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Next Big Thing

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Next Big Thing

Hi all! We hope your intro to Spring has been going well.  We've been very busy prepping for Spring/Summer markets and workshops. However, we were lucky to be able to fit in a great business-focused event this month. We attended the Next Big Thing Conference in Calgary on March 16th.  Next Big Thing is an entrepreneur-focused educational conference for small business owners. Next Big Thing is for freelancers, those with a side hustle (us!), busy parents who run a business (also us!), people in the midst of a career transition or simply individuals who have a great idea that need help getting it...

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Waste Free Living Part II

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Waste Free Living Part II

An updated list of some fantastic made in Canada waste-free and eco-friendly products we are currently loving.

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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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Outdoor Holiday Happy Hour

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Outdoor Holiday Happy Hour

Happy Holidays, friends! Who loves to entertain over the holidays? If so, this post is for you! If you’re NOT the host with the most, we hope you at least get invited! Or, use these tips below. We’re sharing how you can throw an easy and fun Holiday Happy Hour, outdoors. We live for a campfire. If you haven't noticed, we take any chance we can to get outside and have one! Host a back yard fire and set up a grand display of desserts and beverages that will have your guests mouths’ watering. Find an old table and set...

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Evolution of a Brand

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Evolution of a Brand

Hey all and Happy November. You may have noticed some changes around here. We're here to tell you about our hot off the presses brand update! What an exciting adventure we’ve been on since launching this business. Kootz Rootz initially started for us with a blank website in 2011. Eventually we got our sh*t together and started to develop something around a popular phrase that had become synonymous with being from the Kootenays (and proud of it). We rolled around a lot of ideas in the beginning, from a full line of goods to a simple blog tracking our adventures. After...

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