In case you missed it, unique and creative market place Etsy recently revealed the finalist of its first ever Etsy Design Awards, a global competition that recognizes the extraordinary work of creatives from around the world. Selected from thousands of entries, 23 Canadian Etsy sellers are in the running for the 2019 grand prize.
Amongst five categories — Inventive Decor, Signature Style, Earth-Friendly, Festive Celebrations, and Creative Collaborations — here are the best Canadian homemade designs that you can shop right now.
Made in Montreal, Que. by CyceleCeramic, a slow ceramic artist, this hand-thrown and distorted ceramic vase is finished with 22k gold lettering.
Shop it: $48,Etsy
Created by hand using fluid art techniques, this one-of-a-kind serving tray is one you’ll want to keep out fr everyone to see. Made by Jmpflowanddesign in Victoria, B.C..
Shop it: $120, Etsy
Artisan woodwork by Toutanbwa, this unique piece was sculpted by hand in a burl of cherry wood. From Notre-Dame-des-Bois, Que.
Shop it: $975, Etsy
Made in Montreal, Que. by fibre artist NovaMercury, this woven wall hanging adds personality, texture and warmth to any room. Best of all, each order is completely unique.
Shop it: $1,250, Etsy
A soft touch of architecture by CollageCrafting, this this planter was inspired y the mythical places of its origin Montreal, Que. Each planter is molded with hydro stone and treated with water -repellent solution, great for succulents.
Shop it: $30, Etsy
Proudly crafted in Toronto, Ont., this ceiling-mounted hanging clothing rack by KROFTSTUDIO is the perfect minimal yet chic and modern no-closet space solution. Great for small city condos and retail business owners.
Shop it: $123-$136, Etsy
Made by local Montreal hat designer and maker ChapeauxHeirloomHats, this large scalloped-brimmed hat features a soft felt finish and a large pink bow.
Shop it: $620, Etsy
Inspired by 19th century Japanese saddle housed in the archives of a Calgary museum, this sleek and minimal-design tote features one inner handing pocket and hidden gussets which close with solid brass snaps. Label Illoleather stitches all their leather goods.
Shop it: $420, Etsy
This super cute and feminine dress is printed with flowers, ravens and butterflies is sustainably-made with a silk and cotton blend, hand-sewn to order. Made in Montreal, Que. by clothing designer Noemiah.
Shop it: $335, Etsy
Handmade and handprinted in Halifax, N.S. by sustainable fashion label Thief and Bandit, this Rambling Rose print mock neck twirl dress is made with organic cotton jersey and water-based ink.
Shop it: $259, Etsy
A beautiful engagement or promise ring, this alexandrite and genuine amethyst ring can either be crafted with solid gold, yellow gold or rose gold. All pieces by Every Bear Jewel is uniquely homemade in Toronto.
Shop it: $862-$966, Etsy
Designed and made in Montreal by leather goods label VEINAGE this small and modern geometric bag features a wood magnetic clasp and adjustable shoulder straps.
Shop it: $184, Etsy
This jacket is inspired by a classic ‘60s silhouette and made from a vintage sturdy table cloth from the ‘70s. Handmade in Toronto by HeavyFlow, it features three-quarter length sleeves with tuck for elbow ease and sits open at front.
Shop it: $350, Etsy
This set of glass straws comes with four coloured straws and a cleaning brush, packed in a beautifully decorated gift box. Handmade in Winnipeg, Man. by BrookDrabotGlass, a blown glass homeware specialist.
Shop it: $27, Etsy
Great for backpack travel or for the jetsetter who prefers to travel light, this canvas travel roll is designed to hold your essential toiletries. it features four simple pockets for easy access, a cover to keep everything separate and a large zipper pocket to keep small items secure. Made in Toronto, this travel roll is crafted by TheMadeAndFound.
Shop it: $104, Etsy
An elegantly timeless gold, three-stone engagement ring with classic lines and proportions and a unique diamond picked out for order. Handmade by FoeAndDear from Vancouver, B.C..
Shop it: $2,885, Etsy
Perfect for the cool, minimalist couple, these modern wedding invitation suite combines bold line work with strong typography! Available in Black and White, or choose from 6 colour options. Designed by FromTheGloam from Toronto.
Shop it: $30, Etsy
A boho bride’s dream wedding dress, this number is handmade with daisy lace trim, a touch of lurex for sparkle and pearl buttons in the bodice. made with love, this dress is designed and crafted by Montreal label BoutiqueLustre.
Shop it: $810, Etsy
Old meets new with this ultimate flower crown features natural eucalyptus, dried lunaria, vegan pearls, ahimsa silk, pampas grass, rose gold plated comb base, cat tails. Perfect for the bride and/or her bridesmaids. Made in Montreal by romantic and wedding hairpiece specialist WildRoseAndSparrow.
Shop it: $165, Etsy
Made in Toronto by HBeeFire, this corteen steel fire pit is designed for cottages, backyards, and any space you can envision enjoying evening flames with company around.
Shop it: $495, Etsy
A best-seller in the Pets category, this felt toy is stuffed with certified organic catnip and fibre fill. To order, select your colour preference and initial for personalization. Made in Enfield, N.S. by FelineFun.
Shop it: $12, Etsy
Travel in style with this personalized leather passport wallet. Handmade from full grain leather, it has space for your passport, boarding pass, credit cards and cash. And best of all, you can even personalize it with your name. Made in Toronto by homemade leather goods authority FitzyDesign.
Shop it: $90-$110
A perfect gift idea, this custom illustration wall art is a great and unique addition to any home. Each paper illustration is made in Toronto by PurplePaperPeople.
Shop it: $410, Etsy
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