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Jul 31 2017

Teaching kids English and supporting local artisans

Conscientious creation and kids are a winning formula! In our new Cours d’anglais pour les enfants le samedi – Saturday class DIY activity, we try to bring value to the students. A lot of the artists we highlight use recycled material to produce the most beautiful items. Learning English with Langmobile encourages kids to think not only about language but about the world they live in!

Supporting your local Montreal artisans shows you CARE. Supporting local businesses that take time and apply their efforts to conscientious create is something we look forward to sharing with our students!

As families are challenged with raising children in a consumeristic world, we think it's important to highlight a more conscious approach to buying goods. Langmobile is all about encouraging creativity, community, commerce  – we’ve looked into the go-to spots here in Montreal, so you can give, decorate with and wear handcrafted goodies with ease.

The Montreal Experience:

There’s no better place than Montreal to spend an afternoon shopping! Here are four of Montreal’s most popular artisan shops, and for good reason.

Raplapla – Known for their adorable dolls, this children’s shop is sure to have your little one smiling! Located on Villeneuve O, it’s a short walk from the Laurier metro.

Ethik Boutique – This company values both human and environmental resources, ensuring that everything in stock is ethically and socially responsible. If you find yourself walking on Saint-Hubert, stop by for a new clothing item, purse, or hat.

Onze – Located on Saint-Denis, this charming shop carries women’s clothes, jewelry, and accessories. They’re jam packed with indie, classic and boho-chic styles!

Buk & Nola – Right on Laurier Avenue, Buk & Nola offers gorgeous objects and accessories to complete any space. They believe that adding a splash of color and style to your home will embellish your life, and we agree!

From your living room: No matter your style or taste, these artisans have created something for you. And the best part is you can support them while lounging in your pj’s. What’s not to like!

Children’s Toys and Accessories: Julie of Not Sew Strange - From plush toys to geometric print quilts, Julie’s shop is a must-see. Her contemporary designs are the perfect addition to any nursery!

Clothing: Yana of Supayana - With a background in clothing design for eight years, Yana creates women’s and toddler/baby clothing in a variety of adorable styles! Most of the pieces feature digitally printed illustrations by the designer herself.

Jewelry: Celeste of Celestial Creations 4U - She creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces in a variety of styles. Whether you’re looking for yourself, or a loved one, you’re sure to find what you’re searching for!

Home and Living:  Alicia and Josiah of Beardbangs - A husband and wife duo who combined their passions of drawing, pottery, and illustration together to form a handcrafted ceramics business. Together they’re unstoppable!

Wedding and Special Events: Heather of Heather Boyd Wire - Heather is a wire artist who specializes in wedding and birthday cake toppers that are exquisitely detailed. Her work is as impressive as it is unique!

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