Sitka's 6 Favourite Creative Businesses (Right Now)

Sitka loves to honour companies who share our motivation to create high-quality goods, naturally and ethically.

 

Nookta Naturals

Squamish, B.C.

Nootka Naturals captures the organic wellness of the wilderness in salves, soaps, and candles. It’s like taking the sensory friendship of the West Coast wherever you go. Tip: the yoga mat spray will make you never want to leave child’s pose… not that you need another reason.

 

 

Juniper Ridge

Berkley, C.A.

Juniper Ridge is a company of harvesters who crawl around mountain meadows to distill nature’s gifts using traditional perfume-making techniques. Tinctures are brewed in remote trail locations and adhere to a unique devotion to creation, down to the wind’s direction at the time of mixing. If you need a break from hiking, light some cedar incense, bathe in backcountry body wash, and sip some white sage and wild mint tea.

 

 

 

Hands On Pottery

Victoria, B.C.

Hands On Pottery is a collective dedicated to molding clay into naturally lovely and useful art. Whether you like minimalist tumblers, rugged natural mugs, or hanging planters,there’s a HOP piece that will suit your lifestyle. The collective is located in Quadra Village and offers classes and resources to teach the practice of pottery-making.

 

 

 

Shanti-Collective

Victoria, B.C.

Peace is the mantra behind Shanti-Collective. Designed with inspiration from Bali and India, each piece is created to encourage gratitude for the world’s beauty. Tip: you can learn to make your own mala, a set of beads often used in meditation, during a Mindful Mala Workshop which we often hold at our Victoria location (stay tuned).

 

 

TOPO Designs

Colorado, U.S.A.

TOPO locally crafts practical and ruggedly simple outdoor apparel. They’ve got a love for old-school style and functionality. Like Sitka, their purposeful pieces encourage a connectedness to the wild. The best part: we don’t have to cross oceans to feature their product. 

 

 

Salt Spring Candle Co.

Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Open up these vintage-inspired tins of 100% GMO free, soy-based pure essential oil candles crafted on the sweet island of Salt Spring. They feature carefully selected notes for a balanced sensory experience that reflect their coastal origin. Tip: the candle named Sitka smells like huddling around the campfire in a rain-drenched forest bordering the sea.

 

 

Come visit our Victoria shop on 1219 Government Street to experience our favourite products from brands you’ll feel awesome about supporting.

 

 

 

 

Read More Field Tests

Chasing Birds in The 400 Pullover
The hoodie was always warm, I could just throw a jean jacket over top and be well equipped for a walk with my dogs. It is perfect when you're sleeping in your sleeping bag, super cosy, no frozen ears.
The Tee Takes on Bali
This tee makes me feel great about wearing sustainable clothing. Looking forward to wearing it in cooler climates.
Camping with Yogi in The Merino Tee
I love everything about it! I love where the brand is heading with reliable, quality, solid, everyday clothing.
The 400 Crew, In and Out of the City
Its urban feel mixed with outdoor adaptability makes it something I would wear often whether I'm at home in Vancouver or adventuring elsewhere. 
Coffee Break in The 210 Merino Henley
I am a big fan of simple design with a minimalistic brand logo. The Merino Henley was a perfect fit for me. It was very easy to pair up with any of the pants that I had.
Luke Jams With The Stanfield’s Henley
Besides the itch, the fabric felt quite wholesome and about the exact opposite of putting on a low-quality t-shirt.
My Body, My Athletic Tee
I will wear this shirt until it's holy and stained, and I will love it with every step of the way.
The 210 Merino Henley Goes to Switzerland
It made me feel great as the Merino got a lot of compliments, and I got to tell people about your awesome company.
Greenhousing with The Stanfield's Crew
I wore this garment with a wool plaid shirt over top and stayed warm and cozy on late winter days when the north wind was crisp. It gave me a wonderful feeling of spring & summer to come!
Can I Wear All Black to the Beach?
This sweaters' fabric is excellent to the touch and has nice detail on the inside for warmth. 
Spotting Grizzlies in The Peak Hoody
Absolutely amazing. I use it for everything. It simply is my favourite choice for everyday adventures up north!
Brad Goes Sea to Sky in The Camp Cap

I've had my cap for just over two weeks and have worn it almost every time I walk out the door.

Between Trees: Sierra and The Peak Hoody
Nice and sturdy and makes me feel like all the parts of me are safe inside.
The Cabin Shirt, From a Mountain Man
The fabric is exceptional. You can definitely tell that it's prime organic cotton.
Post-Yoga Walks in The Cabin Shirt
I've received many compliments on The Cabin Shirt - it's unique, not your average flannel. It is practical for "doing outside."
Brandy's Peak Hoody Love
I love the organic cotton! The tight weave keeps me warm and keeps the cool coastal wind out!
Stanfield Together, Forever
I wore this garment in the city, working in my little 'urban garden' on a spring day and it kept me the perfect temperature.
Endurance Athlete's Wear Merino, Too
I love the colour, the fit, and the feel, and given the fact that it works well when I'm training and the wool comes from non-mulesed sheep, I'd have to say the product makes me pretty happy.
Cynthia, Dana, and The Cashmere Toque
I love the natural fibres you use for your clothes. They are more comfortable than synthetics and more eco-friendly.

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This means receiving one of our products, testing it for 30 days in the wild, and giving us back your honest feedback and photography. When you're done, you get to keep the garment for life.