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10 Best Sustainable Brands in Vancouver

10 Best Sustainable Brands in Vancouver

At Poppy Barley, we’re excitedly planning and prepping to open our first Vancouver store. Joining an incredible community of like-minded businesses on the west coast will be a major milestone!To preemptively celebrate, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite sustainable brands in Vancouver.
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Poppy Perks Community Profile: Erica P.

Poppy Perks Community Profile: Erica P.

You might know Poppy Perks as our loyalty program. But to all of us at Poppy Barley, Poppy Perks Members are a group of incredible people we get to celebrate. It is a reminder to put our community at the centre of our focus, and to recognize that we are...

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Poppy Perks Community Profile: Jen F.

Poppy Perks Community Profile: Jen F.

You might know Poppy Perks as our loyalty program. But to all of us at Poppy Barley, Poppy Perks Members are a group of incredible people we get to celebrate. It is a reminder to put our community at the centre of our focus, and to recognize that we are...

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Poppy Perks Community Profile: Alyzée S.

Poppy Perks Community Profile: Alyzée S.

You might know Poppy Perks as our loyalty program. But to all of us at Poppy Barley, Poppy Perks Members are a group of incredible people we get to celebrate. It is a reminder to put our community at the centre of our focus, and to recognize that we are...

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Poppy Perks Community Profile: Becca R.

Poppy Perks Community Profile: Becca R.

You might know Poppy Perks as our loyalty program. But to all of us at Poppy Barley, Poppy Perks Members are a group of incredible people we get to celebrate. It is a reminder to put our community at the centre of our focus, and to recognize that we are...

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Building A Sustainable Business: Podcast Round-Up

Building A Sustainable Business: Podcast Round-Up

The Poppy Barley team is sustainability-obsessed. So, it's no surprise that we love chatting about it with other people. Take a listen below as Poppy Barley co-founders Justine and Kendall discuss what it's like to build a business that meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency...

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Small Business Saturday: Co-Founder Kendall’s Favourites

Small Business Saturday: Co-Founder Kendall’s Favourites

It’s Small Business Saturday—an annual day where consumers are encouraged to shop at small businesses. It matters because Small Businesses make our communities vibrant, and often, they’re at the forefront of innovation. Every cool brand started small. Delightfully, there are so many small businesses and brands we can’t wait to...

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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....
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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.

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Years in the Making: So Pretty Cara Cotter x Poppy Barley

Years in the Making: So Pretty Cara Cotter x Poppy Barley

Women-owned? Check. Founded in Edmonton, Alberta? Check. Ethical production? Check. Beautiful products? Check. A new jewelry collection to share with you? Check and check! Cara Cotter (Founder, So Pretty Cara Cotter) and Kendall Barber (Founder, Poppy Barley) are friends of 15 years. Growing their businesses in tandem, this collaboration is...

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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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The Best Handbags for Women Who Do Things

The Best Handbags for Women Who Do Things

You can have it all–in one handbag. We’ve rounded up our favourite mid-sized handbags that make the perfect everyday sidekick to carry your essentials and more. Design-forward details make them a wardrobe staple that you can cool-up any outfit, and thank us later! The Fold-Top Bucket Bag Owned By: Kendall,...

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