Maker residence program

Collaborate with us to build a thriving community of makers, artists, and appreciators of fine craftsmanship

Labour of Love is both our name and our mission. We've identified the challenges faced by makers, the changing trends, and the need for a space that supports creativity and community building. We want to build it.  With your support, we can create a sustainable model that benefits everyone involved and is built on caring partnerships.

Residency Space and Showroom

At Labour of Love, we offer a residency program that allows makers to immerse themselves in a supportive and inspiring environment. As a resident, you not only get to showcase and sell your creations but also have the opportunity to engage with the community through pop-up events. Our space is designed to be multi-functional, serving as a stage for performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and more.

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A Hub for makers

Labour of Love acts as a hub, connecting makers to not only a physical space but also to marketing specialists and operating professionals. We understand that running a creative business can be challenging, which is why we provide resources and support to help you thrive. From workshops to networking events, we strive to foster a perfect partnership where we can strategize and promote your unique products together.

Curated Quality

At Labour of Love we believe in promoting sustainable and handmade products made with integrity. Our focus is on curating a space that showcases artisans who prioritise quality and craftsmanship, using materials that don’t harm the environment. Furthermore, unlike many traditional markets, we offer a polished and aesthetically elevated experience, where every item has been thoughtfully presented.

"I have worked with Regina for 10 years and she has always been one of my favourite retailers for many reasons. She has a thorough understanding of her customers and her experience in the retail landscape is unmatched. I have learned so much from her as an entrepreneur and a fellow business owner and am so inspired by her ability to constantly reinvent her space and her business model. She makes it feel fresh but consistent at the same time. She makes the effort to get to know her customers and her suppliers equally, creating an environment that serves them both. She has always taken the time to learn every detail about our product - how it's made, what the materials are, and what makes it special. She then effectively communicates that to her customers in a way that not only builds trust and loyalty with her store, but also with our brand.

I trust her wholeheartedly in representing our product and ensuring that it is always displayed artfully. I have visited the store on multiple occasions for in-person events and everything is always beautiful and carefully curated. We receive a comprehensive sales report every month and all payments are always on time. I really can't recommend Labour of Love enough as a partner for any brand.” 

Hailey Gerrits, Vancouver BC

"I believe Regina's care for her team, customers and all those she works with, is what made my partnership with Labour of Love a success. Working with the team far exceeded my expectations. The process was very organized - it actually helped me to get more organized myself. they were accommodating and easy to communicate with.

Regina's experience and knowledge of her client base was very helpful in giving me insight into how I should market my product, connect with my clients, and structure my pricing. She went above and beyond, even setting up after hours with me to ensure that my product was interactive and presented in a way that resonated with her clients.

The sales team was wonderful and really took the time to understand my product. There is a genuine honesty in their interaction with clients which makes for a pleasant shopping experience; and I believe this is why they have a loyal customer base. The whole experience was a great learning experience for me. I still use the feedback to help guide me, right from the design stage. Thank you Labour of Love team! I could not recommend you more."

Jo Stewart of Cedar & Vine, Weyburn SK

Let's reimagine retail

how it works

Maker Residence's complete turn-key service allows you to focus on what you love to do – create and design – while we manage marketing and sales. The space offers ready-to-go display fixtures and the team delivers sales, in-store marketing and building relationships with customers. Whatever your product requires – from product care instruction to fitting and even facilitating custom orders – we've
got you covered.

Are you looking for new ways to get your products in front of customers? Do you need a physical space to compliment your online store – a place where buyers can experience your products?

If so, our new Maker Residence may just be the spot for you!

Ready to work together

Join us at Labour of Love, where less is more, and quality reigns supreme. Together, we can build a thriving community of makers, artists, and appreciators of fine craftsmanship. Discover the joy of a new kind of retail and event space, where each visit is an opportunity to explore, connect, and create unforgettable experiences. Let's build something incredible together. For more information and partnership opportunities, please contact us directly.

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Current makers

Aimée Kennedy

Toronto designer Aimée Kennedy’s jewelry is imbued with strength and passion. Influenced by her fascination with artistic history and modern design, each piece has a tension between these contrasting elements.

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Mostly known as an artist jeweller, Montreal-based Anne-Marie Chagnon is above all a multidisciplinary artist. Art, drawing, and sculpture are part of the jewellery creation process.

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Cedar & Vine

Discover a Saskatoon slow fashion atelier specializing in made-to-order garments. Indulge in the pleasure of selecting fabric colours and having your measurements taken at our store.

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Dora Nola

Born and raised in the greater Montreal area, Manuela Jarry created Dora Nola – which embodies courage, vivid colours, and unapologetic individuality through art, scarves and other fashion accessories.

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Vancouver jewellery designer Hailey Gerrits knows how to evoke an understated glamour and sophistication in each of her pieces. Her jewellery is decidedly unique:  not only is each piece handmade, but construction with unique gems and aged metals imbues each piece with an image of the past and all of its romance.

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Matter Company

A Toronto based natural skincare line focused on the healing power of herbs. Their ethos has always been about respecting the natural world and thinking about what matters most.

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hosting an event?

Are you an instructor looking to host a workshop, a tasting in our demo kitchen, or a one day pop-up? Our short-term rentals are made for you.

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