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Stories Behind The Designs

Good evening and happy Monday to you all! As many of you might know, March is Community Association Awareness month. Community Association Awareness month is aimed at celebrating the hard work and dedication of community associations in Calgary, and work to bring awareness and supporters to the amazing communities that make up YYC! The communities in Calgary are a large part of what makes up the Local Laundry brand, the bread and butter if you will. Part of what makes us different is we love getting into trouble with the local communities of YYC and celebrating them. As a way to support and bring awareness to Community Association Awareness month we asked the designers behind our community t-shirts about the history...

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Guest blog: NOVO Watches

Tonight’s guest blog comes from the fellas, Steve and Bryan, behind NOVO watches. NOVO watches are the hottest watches on the market and are also one of the companies involved in our latest collab project!  NOVO designed and created the first Canada-made leather strap that features the Local Laundry logo and soft, black leather. The premium strap, paired with a classic matte silver case is taken to the next level by having custom engraving on the back for our limited edition watch. Also, NOVO is giving a percentage of the proceeds from each sale of the Local Laundry watch to the Ronald McDonald house. Their Houses provide a home away from home for families with children receiving vital medical treatment in Calgary and Red Deer and we...

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Federation of Calgary Communities Guest Blog

Tonight’s guest blog comes from Rebecca Dakin, Communications Specialist with the Federation of Calgary Communities. The Federation is a support organization to over 220 not-for-profit organizations in Calgary, including the 151 community associations. Their role is to help support these volunteer-run organizations build their knowledge and capacity to offer Calgarians the amazing programs and services they do that improve neighbourhood life in Calgary. Hey! My name is Rebecca and I’m the Communications Specialist with the Federation of Calgary Communities. I want to tell you about something exciting taking place in Calgary right now – it’s March Community Association Awareness Month!   What is a community association? Community associations are not-for-profit organizations that exist in every neighbourhood in our city –...

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MARKET Calgary Guest Blog

Tonight's guest blog comes from our 17th Ave's MARKET and owner Vanessa Salopek! MARKET is located in the heart of Calgary's red mile and brings offers up delicious dishes and signature homemade products. Woven throughout restaurant is Vanessa's love for YYC! MARKET incorporates local farmers, artists, musicians and businesses that Vanessa has loved so much! We hope you read through the blog, and then stop in for some tasty eat's at MARKET once your done! Read & enjoy! Photo by Janet Davie MARKET is an award-winning restaurant in the heart of 17th Avenue of Calgary. MARKET is locally and nationally recognized as a farm-to-table restaurant with an emphasis on homemade ingredients and supporting local farmers, business and community.  MARKET's philosophy...

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How to Brand your Community

Tonight's blog comes to us from our friends at Studio C & G and Teatime Circus! Christina and her husband Gabe dissect the infamous crossed X logo that we can't help but see incorporated into a myriad of logos including our own. Throughout this article, Christina and Gabe research the origin of the crossed X, where it comes from and what it means. We were thrilled to find out the crossed X has a lot to do with community and matches our expressed love for hometown pride.  Please read and enjoy!    How to Brand Your Community We see it everywhere, the crossed X. Whether it's a well-defined X, or formed by other intersecting objects, brands have embraced the simple symmetry...

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