Support conservation with our holiday gift guide
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Looking for the perfect gift this holiday? The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has numerous local retail partners across the province that support our conservation work through various initiatives. Now that the holidays are nearly upon us, you too can support NCC while shopping at local businesses.
NCC’s Alberta Region has put together a guide to shopping at some of our favourite local retail partners this holiday season to help you check off all those on this year’s nice list while furthering conservation across Alberta.
Mountain Life Apparel
Peyto toque (Photo courtesy Mountain Life Apparel)
Based in Alberta and founded by two brothers from Saskatchewan, Mountain Life Apparel is all about allowing its wearers to get lost while finding freedom. Their gear ranges from cozy toques to your next go-to camping hoodie.
For every purchase made, Mountain Life Apparel makes a donation to NCC’s work in the Canadian Rockies.
Follow them on Instagram to learn more about their upcoming products and promotions: @mountainlifeapparel
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Learn more about Dreamable by following them on instagram: @dreamableinc
Rocky Mountain Soap Company
Soap gift box (Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Soap Company)
Founded in Canmore, Alberta, Rocky Mountain Soap Company is an all-natural skin care company offering a variety of handmade natural bath and body products.
One of the ways that Rocky Mountain Soap Company gives back to Canadian not-for-profits and charities is through their community bar program. Two organizations are selected at the beginning of the year and each partner will receive a portion of proceeds from each community bar sold over the year. NCC is currently one of the partners on this program.
Follow them on instagram to see the newest community bar scents: @rockymountainsoapco
Wild Life Distillery
Wild Life gin (Photo courtesy Wild Life Distillery)
Founded by Matt Widmer and Keith Robinson, Wild Life Distillery was one of the first distilleries in Canmore, Alberta when they opened their doors in 2017.
Since 2018, one dollar from every specially marked bottle of Alberta Botanic Gin is donated to NCC’s work in the Canadian Rockies.
Follow them on instagram to learn more about their products and upcoming promotions: @wldspirits
Jeans (Photo courtesy NEWLIFE Clothing)
Founded in Edmonton, Alberta, NEWLIFE offers vintage streetwear and sustainable fashion. In 2020 NEWLIFE expanded their operations to Regina. They feature a number of one-of-a-kind and hand reworked items, with new items added weekly.
For every purchase made, NEWLIFE donates a portion of sales to NCC’s work in the Beaver Hills.
Visit them on Instagram to learn more about their products and upcoming promotions: @newlife.clo