more equitable and green fashion industry.

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Founder's Letter

A Personal Note—And a 2018 Announcement

Work only works when life works. And when life isn’t working, you need a support team. Our co-founders share a personal story about their dad’s passing, and reveal the details behind Poppy Barley’s Southgate Flagship move.

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