Do you love handmade items as I do? Do you go that extra mile to shop local and appreciate the Makers whenever you can? Do you feel right at home when getting up close and personal with carefully crafted goods?
Well, then you need to visit Dove+Arrow!
Allow me to unravel the mystery surrounding such an exotic name 🙂
Based in Oakville Ontario, Dove+Arrow is a boutique for DIY enthusiasts looking for fun and interactive experiences. The owner and founder of Dove+Arrow space is Iva Ouzounova. Her mission? Support local makers and make it easy for people who love to shop local to do so year-round.
I wanted to help people who are making things in Ontario connect with the community- Iva Ouzounova
Makes the two of us Iva. As a shopper and DIY lover, I love to support handmade items and spare no chance to shop local. You will be seeing me around a lot!
Dove + Arrow is dedicated exclusively to handmade in Canada. From unique jewellery to small housewares, apothecary to prints and stationery, it is a thoughtfully curated collection of beautifully crafted wares from across the country.
Specializing in gifts and gift boxes – both pre-selected and custom-made, and DIY experiential workshops – Dove + Arrow is a great place to get a housewarming or bridesmaid gift, a unique souvenir, or something for that hard-to-shop-for someone.
I had the lovely opportunity to try some of the items showcased at Dove+Arrow and man, I was floored! Carefully crafted products that arrived at my home one afternoon included a beautiful mom necklace, mom mug, fusion paint sample, mala beaded bracelet, a soy candle and more.
If you are into artisan quality and a die-hard fan of Etsy
shopping, you gotta visit Dove+Arrow.
Also, did I mention?
They have workshops, you guys!
If you wanna a learn a new skill like painting furniture or making jewelry or Essential Oils 101, book a session with Dove+Arrow. I was in fact scheduled to participate in their painting workshop but something came up last minute and couldn’t go. That being said I look forward to their Fall workshops and hope to God, they book sessions on jewelry making which is my current interest
Anyways, are you curious enough to pay a visit to Dove+Arrow? If not, fire up your creativity right now and make the trip. Revel in the works of 40 artisans displayed at the boutique and feel special about the moment when you come face to face with handcrafted treasures.
If you are in Hamilton Ontario this weekend, soak up the sun and enjoy summer vibes at the flagship Craftadian Made in Hamilton Market.
Made in Hamilton is a market that celebrates artists and artisans from the Hamilton – Wentworth region. You may meet Iva there and other local creators too!
****Disclosure: I was given a few items mentioned in this post free of cost to facilitate a thoughtful review. That being said, I only recommend products I love and believe could benefit my readers****