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celebrating canada at maker house

A couple weeks back I introduced you to my pals at Maker House Co., who just launched their website over at In case you missed it, Maker House is a local Ottawa shop founded by my buddy Gareth, who’s on a mission to change the way we buy stuff.

Here's Gareth and his #bossbabe wife Sarah (pssst: she's the talented calligrapher behind Jack + Dewey):

Gareth supports Canadian makers and artisans by stocking only 100% Canadian made goods for your home, your office, the cottage, and anyone on your gift list. Whether you’re hunting for handcrafted furniture or hand-poured candles, the cutest throw cushion or the coziest sweatshirt, Maker House has it.

And like I said, ALL of it made in Canada.

#craftchange and make a difference

As if that wasn't enough, Gareth takes it a step further by donating 2% of all sales to not-for-profit organizations through his #CRAFTCHANGE program. To date, Maker House has donated more than $15,000 to local community organizations in Ottawa. Pretty swell, eh? These are stand-up folks.

A bunch of you took advantage of my 10% off deal during the first two weeks of May, and I was pumped to see your enthusiastic support for local. Thank you for being such an amazing bunch!

Maker House is so smitten with you guys that – buckle your seat belts – they’ve given me a whopping $150 gift card to bestow on one lucky reader.

Yup. $150 bones. To spend on awesome 100% Canadian merch. Just for you.

win $150 to spend at maker house

This contest is for locals only since you’ll pick up your gift card in-store to do your shopping. That means you can redeem it for absolutely ANYTHING Maker House carries, including furniture and custom pieces. I kid you not.

Better visit their website and start pre-shopping in case you’re the lucky winner!

enter the giveaway

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and all entries are optional. The more you do the better your chances of winning, so go to town you hosers!

Contest closes May 25 at 11:59pm EDT, and I’ll announce the lucky winner on May 26.

Bonne chance mes amis!

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