So many great Canadian products. The few that come to mind at the moment:
- Soak - laundry products for washing sweaters and the like - nice smelling, and very effective at getting out the occasional stains (for me, mostly small spills of coffee down the front of the sweater). Made in the GTA. Don't be a fool using Woolite.
- BioVert - made outside Montreal, remains the best of the so-called natural laundry detergents. Free of crap like optical brighteners, etc., BioVert is actually also an effective laundry detergent (can't say the same about many of its peers). They sell a whole range of cleaning products (all the ones I've tried have been good), but it's the laundry detergent that keeps me coming back. When Adria Vasil used to do her Ecoholic column, she twice tested natural laundry detergents (with Tide or Sunlight as a comparison), and BioVert came up on top both times.
- Crawford Street Skin Care - quite literally made on Crawford Street here in Toronto. I have only tried the deodorant, and it really works (so many natural deodorants are ineffective), so I am a convert. But they have other products, which I have not used yet (but likely will).
- Stolen Riches - I bought their shoe laces, and my shoes have never looked so good. Based here in Toronto, with their "Global Head Office" (that's what their website says) located in Little Portugal.
- Pomp and Ceremony - I love Liberty fabrics (give me a classic floral print any time), and Andrea makes the best ties and bow-ties with Liberty fabrics, here in Toronto. The fabric might be from the coolest department store in London, but the ties, bowties and pocket squares are pure TO. I always get compliments when I wear a PC tie.
- Stanfields - I don't understand why men would wear underwear that isn't from the pride and joy of Truro, Nova Scotia. Stanfields look good, last long, and you know the wearer is a good, solid mensch. Anything else is just trendy crap, likely made in a Bangladeshi sweatshop.