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Step Inside PB: Our Heritage and Where We’re Going Next

Step Inside PB: Our Heritage and Where We’re Going Next

Our heritage makes us who we are today. It spans from our triumphs, failures, and milestones, to our traditions, people, culture, and the stories we love to tell. In honour of our 10th birthday, we’re celebrating the awesome people who got us here. The PB team. The early-believers. Every customer....
11-minute read
Happy 10 Years, Poppy Barley: A Timeline

Happy 10 Years, Poppy Barley: A Timeline

Here, a (not entirely comprehensive) timeline of Poppy Barley’s decade of rethinking the footwear industry.

1-minute read
How to Find a Shoe Factory

How to Find a Shoe Factory

We share our journey to sourcing a new footwear factory in Spain. Designing the shoe is the easy part. Finding factories has always been a challenge. Producing shoes of the highest quality at a fair purchase price in an ethical factory is almost mission impossible. Add in considerations like exchange...

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Supply Chain Craziness

Supply Chain Craziness

Poppy Barley’s perspective: What is behind the supply chain craziness? Anyone who has tried getting a bike, a fridge, a couch or Poppy Barley’s best-selling Right Size Tote in the past year knows that ‘supply chain’ has become a four letter word. But what is behind the craziness?  From Poppy Barley’s vantage...

8-minute read
Walk this Way

Walk this Way

1 Shoe. 3 Outfits.   Starring the On-the-Go Ballet Flat in Biscotti   The On-the-Go Ballet is a classic style made way better thanks to Poppy Barley’s EverEase technology. EverEase delivers an insanely soft, fits-like-a-glove feeling. The shoe is flexible, lightweight and undeniably comfortable. The biscotti colour is the perfect neutral...

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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,...

1-minute read
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!
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