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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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Outdoors + New Event + Shout Outs

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Outdoors + New Event + Shout Outs

August, Don't Leave Us! Summer time, and the living is easy but... August is almost over (ahhh!) We've been doing a lot of desk work lately - juggling new Fall apparel designs, work and kids, and some fun new collaboration opportunities. Things get busy and sometimes overwhelming. One of the best cures is a little time with our divine goddess friend, Mother Nature. And there is no better place to take it in than Kootenay Lake! (Yah I know, we're biased, but can you blame us?) Here's some Kootenay and outdoor inspired eye-candy just for you. The highlight of the month was...

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2018 Year in Review

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2018 Year in Review

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.- Rainer Maria Rilke Happy New Year! As we unpack our weekend bags from Christmas and New Year visits with friends and family, we wanted to take a few moments to reflect back on another year of outdoor adventures, creating our beloved Kootenay and outdoor inspired goods, and collaborating with even more awesome small businesses. Here is a re-cap of some of our 2018 highlights. Adventure:  PNW lovin' and ocean views on a Seattle and Tofino trip Hiking throughout BC and Alberta Celebrating Canada 151 at the top...

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Fall in the Kootz

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Fall in the Kootz

FALL 2018 PHOTO DIARYNo pumpkin spice lattes were harmed in the creation of this blog post. Fall is definitely our favourite season. When the leaves start to change and the snow starts drifting down the mountain peaks, it’s absolute eye candy. We spent Thanksgiving on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake with our family and a nice stretch of glorious weather. Crisp, misty mornings and clear, sunny skies in the afternoon - the perfect autumn vibes. Hiking and beach-combing were on our radar as well as campfires and cocktails. We’re pretty predictable at this point, aren’t we? We also thoroughly enjoyed our Mom’s...

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