Proudly Canadian – Tru Earth

Tru Earth – Clean Made in Canada

Tru Earth co-founder Ryan McKenzie lives in British Columbia and enjoys watching YouTube videos (about toys!) with his kids. But it wasn’t long before all the waste plastic began to bother him. He thought about what sustainable packaging could look like and how it might change how we handle our household items.

Ryan’s long-time adventure partner Brad Liski mentioned that a relative of his had received a patent on a laundry detergent that was supposed to be eco-friendly while still being effective.
Brad, Ryan, and co-adventurer Kevin Hinton all agreed to try the product for themselves.

After their first wash, they realized that not only was the packaging environmentally friendly, but the product actually worked! The three founders launched the company in Port Moody, BC and it is now seeing huge growth. Eliminating plastic in household cleaning products is the goal of Tru Earth, which was ranked in the top 50 of companies in the 2022 Report on Business.

The company has stayed true to its Canadian roots, keeping Eco-Strips manufacturing in Canada, where they are subject to stringent health regulations. “You can rest easy knowing we don’t cut corners,” says McKenzie, “The safety of Canadian families is important to us.”

Tru Earth also manages a donation program reaching more than 800+ organizations including food banks, maternity programs, local women’s shelters & non-profits across Canada and the United States.

The team still loves spending time with family in the Greater Vancouver mountains and working alongside others to eradicate plastic pollution with programs like the Shoreline Clean-up Program with Ocean Wise.

Now that’s a Tru Canadian Company!

Click here to buy Tru Earth products available at London Drugs.


Proudly Canadian – Nature Clean

Nature Clean® – The Ultimate Clean Freaks of Canada

It all started in the early 1960’s when Mrs. Ross, the wife of the founder, suffered allergic reactions to harsh chemicals used in traditional household products. To help her, Bernie Ross Sr. began developing his own natural formulations. Since then, the Ross family has continued the tradition of creating healthier, non-toxic alternatives for the products we all use in our homes every day.

Want proof? Just check the ingredients. Nature Clean® provides a complete list of ingredients on every product label, even listing ingredients that comprise less than 1% of the formula. (Instead of using blanket terms like ‘preservatives’, or ‘fragrances’.)

The majority of Nature Clean® products are made in Markham, Ontario, with the remainder being formulated in Canada.

The Nature Clean® parent company, F.T Ross Ltd. is a Canadian,  3rd-generation family-owned consumer packaged goods company. They understand the importance of giving back and supporting community – Nature Clean® contributes to the Red Door Family Shelter, Sick Kids Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Muskoka Lakes Association and others.

Whether you need dish soap, laundry detergent, laundry strips, spray cleaner, floor cleaner or toilet bowl cleaner, there’s a Nature Clean® Canadian Proud product that can take care of it.

Click here to buy Nature Clean products available at London Drugs.


Proudly Canadian – Good Juju

Good Juju – How a vision for reducing waste brought these Canadian entrepreneurs together from clean across the country.

Meet Lisa Karandat & Alexa Monahan, Co-Founders, Good Juju Body & Home. They met while employed in the natural health industry: Karandat worked for a supplement company in Ontario, while Monahan worked for a BC-based natural grocery chain. Good Juju was born when their shared values and ideas about the environment and climate change overcame the distance.

“We are two Canadians compelled to take action,” says Karandat, “Driven to fight for our future, for the futures of our children, and for the future of all living things.”

Her partner Monahan agrees. “We founded Good Juju to inspire and empower people to make small, incremental changes to their daily routine with the hope that together we can change the world.”

Good Juju Laundry Strips contain three gentle but super effective cleaning agents, as well as a plant enzyme made from a probiotic found in nature. This plant enzyme provides water soluble, non-toxic cleaning power, especially in cold Canadian water washes!

“When Lisa and I started Good Juju, we knew right from the start that we wanted to offer Laundry Strips as part of our solution,” says Monahan, “Good Juju is on a mission to remove 50 million plastic bottles from the waste stream by 2030… laundry detergent is a very high use item for Canadians and most of that comes in bulky, plastic jugs. We knew we could provide a plastic-free alternative that still keeps clothes bright and clean.”

Click here to buy Good Juju products available at London Drugs.


Proudly Canadian – COLAB Bags

COLAB Bags – Designed in Montreal, made for a less cruel world.


Since 2007, the Montreal-based COLAB brand has been designing a new wave of accessories: functional, organized, cruelty-free, and thoughtfully considered to the smallest detail.

Manufacturing is done at some of the world’s finest factories, but the design vision is all sustainably Canadian.

Recycled collections feature solvent-free, water-based materials made from post-industrial and post-consumer waste.  Equivalent to 3 plastic bottles per bag, these cutting-edge materials help reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil resources compared to usual industry standards.

Not only are the materials PETA-Approved Vegan, COLAB’s extensive range of high quality, soft, recycled materials have been tested for durability and strength.

Signature design details include the COLAB branded loop, subtle star reinforcement stitching, signature keychain attachments on larger bags and COLAB padded cell phone pockets. The more you look, the more there is to discover in each bag.

So, if you’re looking for innovative accessory design, try a COLAB bag on for size. It’s Canadian style you can proudly show off to the world.

Proudly Canadian – Kanto

Kanto – World-class tech design with Canadian passion and local customer service.

When imagining a Canadian product, speakers, mounts and electronics accessories may not be the first things that come to mind. But the roots of this high-tech company are built on solid experience. Kanto was founded in January of 2007 in Coquitlam, BC , by CEO and Chief Product Officer David Reid. Many years designing and manufacturing products for large consumer electronics companies gave Reid and the Kanto team the understanding they needed to create an outstanding brand.

The Kanto vision is to build quality electronics with style. But their real difference lies in their passion, both in the creative process and in customer service. Kanto people design products they love, incorporating high quality materials for maximum performance. (One example is the silk dome tweeters that deliver a high-frequency speaker range that is bright and refined) Then, they support their end users all the way, working incredibly hard to respond and react quickly to feedback. This feedback gives Kanto the intel they need to further refine and improve products. And the cycle continues.

The Kanto team of dedicated design engineers now operates from an expanded head office in Langley, BC, along with some 40 Canadian employees, including administrative, sales and customer support.

So, when a customer phones or emails their customer service department, a person located in the Canadian Pacific Time Zone responds.

That’s how Kanto has become an industry leader in TV mounting solutions and powered audio – and why you’ll probably be hearing a lot more about them in the future.

For more information on Kanto mounts, speakers and speaker stands, talk to the audio-visual experts at your local London Drugs.


Proudly Canadian – Beekeepers Naturals

Got a cough? Canadian bees come to the rescue with Beekeeper’s Naturals.

Growing up in Toronto, Beekeeper’s Naturals founder, Carly Stein Kremer, battled tonsillitis on and off for years, which was worsened by the fact that her autoimmune disorder prevented her from taking traditional medicines like antibiotics.

It wasn’t until college that she was able to find real relief. While travelling around Europe, she came down with a particularly severe case of tonsillitis, where she discovered the healing properties of bee propolis; a combination of tree and plant resin created by bees to protect the hive. Propolis delivers essential vitamins, minerals, and 300+ beneficial compounds for potent health support.

When she returned to the University of Victoria in Canada, Kremer’s new curiosity for propolis, honey, royal jelly, and pollen led her to begin an apprenticeship with a local beekeeper. She formulated her first propolis products in the chemistry lab and shared them with friends and family.

After graduating from school, she started her career on Wall Street, but her passion for bees and formulating products remained. On the weekends, Kremer posted up at local Farmers Markets with her products and they sold out every time. She saw an opportunity to help people, so she left her successful career at Goldman Sachs behind. She dedicated her life to full-time beekeeping and bringing propolis to the masses in sustainable and accessible ways. That’s when Beekeeper’s Naturals was born.

The bees are just as important to Beekeeper’s Naturals as humans. They source their hive-powered products from small, sustainable apiaries that prioritize pesticide-free health and partner with leading bee research institutions to raise awareness and support pollinator protection.

Beekeeper’s Naturals is on a mission to reinvent the medicine cabinet with clean, effective products powered by bees. Whether it’s spring throat irritation, summer colds, or the coming fall flu season, they have you covered all year long.

That’s a Canadian brand success story worth sharing with the hive.

Pick up Propolis Lozenges to relieve sore throats and Propolis Cough Syrup, made with soothing buckwheat honey, elderberry, and chaga, at your Local London Drugs.

Proudly Canadian – Organika

From their beginnings 33 years ago in a van driving across Canada, Organika is now one of the country’s best known supplement companies.

The Organika story began in 1990, in beautiful British Columbia, where founder Thomas Chin created the business after immigrating from Malaysia. He saw an opportunity to provide natural wellness solutions to anyone and everyone – making supplements accessible to a wider audience than the industry catered to traditionally.

What started as a humble line of supplements sold out of the back of our founder’s van has grown into a business with over 200 natural health products, including Canada’s #1 selling collagen powder, #1 brand for Spirulina, Bone Broth and maca.

The business has since transitioned to Chin’s sons Aaron (CEO) and Jordan (President) who have worked tirelessly to help Organika become an award-winning global brand, now also offering collagen supplements, kids supplements, and snacks.


Consistent innovation, 32 years of experience in creating high-quality supplements for all ages that include certified Natural Product supplements (NPN), and a mission to help people live healthier, has led Organika to achieve global recognition, including:

  • Listing in the Financial Times and Globe and Mail as one of the fastest-growing companies 3 years in a row
  • Best in Asia Pacific Business Award
  • Certification as a ‘Diverse, Equal and Inclusive’ company
  • Best new product award for Electrolytes + Enhanced Collagen
  • Parent Tested Parent Approved seal for kids’ supplements

Today, Organika remains family owned and operates their own in-house manufacturing facility to oversee every step of the process and ensure the finest product quality.

To lower their carbon footprint, Organika is also transitioning their packaging to post-consumer recycled (PCR) material, and by 2025 their goal is to have 100% of packaging transitioned to PCR plastics.

Helping Canadians live healthier continues to fuel Organika, helping them provide the highest quality natural health products on Canadian shelves.

As it turns out, supporting healthy Canadians makes for healthy business as well.

Shop Organika products, from Enhanced Collagen and Bone Broth to delicious Keto Mini Cookies, at your local London Drugs.

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