Shop Local

Shop USask takes pride in the many local businesses that we have established parnerships with as part of our goal to bring the highest quality products to our customers, along with ensuring that our shelves are stocked with items that are distinctly Canadian.

Alice + Sage

Eco-Friendly Soy Candles That Inspire Creation

Founded in 2020 by Salina Morse, Alice + Sage is an Indigenous owned candle company currently based out of the Fraser Valley on the traditional and unceded shared territory of the Stó:lō people; the Sumas First Nation, and the Mastqui First Nation. Alice + Sage is known for making eco-friendly soy candles and wellness products that are handmade, using sustainable sources and practices. Alice + Sage gives back to the community through mentorship, product donations, as well as donating proceeds from every sale towards supporting self-identified women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, the Indian Residential School Survivor's Society, as well as to various animal rescues around the lower BC mainland.

Three Foragers

Raw, Pure, Unblended, and Unprocessed Honey

Three Foragers was founded by wife-and-husband duo Angela and Andrew, and they are the third generation of their family to work with bees. Three Foragers focuses on sustainable beekeeping, rich food sources, strict harvesting standards, minimal processing, and earth-friendly packaging. You can feel confident using Three Foragers honey and hive products to enhance your everyday living.

The Booze Artist

Jams, Jellies, and Sauces

If bread is life, then jam is joy! If you're wondering why the Booze Artist puts real booze in their jams, it's because the alcohol enlivens and enhances the delicious fruit flavours; a method they have perfected in their licensed catering kitchen. Since alcohol resists gelling, the Booze Artist jams have been developed over the course of 4 years. This is what jam has been missing. Try it, you'll love it!

Herschel

A Timeless Product With Fine Regard for Detail

Founded in 2009 by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Herschel Supply Co. adopted the name of the town where three generations of their family grew up. Based in Vancouver, Herschel Supply Co. is a design driven brand that produces high quality products with a fine regard for detail.

Kokom

Scrunchies Handmade With Love

The creator behind Kokom Scrunchies, Mya Beaudry, is a talented 11-year-old Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Since starting Kokom Scrunchies in the fall of 2019, Mya has always ensured that all Kokom Scrunchies are handmade with love in Canada. Mya named each of the original Kokom Scrunchies after Indigenous role models in her life, and she hopes to also inspire others on her journey. What started off as an idea has taken Mya on a path to bring Kokom Scrunchies to everyone, young and old.

Awasis Boutique

A Little Something for Everyone

As a Mama of two little ones and a woman of Metis and Filipino roots, Christine Marie is the founder of Awasis Boutique. Meaning "child" in Cree, Christine came up with the name Awasis while taking time off from teaching to be a stay-at-home Mama. After some social media exposure, Christine quickly received continual orders and interest that led her to do some research about what possible market there was for an Indigenous inspired baby/kids fashion line. To her surprise, there was no such thing in Western Canada, and 4 months later Awasis Boutique was born. Awasis has since grown to encompass adult fashion as well, meaning that Awasis now has "a little something for EVERY one."

When you support Awasis Boutique not only are you adding style, comfort, and practicality to your wardrobes, but you are also helping to celebrate the Indigenous culture and revitalize Indigenous languages. Along with being a part of giving proceeds back to the community one product at a time.

Wabanaki Maple

Creating a Sweeter Day in a Traditional Way

Committed to helping to preserve our environment and helping Indigenous communities thrive, Wabanaki has created a twist on traditional maple syrup with their signature line of Barrel Aged Maple Syrup. Harvested, boiled, and refined with techniques dating back generations, Wabanaki's barrel-aged maple syrup is a taste of our land's cultural fabric. Wabanaki Maple is 100% Indigenous female-owned and located on Negotkuk (Tobique First Nation), and they are proud to introduce to you this tradition that is shared by many Peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy; Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, Penobscot, Abenaki, and Passamaquoddy. Discover a piece of history and a taste of culture in every bottle.

Venque

Functional Details and Sustainable Design

Venque was created in Toronto by brothers Viktor and Simon Cui with the purpose of crafting the perfect backpack for travellers. Venque's eco-friendly bags are crafted so you can make better choices for your adventures, without sacrificing design, price, or quality. Venque upcycled over 500K plastic water bottles to date, they have offset 2,247 tonnes of CO2 through their carbon-neutral shipping program, and have planted over 30,000 trees through Eden Reforestation Projects and Ecologi Partnership. Venque's mission is to find that blend of sustainability and quality that all of their customers love. Each of their products are handmade by Artisans who have spent their professional lives learning the art of making beautiful and functional products. Every product is made with the utmost attention to detail and respect with sustainability, modernism, minimalism, and function in mind, and today more than 300,000 users are carrying Venque products all over the world

Tempo

Providing students with high quality frames

Tempo Diploma frames are Canadian made using eco-friendly materials under fair labour conditions. Manufactured in Pickering, Ontario, all raw lumber used in the manufacturing of Tempo's molding is purchased from North American vendors who comply with all harvesting guidelines. The majority of Tempo's molding is made from Poplar, which is harvested in North America and is very sustainable. Stains and paints used on Tempo's moldings are water based and are heavy metal and lead free. Mats used in Tempo frames are made with recycled paper pulp, natural starch adhesives, and all pigments and dyes are EPA approved. With a quality frame from Tempo Framing for your certificate, your accomplishment can be displayed with pride.

uKagu

Be at the Top of Your Class

uKagu Enterprise is a Canadian owned and operated company focused on offering Universities and Colleges with an extensive range of environmentally friendly stationery products. Located out of Coquitlam, uKagu is committed to working towards improved environmental sustainability in their business activities. uKagu favours suppliers that work to sustain, protect, and restore the environment, by such means as energy conservation, recycling, and proper disposal of waste, as well as by environmental restoration.

Nongwa Beadwork

Indigenous Made. Indigenous Beauty.

Nongwa Beadwork is the creation of Saulteaux full-time beadwork artist and seamstress Shayda Friesen. Located in Saskatoon, Nongwa takes pride in their collection of ribbonwork and beadwork that represents Indigenous culture and aims to create product based on Indigenous people and their stories that are comfortable for everyone to wear.

Oscardo

A trusted supplier of quality products for over 35 years

Oscardo entered the Canadian and Indigenous gift and souvenirs market in 1997, and to expand the business the company began to sign Indigenous artists where they would go on to lead the industry by paying royalties on every product sold. As their reputation grew for producing innovative quality products, Oscardo gained the license to reproduce some of Canada's most iconic Indigenous artwork on everyday products. Currently over 20 artists are represented by Oscardo, and they consider it a privilege to be able to promote their art to Canadians and visitors alike. Today, Oscardo is one of Canada's leading Indigenous gift suppliers and their products are found in Indigenous stores and wholesalers, boutiques, museums, public and private art galleries, National Parks, and government organizations in every province in Canada. Driven by their goal to establish a mutually profitable relationship with every customer, Oscardo is proud to have a reputation for excellent design and high-quality products.