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What's in Store: Spring 2019

What's in Store: Spring 2019

Ah, May. Not quite Spring and not quite Summer, where are we? Well, we are in the midst of a fresh batch of outdoor and Kootenay-inspired gear, so there's that!  We had a ton of fun putting this group of designs together! Because we are a small-scale shop we try give our customers as much variety as we can. We also just love designing, so offering up new looks when we launch a set of apparel gives us room to experiment and a chance for you to own something unique. Our Spring line is now live and we are pumped to once again have our goods stocked at...

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Guest Blog: Jenalle Dion

Guest Blog: Jenalle Dion

Welcome Jenalle Dion of Jenny D's Remedies & Wakeful Travel↟↟↟ Nelson, BC We first met Jenny over the world wide web and connected quickly over our love of the Kootenays and outdoor lifestyle. We finally got to meet in person at Nelson's MarketFest in 2017. She is outgoing and so sweet! Since then, we've been in contact over Instagram regularly and she's been an enthusiastic supporter of Kootz Collective, which we appreciate so much. Her lust for adventure and entrepreneurial spirit is contagious and we are so pleased to have her sharing some of her thoughts here today on living the Kootenay life, world travel, mindfulness and her newest project -...

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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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