This new e-commerce site lets you shop talented Canadian designers

Sep 17 2019, 12:01 pm

Canada is home to a plethora of incredibly talented designers and makers, but it’s easy for us to miss out on discovering their work when we don’t know where to look for it.

Fabrique1840 is on a mission to change this as the new online marketplace for makers and designers in Canada.

Created by Quebec’s 179-year-old, family-owned fashion retailer, Simons, Fabrique1840 aims to be your new go-to online retail community for shopping beautiful (often handcrafted) products.

The marketplace launched less than a year ago and showcases a collection of all-Canadian skilled artisans who are creating one-of-a-kind pieces, from home décor and modern art, to fashion accessories, kids toys, bags, wallets, and stationery.

Don’t even get us started on the interior section: it’s like a minimalist, mid-century dream come true.

Each product is carefully selected and reflects Fabrique1840’s fundamental values of quality, uniqueness, sustainability, and Canadian know-how.

For example, artisanal upholstering brand Foutu Tissu, specialist jewellery maker Alexandre Bergeron, and Indigenous-inspired paddle designer Onquata are just three of the many small businesses selling their bespoke products on Fabrique1840.

You can explore all of the Canadian-made products on Fabrique 1840 here, though Toronto residents will soon have the opportunity to see these creations up close and personal.

At the Fabrique 1840 pop-up shop taking place in Toronto this month, you’ll be able to shop a curated selection of items ranging from fashion accessories to beauty and wellness products, home dĂ©cor, kids, and food and drink.

Head over to 950 Queen Street West from Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29 to discover new pieces from Canadian small businesses and embrace the inspiration all around you.

The pop-up is free to attend, so it’s the perfect place to an afternoon on the weekend. Find out more about the Canadian products you’ll be shopping at the Fabrique1840 pop-up here.

Fabrique1840 Toronto pop-up

When: Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29

Where: 950 Queen Street West

Price: FREE admission