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Handmade Holiday – ALTR Soap

Today’s featured artist is ALTR Soaps!

ALTR Soap creates hand-made bar soap with local, wildcrafted botanicals.
They seek to change popular soap culture by offering products that showcase only local plants,
and elevate the seemingly mundane task of washing oneself into a ritual reconnection to the land.

All of the main botanical elements are wildcrafted by ALTR from local wild areas
and are then brewed into a nourishing infusion that acts as a base for each bar.

There soap is 100% natural, made with organic ingredients, palm oil free and vegan.

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Bookhou are John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj. Together, they create an assortment of pieces ranging from handmade bags, to paper goods (calendars, notebooks), to home textiles (tea towels, and wooden goods) – all using natural materials. Each bag is designed, hand printed, and sewn in their Toronto studio. We’ve got a few new pieces of theirs in stock, at both our Kensington and Parkdale locations.

Bookhou4 2016 Calendar – digitally printed on off-white card stock – $13


Bookhou8 Variety of bags: shoulder bag, clutch/wallet, pocket pouch – from $16-$45

Bookhou2 Clutch/wallet, $19, and pocket pouch, $16 – 100% linen in black solvent free ink cotton twill lining and brass metal zipper


Bookhou7 Triangle small shoulder bag – 100% linen with organic cotton twill lining and
antique brass metal zipper with leather pull – $45

Bookhou3 Tea towels, assorted designs – hand printed on a blend of hemp and organic cotton fabric – $18

Bookhou5 Cactus tote bag – $20