Good for the planet and the economy
We conduct a Question and Answer with Mitch Corriveau, of The Millinery At Cornerstone Farm, at 20189 Beaupre Rd., Green Valley.
What Made in Canada products do you sell?
All of our products are made in Canada and most of them made right here in the studio at Cornerstone Farm
What is the number 1 reason people should buy from you?
We make our products right here in Glengarry County and listen to the needs of our customers. We maintain high quality standards in all we do.
If you had a choice, what product in your store would you like to receive yourself?
A gift certificate for one of the classes.
What are your most popular products? Felted hats and mohair socks. Have consumers’ tastes changed over the years?
Yes. People are looking for quality made items with a low carbon foot print so buying locally made things fall right into this. Why should people shop locally? Supporting the community ensures that we continue to maintain our local economy.
About The Millinery
The Millinery At Cornerstone Farm embraces the historical definition of the term and produces and sells items for all members of the family. Its distinctive clothing and accessories are made of luxurious, fine, natural fibers including soft wool from our flock of Shetland sheep.
Several products are made of repurposed clothing and fabrics. Used clothing such as coats, jackets, trousers and other items are recycled into practical, sensible and fashionable merchandise. Choosing to purchase items made of recycled materials will help in reducing the load placed on our landfill sites, thereby reducing the impact on the environment. The discarded clothing used in the production of the creations is acquired from local charity thrift shops, which helps in supporting the much needed services provided by these organizations.
Products are made at The Millinery on a small scale, allowing for unique garments and accessories made of natural, renewable fibres, mainly soft lamb's wool and kid mohair.
Concentrating on felted hats, knitted accessories and kid mohair socks, the products are geared to all members of the family, including those involved in cold weather outdoor activities. Natural fibers are known for their warmth, durability and moisture wicking ability, making them an ever growing alternative to man-made fibres, and offer a much lower carbon footprint than petroleum based fibres.
The Millinery also has The Yarn Shoppe and The Pantry.
If you want to try your hand at needlecraft or weaving, classes are available.