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Squishy Cups (left); Ready for Tulips Wall Hanging
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Cat Stampede Infinity Scarf (top left); Lantern Earrings (bottom left); Caterpillar Dress - Teacups
ONE OF A KIND ONLINE SHOP oneofakindonlineshop.com
The e-commerce boom opens all sorts of doors for indie designers and makers whose small budgets often shut them out of traditional retail set-ups.
Recognizing this, the team who brought you the popular One Of A Kind Show for close to 40 years now presents the One Of A Kind Online Shop.
Stocked full of homegrown crafts that fall under five key categories - home, jewellery, fashion, kids and flavours - the e-shop keeps the show's spirit of "meeting the makers" alive by featuring the stories and inspirations behind each product.
The store currently showcases over 300 artisans and plans to add more fresh talent weekly.
OOAK picks: Vancouver brand Lover Fighter's hand-painted clutches ($145), made from painters' drop sheets, fuse art and fashion. Nicole Tarasick Studio's screen-printed Great Lakes and YYZ pillows ($65-$95) are patriotic minus the kitsch.
Look for: N-Product donates 15 per cent of all sales from its cool-looking Inner City bird houses ($100) to the Youth Services Bureau. Toronto-based Curious Oddities's Compass Rose cufflinks ($35) make stylish Father's Day gifts.