Local Laundry is a Canadian made clothing company that aims to build community in everything we do.
November 18, 2020 3 min read
Ah, 2020. As we say here at WTK, when life gives you limes, you make hard lime kombucha (and you add some tequila if you need to, no judgements)! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes our team gets together for a collective “f*ck, now what”. What we know now is those low moments are where innovation and creativity lives, and when we choose to show up and push forward, you might just surprise yourself with what you can accomplish.
As it turns out, this YYC and broader Canadian small business community is pretty damn resilient, and yep, there are some total badasses behind the wheel. We can’t say enough how fortunate we to have this amazing crew of #WTKFans behind us helping us along the way. Every action to support local business from a purchase to a like or comment on a post or a positive review can make such a HUGE impact.
Giving back is one of the key values of WTK, and as a small business affected by the pandemic, we’ve had to be creative in how we’ve given back this year. In August we donated 15% from our online sales to our friends at Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary which was matched by their amazing corporate sponsors. In September we launched a limited edition project with @immrfabulous which involved our team hand tie-dying tote bags so we could in turn make a monetary donation to Skipping Stone Foundation who is working hard and advocating for trans kids and their families. That project SOLD OUT, so grateful! Our team has even rolled up our sleeves to cook dinner at the Mustard Seed, and at Made by Momma coming up this December. Look for our limited edition holiday Hard Kombucha launching in early November with a portion of its profits to Calgary Veteran’s Food Bank and Made by Momma.
When we were approached by Local Laundry for the Love Locals project, the response was “HECK YES!” and we’re so excited that $25 from each sweater is being donated toUSAY. USAY, an amazing local organization working tirelessly to provide essential services and programming to indigenous youth. We love a female-founded organization being one ourselves of course, and LeeAnne Ireland at USAY is a total sweetheart badass babe, and that’s totally our type. On top of all that, Local Laundry asked us to curate a prize pack filled with $150 worth of our favourite local goodies includingFive 21’ Roasters Coffee,Little Tucker Vegan Snacks, Drizzle Honey,Dwarf Stars Chocolate, Wild Tea Kombucha of course, andHippo Hug Face Masks. One very lucky person who purchases one of the Love Locals Zip-ups will win the prize pack. If you ask us, that’s a win, win, win!
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