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it's time to act.

We stand with the protestors.  Talking about race and our privilege is uncomfortable – but a willingness to be uncomfortable is part of how we learn and grow. I recognize that I, a white, cis, straight woman have more personal anti-racist work to do. I also recognize that I can do more to support and lift up voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) around me.  I also recognize that we all need to take significant and meaningful anti-racist steps to ensure that no more BIPOC lives are lost. It is far too easy to read about the protests in the States and think that their problems don’t exist here but racism is a real problem in Canada....

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Our Measures for COVID-19

Updated May 18. In light of the current COVID-19 news we wanted to reach out to let you know the safety measures that we already take to protect our staff and customers, and to share the extra measures we are taking to further protect everyone.  As of Monday, March 30th, we are offering two options for shopping: shopping by appointment and ordering online. Below is an explanation of how each option works. And as always, we will continue to support our community partners – with one difference. For the next quarter instead of waiting to make our donation at the end of the quarter, we will be making a monthly donation, as we recognize that during this tough time the immediate need for...

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Accessibility at The Tare Shop

Let’s talk accessibility! Keeping in mind that bulk shopping at our store can be a bit more involved than traditional grocery shopping, we want to spread the word about our accessibility measures to make sure that anyone who wants to be or shop here can do so comfortably. Just visiting the space for a coffee or to see what we have in store? Read on to find a little bit more about what to expect when visiting our Cornwallis Street location. Entering the shop: Our store has two main entrances, one on Cornwallis St. that requires the use of one step, and one on Creighton Street that is totally flush with the street. We are able to prop open or hold...

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Three Ways to Make your Grocery Shopping Greener

Buy Bulk Buying pantry staples at bulk food stores allows you to shop package-free. The Tare Shop is just one example of a variety of stores that now let you bring your own containers and purchase goods by weight. This type of grocery shopping not only cuts down on packaging, but also lets you purchase only the amount you want, which helps cut back on food waste.  As a bonus, bulk food stores are great places to try new things, as you can just get a single serving, or enough of an ingredient for one batch, allowing you to test out foods before committing to purchasing a large amount. Bulk food stores seem to be constantly increasing the range of...

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How to Slow Down the Fast Fashion Cycle

Here are some tips so slowing down the fast fashion cycle and getting the most out of every piece of clothing. Give Your Clothes a Longer Life Span Repair You’ll be surprised at what can be fixed to leave your clothing looking good as new again. A few dollars spent at a tailor shop (or a little time spent sewing, if you’ve mastered the talent yourself) is an especially good decision if you’re hoping to renew a high-quality piece of clothing that was already an investment for your wardrobe. Don’t forget that shoe repair shops are a great option for renewing your favourite footwear as well. Cobblers are often able to work on other leather items, too, such as belts...

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