This is Winnie from Lifestyle Market based in Toronto,Canada, Time flies….I met Julia in 2013 at New York gift fair, when she first starts her line of beautiful designer totes. Throughout this 7 years of partnership, Julia become our friend and our mentor. We see each other go through different stage of life, and we’re delighted to see both our business grow together, especially when Julia launched her travel-inspired Cityscape line in 2016.
Cityscapes by Julia Gash line, begins in our company from a single-product item: the Toronto canvas tote bag, which is still our best seller! At Lifestyle Market, we have developed into an over-20-items line with the majority locally produced in Canada. Our mission to provide customer quality and sustainable product match perfectly with Julia’s creativity and support for eco initiatives.
We are proud to apply Julia’s design on ethically-made or locally-made product with green packaging to reduce carbon foot print. Souvenir retailers show increasingly, positive feedback in seeing such stylish, sustainable, quality gifts being available to their customer. Among the many Cityscape products, my favourite is Maple scented soy candle. All our candles are hand poured in Canada, we do small batch production to ensure quality.
Canadians love Maple! This year we further expanded our Cityscape line with food – Cityscape Maple shortbread cookie! It is locally made in Canada with all butter & Canadian Maple syrup, available in 5-piece 5 and 10-piece kraft gift box. Mmm ... Julia's a big fan :-) !
We have just exhibited at the Toronto GIFT + HOME MARKET in end of January. Customers love Julia’s design printed on our new Cityscape items, it was a successful show with lots of interests and enquiries.
We look forward to have more new designs from Julia over the coming year and decade as we continue to grow our business together across the ocean.
By 'Winnie Yip', Lifestyle Market, Canada