BIPOC-owned handmade businesses in Ottawa

July 11, 2020

BIPOC-owned handmade businesses in Ottawa

In support of local BIPOC's artisans (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), we prepared this feature so you can like their pages, follow their Instagram and shop their beautiful products!

*Please note that the artisans presented are not all part of Ottawa Artisans so visit their social media linked here and they will refer you to the best place to purchase their products. 


1. Aplantwithaname - Monica Belmonte


Small business based in Kanata - looking to find great homes for her house plants!

2. Aromariss - Rissa Sant'Anna

Natural bath and body products scented with essential oils only.

3. C&E Masks - Kristine Girard

Colorful non-medical face masks.

4. Chase me Handmade - Melisa Harry

Custom Ispy light-up tutus, cake smash outfits, and children's apparel

5. DoTouché - Simone Choy

DoTouché is an apparel business hoping to spread awareness about love and the difficulty blind and autistic people have in finding employment. Because of that, their apparel is packaged by someone who is either blind or autistic and their products can be 'read' by touching the brail dots.

6. Kat's Custom Embroidery and Design - Katherine MacKay

Custom embroidered goods.

7. Lynne Kiel

Lynne Kiel is a silk painter. All her work is original, hand-drawn and painted. She does all her own fashion design and sewing. 

8. M. Fashion & Art

She is an artist and fashion designer. The outfits that she makes are made by her and the fabric is her art printed. At this moment she is making cloth face masks for sale.

9. Neeces Pieces - Aneesa Fernandes

Handmade children's clothing, accessories, first birthday outfits and MORE!!

10. Ondarez - Paula Naponse

Ondarez is where comfort and style are combined. It is native woman-owned and operated. Ondarez is about connection..connecting to who you are regardless of where you live and pride of where you come from.

11. Orbliss - Anu Ashok

Orbliss sells zero waste daily essentials. Handmade eco-friendly products that are designed to help reduce everyday waste whilst being convenient and stylish.

12. Scribbler The Happy - Samriddha A. Chatterjee

Customized illustrations and artwork.

13. The KRNL Shop - Karen Liu

This small online shop features a mother and daughter duo who love to sew and design!

14. The Land of Oz Design - Damara Mia Anthony

Beautiful bow clips, headbands and snap clips handmade in Ottawa and inspired by her lovely daughter Ozzy!

15. Twenty20 Skincare - Elena Loreal

Twenty 20 Skincare is an Ottawa based business featuring natural skincare products. Through the purchase of fair trade Shea Butter from Ghana, we enable women in the shea supply chain to improve their living and working conditions. Our vision is clear and simple products that are safe for our health, community and the earth.

16. Urban Forest - Shelina Manji

Handcrafted, cold process, soaps with 100% natural ingredients. This method retains nutrients from the oils in the soaps. Made without artificial fragrances, colors or palm oil. Always earth, animal and skin-friendly


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