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Hoi Bo : Toronto, Ontario

Hoi Bo : Toronto, Ontario

Name: Hoi Bo
Address: 15 Trinity St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
Website: Website
Instagram: @hoibo
Phone: (647) 852-5488
Wifi: No
Tender: Debit, Credit, Cash
Neighbourhood: Distillery, Toronto
Type: Profile – Fashion/Clothing/Accessories

Hoi Bo is located in Toronto’s Distillery District neighborhood. The space is clean and minimalistic with sky-high white washed exposed brick and 2 sprawling floors that are flooded with natural light.

Hoi Bo: Clothing and Accessories
Hoi Bo: Clothing and Accessories

Specializing in women’s clothing and accessories everything is not only designed in Toronto, but also made locally here as well. In fact, everything is not only made locally but it is also hand made in house by Sarra Tang, owner and designer, and her team. The only exception is the jewelry which is made by Tang’s sister or other local Toronto jewelry designers.

Hoi Bo: Locally made jewlery
Hoi Bo: Locally made jewlery

From a young age Tang consistently made things by hand to meet both needs or wants growing up. This skillset and mentality has carried with her throughout life and now through her goods and shop. With a strong belief that high quality, well designed pieces should be within reasonable reach for everyone Hoi  Bo features pieces that are carefully crafted and exceptionally well designed.

Hoi Bo: Second level interior
Hoi Bo: Second level interior

Also at the core of the creation process for Hoi Bo is the care and emphasis that is put into socially responsible practices. Natural fibers that are minimally processed with the least amount of environmental impact are chosen to craft Tang’s wonderfully structured pieces. Linen is a particular favorite of Tang’s alongside full-grained vegetable tanned leathers which produce less toxins during the production process. Cotton pieces are often put through a dry wax process using pure Ontario beeswax which helps to soften the material as well as provide structure, shape, and durability against water, dirt, and other elements.

Hoi Bo: Handbags and accessories
Hoi Bo: Handbags and accessories

 

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Hoi Bo: Local made goods from natural materials

With pieces that are easy to wear and well crafted Hoi Bo’s pieces evoke subtle sophistication. It is refreshing and humbling to see a brand that truly embodies the principles of locally made, sustainable, and socially conscious mindset.

Hoi Bo: Locally made Toronto goods
Hoi Bo: Vegetable tanned leather goods

So what does the future hold for Hoi Bo? A second location is currently under works in Toronto’s west-end which will also feature Hoi Bo’s locally made accessories and clothing. In a city that celebrates local talent it will be a much welcome addition to the west side.

 

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