Giving Gifts With A Meaning: Meet Beach United’s Christmas Market Makers-Part 3

Can you believe the Christmas Market is only twelve days away? Neither can we! This week we are featuring more of our great vendors that will be attending the  Market on November 17. Check out our first blog here and our second blog here. 

Lilac Mannequin

Lilac Mannequin is a green jewellery studio located in the GTA. The studio exclusively uses eco-friendly material by working with materials like recycled glass, fair trade gemstones, organic material, and vintage beads.  The designs convey a message that organic and natural jewelry can be truly unique and beautiful. There is no industrial process involved and all pieces are handmade with care by company founder Irena Kulik-Zmyslowski.

Irena also works as a mental health counselor and the skills and ideas of Lilac Mannequin are often utilized in numerous art and craft groups offered in the community. The latest collaborations include- SHIP “Beading group” for seniors in Brampton and also – “Creative Nook”, a social group in Port Credit for adults living with mental illness.

Each piece of Lilac Mannequin jewellery is a true gift from the Earth for you to wear and treasure.

Hygge Knits

Hygge Knits is a Toronto based company that works with a women’s cooperative in Nepal to create 100 percent organic merino wool beanies, mittens, scarves, and sweaters that are handcrafted, and made with love. They believe in supporting the community they work in and donate a portion of all proceeds to Antidristi Nepal, a children’s orphanage in the Kathmandu Valley.

-Nicole Tanti, Community Engagement Coordinator