Hello and welcome ladies! Thank you for joining us over here at the West Coast Women's Show! We are SO thrilled to be apart of this event and having the opportunity to showcase all of our badass, locally-owned (& many female-owned) business over these shows.
We wanted to highlight what you've received in this bag here from some of our favourite Canadian businesses that were so kind as to share their products with you! First, we'd like to thank them all for joining us on this venture. Each of these businesses have a very large focus on empowering women from across the country (And they're all female-created -aside from Brandon down there, but he's fully female ran so we like him too)
Your West Coast Gift Bag Sponsors:
Drizzle | Calgary, Alberta
Golden, creamy, functional honey. Drizzle was born from a desire to showcase the unique qualities of raw, unadulterated honey while empowering sustainable production in beekeeping. While working as an environmental scientist, Drizzle’s founder Aja, discovered the precious gift of honey bees through urban agriculture research projects that ignited her love affair for bees. Brimming with nutrients and antioxidants, Drizzle is the healthiest honey you could ask for: 100% pure and powered with superfoods so you can have your honey and eat it too. It’s good for you and good for the bees!
What's in the Bag? Drizzle White Honey is a light, delicate, raw honey, buttery in texture and perfectly paired with fresh flavours like fruit, lattes and warm bread. The 20g pouches add a delicious sweetness for to-go tea or coffee. They are perfect for stocking stuffers, corporate gifts, advent calendars, Christmas gifts and so much more!
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Milklady Soap Co | Burnaby, BC
About Milklady Soap Co: Anna's journey of making soap started with my child's eczema. "I am a mother of two and the soaps I make is great for all family members including toddlers. I design, hand poured in small batch soap everyday in my home studio located in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Our Soaps are made by cold-processed or hot-processed technique and cured 4-6 weeks for optimal results. I use natural ingredients including natural colourants found in plants, algae and clay."
What's in the bag? 100g Handcrafted soap for both your face & body. Various scents were shared. You may find one of the following: Dead Sea Mud, Gardenia, White Rose, Romantic Tofino, or Spirit of Mountain.
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Smoking Gun Coffee | Chilliwack, BC
About Smoking Gun:
"Smoking Gun Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster & café in historic downtown Chilliwack, BC. We source only the finest whole bean coffee and roast it to perfection for your sipping pleasure. We are the proud and humble winners of Best Vancouver Coffee Roaster 2023 via Vancouver Coffee Snob. Founded in 2015 by Brandon and Brittany Litun, Smoking Gun has been operating a cafe in Chilliwack for 2 years and partners with other cafes throughout western Canada that serve our coffee. We also sell our coffee directly to consumers at smokingguncoffee.com
We are proud to have an all-female identifying roastery team that has helped us establish a reputation in BC's coffee community as thoughtful, expert roasters. Our cafe leadership team is also all female. And of course, we are family-owned and our business and cafe wouldn't be anywhere near where it is without the astute business savvy and thoughtful aesthetic sensibilities of co-founder Brittany Litun. Women run SG and we are all the more better for it.
What's in the Bag?
Our Holiday Blend is one of our most popular coffees and people have come to look forward to its release every November. It's a blend of coffee varietals from Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia. It has notes of sugar cookie, molasses and dried fruit. It brews wonderfully on drip machines and makes delicious espresso drink.
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Nature Bee | Victoria, BC
About Nature Bee: Founded in 2018 by Gustavson School of Business Alumna Katie Gamble, our motto has always been “One small change has a major impact.” What started as a tiny school project business run out of Katie’s basement has grown into a full-scale sustainability-driven company producing reusable beeswax food wraps, and as of 2021, low-waste concentrated cleaning tablets. We produce simple, practical, beautiful alternatives to wasteful plastic items, and bring all of our other eco-friendly products to both direct-to-consumer and wholesale markets worldwide. Our beeswax wraps are made in-house with locally-sourced ingredients in Victoria, BC by our amazing production staff. Our small but mighty team is made up of a passionate group of individuals who are committed to making the planet a cleaner place; We take pride in our core values of sustainability, community, impact and education, as well as being an inclusive, woman-owned and operated, sustainable, Canadian company.
Empowering women in business is a top priority at Nature Bee. We celebrate their acheivements and are proud to be a woman-owned and operated business. We love having the power to create change, encourage women in entrepreneurship to pursue their goals and dreams. Championing female entrepreneurs is deep in our values. By supporting women owned businesses we are inspiring other women to pursue their passions and make an impact. Women are driving forces of change in the current business world, and at Nature Bee we are here to amplify their impact. We celebrate their resilience, brilliance, and unwavering determination. Here at Nature Bee we are female owned and operated. This creates a supportive and uplifting culture where everyone feels welcomed in.
What's in the Bag? Our small beeswax wrap: 20 x 20 cm. Reusable alternative to plastic wrap. Great for small snacks like berries, crackers, cookies, apple slices, oranges and more! Comes in a variety of patterns. OR Our dissolvable concentrated cleaning tablets. Keep your surfaces squeaky- clean the eco-friendly way with these dissolvable cleaning tablets! Comes in Sweet Citrus, Fresh Lemon and Bergamot Lime. Just add 500ml of warm water, let it dissolve and your ready to clean.
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It's Blume | Vancouver, BC
LATTES, DONE BETTER.
At Blume, we're re-making favourite café lattes with the magic of superfoods. Based in Vancouver, BC, our mission is to bring fun and play back to wellness by merging the experience of a café with the benefits of the wellness aisle! Our superfood lattes are plant-based, refined sugar-free, and organic. Leave the jitters and syrups behind and make your next latte break 'super' with Blume. Blume i BIPOC women-owned and women-led!
What's in the Bag? Single serve sachets of our fave fall flavours: Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel, and Reishi Hot Cacao. To make the perfecto Blume latte, add a splash of hot water to the contents of one single serve sachet, mix or froth to combine, then add 1 cup of a hot or iced milk of your choice. Our blends are versatile and can go beyond the mug for a functional boost in smoothies, oatmeal, baking, and more!