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  • Being a mother

    Being a mother

    I'm a Mom. Since my second child, this statement has taken on its full meaning. Not that I did not feel like a mom before giving birth to my second child, but because this path has continued to deepen significantly. I am a perfectionist, which despite the good sides of this trait of personality; can be very invasive at times and can be a huge weight for the people who surround me.

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  • Upcycling project : Making Christmas ornements from recycled materials and fabrics

    Upcycling project : Making Christmas ornements from recycled materials and fabrics

    The holidays are upon us, a perfect opportunity to sit down with the kids and show them how they can make easy and incredible projects with re-used and recycled materials. At Message Factory, we are full of creativity and it is always a pleasure to share our inspiring ideas to re-use materials that would otherwise end up in the landfills. 

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  • How to recapture the magic of Christmas!

    How to recapture the magic of Christmas!

    I love the first snowfall, the Christmas decorations lighting up the early darkness, the classics we rediscover each year and sing along to while dancing around and decorating the tree. More than a month before Christmas, my daughter declared that with the first snowfall must come the tree. Never will the spirit of Christmas have arrived so early for us...

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  • Gift ideas that will give joy to the planet and the local economy

    Gift ideas that will give joy to the planet and the local economy

    By offering eco-friendly clothes and Canadian-made gifts, you give workers the guarantee of a fair income and you reduce your impact on the environment. We are also convinced that the people who will receive your gift will be impressed to know the story behind your present and will be charmed by your choices. 

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  • 4 looks to wear (and wear again) for the holidays

    4 looks to wear (and wear again) for the holidays

    The temperature is dropping, Christmas decorations suddenly appear and your calendar is filling up with various social events? That's it! The holiday season is upon us. Here are some looks that you can wear and wear again that will allow you to go from work to a 5 à 7 and from your living room to the office Christmas party without any missteps!

     

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  • Upcycling project: Making Halloween Wreaths From Recycled Materials

    Upcycling project: Making Halloween Wreaths From Recycled Materials

    Fall has arrived, even if it seems like summer was just here! As part of Message Factory Upcycling initiative- to recuperate leftover fabrics and reuse preloved clothing, we are proposing a wonderful DYl family activity.

     

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  • 5 reasons to choose recycled wool clothes

    5 reasons to choose recycled wool clothes

    The cold season is fast approaching and most of us will start wearing less cotton to make room for thicker and warmer fabrics. Organic cotton being the most used ecological fabric, we sometimes wonder what are our alternatives for eco-friendly fabrics that are warmer but still healthy for the planet. More light on recycled wool.

     

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  • Braderies: your know-it-all guide to this BIG sale event

    Braderies: your know-it-all guide to this BIG sale event

    The upcoming season of “braderies” is at our doorstep and most of Quebec designers are in full preparation! Indeed, the Grande Braderie de Mode Québécoise produced by Anne De Shalla is one of the preferred fashion events of fashionistas and bargain hunters.   

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  •  5 outfit ideas for a minimalist versatile look

    5 outfit ideas for a minimalist versatile look

    Summer is coming to an end, it's back to school time! The Fall-Winter season is beginning. We talk a lot about minimalist dressing but what does is it? What are the essential items to have? Each one can define the number of pieces that he wants to have in his wardrobe, according to his desires and needs. However according to the experts of minimalist fashion, a capsule closet should contain 37 pieces.

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  • Those people that we loved; the part of me that slowly faded away

    Those people that we loved; the part of me that slowly faded away

    We made a new add up to our team at Message Factory. He’s so young, full of enthusiasm when he speaks and he has ardent eyes… When he burst out laughing it’s magical and contagious. He reminds me of someone with whom I shared thousands of giggles as a little girl. He reminds me how I forgot that eyes can sparkle…

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