BALANCE | Work + Life

June | 21 | 2017

I have to laugh as I start to write this. The topic is a little ridiculous due to the fact that I have been trying to write this post for four weeks, which just goes to show you how balanced my to do list is at SALT these days. Finding a good work/life rhythm is a subject that weighs on me heavily, not in a bad or good way. It is just something that I try to be mindful of. Being an entrepreneur for the last 12 years of my life has lead to some high highs alongside low lows.... Read more


June | 14 | 2017

Father, Dad, Pops, Papa, Daddy, Dada, Old Man - there are a lot of names we could call the guys who gave us half our DNA. No matter what you call him, he's the figure we'd like to pay tribute to this week. In the past, Dad's were stereotypically supposed to be the tough guys. They were the ones tasked with protecting us and teaching us to be strong. They were meant to be a stern presence in the house that you respected and obeyed. They weren't given a lot of leeway on how they were expected to behave. There... Read more


June | 07 | 2017

NAME  |  Julia Barnes BRAND  |  Honubelle LOCATION  |  Calgary, AB Coffee or Tea  |  Coffee with cream Currently Listening  |  Weird Fishes by Radiohead Favourite Quote  |  "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain In 10 words or less, what do you do?  I design swimwear for women to feel confident and sexy. What motivated you to start your business?  I've wanted to design and create fashion since I was a little kid. I needed that creative outlet, but I wanted it to be... Read more

OOTD | Putting It All Together

May | 25 | 2017

Do you dress from the bottom to the top, or the top to the bottom? Do you dress by season? By mood? Choosing an outfit isn’t always just about throwing on something clean and heading out the door. Our outerwear is often an expression of our inner selves. Sometimes, no matter how strong our personality, building a wardrobe and deciding on what to wear everyday is not easy. Everyone has those days where they try on 7 different tops that end up in a pile on the bed, and you inevitably choose something you are tired of. Or you have... Read more

SPRING STRUT | Brooklyn Style

May | 17 | 2017

  If you work somewhere that the uniforms don’t jive with your style, when you’re off the clock you can be itching to throw together an OOTD that suits your swagger. Everyone’s individual street-style is a form of expression through fabrics, colours, textures. Whether we are actually on the street or not, it’s not about being seen, it’s about feeling good in what you’re wearing.  We do highly recommend taking your threads outdoors though. There doesn’t have to be any occasion, taking a stroll around the block is reason enough. Whether you are solo, or with a group, it’s nice... Read more

MAKERS | Q + A with Mud Jeans

May | 12 | 2017

  NAME  |  Danique Gunning BRAND  |  MUD Jeans LOCATION  |  Amsterdam, the Netherlands Coffee or Tea  |  Cappuccino Currently Listening  |  Julian Gomes - Nothing Can Break Us Favourite Quote  |  "The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." Robert Swan.  In 10 words or less, what do you do at Mud Jeans? Marketing, Inventing creative ideas on how to share our philosophy. What motivated you to start working at Mud Jeans? Over two years ago, I joined Bert van Son, CEO of the company MUD Jeans. He had just introduced the... Read more


May | 03 | 2017

The opportunity to feel the heart of a different country, to explore it’s unique landscapes and meet the people that cultivate it’s communities is where I find joy in travel. Scotland has always been on my list of wild places to see. This winter, after my first year of business at SALT, I felt a familiar tug on my heart strings to have an experience. I knew that I was headed to Europe to visit some of my closest ladies in their new communities. Knowing this, a cheap flight to Edinburgh and a road trip around Scotland seemed like a... Read more


April | 27 | 2017

NAME  |  Narae + Elie BRAND  |  Artifact Skin Co. LOCATION  |  Hamilton, Ontario Coffee or Tea?  |  Coffee in the AM, herbal tea in the PM. Currently Listening  |  Once I Loved, by Astrud Gilberto Favourite Quote  |  "...people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou In 10 words or less, what do you do? We mix magical potions your skin and hair will love! What motivated you to start your business? In 2012, the idea of starting our own skincare company began when I (Narae) was working as a cosmetician while Elie was finishing up... Read more


April | 20 | 2017

Sundays are the week’s way of telling you to be free. To some of us, that means packing up the car and heading to places unknown. For others, it means more time spent in warm sheets, maybe an extra cuddle or two. Sundays are for comfort and skin, soft lighting and doing whatever your heart wants. They are for no schedules and no responsibilities. They are for getting lost in a good book, carried away by another world. They are for savouring good coffee. Cozying up in your favourite cottony attire. Or no attire! #NoPantsSundays #NoPantsNoProblems  Sundays are for nourishment. Give... Read more


March | 20 | 2017

There are a lot of buzz words in the eco-fashion world. Things like organic, sustainable, and fair-trade are all ones that we would hope authentically describe the products they are attached to; but how do we know? Education is everything, so start by becoming an informed consumer and do some pre-purchase investigating. Internationally recognized certifications can save us from sifting through technical jargon and provide assurance that that from fibre to fabric, every step of a product’s supply chain is considered, regulated, and monitored.  The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) consist of very similar... Read more

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