Now, more than ever, supporting local is so important. It’s important for the livelihood of fellow Londoners. It’s important for our local economy. Shop Locorum makes supporting local easy, convenient, and rewarding, but in case you needed even more reason to support small, local businesses, keep reading about these 10 small, local businesses that you can feel proud to support.
Small, local businesses are the lifeblood of this city. They work hard to provide you with exceptional goods and services, but they also do what they can to give back, help out the community, and build up other small, local businesses. Take a look at these amazing local brands and some of the awesome products that they offer.
Six n Stone
Six n Stone is an artisan jewellery company that handmakes each and every piece. They use high-quality jewellery while maintaining affordable prices. They incorporate the energies of crystals and stones into their designs. For every piece that you buy from Six n Stone, they donate a meal to the Breakfast Club of Canada. In Canada, 2 million children go to school on an empty stomach. The Breakfast Club of Canada helps to solve that problem by serving nutritious breakfasts to schools across the country for children in need.
Take a look at the beautiful pieces that you can buy, knowing that you’re helping to feed hungry children who need a nutritious breakfast.
This Stunning Crystal Pull-Through Necklace
It’s adjustable so that you can have it dangle as low or as high as you please.
This Beautiful Chakra Bracelet
This bracelet is stunning with black lava beads as well as Amethyst, Blue Jade, Sponge Quartz, Malaysian Jade, Yellow Tiger Eye, Peach Aventurine, and Red Tiger Eye. This is made to help balance the seven chakras.
This Stylish Black And Gold Piece
Not only is this super chic and will match any outfit, but it’s also incredibly practical. The lava beads can absorb essential oils, which means that this bracelet can be used as a portable oil diffuser! So whether you need some calming lavender or stress-reducing sage, this bracelet can help you carry the scents with you throughout your day.
This Amazonite Gold Arrow Bracelet
Much like the one above, this beautiful piece uses lava beads (white ones to match the beautiful pastel vibes) which can absorb essential oils.
2050 is a company that creates stylish and sustainable accessories. Not only are their products very durable and made to last, but they’re a classic style that looks good with any aesthetic. But 2050 isn’t just known for its high-quality accessories made from sustainable materials. For every product you buy, 2050 will protect one acre of rainforest! They’ve partnered with Rainforest Trust and are protecting rainforests and the countless species within them.
This Beaded Bracelet
These mahogany brown siam rosewood beads and gold clasp are minimalist and chic, making dressing it up or down a breeze. The expandable band is adjustable for most wrist sizes.
These Classic Sunglasses
These glasses are made out of sustainable bamboo, which also happens to have the compressive strength of concrete and the tensile strength of steel, which means that they can accompany you on all of your adventures. They have jet black frames and space grey polarized lenses. They offer UV400 protection.
These Light-Coloured Sunglasses
If you like the idea of the above sunglasses, but prefer a lighter-coloured look, then these babies are for you. They offer the same protection and are also made out of the same strong but sustainable bamboo. They have warm polarized lenses and the frames are a light brown and gold colour.
EcoFreax is your one-stop shop for anything reusable, compostable, and sustainable. EcoFreax makes living an eco-friendly life a breeze. They’ve curated high-quality zero-waste alternatives to help you eliminate single-use plastics from your lifestyle. They also offer all-natural alternatives to the products that we use that are filled with harsh chemicals that are not planet-friendly. For every part of life, from baby toys and home decor to personal hygiene and cleaning, they have you covered.
They believe that human evolution and ecological responsibility can share the same time and space. In fact, human evolution should make ecological responsibility that much easier and more efficient. You can feel proud to support a local company that is dedicated to making saving the planet so much more convenient.
This Aluminum-Free Zero-Waste Vegan Deodorant
This citrus-scented deodorant is an antibacterial and anti-fungal formula. It keeps you smelling fresh and odour-free without using harsh chemicals or aluminum! It has therapeutic-grade essential oils and baking soda.
This All-Natural Tummy Roller
If you’re feeling any sort of digestive discomforts like nausea, cramps, upset stomach, bloating, or colic, then just try this roller for relief. It uses essential oils that help to bring relief such as ginger and fennel.
This Stunning Wicker Pear Rattle
Not only is this rattan pear 100% handmade, but this would look so beautiful in any nursery. It’s made from non-toxic and sustainable materials and makes gentle noises. Children’s nurseries and playrooms are so often filled with plastic and products made from lots of chemicals. Making the change to sustainable and eco-friendly toys and children’s items is so much better for the planet.
This Dish Soap Bar That Smells Delicious
Forget buying those plastic bottles filled with chemicals and synthetics. This dish soap bar gives you a powerful clean, is gentle on your skin, and smells like coconut and lemon. It’s made up of only plant-based ingredients and is SO easy to use. Simply wet your cloth and rub your soap bar on the cloth. That’s it! You’re ready to clean your dishes.
empyri is a company that is changing the way we think about facial cleansing. They combine the healing properties of ancient Chinese medicine as well as modern technology to create cleansers that nourish your skin from the inside out. By using cannabis root extract and oil cleansing, they’ve created a line of products that your skin will love.
empyri is a company that works under three simple principles: clean beauty, conscious consumption, and honouring diversity.
Because of the legalization of cannabis in Canada and its widespread medicinal and recreational uses, there are plenty of local, licenced marijuana farms producing cannabis plants. Right now, many of those farms, as well as the local licenced hemp producers, consider cannabis roots to be a source of waste. empyri has been partnering with these producers and farms to procure this once thrown-out part of the plant! This creates less waste and helps to boost the local economy! It’s a win-win-win.
This 3-Step Skincare Ritual
This skincare ritual harnesses the power of cannabis root extract (which does not have any THC or CBD) to nourish your skin. The oil cleanser can remove even the most stubborn of make-up and leaves your skin clean and feeling soft and supple. The whole process will protect your skin, giving you a brighter, smoother, and healthier-looking complexion.
This Positive Intentions Tee
Send out positive vibes wherever you go. This shirt is a beautiful reminder to yourself and to others who see you in it to love yourself. Because you, whoever you are, are enough. At empyri, they believe that your positive intentions have the power to impact people around you. So why not share a little positivity through your clothes? It comes in three colours and two fits.
Five-One-Nine Clothing Company
Five-One-Nine Clothing Company was created by two Western students who wanted to take what they were learning in business school and see how it applied to real-world applications. With their love for London, and growing up in the (area code) 5-1-9, they created a brand that celebrates their city pride. Not only does this company make high-quality and super comfortable clothing that lets you rep your city, but they also donated 10% of all proceeds to support mental health initiatives at the London Health Sciences Centre. As Western students, they saw first hand the increase in mental health needs for young adults. When they heard about the three-month-long wait that the mental health services had at the time, they knew that they wanted to be able to help shorten that time so that people could get the aid that they needed WHEN they needed it. Supporting Five-One-Nine Clothing helps young people get the help that they need.
This Heart Of the 519 Tank
This tank is super comfy in pre-shrunk cotton. It comes in three different colours and has London’s coordinates on it! A local company, the shirts are printed right here in London, Ontario.
This Blacked Out Hoodie
Who doesn’t love a good-quality comfy hoodie? This hoodie has a monochromatic look for people who like having a more subtle logo. It’s printed right here in London, Ontario and comes in three colours. You can never have too many comfortable, cozy hoodies.
This Lightweight Hoodie
If you love hoodies and want to be able to wear them in hotter weather, then this is absolutely for you. Rep your city in this comfortable blend of ringspun cotton and polyester. This shirt is printed right here in London, Ontario and is lightweight so that you can be comfortable in a hoodie even in hotter weather.
Good Apparel is empowering others and spreading positivity through their comfy clothes and cute stickers. Good Apparel believes in giving back. They donate to the Mental Health Association and find other avenues to give back to the local community. You can spread positive vibes to yourself and others through their stickers and apparel.
This Positive Lettering Keep Going Sticker
This adorable sticker is meant to remind you (and others) of the most important thing: Just keep going. The stickers are waterproof, dishwasher safe, scratchproof, and are good for both indoor and outdoor use. Send positivity out into the world with this sticker!
This Tote Bag
You can never have too many tote bags. They’re great to keep in your car for shopping, make for awesome beach bags, and can help you stay organized when heading out for the day. This eco-friendly bag sends positive vibes into the world as you carry it around. Plus a portion of all sales of this tote goes to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
This Tee-Shirt That Says That Mental Health Matters
This shirt spreads awareness about the importance of mental health. All of the tees are printed right here in London, Ontario and come in two colour choices. For every shirt bought, a donation is made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Lunar Hot Sauce
At Lunar Hot Sauce, they’re passionate about making delicious hot sauce. Not the kind of hot sauce that is just there for the sake of burning and competition, but the kind of hot sauce that compliments your food and showcases bright and beautiful flavours. They’re also just as passionate about supporting local. They always use locally sourced ingredients, Ontario-grown hot peppers, and support other local small businesses. When you choose a delicious hot sauce from Lunar Hot Sauce, you’re choosing to support local farmers and the local community.
This Three-Pack Of Tropical Hot Sauces
This bundle of hot sauces ranges from medium to hot heat. It comes in three different flavours: Mango & Pineapple Smoked Sriracha, Crazy Coconut Smoked Sriracha, and Prince PApaya Sriracha. Each sauce uses local ingredients and the highest quality ingredients. The balance of tropical flavours and heat makes for a delicious combination. You’ll find yourself looking for excuses to add these sauces to all of your dishes!
This Four-Pack of Extra Hot Sauces
If you love hot sauces and can handle your heat, then this bundle is for you. Not only are you going to get some serious heat, but also serious flavour to compliment that heat. The sauces range from hot to extra extra hot, so be careful! The sauces included are Black Garlic Isot Pepper Habanero, Crazy Coconut Smoked Sriracha, Cherry Bomb Ghost Pepper, and Ghost Smoked Sriracha.
This Beef Chili Chilli Sauce
This chili sauce is SO good. It’s made using a traditional cooking method and only the highest quality ingredients. It’s naturally fermented and is great on rice, noodles, vegetables, bread, and so much more. It has no MSG, no GMO, no preservatives, and is low on the heat scale.
SafeLunch is a company that believes in providing families with peace of mind on the go. Not only are their products specifically designed with enough space and organizations for busy families to ensure that they have all they need on hand for the day, but they’ve also factored in their HandsClean components. Every product that SafeLunch makes is designed to have designated spots for hand sanitizer and masks so that cleanliness is quick and easy to access as well as a visual reminder to clean your hands throughout the day. They also feature hands-free products that allow you to keep dirty, germ-filled hands away from mouths during snacking and drinking.
You can feel proud to support SafeLunch because they’re a company that has built giving back to the local community into their business model. SafeLunch partnered with 519Pursuit to help change lives one backpack at a time. 519Pursuit is a non-profit organization here in London, Ontario that helps the homeless population by creating relationships with them and handing them out care packages, investing in their individual stories, and helping them to change their circumstances.
Here are some products from SafeLunch that can help give parents peace of mind on the go.
This TouchFree Snack Container
Keep germy hands away from little mouths with this snack tube. You can fill it with bite-sized snacks and give kids a fun and hands-free way of enjoying their food without actually touching it! These come in a wide variety of bright, fun colours!
This HandsClean Lunch Bag
Not only is this lunch bag created with the highest quality so that it can last, but it’s also designed with two separate insulated compartments, which makes organizing and packing for both balanced and regular school schedules.
The Hands Clean offers a convenient spot for hand sanitizer and a visual reminder to your child to clean their hands before they enjoy their food and is a spot to keep their masks while they eat. It comes in 4 trendy colours and is a breeze to clean.
This SafeLunch Backpack
This backpack is big enough to hold all of your child’s school essentials, their lunch bag, extra clothing, and even snow pants for the winter! It has multiple zippers and pouches for organization. It also features the HandsClean pocket for convenient and easy access to fresh masks and hand sanitizer as well as a visual reminder to clean their hands throughout the day. It comes in four trendy colours and is super high quality so that it will last!
The OVer Company
The OVer company creates essentials for families with babies. Their mission is to make the everyday life of the modern family easier. Their products are very high quality and their creation of the OVer cover (which is the first of its kind) has changed the life of many families across the country. You can feel proud to support this local company because they have a mission to positively influence every single person that they interact with. Just check out their social media to see positivity and encouragement spread to the whole world.
This OVer Cover
The OVer cover is the product that started their business. It can be used to cover your car seat, shopping cart, and can even be used as a nursing cover. It’s made out of super breathable material, which helps to protect your baby from the bright sun, cold wind, and light rain, while also being breathable and comfy for your little one. It’s also a great way to give your baby privacy and to give them a space to sleep while on the go.
This Nodo Gown
This is a must-have for moms. Not only is it super soft, stretchy, and comfy for babies, but it’s super practical for moms! The quick tie bottom makes diaper changes, especially those late-night ones, a breeze. It has fold-over cuffs so that you can keep Baby from scratching and the lap neck top allows you to dress your baby from the feet up, keeping their head safe.
This Butter Blanket
Named the butter blanket because it’s soft as butter, this fabric is the height of luxury. It’s super stretchy and breathable. It’s great for swaddling and is lightweight. It makes for a great baby shower gift!
The Hutton House
Hutton House is dedicated to supporting people with disabilities through creative learning and life-enhancing programs that focus on the individual’s strengths and interests. They provide Londoners who have disabilities and mental health barriers by providing art, music, poetry, fitness, nutrition, adult education and employment opportunities. You can support the Hutton House by purchasing their local, hand-made pottery. Your purchase will help fund life-enhancing programs for youth and adults with disabilities!
This Unicorn Mug
This beautiful unicorn-glazed mug is whimsical and beautiful. It’s a soft purple colour and your mug will be one of a kind! Each mug is hand-made, and so no two mug’s glaze patterns are alike!
This Artic Mug
This 12 oz mug is absolutely beautiful and is hand-made. It’s made with a two-tone glaze. The grey and white monochromatic look gives off arctic, wintery vibes. Because these mugs are hand-made, no glaze is the exact same so you’ll have a one-of-a-kind mug!
All of these products can be found on Shop Locorum. Shop Locorum is the place where Londoners come to support local. It’s an online marketplace that is exclusive to small, local businesses.
We wanted to make supporting local businesses as seamless and as convenient as possible. you can find all of your favourite local brands in one spot! And no matter how many different local businesses that you buy from, you’ll only ever pay one flat-rate shipping fee! Plus, once your order is fulfilled, we’ll deliver it right to your door within 24 hours! How great is that?
On top of the ease and convenience of shopping local through Shop Locorum, you’ll also get rewarded for choosing to support local through Locorum Rewards! With every purchase you make at Shop Locorum, you’ll get Locorum Credit. You can use that credit like cash on your next purchase on Shop Locorum. It’s like getting paid to support local!