10 Eco-Friendly Products to try at the MacLaren

The Gallery Shop specializes in unique, locally-sourced gift items for every taste and budget. Many of our products are made with natural or recycled materials and some provide an alternative to single-use and non-recyclable plastics. It’s easy to make environmentally conscious choices in our store!

Need custom framing? Try our Frame Shop’s “Tree Friendly” line of frames that use metal and recycled materials in a variety of stylish designs.

MacLaren Members receive a 10% discount in the Gallery Shop and on Framing Services.

Soap dispenser

There is no need to buy soap in plastic bottles when you have a refillable soap dispenser. Add an artful touch to your home with a handblown glass bottle created by artist Courtney Downman.

Beeswax wraps

Cover a bowl or pack a snack for your next adventure! These washable, reusable food wraps are made with organic cotton, local beeswax, organic jojoba oil and Canadian tree resin.

Reusable straws

Labeille’s stainless steel straws are the perfect alternative to plastic. Reduce your household waste and avoid exposure to harmful plastic chemicals.

Up-cycled scarf

Here’s a quick alternative to fast fashion! Dress up any outfit with a stylish scarf or shawl by Halina Shearman Designs. All items are made with up-cycled fabric and materials.

Boomerang Bag

Borrow a Boomerang Bag the next time you’re shopping in Downtown Barrie. These free-to-use bags were created by volunteers using locally recycled fabric and materials.

Natural soaps

Six Mile Soaps are handcrafted in Muskoka Ontario using all-natural ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, sustainably sourced palm oil and shea butter.

Tree friendly framing

Our Frame Shop sources materials with care to reduce environmental impact. Choose from FSC certified frames made from responsibly sourced timber, recyclable metal frames or our beeswax finished, olivewood veneer frames produced without damaging rainforests and free of toxic varnishes.

Animal hand puppets

Handcrafted from premium reclaimed wool, these adorable children’s puppets are locally made by artisans at Cate & Levi. Each puppet is also one-of-a-kind, created with unique colours and textures.

Recycled paper cards

For your next special occasion, pick up one of these bright and cheerful illustrated greeting cards by Green Bean Studio. All products are made locally and printed on recycled paper.

Cutting board

These beautiful cutting boards by JR Kustom Woodworks are built using quality hardwoods sourced locally in Central and Northern Ontario. They are also an eco-friendlier choice than buying new plastic boards.