February: B Corp & Love

It's true that the month of February is most often associated with love, we all love love, but we're also excited that February 2019 is B Corp month! So this month, let's celebrate our love of B Corp!

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Certified B Corporations are businesses that use their platform to help solve social and environmental issues. To be certified, businesses have to be assessed by the non-profit B Lab on all operations of the business, and this certification needs to be renewed and reassessed every two years.

When you see the B Corp logo, you know that that business is dedicated to not only limiting their negative environmental and social impact, but to actively improve and resolve these issues. There are over 2,300 B Corps, including Grey Rock and a number of our suppliers!

 
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So, in celebration of B Corp month, find and support B Corp businesses that provide you with something you love! For a list of certified B Corp businesses right here in Guelph, click here! Treat yourself and someone you love this month!

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Treat Yourself

Wrap yourself up in irresistably soft and natural fibres! COYUCHI bedding and towels are new in store. Once you have slept in 100% organic cotton bedding, you'll never want to sleep in anything else! Sokoloff Lingerie has quickly become a favourite in store, made in Canada from entirely natural and recycled fibres.

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Treat someone you love with a gift both meaningful and beautiful, Sid Dickens memory blocks! Each one is hand-crafted and each design has a message and meaning. They are beautiful and intentional gifts, ideal for occasions such as Valentine's Day, weddings, and anniversaries.

Welcoming COYUCHI

Hello again!  We have another product line we are excited to share with all of you, our incredible customers! We heard the desire for sustainable lifestyle and homeware products in store, and are so proud to introduce you to Coyuchi.  We feel this brand aligns well with our commitment to environmental and social responsibility.  Pease read below to learn about what Grey Rock now has to offer you.

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Coyuchi brings the inherent beauty of natural materials into your home. We design all of our products with reverence for the planet—using only natural fibers, sourcing our materials carefully and processing them minimally—so our cotton truly feels like cotton. Inspired by traditional textiles, we create unique, contemporary designs that suit modern living. Our textiles are rustic yet elegant, substantial and soft—with the most pure fibers and quality construction for texture and hand feel that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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Coyuchi offers GOTS certified, Fair Trade certified, and Made Safe certified bedding and towels, ensuring that these products are not only environmentally-friendly and ethically manufactured, but naturally soft and comfortable. Always looking for areas to improve, Coyuchi utilizes shipping and packaging practices that reduce carbon emissions and use environmentally friendly materials as much as possible.

They are also a member of 1% For The Planet, a global network of businesses that contribute to nonprofit environmental organizations. So far, this network has raised more than $150 million to protect the planet.

We are proud to be in partnership with Coyuchi and offer our customers quality and sustainable home options including sheet sets, towels and men's pajama bottoms.  Pop by the store to learn more about this innovative brand and see, feel, and fall in love with the products in person!  See you soon.

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Introducing Sid Dickens

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Grey Rock is so proud to introduce you to a company we have followed and collected for many years.

Sid Dickens Inc. is a Vancouver, BC design and manufacturing company renowned for its craftsmanship and unique decorative tiles named Memory Blocks. 

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The Memory Blocks are made by local artisans using the distinctive ingredients of porcelain-like plaster, ingeniously combined with time and patience.  Each Memory Block is hand-crafted and passes  through about five different artisans before being completed. The Memory Blocks each have a different meaning, either singly or in a grouping, they are a gorgeous collection.

Due to the handmade nature of the tiles, each piece will have slight individual differences, making each Memory Block a unique work of art.

The company's approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on a simple principle: that Sid Dickens Inc. will make a positive difference to its people, the environment, and the communities in which it works. Sid Dickens Inc. strives to create responsible objects that last a lifetime and become part of people's legacy.

To learn more about the production methods visit
https://www.siddickens.com/manufacturing.htm

A common thread links all of Sid Dickens Inc.'s work:
valuing permanence and sustainability and discarding
the disposable mindset so prevalent today.

Pop into Grey Rock soon to check out these gorgeous new additions to the store.  They make fantastic gifts, either for yourself or someone special in your life.