The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

GARDEN GATE: Episode 280 – Solmate Socks! (Nov 24, 2023)

Solmate socks are always super popular in the shop and for good reasons! Aside from the fun patterns and bright colours, they’re mismatched with love. The company uses sustainably sourced, eco-friendly fibers. This means that textile waste that would have gone to landfill is upcycled into quality yarns without adding any additional dyes to keep … Read more

GARDEN GATE: Episode 252 – Fun mismatched socks (Oct 21, 2022)

Our Solmate socks from The Socklady have been one of our most popular items for many years. Lots of fun colours. Well made and durable. And MISMATCHED! “Because life’s too short for matching socks!” As a Certified B Corporation®, The Socklady does business a little differently. Knowing that fashion and sustainability go hand-in-hand, they understand … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 79 – Once around the shop for Christmas gift ideas


The best weeding tool ever!
The best weeding tool ever!

We’ve been helping customers pick the perfect gifts for 13 years so have a pretty good idea of what people like and are looking for. We love what we do and really are “here to help!” On this episode I give you a few ideas for dad, mom, kids and friends. Pop in the shop and we can give you some ideas for that special someone on your list. Lots of Canadian made too! ? Click link to watch this episode online.

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