If you’re moving into the new year with a goal to lower your environmental impact and make more sustainable choices, we have the list for you! These Manitoba women in business are finding purpose in repurposing, offering pre-loved, sustainably sourced, upcycled or antique products to help you make more environmentally friendly choices.
Located in the city of Brandon and curated by Leanna Elisha, @luxe.thrifted carries a fine collection of upcycled, gender and size-inclusive fashion items.
The Faded Barn
Head to St. Andrews to find @thefadedbarn, which is filled to the brim with repurposed antiques and furniture.
Looking for an online options? @slow.stories is a thoughtfully curated vintage experience that ships worldwide, owned by Larissa Gosek.
Found at local markets or online, @creaky.tiques aims to rescue, restore and refashion authentic primitive & farmhouse finds. The shop is owned by Rick and Judi.
Taper and Teak Apparel
Find contemporary curations for all shapes and sizes from Winnipeg’s @taperandteak, operated with mental health and body neutrality advocacy in mind.
The Shop – A Clothing Boutique
Located in Niverville and owned by local entrepreneur Brittany Froese, @theshopniverville carries sustainably sourced women’s fashion in a variety of styles.
The Gypsy Traders
You never know what type of treasure you might find at @the_gypsy_traders, a Selkirk antique store owned by mother-daughter duo Anita Shefchyk and Anna Massey.
Pearl & Birch
Find the dress of your dreams at @pearlandbirch, a second-hand bridal and pre-loved dress shop located in Winnipeg and owned by Amanda Anthony.
Prairie Vintage Co.
Browse a variety of unique finds and vintage housewares from @prairievintageco, a queer-owned business hailing from Winnipeg.
Sage & Ochre
If you love earthy tones, natural fibres and retro, second-hand pieces, you’ll love @sageandochrehome, owned by Sarah.
Curated by Shae Worthington, @hippie_thrift is an amazing online thrift shop offering free local pickup to residents of Brandon and the surrounding area.
Owned by Rebecca Waczko of Steinbach, @bixipix_stellarladybugdesigns specializes in curated vintage, handcrafted heirloom jewelry and fine art, often repurposed with metals, semi-precious stones, and sterling silver.
Stephanie Ducharme and Nathalie Minville are the entrepreneurs at the helm of @styleencorewinnipegeast, located in Winnipeg and stocking gently used women’s casual and business wear.
So Over It
Looking for second-hand from luxury brands? Rachel Solomon and Jordan Blair are the owners of @sooveritshop, a luxury consignment store located in Winnipeg.
Two Barns Antiques
This family-run Neepawa business has been in operation since 1983. Now owned by Lynne and Dennis Ranger, @twobarnsantiques is where you’ll find some of the most unique antiques available.
Urban Treasures Shop
Great for gift and personal shopping, @urbantreasuresshop is home to new, pre-loved and local-made home décor.
Prairie Pickers Café
Head to Steinbach to find your next treasure. Owned by Amanda Kehler, @prairie_pickers_cafe serves up delicious homemade food, as well as an array of antiques and rustic home décor.
Tru Curated Finds
Find all things thrifted, restored and one-of-a-kind from @trucuratedfinds’ shopping feed, owned and operated by Sherry Trudeau.
One of the best ways to stay sustainable with your wardrobe is to mend rather than replace. @reclaimmending is a queer-owned and – run business by Anna-Marie Janzen.
Sweet Finds Wpg
@sweetfinds.wpg is a BIPOC and queer-owned thrift and consignment business that’s all about the sweet find, with 15% of proceeds donated to community.
Did you know underwear could make a difference? Laura Everett of @lauras_underthere not only creates genderful, size-inclusive, upcycled, and unique underwear for all body types but for every pair purchased, a pair is donated to someone in need!
Shop for one of a kind, home décor made from repurposed wood by Tony & Jacquie of @shorelindtreasures! Each handcrafted piece is made in Beaconia, MB.
If you enjoyed this list and know someone who would appreciate this fab collection of Manitoba women-owned and -partnered businesses finding purpose in repurposing – help us spread the word! Small actions create BIG change in business and for Mother Earth!
Did you know WECM has a podcast? Listen to our “Here’s How It’s Done” episode featuring entrepreneur Lourdes Still who is seeding success with her own sustainably sourced solutions while producing natural dyes from her small-scale flower farm in La Broquerie, Manitoba.