We are still reeling from the violence towards the Palestinian people in Sheikh Jarrah, in Gaza and throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Our immediate community in Jerash Refugee Camp is predominantly one of Palestinian refugees who themselves and their families have been forcibly displaced from their homes since as early as 1948. 91% of the refugee population living in Jerash Camp are registered as ex-Gazan refugees. Many of these individuals fear for their families and close friends who are still living in Gaza, as well as other areas across the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
Say hello to Jaswinder Salh, the founder of Keep Leaf! Keep Leaf is a sustainable lifestyle brand creating reusable and organic products. They are creating stylish products that are meant to last. Keep Leaf has reusable tote bags, make up bags, lunch bags, and even baby bibs! The brand is also committed to ethical production: all of their products are made in a clean, family-owned facility. The greatest part of Keep Leaf is that your purchase means less toxins and waste going back into the environment. Read more about Jaswinder and the story behind Keep Leaf.
In this week’s interview, we are talking to the founder of Nomz, Jana Zaibak. Nomz creates a range of wellness products that satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra sugars or artificial sweeteners. Zaibak started the brand after learning more about refined sugars and wanted to make something delicious for all those wishing to be on a healthier diet. The brand prides itself on being simple, proudly displaying all their ingredients on the front of the package. No extra stuff, just all the good things nature has to offer. Read more about Jana and how Nomz is creating healthy bites that taste oh so good!
Amy will definitely change the way you look at hand sanitizer and all for the right reasons. PAUME isn’t your typical hand sanitizer. It has a unique plant-based formula, which kills bacteria and moisturizes your hands all together. Say goodbye to dry hands! But wait this isn’t the best part. Their entire array of product packaging is designed with sustainability in mind and they are proud to announce their Plastic Neutral Certification.
Meet Connie Lo, co-founder of Three Ships Beauty, a Toronto-based skincare brand focused on providing clean, natural products that are accessible and affordable to all. The brand was created back in 2017 in response to the lack of affordable and natural products on the market. Today, they pride themselves in being Leaping Bunny certified, 100% vegan, and cruelty free.
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
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.
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