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Your Top Styling Questions, Answered

Your Top Styling Questions, Answered

We've gathered your top styling questions and consulted with the pros. Today, the answers come from two Canadian stylists who've outfitted some of our country's top celebrities, including Drake and Jessi Cruikshank.
7-minute read
Crumbling Supply Chains: COVID-19

Crumbling Supply Chains: COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to trickle into brands’ supply chains and devastatingly, it’s often its most vulnerable members that are affected the worst. This week, our Co-Founder, Justine, interviews one of our factory owners and shares the reality of COVID-19's impact on artisans, Mexico and our business as a whole.
6-minute read
An Inside Look: José and María Antonia’s Leather Bag Factory

An Inside Look: José and María Antonia’s Leather Bag Factory

Take a closer look inside our Leather Bag Factory and meet the talented artisans who've shaped our accessory line. We're diving into some of their incredible initiatives from installing solar panels to producing masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
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What on Earth Is a B Corp?

What on Earth Is a B Corp?

If you’ve been hearing the phrase “B Corp Month” this March and you’re like B—what? Don’t worry, you're not alone. We’re sitting down with one of our co-founders, Justine Barber, who'll explain the ins and outs of Benefit Corporations.
5-minute read
Look Back to Move Forward

Look Back to Move Forward

It’s easy to always have our sights set on the future. The New Year brings new ambition, opportunity and of course, challenges. In order for us to move forward, we look back and reflect on the year, where day-to-day growth can often seem so small—but as we collect the days,...

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Building a Brand

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.
8-minute read
#CanadaAtYourFeet Contest

#CanadaAtYourFeet Contest

Show us YOUR Canada this Summer—and be entered to WIN a pair of Sandals!
1-minute read
24 Hours with Poppy Barley's Mexico Operations Manager

24 Hours with Poppy Barley's Mexico Operations Manager

From morning to night, Laura—Poppy Barley's Mexico Operations Manager—outlines a typical day in the business of shoemaking in León, Mexico.
7-minute read
Go Inside #PoppyBarleySouthgate

Go Inside #PoppyBarleySouthgate

This Fall, we opened the Poppy Barley Flagship at Southgate Centre, one of the top malls in Canada. Here, we talk budget, process and share the end result.
5-minute read
How To Work At Poppy Barley

How To Work At Poppy Barley

Without great people to make ideas happen, businesses fail. From fans to employees, from a quick Skype interview to a 3-year courting process, here's how some of our team members got their start at Poppy Barley.
19-minute read
Best of 2016

Best of 2016

Justine had a baby. Kendall bought a house. Caroline got married. Monica got engaged. Marina completed her degree. New jobs, and lots of travel. Here are the special moments we'll be carrying into 2017, and for some, into forever.
7-minute read
Here's What Ethical Manufacturing Means at Poppy Barley

Here's What Ethical Manufacturing Means at Poppy Barley

Behind everything you wear, including your shoes, is a person with a sewing machine. Here, our co-founder, Justine, shares our approach to screening our suppliers and factories.
8-minute read