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There's No Place Like Home

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There's No Place Like Home

Hi everyone! It's been a hot minute since we touched based with you. Last we chatted, we were deep into quarantine, day 287 (so it feels). Since things have turned around a bit we have wandered out of our tiny bubble into the world again. Leah & I only saw each other from 6 feet apart twice and we hadn't seen our parents in 6 months. Not seeing loved ones and going to the places we love is hard, as you all know! As things lifted we decided it was time to venture off to our favourite place, Kootenay Lake!   This...

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Spring Things, Kootenay Clothing & Quarantine

Spring Things, Kootenay Clothing & Quarantine

New hobbies, child-wrangling, and a fresh batch of Kootenay clothing. Our last month and a half, quarantine-style. Hey everyone, A lot has happend this month and we're excited to share some of the positive and fun parts! Small business-wise, we launched our Spring line of Kootenay and outdoor-inspired apparel on April 10th and have had some great feedback so far. Thank you to everyone who has purchased items. Our small business hearts are bursting! This run of casual and laid back apparel had a pretty big focus on one of our most popular designs - East West Kootenay, and we even have it...

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Levelling the Curve & New Realities

Levelling the Curve & New Realities

Wow. Just wow. March has been quite a month. In fact, 2020 so far has been a real kick in the pants / eyeopener / slap in the face / epic adventure / life changing. You get the idea. I'm wondering how the well-known proverb for the month fits in here... "in like a lion out like a lamb". We have yet to see anything lamb-like and the damn lion keeps getting hungrier and angrier. So, with this strange new world upon us, here is an update on what we've been up to. First off, Kootz Collective is still operational. We are...

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HBD KC! Online Shop Turns 3

HBD KC! Online Shop Turns 3

The online shop is celebrating its Third Birthday this month! Thank you to everyone who has been part of 'The Collective' thus far... for reading our (sporadic) blog posts, following us on social media, contributing to our giveaways, collaborating with us, attending our workshops, stopping by our markets, for modelling, and photographing said models for us, purchasing Kootenay-inspired gear for yourself or as a gift, showcasing your adventures with us and tagging us in photos when you wear our apparel. *Whew* What a list! I guess our point is, we appreciate you and are having lots of fun thanks in part to your support and...

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2019 Year in Review

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2019 Year in Review

In the last few days, we've wrapped and delivered our final batch of December orders (thank you everyone) and spent time off work at home. Tidying up, putting away decor from the holiday, munching on leftovers and looking back on the year that was.   Our traditional Italian Christmas Eve chestnut roast with eggnog and wine. 2019 was a jam-packed 365 days. In addition to Kootz Collective, we took on a contract with Creston Valley Kootenay Lake tourism. We have been (and still are) managing the social media for @cvklroute. We grew up between Creston and Kootenay Lake, and when the RFP landed in our...

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