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    Shop Feature: Cyan°

    Our featured shop this week, Cyan°, is founded by Marie-Pier Nicol, a mother of three from Drummondville, Quebec. Marie fell in love with sewing when she was pregnant with her first child.  After having her second child, Marie decided to create her own stuff, realising that she couldn’t find the things she liked from the market, and one thing led to another. What’s the story behind the shop name? I was in bed with my drawing pad searching for my company name and then I looked at my quilt cover color cyan and thought it would be a great shop name! And now my youngest son’s name is Yann so many people think it’s related, maybe it…

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    Shop Feature: Joom

    Joom Klangsin graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Then in 1996 she studied graphic design at the Academy of Arts College, California. She personally creates pouches, bags, pillows, print and artwork with bird designs from her home in San Francisco for her eponymous label. What’s the inspiration behind your shop’s name? Joom is my nick name which is short and easy to remember. How old is your shop? About 5 years What inspired you to start your own home business? I love Lotta Jansdotter products. I like her style, clean and simple design. Her work inspired me to start my own line. Can…

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    Shop Feature: Alexandra Ferguson

    If you love pillows, then Alexandra Ferguson may be a familiar name to you. I love the fact that her pillow cases are made out of 100% post-consumer recycled felt, made from recycled water bottles. I never knew that plastic bottles can be made into something soft and cuddly like Alex’s loveable pillows. Check out this cool story here about how the shop came to be. But before you do, here’s a bit of this and that about Alexandra Ferguson: What’s the inspiration behind your shop’s name? I come out of fashion industry where everyone just names their brands after themselves. We like to save our creativity for other outlets. I…