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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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Fall/Winter 2019 Apparel Launch

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Fall/Winter 2019 Apparel Launch

We are so excited to be back with a fresh batch of apparel for you guys. Much of late August to October we had been radio silent, on the blog and in our newsletters, as we worked behind the scenes to get this specific collection ready. Our summer was so fun and busy, it seemed like fall really snuck up on us. Juggling work and family life, plus putting in quality time towards Kootz Collective, kept us firing on all cylinders! We wanted to give you a behind the scenes look at our new line-up of headwear and clothing, some of the...

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Falling for Autumn in the Kootenays

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Falling for Autumn in the Kootenays

Is it Autumn? It is in the Kootenays! I (Kelsey) recently spent a week in Creston and the East Shore Kootenay Lake. I arrived to a fresh cut lawn that morning, the petunias still looking fabulous, the yellow larches popping off the mountain sides, the ombre maple trees shimmering and pink sunsets in the evening. In many places people complain that Fall is too short, but in the Kootenays, you really get a good dose of it.   We spent most of our time taking in the changing landscape with nature walks, playing at the beach, fishing and cozy campfires. No fish to...

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