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The June Round-up

local love new product out & about store news

Wow, June has been an exciting month around here so far. We had our first workshop and first market of the year! We thought we would provide a re-cap on both events as well as throw in some local lovin' in between. If you'd like to settle in for a run through of our "workin' Moms weekend" between Creston and Cranbrook, we've got the goods here. 

Workshop - Creston, BC

Did you know that we host workshops in the Kootenays and Calgary for small business owners and entrepreneurs? We kicked off early summer with a super fun workshop in Creston, hosted at the colourful Morris Flowers Garden Center.


We had attendees with all sorts of backgrounds. Business owners working in mental health and cannabis, leather-smiths and textile artists, and even a baker. We were missing the butcher and the candlestick maker, but there's always next time. An array of styles emerged and everyone's personalities and passions really came through in their work. The beauty of flat lay photography is that it's applicable to almost any subject and it's easy to achieve a great photo on a tight budget in a small space. We had so much fun and loved getting to know our guests. Thank you to everyone that joined us!


Any event, big or small, doesn't happen without the help and support of others. A big thanks to Jen and the team at Morris Flowers for the creative space to do our work, to Danika at Luv at First Bite for the most delicious, eco-friendly packaged treats ever, to Jill at Stoke Cold Pressed Juicery for hooking us up with a refreshing blast of vitamins and flavour while we worked, and Bob at Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery for the great raffle prize!


If you are looking for some insight on flat lay photography for social media and were not able to make it to the workshop, hit us up with an email if you'd be interested in us developing it as an e-course/downloadable PDF. If you are interested in a workshop in your area or at your business - please let us know as well. We've had messages about doing workshops in Nelson, Kimberley and Castlegar, so feedback is always appreciated when planning out our events for the year.

Sam Steele Days - Cranbrook, BC
The Saturday market at Sam Steele Days was super busy and the sun was blazing! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hi, buy some new Kootz gear and just hang out. We met so many people and also got a chance to check out a few vendors we really loved. Shout out to Erika at West Coast Cases, Jolene at Kootenay Baskets, and the lovely Mal at Seedz Crackers. We love discovering cool new businesses! Go ladies!


Our newest additions to the shop also launched that same day - ladies tank tops! Just in time for the hot weather. Our Kootenay Babe T has been popular so we wanted to add a light and bright style for summer. The new flowy scoop muscle tank in peach has elongated armholes and a curved bottom hem. It looks really great layered or paired down with just a brightly coloured bralette or bathing suit underneath.

Our limited edition Skinny Dipper tank is now online as well. This black racerback tank has a super flattering fit and yes, it's gold metallic! We're fancy like that. This little beauty is a little bit punny and a little bit racy... just how we like it. Have YOU ever taken a dip in a glacier-fed lake under the light of the moon and the stars? *wink*


Lake Life - Kuskanook, BC
We did a little storm watching this week as a wild lightning storm rolled across Creston and the Lake. The lighting even started two fires on the flats near town, but luckily because of the weather and thanks to the Creston Fire Department, the fires were doused and there was no further risk, save for a bit of smoke in the air.

We had a bit of time to hit the beach on Friday before our workshop and it was glorious. Kootenay Lake is still on the chilly side but we dipped our toes in and soaked up all the vitamin D we could before we had to head into town.



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