Cool Canadian craft and design for our “collectif” consciousness

If you’re lucky enough to live in Montreal, then April 30 is going to be one really amazing day of shopping. The mama-run Collectif nënë is launching their first annual baby show and you will want to be there.



Of course, most of us aren’t Montreal mamas, but that’s what online shopping is for.

I started browsing their websites to write this post and, well, let’s just say I’m amazed. These artists have some of the most original and incredible creations and I kind of want one of everything.

From the endearing stuffed animals and creatures by Raplapla (above) –actually, my kids already have some of these and love them!– to the incredibly simple wood toys from Twig Toys, this collective of talented women have something to please everyone.



Prints from La-Tee-Doe (at right) and Zoo Babies and textiles from Coucou Salut, Moon and Sparrow, Jules Mon Poisson Bulle and Poids Plume will all amaze you. 



You might need a little help from Google Translate for a few of
the sites, but as far as I’m concerned that’s an even better way to
justify the shopping. It’s like getting a free French lesson with every
purchase. Trés bien! -Stephanie



The First Annual Collectif nënë Baby Show is on April 30,
from 11-6 at OFF Interarts. The rest of us will just have to drool onto
our computer keyboards. Learn more about Collectif nënë on their Facebook page and blog.

Stephanie S.

Stephanie Slate is an Ontario-based writer, crunchy mom, and celebrity stroller expert. And no, she does not say "eh."

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