July 09, 2018
For the past 5 years, there has been a visible movement towards consuming organic products in North America. In Canada, organic is regulated by the government and must follow national standards. There are over 3780 organic farms in Canada covering 953 thousand hectares of land. Supporting local organic farmers and producers is more than just a trend it’s a new way of thinking, shopping and eating for young Canadians.
Total annual retail sales of certified organic products in Canada are approximately 5.4 billion up from $3.5 billion in 2012, and 66% of Canadian shoppers are purchasing organic items weekly. Plus, 80% of organic shoppers make organic purchases at regular grocery stores. That means that retailers are also making the change so organic products are more available to Canadian consumers.
June 18, 2018
What is hemp?
Hemp fabric is made from cannabis sativa fiber. The Cannabis Sativa is probably the most common type of cannabis in the world and also offers the most uses. The usage of hemp fiber as materials for clothing is not something new. Hemp fiber has been used for thousands of years. Our ancestors used hemp 10,000 years ago because of its extremely high fiber content and multiple uses.
May 17, 2018
It is good to inspire ourselves on a daily basis, either through books, people we meet and even social networks! These people we watch, who seem to know their way and that live their lives in such an easy comfortable way that it can be enviable. As if it had always been that way for them. However, recent or distant, it is most likely a change in their life that they made that caused it. How can you do it, how to reach it this comfort level, how can you draw your own life?
May 02, 2018
I wanted to tell you about my visit to the new Signé Local store in Quartier Dix30 in Brossard. This unique store also sells our latest Canadian made collection.
January 22, 2018
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.
December 18, 2017
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.
December 15, 2017
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...
December 06, 2017
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.
November 07, 2017
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!
October 26, 2017
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.