The amount of creative talent in Waterloo Region is astounding. Here is the Waterloo Region Creators and Makers Guide featuring our uber talented community of artisans and small business owners. You’ll find everything from photographers, to muralists, to jewellry designers, to home decor specialists, woodworkers and more.
It is important to note that this is a living list and therefore can change. If there’s a local creator or maker I’ve missed, please leave a comment below or send me an email.
KW-Awesome – Local KW Small Business T-Shirts
Civilian Screen Printing – Teamwear, Band Merch, Corporate Wear, Uniforms & Special Event Clothing
Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists – Various Local Artist Profiles & Links to their Websites
Morning Star Designs – Prints, Stationary, Clothing
Luke Swinson Art – Prints, Clothing,
Etsy Waterloo Region (Homepage)
DraInk – Stationary
Alison Gunn Art – Poured resin and mica pigment art and collectibles, Commissions accepted
All Over the Map Studios – Graphic Designer, Maps
Made By Maggie Illustrations – Waterloo Region Hand-Drawn Prints
Our Paper Homes – Hand-Drawn Home Portraits
A Bit Stitchy – Clothing & Accessories
Blackberry Market Designs – Handmade wooden designs (gift tags, ornaments, game boards, signs, cutting boards)
Design, Decor & Delight
Lucy Pearlle (Wellesley) – Reclamed Furniture, Home Decor, Paint
inSeason Home+Decor (St. Clements) – Canadian-Made, Home Decor, Stationary, Gifts, Toys, Artisan Items
Bungalow Blonde – E-Styling Services
WicKidz Melts ‘n Candles Co. – Candles
Stryker Woodworking – Charcuterie Boards, Refurbished Furniture, Vintage & Antiques
Hobby Hardware – Maker Supply Store (specializing in epoxy and woodworking products)
Hollyhock Home Decor – Small-Batch Home Decor & Gifts
Artist Urosevic – Unique Commisioned Paintings
The Friendly Canadian – Personalised Mini Hockey Sticks, Other Custom Wooden Items
Renos & Services
McAndrew Tree Care (Kitchener) – Arborist
Waterloo County Woodcraft (Wallenstein) – Custom Timber Work
Grammy’s Boutique & Espresso Bar (Wellesley) – Gourmet Gift Baskets & more!
Women’s International Gift and Gallery – Social Entreprise with Clothing & Accessories
Pretty By Her – Candles, Stationary, Home Decor
The Girl Floral (Cambridge) – Canadian Lifestyle Boutique
Devitt House (Waterloo) – Unique Gifts Home Decor
Gifted Waterloo (Waterloo) – Gifts, Home Decor, & Paper Goods
Thank You for Supporting Local!
If there’s a Waterloo Region local creator or maker I’ve missed in this shop local guide, please leave a comment below or send me an email.