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Launching a local plant store: How Promise Supply became one of Toronto’s top indoor plant dealers

Lots of people ask us how we started selling plants in Toronto. The answer is long, but I will keep it pretty short. When we launched Volume Retail in 2019, the plan was to build a platform that would make it easier for e-commerce and makers to sell their products in retail locations managed and …

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Cooking Made Easy With These Pantry Brands

Sauce, spice, and everything nice! A couple of weeks ago, we wrote an article on snacks because most of us have been snacking a lot more than usual. But, we know that a lot of people have also been cooking a lot more than usual. From trying to make bread, new healthier recipes, or baking …

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Celebrate National Pet Week With These Brands

It’s National Pet Week so treat your pets to healthy treats, collars, and a whole lot more. Because, they deserve it and we all know it. Our pets are here for us when we need a shoulder to cry on, to be our dance partners in kitchen dance-offs, to greet us as soon as we …

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Home Projects To Start During Isolation

We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home than usual. So why not make the most of it by taking up the home projects we’ve been meaning to do for so long. But never had the time, till now. Whether it’s adding more plants around the house, finding the perfect blanket to cuddle …

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Mix And Match With These Accessory Brands

This list of accessory brands is here to help you regardless of what your wardrobe goals may be. Whether you’re looking for a new piece of jewellery to brighten your day. Trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Thinking ahead for Father’s Day. Or if you just want to add another talking point on …

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Revamp Your Closet With These Apparel Brands

Let these apparel brands help you revamp your closet. Because it’s May and we all know what that means. Spring cleaning! And, while you are spring cleaning your entire house from top to bottom. Don’t neglect your closet. And with all the catching up we’ll all be doing after quarantine is over think of how …

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Hang These Art Brands On Your Walls

These art brands we’re spotlighting below do it all. From artwork done directly on a computer. Portraying public figures as animals. To glasswork inspired by Canadian nature and wilderness. So, if your walls are getting a little bland after all this time in quarantine. Or you’re looking to change around the decor. Rely on this …

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Clutch On To These Handbags During Quarantine

Handbags are to an outfit the way cherries are to a sundae. If you don’t know what we mean well let us put it this way. Handbags are the final touch that brings an outfit together. The same way cherries are the final touch to a sundae after you’ve added all your favourite flavours and …

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Jewellery Brands That Will Add Bling to Your Quarantine

Here are jewellery brands to add a little bling to your quarantine outfits. Whether that outfit is pyjamas, businesses on top and casual on the bottom, or athleisure. Find a piece you’ll be able to wear now and show off long after quarantine is over. And, with Mother’s Day coming that’s even more reason to …

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Self-care Sunday With These Bath and Body Brands

These bath and body brands are the latest of brands we are featuring for all your self-care needs. Over the past few weeks, we have been doing a weekly feature of self-care brands. Last week, we did an article on skincare and candle brands. The week before that we spotlighted a general list of self-care …