About Rustic Pickle
Rustic Pickle is a small shopping experience born out of one mother’s creative drive, and now expanded to reach even more families.
In 2014, the original founder Kristine, started making handmade urban pieces. Her small shop quickly grew and so did the need to outsource production. Looking to keep jobs in Canada, she found a place in Toronto that used eco-friendly dyes, as well as environmentally sound, ethical practices.
After 5 years of growing the business, Kristine decided to sell Rustic Pickle. With many mom’s like myself sad to hear of this local company closing, I jokingly mentioned to her that I would buy it if I could sew… and then Kristine mentioned everything was sustainably manufactured in Canada! That day I walked in to buy kids clothes and walked out starting a business.
A little about me, my name is Tracy and I’m the proud Mom of two little boys, now ages 4 and 7. I live in Medicine Hat and am slowly brining all my family and friends to the sunshine city! That’s where I first met Kristine through Rustic Pickle. Both my boys hated jeans, and pretty much anything with buttons! Rustic Pickle pants, or Pickle Pants as I like to call them for short, were the only clothes that were comfortable enough for my boys to keep on and looked nicer than everyday sweats. And who doesn’t love fancy sweatpants?!?
Besides now running Rustic Pickle, I also work full time at a not-for-profit as well as volunteer in my community for various charitable organizations. For myself, I LOVE coffee and to be outside, even better when I get to combine the two!
Having just started I am excited to be launching with new colors, as well as brining back some of my favorites like black (its true, it goes with everything!) I am also excited to get to know all of you, and I hope you continue to love Rustic Pickle and the positivity and strength around the brand that Kristine started. I am so very honoured to be able to carry that on.
In case your wondering, I am happy to report that Kristine was able to pursue her passion for Sepsis awareness. You can see the great work she is doing by going to Sepsis Canada, and while your there, please support this worthy organization.
As for Rustic Pickle, it is still 100% Canadian compliant meaning all materials and practices hold up against national safety regulations. I am committed to keeping jobs local, and always looking for ways to improve this brand to keep it sustainable and ethical. Above creating trendy clothes for children, this is my top priority and something I’m proud to uphold.
Our urban clothes are designed to be comfortable yet cool, just like childhood should be. Thank you for shopping small with Rustic Pickle.