This summer, Edmonton Journal interns were tasked with finding 40 things made or invented in Edmonton. There are plenty more that we could add to the list, but they did a good job of putting together notable businesses and some not-so-obvious choices. The article inspired us to remind you of some Made-in-Edmonton products we have previously featured on City and Dale (just a few of the many).
By the way, looking through our archives was fun in itself. You can head down the City and Dale rabbit hole anytime you'd like with the archive link at the bottom of each page.
With a swanky new location on 104 Street (just north of Jasper Ave), it's easier to get your hands on Jacek chocolates. We love that the cocoanista behind the brand, Jacqueline Jacek, follows a fashion business model. She launches a new line of chocolates for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter, along with her Jacek staples to die for.
Wild Prairie Soap Co.
Tucked in the back of their Whyte Avenue location is where all of their natural, handcrafted soaps come to life. With 50% olive oil and all natural ingredients in their soaps, they're gentle on you, your tub, and the environment. It's hard to leave this delicious smelling store without a few new soaps and body products.
Where We Are From
Local graphic designer Jaime Calayo set out to learn more about the communities around him through icons representing each one. With over 100 icons complete, Jaime shares his icons in a poster and on t-shirts so you can wear them with pride. As of recently, you can find his products in the shop at Art Gallery of Alberta (congrats, Jaime!). Or as always, find them on the Where We Are From website.
IZM Modern Furniture
Local design duo Jerad Mack and Shane Pawluk are the men behind IZM Modern Furniture. They've been humbly making heirloom quality, contemporary style furniture in Edmonton and shipping around the world for over 10 years.
Local jewelry maker Rachel Bingham is reducing waste and creating something beautiful while she's at it. She finds old factory leftovers of bangles and baubles made decades ago that would otherwise be thrown away, and uses them in her new jewelry. Find her treasures online or in store at Bamboo Ballroom, Thread Hill, Carbon, Ponytails & Horseshoes and Groove Stone.
What's your favourite product or business made in Edmonton?