Our Story

Meet Brenda & Savana, Founders of HEARTLY

Mother and daughter duo, Brenda and Savana, founders of HEARTLY, come from a family with a longline of entrepreneurial spirit and artistic endeavours.

Meet Brenda

Brenda has had many businesses of her own and even though most of her friends are retired she still found herself wanting to create another. In the 1980s she was the owner of one of the first one-of-a-kind Canadian designer boutiques in Canada. One and Only Clothing Gallery carried innovative up-and-coming Canadian fashion designer’s clothing and accessories. This endeavour has sparked inspiration to start this venture.

Brenda approached Savana in May of 2020 with the idea of starting an online store with a curated selection of Canadian made artisan products. With neither having a background in e-commerce they both took the leap into this venture with the intention of creating a platform to uplift the voices of Canadian artisans and sharing their stories.

After spending months researching hundreds of Canadian makers and thoughtfully curating a collection of housewares and accessories, HEARTLY, was finally born. 

Meet Savana

Savana being raised in a creative household has always had an interest in creating and expressing herself with art from a young age, with music being her medium of choice, having studied Music Production and Post-production audio. Working as a Barista, and playing shows locally in Toronto — up until the COVID-19 pandemic hit. HEARTLY has been the perfect opportunity for her to use her background in multi-media & creative eye to help bring the shop to life. 

About HEARTLY

HEARTLY is a retail and online store based in Toronto, Ontario.

At HEARTLY we love to discover artisans who create slow-made Canadian goods. Each piece having a unique process and a story to share. We are excited to be able to support these makers on this journey. 

For information on how to visit us please see our location & hours!