Brand Love

The Non-Disposable Movement

It’s always a pleasure to get out and meet new brands and start-up companies that are making something worth making. At the Healthy Family Expo in Vancouver, BC, I met a few companies who are just starting out and are coming with a message, “we’re making a change”.

Among the genuinely nice brand ambassadors, entrepreneurs and impassioned business-folk were Kisha Kinrade and James Spain of Timberchild. The husband-and-wife team are a family business from Penticton, BC, who are making wooden plates for children out of the sustainable trees around them.

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On their website, they say:

“We are a new family business that focuses on a more natural way of life.  We decided on the name TimberChild for our company as we feel it represents the kind of life style we want to create for our family with regards to a toxic free environment; all while making sure we spend as much time outdoors as possible with respecting nature and our surroundings.”

Their products are made from Canadian Maple Wood, don’t use PVC glue, melamine, mineral oil or toxic finishes, and are cured in food grade organic Hempseed Oil and Okanagan Beeswax.


Did you know that it takes 250ml of oil to make a 1 litre of bottle water? That’s crazy. Especially when there are so many really nice looking reusable bottles available in pretty much every shop, coffee store, and supermarket. Don’t want one of those? Go hipster and use and old pasta jar. You’ll fit right in here in Vancouver.

A few of my personal favourites areand the Estilo Glass bottle, and the Corkcicle.

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Oh, I almost forgot – if you’d like to WIN a bag of organic Salt Spring Coffee, and a reusable stainless steel tumbler, here’s a contest. Hurry though, it’s only on until April 1st.


Note – this isn’t a paid piece, I just love what the guys at Timberchild are doing. Have you seen, (or are you) an awesome brand doing something that needs a shout-out? Email today.



  1. Apryl @ heart, hope, & hustle

    March 26, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Wow these are super cool plates! And obviously the message couldn’t be greater! These would also fit in perfectly with our rustic country Decór 😀 lol

    1. jamesrcsmith

      March 26, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Kisha and James are super nice too. It always feels good to support a new business with a good message and lovely people behind it.

  2. Michela

    March 28, 2017 at 5:20 am

    wow very nice products indeed! and thank you for sharing the bottles links as well. We are looking for an alternative to plastic bottles during road trip (safaris in kenya)

  3. Echoes of hervoice

    March 28, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Nice products, nice pics and nice post!

  4. Marian Mitchell

    March 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    oh my gosh I love these!!! I’m all about sustainability and reusable materials. These plates are SO cute!

  5. Debbie S.

    April 1, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I absolutely love those plates!

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