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8 brands you need to check out at INLAND this weekend

Toronto’s favourite shopping pop-up INLAND is back this weekend with over 70 Canadian designers and beauty brands from Vancouver to Halifax! You don’t want to miss it! Bring your friends – and even your kiddies in strollers – there is room for everyone. And once you’re done shopping you can pop in for a snack or beverage at Ricarda’s.

If you haven’t seen some of the amazing brands which will be participating, here are some you should have on your radar – be sure to pop by their booth as well as all the other fab companies that create locally and with sustainability in mind.

Naeela Designs

Founded on the principle “Uniquely beautiful,” Naeela Designs takes a fearless approach to create one-of-a-kind fashion accessories. Each piece is a perfect presentation of imperfect materials- made by hand with pieces of mosaic tiles, stones and recycled metal. Naeela believes we can change the world with our efforts and our intentions — those small acts of kindness. With every purchase, she gives money to support progressive campaigns and programs that help eradicate sexual violence, at no additional cost to her customers. 

Hilary MacMillan

Hilary MacMillan is a contemporary, Canadian, cruelty-free womenswear brand. The self-titled brand was founded in 2013 with a focus on offering a breadth of styles at accessible price points. Hilary MacMillan apparel is for the adventurous and fashion aware woman who likes bold prints and inspired fabrics, which make fashion effortlessly conscientious.

As of our SS’19 Collection Hilary MacMillan has phased out all silks and wools to proudly become a completely cruelty-free womenswear brand.

da lish Cosmetics

Having recently seen on all the models during Toronto Fashion Week as the beauty sponsor, da lish cosmetics is committed to using 100% vegan ingredients and zero phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, GMO’s, gluten or sulfates. More than 80% of these natural ingredients are from local sources aimed to reduce carbon footprint and to other support local businesses.

Anavi Designs

Canadian Designer, Ivana Walker, is the sole founder of Anavi Designs. After 28 years of experience as a Master Jewellery Designer and Goldsmith, Ivana decided to transition her tools to craft high quality bespoke handbags to fulfill the needs of a changing fashion industry. An industry that no longer accepted that mass-market designer handbags would encompass the desires of such a diverse world. Anavi Designs’ idea of a handbag is so much more than a piece to match an outfit. 

Anu Raina

In a short span of time, Anu Raina has made quite a splash in Toronto’s Art and Fashion circles. Raina graduated with several awards from the Textile program at the Sheridan College, Oakville in 2010. She debuted her ready to wear clothing and accessories collection at the Toronto Fashion Week in October of 2010.

Since then, she has done exclusive collaborations with several prestigious organizations such as eBay Canada, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Keilhauer and Art Gallery of Ontario. Her Skyline print was selected by Textile Museum of Canada for a contemporary art exhibit in New York and London, England recently.

Jessie Dasilva

Jessie Da Silva is a Canadian ready-to-wear womenswear label for those who love to test boundaries and break norms. Those who know that they are not bound to what society thinks they are “supposed” to wear…and drip in confidence, always.  All of Jessie’s collections are ethically made in downtown Toronto.

Zoran Dobric

Of Serbian descent, Croatian-born Zoran has called London, Toronto, Milan, Zagreb, and Montreal home over the years. Currently based in Toronto, Zoran absorbs multicultural influences, translating them into fashion.

The designer creates original textiles using digital print as well as artisanal techniques such as screen-printing, block printing, embroidery, shibori pleating, batik, and hand painting. The art, folklore, and culture inspired exclusive original textiles come to life in innovative, yet wearable silhouettes. Eastern aesthetics, Balkan intensity, North American nonchalance and western couture techniques converge in his unique and timeless collection offering women an individualistic and creative expression.

Rosalie Wynne

After giving birth to her daughter Rosalie Wynne went on a mission to find a bralette which fit. After much frustration, her namesake brand was born. The brand carries 40 different sizes up to an H cup!

Shopping Hours 
Friday, Sept 27th 3-9pm and Saturday, Sept 28th 11-7pm. 

Admission is free. Family-friendly. Accessible. 

QRC West, 134 Peter Street, (Queen & Spadina) [map]

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About Gail McInnes (310 Articles)
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Gail McInnes has made an indelible mark on the Canadian fashion and entertainment scenes; managing and guiding the careers of some of the country's most notable talents, including Lucian Matis, Hilary MacMillan, Stephen Amell (CW's Arrow), Natalie Brown (The Strain), Brad Goreski (E! Fashion Police), and more. Visit gailmcinnes.com for more information or email gailmcinnes@gmail.com.

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