In January of 2017, my partner opened his store, Weal and Breech, making absolutely stunning wooden BDSM implements out of our house. His works of art are now for sale in many sex stores around Toronto. We have been slowly attending craft and maker fairs around the Greater Toronto Area, and slowly expanded his product line to include kinky and queer key tags, pins, pet tags, and other engraved products, as well as leather collars (and soon to be harnesses).
As business picked up for Weal and Breech, I have slowly taken on all of the engraving and leather work to help with the workload and to help continue the business to grow. We have been slowly trying to expand to more markets, beyond just the BDSM community, so we decided to split the company into two, with the gorgeous wooden implements under Weal and Breech, and the pins, tags, and leather goods under L'Amour-Propre. I opened L'Amour-Propre on June 7th.
My partner and I both work full time on Weal and Breech and L'Amour-Propre. Because of L'Amour-Propre, I have been able to quit my job and recover from a spinal injury. It has given me the ability to support myself and not have to worry about working a job that I cannot physically handle without hard medications.
Stores you can find our products at:
Good For Her - Toronto, Ontario
Kink Toronto - Toronto, Ontario
The Alternative - Ottawa, Ontario
Venus Envy - Ottawa, Ontario
Upcoming markets you can find us at:
April 27th - Feminist Spring Market - Guelph, ON
May 5th-6th - Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find them Burlesque - Toronto, ON
July 7th - London Feminist Craft Fair - London, ON
September 22nd - Bi Arts Festival Handmade Market - Toronto, ON
You can also listen to my partner and I talk with the AMAZING Erin Pim on the Bed Post Podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-bed-post-podcast/id1065089510?mt=2<