It started with the idea of something we always wanted as youth and never had.
We dreamt of a local store that we could buy Canadian made products, limited additions and anything not generic. We were always venturing to Toronto to find these things and so were our friends and classmates. After moving back to Brampton, I found this shop was still missing this. Allison and I talked about this at length and thought Brampton wanted and deserved this. A unique shop that helps support local artists by providing exclusive and limited edition products featuring their designs, and to carry an assortment of gift items from Canadian makers.
In short, we think people are proud to come from Flower City, and want to do our part to help make this fun and attainable, especially for the next generation.
We wish we could tell you the name came easily but it definitely was worth the time it took to come up with it. The first letters of each of our names and the meaning behind the words.
Arrow is direction and aiming in on things, searching and guiding. Vine is an actual vine, something growing and creating anew. Also every one loves a good ampersand!
Currently, Arrow & Vine is run by me, Vanessa Scott. My love of art has evolved and although I’m not the best at drawing, I took a couple years of art camp where it was decided I have a very creative mind. I do believe part of having a creative mind