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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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8 Poppy Barley Blog Posts to Catch Up On

8 Poppy Barley Blog Posts to Catch Up On

With more time on our hands these days, we’re finding ourselves scrolling endlessly through our archives of fun for memories to serve as a distraction. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up our favourite blog posts for some light quarantine reading in the hopes of sparking a little joy and productivity....
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All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go Featuring Michelle Addison

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go Featuring Michelle Addison

We get it. The temptation to slip into a comfy sweatsuit day after day may seem like the best (and easiest) option during quarantine and you’ve probably been debating if the term “dress code” applies when working from home. However, as we approach the one month mark of our new...

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Top 5 Netflix Series and Books for Your (Extra) Long Weekend

Top 5 Netflix Series and Books for Your (Extra) Long Weekend

For the moments you want to dive into some well-deserved R&R, we’re rounding up our Top 5 Netflix Series we can’t turn off and Top 5 Books we can’t put down. So grab a bag of mini eggs, your coziest attire and snuggle up on the couch.
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The Secret to Indoor-phins

The Secret to Indoor-phins

Is your living room now functioning as your gym? Yoga studio? Spin class? Navigating the newfound reality of working out from the confines of your home can be challenging—yet as we know, keeping our minds and bodies active is more important than ever. I’m rounding up some of my favourite...

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Three Weeks In:
A Letter From Our Founders

Three Weeks In:
A Letter From Our Founders

First and foremost we want to express our gratitude to our Poppy Barley community and team. It is in our connections with our customers, employees, factory owners and artisans that give us meaning and purpose.
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Quarantine-ing with Kids

Quarantine-ing with Kids

Making the most of your quarantined days can be especially challenging when you have little ones to keep occupied. You’ve blown through your free trial of Disney Plus—so what’s next? Find out what free online activities we’re recommending!
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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.
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Sharing Local Love

Sharing Local Love

While we choose to temporarily close our retail doors to protect our vulnerable populations and do our best to flatten that damn curve, we’re openly asking for your help, along with the government’s support, to stay afloat—and it’s not just us.
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5 Career-Inspiring Podcasts for Women

5 Career-Inspiring Podcasts for Women

We’re diving into some of our favourite top-rated podcasts that showcase women with incredible careers, the challenges they’ve faced and relevant tips on how to inspire your own unique career path.
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How Reducing Packaging Can Have a Big Impact

How Reducing Packaging Can Have a Big Impact

Packaging has a big impact—an incredible 47 percent of total plastic waste in Canada comes from packaging. If everything we buy comes in packaging, and most of it is destined for the landfill, how can we make an impact?
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Say Hello to Poppy Perks!

Say Hello to Poppy Perks!

The new decade signals new beginnings; including the launch of our first-ever loyalty rewards program, Poppy Perks. Read more to find out our Founders’ inspiration behind the program and what perks excite them most!
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