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Raise Her Up: Tai Amy Grauman

Raise Her Up: Tai Amy Grauman

Tai Amy Grauman is Metis, Cree and Haudenosaunee from Alberta, and an actor, playwright and emerging director. From a young age, Tai dreamed of acting. She attended UBC to receive BFA in Acting with a minor in First Nations Studies. Her acting accolades are plentiful; she powerfully moves an audience....

5-minute read
Raise Her Up: Dr. Jody Carrington

Raise Her Up: Dr. Jody Carrington

Meet Dr. Jody Carrington. Speaker. Author. Game Changer. Dr. Jody Carrington is a psychologist, speaker and author of the best-selling Canadian book “Kids These Days: A Game Plan for (Re) Connecting With Those We Teach, Lead, and Love”. She is a wife and mom to three kids. She talks about relationships, trauma, hope and connection. Over...

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Raise Her Up: Sue Tomney and Katherine O’Neill

Raise Her Up: Sue Tomney and Katherine O’Neill

Meet Katherine O’Neill, CEO of YWCA Edmonton and Sue Tomney, CEO of YW Calgary, our 2020 Black Friday Fund Partner. Women, girls, and gender-diverse people are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The YWCA is working tirelessly to help women and families recover from economic and social hardship as a result...

5-minute read
Raise Her Up: Shazma Mithani

Raise Her Up: Shazma Mithani

Meet emergency room doctor, mother of two and female powerhouse, Shazma Mithani. During the workday, Shazma splits her workdays between the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Stollery Children’s Hospital. We connect with Shazma who is working on the front line in the midst of a global pandemic, to find out what motivates...

9-minute read
How to Style Ankle Boots

How to Style Ankle Boots

If there’s one staple your closet needs, it’s a great ankle boot. Our bestselling Two Point Five Ankle Boot has been a mainstay in closets since 2015. The ankle boot style is versatile, comfortable and flattering.   “The V-shaped topline elongates the leg while making the boot playful enough to be...

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Raise Her Up: Jess Tetu

Raise Her Up: Jess Tetu

A serial entrepreneur with a dedication to philanthropy, Jess Tetu is also a public speaker who has been making an impact on her community since the age of 15 years old. Read more to find out how she has become a national award-winning philanthropist and successful entrepreneur. "I'm not successful...

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2019 Sustainability Report: How Did We Do?

2019 Sustainability Report: How Did We Do?

We’re diving into our 2019 Sustainability Report and assessing our progress to celebrate the wins and learn from the shortcomings.
5-minute read
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We should have done more—and we're moving forward with our eyes and hearts wide open. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been listened, learned, and amplified. The horrifying injustices killing George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery—unfortunately, only a few names of an exhaustive list— have left us saddened, angered,...

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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
Cultivating Connection In Challenge

Cultivating Connection In Challenge

Learn from expert communicator, Jess Robson, how talking about the tough stuff brings you closer to your people, with relevant examples and tips on how to navigate challenging discussions.
8-minute read
How to Break in Leather Shoes

How to Break in Leather Shoes

While sizing is completely personal and almost always of differing opinion, we’re noting down a few key points about fit, stretching and the natural journey that your leather shoes will take. 
6-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.
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