Lookahead ’21: Museum links pandemic, wartime challenges in ‘Make Do and Mend’ workshop series
On Feb. 19, the Canadian War Museum will host the latest in its series of “Make Do and Mend” online events, which were inspired by an exhibition about everyday life during the Second World War and advocate for resourceful, self-sufficient living in 2021. During the LeBreton Flats-based museum’s closure during…
The beauty business faces an ugly turn during COVID-19
Prestige beauty takes a hit worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of slowing down.
How the Harry Styles Cardigan Challenge inspired me to pick up a new hobby during the COVID-19 quarantine
Making a version of a cardigan sported by British entertainer Harry Styles inspired Capital Current’s Kayla Christoffer to make one of her own.
Trim time: Ottawa residents finally get their lockdown hair fixed up
Many have already been able to enjoy the satisfaction of a fresh hair cut as salons and barbershops begin to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa fashion industry celebrates busiest season of the year
February to March hosts some of Ottawa’s biggest fashion shows. Many are held in support of local charities and are the biggest fundraisers of the year.
Local Ottawa entrepreneur thrives with new fast fashion company
Angela Dargham’s local fast fashion company from Ottawa, Rosaii, continues to rise in success after only one year of being in the business.
Twelve year old creates a bubbling bath bomb business called ‘Izzy’s Fizzies’
At just 12 years old, Ottawa resident Isabella Bakie is learning what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur through her bath bomb company.
Thrifting as gifting: A shift towards more sustainable shopping practices
With the holiday shopping season in full gear, an increasing number of shoppers are turning to thrift and consignment stores instead of traditional stores to find the perfect present.
Vogue gone rogue: Activists fighting fast fashion as a way to combat climate change
Fast fashion is becoming an environmental concern for millennials.
A crafter’s life: As winter sets in, Amanda Carrigan picks up her knitting needles
In a world mostly concerned with getting product to market quickly, there are some who still take the time to create something by hand. Spinners, knitters and textile crafters continue to create beautiful and unique mittens, scarves and sweaters for sale. Most crafters begin as a hobbyist before developing it…