Balanced Clothing and Sweet Tea

Posted by Denise Deby. Thanks to Francis Dellosa, B∆LANCE, for the information.

Image courtesy B∆LANCE Clothing
Image courtesy B∆LANCE Clothing

Two Ottawa companies are getting together to spread the word about their products and the benefits of collaboration among sustainable local businesses.

B∆LANCE Clothing uses organic cottons, bamboo blends and other eco-conscious materials to produce its hand-printed, made-in-Canada clothes. B∆LANCE’s team, led by Kim Kirton and Francis Dellosa–both international development specialists–wanted to create an ethical and sustainable alternative to the “fast-fashion industry.” A social enterprise, B∆LANCE supports the team’s efforts to build awareness about ethical and socially responsible consumerism. (Kim is also behind Sprout, an initiative to get fresh produce into convenience stores around town.)

My Sweet Tea offers bubble tea, fresh fruit smoothies and other enticing products as well as a place to socialize, with locations in Chinatown and the ByWard Market.

The two businesses are hosting a pop-up showat My Sweet Tea in the ByWard Market (11 William St.) on Saturday, Jul. 30, 2016 from noon-8 p.m. It’s an opportunity to meet the people behind the businesses, sign up for giveaways featuring products from other local businesses, and check out B∆LANCE, which doesn’t have a retail store yet. They’re online at


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