Local start-up Leafwood designs and creates 100-per-cent-natural recycled walnut watches. Not only are these watches free of toxic chemicals, they are also hypoallergenic, making them an excellent choice for anyone whose skin reacts to metal watches. The Juglan Nut watch ($166) is one of three designs Leafwood has debuted. As part of their re-forestation efforts, a tree is planted for every watch sold.
Hand-screened in Montreal, the Editorial Mag Poor Gray Crewneck ($40) is the perfect way to introduce a decidedly sartorial, soft and cozy pullover-with-a-twist into your daily rotation. Editorial Magazine is an independently run quarterly art and fashion publication that brings an edgy underground perspective to the fashion industry in Canada. Editor-in-chief Claire Milbrath is also a freelance artist and is the creator of the Poor Gray character; she updates his blog poorgray.blogspot.ca regularly.
Five Art & Merchandise, 609 Confluence Way S.E., 403-454-1757, fiveartandmerchandise.com
Vintage Zuni Jewellery
Native American tribes have created jewellery with metal for generations; however, modern silver-working techniques were only introduced in the 19th century. In the 1870s, the Navajo shared these techniques with the Zuni, who are thought to be the first to insert turquoise stones into silver settings. Sarah Knorr carries a great selection of vintage Zuni rings and bracelets in her shop, Fieldstudy, including this turquoise and silver ring ($380) and snake eyes vintage bracelet ($265), which features turquoise stones and sterling silver ends with geometric line designs. Both pieces were crafted in the first half of the 20th century, and both offer a fresh take on statement jewellery.
Fieldstudy, 1812 4 St. S.W., 587-356-2134, fieldstudyshop.com