ecoalternatives

Renee Liscio of Sew Wild Canada

Renee Liscio of Sew Wild Canada

Sew Wild Canada was created by Renee, who decided to pass down the sewing skills she had learned from her mother to her daughter. Renee started by teaching her how to make baby quilts, then expanded to dog bandanas and then eco-friendly utensil wraps for adults and kids. The pair began selling their items on Etsy. As the business grew, Renee’s daughter got a full time job and mom took over the business as owner, CEO, and seamstress of Sew Wild Canada.

Alison Oakes of Oh Beehive

Alison Oakes of Oh Beehive

I come from a long line of entrepreneurs and handmade artisans. I was very much immersed in that way of life since birth, so it is definitely close to my heart. I've always been the crafty type and I'm usually not able to sit still. Becoming a maker was inevitable, but until discovering Beeswax Food Wraps I really had no idea what I was going to be when I grew up...and I'm still growing up!

Starting Oh Beehive has been quite a ride. I specialize in making Canadian Beeswax Food Wraps and Bumble Bags as low waste alternatives to single use plastic. All of our handmade beeswax wraps are made in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. They can be used to cover plates, bowls, and casseroles, or wrap sandwiches and pack snacks for on the go! They’re hand-washable and can be reused for at least six months with proper care. It means a lot to be able to contribute positively to the planet by offering these alternatives, and I love that I can be my own boss. That said, it's a huge hustle most days just trying to fit everything in! From making product, to markets, to keeping the business buzzing on social media, there’s always something that needs doing.