Simons has today launched a new online market, Fabrique1840, featuring an all-Canadian line up of skilled artisans creating everything from home décor and modern art to fashion accessories and stationary.
"The motivation behind Fabrique1840 is to create a mutually beneficial ecosystem," stated Peter Simons, Co-owner and President of Simons. "Canadians must establish a destination that supports and celebrates our creativity and values; the road to Canadian economic success is rooted in cooperation and community.
"The level of design and craftsmanship in this country is truly remarkable. We want to support these gifted creators to ensure they can make living from their craft and contribute to the local economy. Canadian design needs to be as celebrated as Scandinavian or Japanese design and we want to help tell that story."
Simons immersed itself into the Canadian artisanal market to hand select a diverse community of more than 50 creators for the launch of Fabrique1840. While the majority of the makers are based in Simons' home province of Quebec, there is representation from coast to coast with artisans from Vancouver and Toronto as well as Montreal and Quebec City.
Photo: Courtesy of Simons