Welcome to our Neck of the Woods!
The Kootenays is a magical region of dense pine forests, epic mountain ranges and natural hot springs. This is where we grew up and where we draw inspiration for our work. Kootz Culture is all about good folk, good fun, and the natural landscape that binds us. It’s apparel and goods that are the epitome of your laid back lifestyle. We are Leah and Kelsey, a sister-sister team of graphic designers who love nature, creative styling, and communications. This project is a culmination of modern design and local love. Whether you are from the Kootenays or not, our hope is that our aesthetic strikes a cord with your adventurous and outdoor-loving soul.
While working corporate jobs in the city and brimming with creative energy, one thing we could both agree on was that we missed home… growing up surrounded by the outdoors and being part of the small town vibe. Wanting a creative outlet for more personal design work and a connection to home, our brand was born to celebrate the beauty of outdoor life in Canada and our Kootenay roots. We design causal graphic Ts, sweaters, head wear and fun accessories. All of our apparel is designed in Alberta and printed in BC and Alberta.
We are strong advocates of other small Canadian businesses and female entrepreneurs – we are working Moms! We also try to incorporate as many locally made and Canadian designed goods into our every day lives as possible. We host business and creative workshops across Calgary and the Kootenays.