VAIYA is the newest store by local retailer Carolina D’Andrea. This carefully curated boutique was designed with the Georgian Bay lifestyle in mind, and has something for everyone (including some menswear by eco-friendly brands Toad&Co and TenTree). VAIYA is dedicated to sourcing eco-friendly and ethically made products, and all merchandise is carefully chosen based on quality and versatility, with a preference for natural fabrics like bamboo, organic cotton, hemp and linen. Comfortable footwear is a passion for Carolina, and she has been sourcing some really excellent European-made shoes that she knows her clients appreciate. With options to shop online and instore, this unisex boutique is a one-stop shop for active people on the go!
Carolina, the owner of VAIYA, is a hard-working retailer, with a passion for eco-friendly and ethical fashion. She believes there is a need for well-sourced products in the clothing industry, that use sustainable materials and consider the lives of the people that produce them.
“I truly find joy in helping people find clothing they love. When they feel the fabrics, love the fit and are happy with the excellent value and positive impact behind them it makes me love what I do. I get pretty passionate about the things I care about, from my business to my family to environmental and social justice. I built this business through my hard work and vision; and I was able to grow it while simultaneously having two babies in the first three years–this is definitely something I am proud of!.”
VAIYA is active on social media, and the online store has allowed the business to grow despite being locked down for most of 2021. Carolina wants her customers to feel comfortable shopping in whatever way suits them best, and she finds many locals browse the website and then call or email with questions.
“This makes it a more personal experience than standard online shopping, and my customers enjoy the interaction,” she says.
If you want to support local and shop online, check out www.shopvaiya.ca
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