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  • Aubergine Specialty Foods
    Born into a farming family in South Africa, Aubergine Specialty Foods owner Leon Zetler has always recognized the importance of knowing where your food comes from. Over the years, his passion for food has led him from his family farm to a career as an organic-produce specialist. Now, at Aubergine Specialty Foods, Mr. Zetler visits local farms daily, and hand-selects the freshest produce from Saanich. For example, tomatoes and cucumbers hail from Sun Wing Farm, while strawberries come from Oldfield Orchard. He also roasts organic and fair-trade African coffee beans to order, and gently grinds them in a 110-year-old Elgin coffee grinder. And he imports a vast variety of organic, kosher, and fair-trade pantry staples and favorites from around the world, specifically Africa, such as biltong, boerewors, and Mrs. Balls Chutney. Mr. Zetler is happy to guide newcomers around the small, cheerful store. In the event that customers can’t find what they’re looking for, he even takes requests for products they would like to see on the shelves.l
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    1308 Gladstone Ave.
    Victoria, BC CA
  • American Apparel
    The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear. But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment. Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
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    566 Johnson St
    Victoria, BC CA
  • JamTots Baby & More Store
    JamTots Baby & More Store outfits parents and guardians with a massive array of infants' and children's accoutrements culled from top-name brands, including a large selection of shoes and Melissa & Doug toys. In addition to extensive online resource materials, the store dispenses copious diaper accessories, organic bath products from Little Twig, safety gear for precaution-requiring activities, and a plentitude of playthings. The store also outfits mothers with abundant gear including diaper bags, carriers, and strollers. JamTots Baby & More Store tests most of its stock and warmly receives any customer queries about each potential purchase's durability, safety, or probability of inspiring newborns to utter their first words in Latin.
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    748 Goldstream Ave
    Victoria, BC CA
  • Framing & Art Centre Victoria
    The team of framers and curators at Framing & Art Centre task themselves with keeping their customer’s walls well-adorned – be it with framed family heirlooms or a piece of art from the store’s own collection. Armed with conservation framing techniques, the framing team builds customized frames and shadow boxes from high quality materials – such as acid-free 100% cotton mats, and UV-coated glass – to keep valuable artworks safe.
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    1640 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.
    Victoria, BC CA
  • Cannor Nursery
    Cannor Nursery offers almost 2 acres of gardening necessities and stunning plants, including tropical varieties housed in a heated greenhouse. Assorted fruit trees, pitcher plants, and perennials bloom with the help of organic sea soil, lawn fertilizers, and wisdom from experienced employees who know the right way to talk a Venus fly trap out of eating an important person’s pet.
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    4660 Elk Lake Dr
    Victoria, BC CA
  • Jennings Florists
    Jennings is Victoria's oldest family run florist that is still run by the original family! With creative flair, Rob Jennings and staff will treat you like family, maybe better!
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    2508 Estevan Avenue
    Victoria, BC CA

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