Good for the planet and the econ­omy

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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.

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