Wilderness Soap Co. Stockist Spotlight ~
The 6 Oceans Gallery
In this weeks edition of our Stockist Spotlight, we meet Susan of The 6 Oceans Gallery, located on Queen Street West in Toronto. In her shop, you will find many products handmade by Canadian artists such as jewelry inspired by the Rocky Mountains, clothing inspired by pristine Muskoka lakes, and art inspired by the majestic Atlantic Ocean. She stocks unique items from around the world, but since Canada is her home, she is extremely proud to support local artists.
Tell me about yourself and your shop!
As a maker myself, my dream was always to have my own shop. The name The 6 Oceans Gallery was born on a beach while I was dreaming of of what my shop would be like. There are 5 oceans in the world, and The 6 Oceans Gallery is the 6th. Also “The 6” is a nickname for Toronto because of the 416 area code. I thought it was witty and captures the Boho vibe of the store.
What inspired you to open The 6 Oceans Gallery?
I am from Ontario, but I have lived in the Caribbean and The 6 Oceans Gallery is a reflection of the boho beach lifestyle. I have over 65 Canadian artists in the shop, from soap to jewelry, clothing and many more unique gifts.
What is your favourite part of being an entrepreneur?
My favourite part of being an entrepreneur is curating the shop. I also love it when I hear customers say what an amazing place it is to visit, not just for the unique art and clothing, but because of how the shop makes people feel. The smell of the soaps and candles, and the pieces that make people feel happy and calm, whether it is a Canadian-made piece of jewelry or an up-cycled silk kimono.