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MEET THE MAKERS

At The Maritime Box, our goal is to be more than just another retail platform. We want you to connect with the makers behind some of your favourite products. Here you can learn about what inspired them to start their business, the hurdles they overcame, and what keeps them going. 

Who knows, you might come across a story that inspires you to finally turn that dream of yours into a reality. 

  • Kevin & Alicia, Co-Founders of Educated Beards

    The summer of 2016 brought new life and period of change for Educated Beards founders, Kevin Lebeouf and Alicia Philips. It was during this time that the couple would welcome the addition of their newborn baby boy and Kevin would make the life-changing decision to begin his release from the Canadian Armed Forces.

    Having been diagnosed with PTSD in the previous year, Kevin began the gradual process of transitioning back into civilian life. To mark the beginning of the shift he decided to do something that had been strictly forbidden to him his entire adult life...

  • Amiel, Found of Maritime Madness Inc.

    I started making hot sauces in 2002, and really haven't looked back.  I also had a drum manufacturing business for many years, but Maritime Madness started to occupy most of my time and I was having fun, so I just rolled with it.  As long as I'm making stuff I love, I'm...
  • Jay, Founder of Far Far Away

    They’re all my favourite. But the Maritime Slang phrases towel might be in the lead because I’ve sold more of that one than any of the others. That towel can literally be found around the world from Australia to Japan...
  • Leanne, Founder of Glass and Glitter Gifts

    I started off sewing when I was a young girl, making quilts and clothes for fun. Then moved on to design and giftware. I graduated with a business degree in hopes to one day run my own business. I worked in the sales and service industry for...  
  • Danielle & Albert, Creators of Angry Alpaca Tea

    We started Angry Alpaca in 2014 after years of searching for fun, full-flavoured, all-natural teas. We currently reside at Hummingbird Homestead in River Hebert with our two sons, a dog,  goats, chickens, and millions of... 
  • Lori, Founder of rub that RUBS

    am a mom with a culinary background that believes foods should not only be good for us but taste great. I like to focus on Farm to Table meals made with whole foods that excite us, to create simple fresh meals. I started rub that RUBS with...
  • Alicia, Founder of Upfront Cosmetics

    My path to becoming an entrepreneur in the beauty space was unconventional. It all started when my oldest son Eli was just a baby. As a new mother, I was looking for safer alternatives to use on him. While there were many “safer” brands, none of...
  • Michele & Penelope, Duo behind Michele and Penelope on Etsy

    Tell me a little about yourself and how you got started. We are two friends who sew independently and decided to collaborate on social media an...
  • Pieter, Founder of Island Potato Soap Company

    The Island Potato Soap Company started to produce bar soap in 2016. The soap is made with certified organic potato juice and oils. Most soaps use water which is then mixed with lye. Instead of water, we have substituted potato...