Hi there! I'm Jill, I am a mother of two energetic little ones who started a passion project on Etsy during the pandemic that has quickly evolved into so much more. In my pre pandemic life I was a Dental Hygienist, a career that I love. My favourite part of the job was the connections gained with my clients, I found this to be invaluable and something I missed so much while at home during the initial pandemic shut down. This new venture has opened those doors again for me in new and exciting ways.
Leaf & Root Co. Values
I used to live in Creemore, a small community north of Toronto. Creemore is a beautiful place to live and close knit neighbourhood that quickly showed me the value and importance of investing in each other. I have taken these lessons and adapted them to the Leaf and Root Co. business model and core values. The products I use to create the planters and items for gift boxes are sourced within North America (mostly Canada). Any work that is outsourced is done so with Canadian companies such as printing and marketing.
You will find local small businesses showcased in my thoughtfully curated gift boxes with special attention to environmentally aware businesses.
Although I still sew planters myself, I can’t keep up with it all! I work with local sewists to help complete large orders and keep stock up. This is a conscious decision to keep money local and in the hands of individuals who need it!
Working in the local community has quickly become a passion and staple with Leaf and Root Co, whether working with other small business owners or giving back where I can with product, time and cash donations. Please follow @leafandrootco on Instagram to see what I've been up to.
Thank you for your support and helping Leaf and Root Co. grow!