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Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: This Bag Helps

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: This Bag Helps

Meet Susie Gay, co-founder of This Bag Helps, a Summerland-based non-profit brand creating tote bags that started with the vision of helping businesses impacted by COVID-19. Since the organization was founded in 2020, it has grown to support other causes including organizations who empower girls education, global programs fighting child hunger, and many more

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Yasaman Haj-shafiei of Jing Well

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Yasaman Haj-shafiei of Jing Well

Yasaman Haj-shafiei is the owner of Jing Well, an Ontario-based brand that is bringing the healing power of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into the mainstream health and wellness arena.

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Heather McDougall of BogoBrush

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Heather McDougall of BogoBrush

In this week’s interview, we talk with the co-founder and CEO of Bogobrush, Heather McDougall. Heather created the sleek and sustainable Bogobrush toothbrush with the environment front-of-mind.
Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Sheena Brady of Tease Tea

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Sheena Brady of Tease Tea

Meet Sheena Brady, the founder and CEO of Tease Tea, an Ottawa-based company that sells ethically and sustainably sourced loose-leaf tea and accessories. Every purchase of their tea supports programs that help empower women and young girls.
Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Shahniza of SA Creative Agency

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Shahniza of SA Creative Agency

Shahniza is the owner of SA Creative Agency, a women-owned business in Toronto, Canada that creates unique and effective branding experiences without breaking the bank. They also have their own in-house stationery and sticker line, which you can check out through their online shop!
Guest Post: A Story + Recipe to Celebrate Olive Oil

Guest Post: A Story + Recipe to Celebrate Olive Oil

I grew up eating Palestinian food every day of the week. It wasn’t just the tastes and the smells that brought me comfort - it was the deep ancestral wisdom that lived through these dishes. The luxurious yet accessible comfort of my people’s cuisine not only made me feel at home, but made my American friends feel at home too - almost as if it was a memory of theirs, too.
Embracing Our Rituals (Part 3) - Olive Oil Soap

Embracing Our Rituals (Part 3) - Olive Oil Soap

      One day, we were all sitting around the virtual table talking about what "Sitti"  - our company, our community and our products - would be i...
Embracing Our Rituals (Part 2) - Tatreez

Embracing Our Rituals (Part 2) - Tatreez

“I have a challenge for you…why don’t we spend the next 100 days doing tatreez?” 
Embracing Our Rituals (Part 1) - Kohl

Embracing Our Rituals (Part 1) - Kohl

With ongoing lockdown restrictions, feelings of unpredictability and emptiness can take over. However, one thing our team has noticed is that we continue to perform personal rituals. Why? Rituals keep us connected to the world we used to know. 
Social Impact Brands We’re Following in 2021

Social Impact Brands We’re Following in 2021

With the new year already here, we want to introduce some new brands for you. If you are spending your spare quarantine time online shopping just like us, why not try some amazing brands that are making a positive impact? We decided to help you out! 
The Fight for Freedom in Film

The Fight for Freedom in Film

Two of the short films included in the Toronto Palestine Film Festival highlighted the fight for freedom: The Silent Protest: Jerusalem 1929 (sponsored by Sitti this year!) and Jalas. Each of these films are lovely in their own way. Both center the voices of Palestinian women who are striving for equality.
What We're Watching This Weekend...

What We're Watching This Weekend...

We’ll be watching film screenings all throughout this weekend at the Toronto Palestine Film Festival! This year, Sitti’s excited to be co-presenting two films at the festival. (And it's all online!) Read more to get your tickets and plan your weekend with us.
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