April 23, 2020 3 min read

NOW MORE THAN EVER A CALL TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES HAS GONE FROM A NICE TO DO TO A FULL ON MANDATE FOR CALGARIANS AND CONSUMERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. DURING THESE TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY CONSUMERS ARE CALLED TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AND SMALL BUSINESSES ARE CALLED TO SUPPORT CUSTOMERS.

Brands are pivoting in order to echo the current economic climate. We’re seeing storefronts turn virtual, restaurants into contact free delivery services, and distilleries into hand sanitizer factories. It’s incredible to see the pivot, and even more incredible to pay homage to our friends and other small businesses who are working to support communities by keeping us safe, healthy and fed in the midst of the changing world around us. 

Check out another eight local businesses you can support straight from your couch:


STAX CYCLE CLUB

Worried about the ‘Quarantine15’, us too. Avoid the extra poundage and tune into a heart pounding, jive making, be-bopping good time with Stax Cycle Club. Historically based out of Inglewood, Stax is one of the many fitness companies that has pivoted toward joining the realm of virtual workouts. Don’t have a spin bike? All good, when they’re sprinting your doing burpees - same, same right? Tune in, subscribe, ride and burpee your way to a new normal. 


FEEDING CALGARY

Community leaders have risen to the occasion throughout this pandemic, and Eric Yeung is definitely one of them. With the mandate of people helping people, Feeding Calgary aims to support families in need of a home-cooked meal. By contributing a few dollars, you can help a struggling family enjoy a beautiful meal together while also supporting the vital restaurants in Calgary. 

OKE APPAREL

We’ve seen brands pivot to utilize resources to help the greater good. Our friends at Oke Apparel have launched pre-orders for reusable face masks and are donating 100% of the profits to COVID19 relief. Not to mention Oke Apparel makes the softest men's underwear on the market.


PLAINS BREAKER APPAREL

This local sock company released a charity sock in support of Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids and donating 100% of profits to this local charity. PLUS, Plains Breaker Apparel is doubling down on their charitable giving and has also created masks to support both customers and the general public!


SKWIIK SKIN CO.

It’s all about that self care these days and this vegan, handcrafted, local biz is all about that life. From bath bombs, to lotions and scrubs, to even hand sanitizer, Skwiik’s thoughtfully crafted products aim to please and support the communities from which they come. Anddddd if we canskwiik one more local company to support its Milk Jar Candle. Founded and operated by both owners of Milk Jar & Skwiik, these gal-pals make their products out of the dreamiest space in c-town, The Factory.


RE:GRUB

Ready to DIY your own burger? Set to launch this Friday, local shake shack RE:GRUB is launching ‘Build Your Own Burger Packs’. RE:GRUB’s burger box contains eight options between burgers, sides, plant and meat based box PLUS cooking book. Woah, k, here’s our credit card info. 


SKUNKWORKS DISTILLERY

Anyone up for a little moonshine? What better way to celebrate happy hour than with a cool cocktail and a side of hand sanitizer, are we right?! All online purchases of Skunkworks Distillery’s Moonshine comes with a hand-crafted hand sanitizer to keep you safe and slightly buzzed. Taste Skunkworks Distillery’s Hibiscus Moonshine, perfect with a splash of soda and a quick hit of lime. When spring eventually gets here, the Hibiscus Moonshine will make for a perfect backyard bevy. 


PARTAKE BREWING

Looking for a crafted brew sub the alcohol? Our friends at Partake Brewing have you covered. Available for online order, choose from Partake’s Blonde ale, IPAs, Stouts and more. Fun fact, a Partake brew makes for a great post workout bevy. Right after you’re done your virtual ride with Stax Cycle Club, crack one of these bad boys to replenish tired muscles!


There you have it fam! We’ll be back next week to highlight more local businesses, in the meantime stay local friends :) 

Stay local fam and remember, WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER ❤️

  • The Local Laundry Gang

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