A new store has opened up on Bank Street near Sunnyside in Old Ottawa South: Soul Matters. I had a few minutes to spare so I dropped in to see what they had to offer to the environmentally-conscious consumer.
They have an eclectic mix of books, tapes, dvds, yoga clothes, tea and spiritual accessories (for lack of a better term). They carry a wide variety of caffeine-based and herbal Numi teas, one of my favourite organic and fairtrade tea companies. They also carry Respecterre bamboo yoga clothes, which are designed and made in Canada.
Bamboo is not only easier on the earth to produce than most other clothing fibres but also is reputed to be anti-bacterial, which is always handy in workout wear. Soul Matters also carries gift bags made out of bamboo paper (in case you need anti-microbial gift-bags, just kidding).
Soul Matters, 1093 Bank St. Ottawa 613-730-SOUL (7685)
10 thoughts on “Local Eco-Shopping: Soul Matters”
Looks real cute and quaint, thanxs for finding it. Will write about it over at eco blog, Keetsa.
A very fascinating store. It is very welcoming. I will be coming here to buy many of my Christmas gifts.
Stopped in just to check it out and was really impressed. The owner was very nice and extremly helpful. I will definitly be back!
Just had a friend mention it as well – Will check this out next week when I am at class in the neighborhood!
Stopped into this store just after it first opened and was totally impressed with the place. Although its small it has lots of neat merch for body/mind/spirit as well as studio space in the back where workshops can be run. The owner is very friendly, informed and eager to chat and exchange ideas. Very pleasant experience. Right up the road from a lovely Bridgehead coffeeshop, and a Ten Thousand Villages store, if thats your style.
Worth the visit – the owner is a gift !
I was wondeering what do you sell here because I want to shop friendly bot its so hard so I looked up this place and well here I am so yah what do you people sell
What street is this store on because I dont live in ottawa
We sell all sorts of items for personal growth, self awareness (cd’s, books, crystals, singing bowls, essential oils)Gift items and eco friendly products, which we have a fair bit of. Everything from yoga wear to banners to teas & tree free greeting cards…Soul Matters is at the corner of Bank St. & Sunnyside. It is considered to be the south part of Ottawa and the community is called Old Ottawa South. When you stop in let me know who you are. Thanks to all who have come in to visit and taken the time to write something on this blog!