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Oct 11, 2022

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Buying locally not only helps support your community, but reduces the environmental impact of your purchases too.

When you shop Canadian-owned brands, you help boost the local economy, create jobs and often enjoy better products.

It also reduces carbon emissions as local retailers tend to purchase their goods nearby, limiting the need for transportation.

Here are six of our favourite Canadian brands that carry the everyday items you need.

For beauty essentials

Clean and cruelty-free, Bee By The Sea uses sea buckthorn oil and unpasteurized honey in a range of products to rejuvenate and soothe your skin and hair.

Everything is created in small batches in Ontario, using high-quality ingredients, from its top-rated body cream for dry skin to the zero-waste conditioner bar for travelling.

Fern & Petal from Vancouver uses natural ingredients in all of its products, so there are no dyes, fragrances or synthetic preservatives.

Find essential oils to help you sleep and bath soaks for relieving stress. They donate one dollar from every purchase to help plant trees in Canada.

For car care

Specializing in detailing products for all types of vehicles, Quebec-based Silverwax offers exterior and interior car soaps, protectors and treatments to make your ride shine.

For the home

From soy candles to room sprays, The Scented Market has eco-friendly home and self-care products designed to make Canadians feel good.

The cashmere room spray is perfect for freshening linens, while the all-natural meditate candle helps set a relaxing mood.

For clothing and accessories

Happiness Is designs high-quality casual clothing for women and men and stylish pet accessories that are ethically made in Canada.

Choose from cozy, organic cotton and bamboo T-shirts and sweatshirts with playful sayings like, “Happiness Is… Lake Life” and “Happiness Is… Morning Coffee,” that are ideal for chilly days. Or pick up a matching collar and leash for long walks with the dog.

Designed in Canada and founded in 1980, Tilley hats are synonymous with the Great White North.

Quality materials and craftsmanship ensure these hats are made to last.

Support Canadian businesses by choosing local, made-in-Canada goods on your next shopping spree.

Shop local

See CAA’s complete collection of products made in Canada. For a complete list of CAA Rewards® partners, visit caasco.com/rewardpartners.

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