Spring is upon us – a time of change and new beginnings. It is a perfect time to renew or refresh any area of your life that requires a rebirth. There has been great speculation and anticipation of the changes happening inside Matraea Mercantile, and we are excited to officially announce the grand opening of our new and refreshed MATRAEA “Birth Shop” on April 1st, 2016.
So What Will the “Rebirthed” Matraea Maternity Store Look Like?
While realizing the vision for Matraea five years ago, Kate and Selina identified a lack of access to effective, natural products for moms and babies in their community: supplies that supported their clients’ pregnancies and births. In response, they created the “Mercantile,” the Matraea Centre’s own retail boutique, in which, in addition to offering Homebirth supplies, vitamins and natural choices for young families, they also began to develop their own line of organic teas and body care products to help with the specific challenges of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
While their vision remains the same, exciting changes are in store, that continue to demonstrate their commitment to improved service to their community of women and families, and at the same time acknowledge the expanding demand for their products beyond the confines of the Cowichan.
For these reasons, you will see some differences in the store:
- A refocus on a new mama’s needs–for her body and her baby–during pregnancy and those first few precious months of her baby’s life, including an expanded apothecary product selection
- We will be offering in-store refill options on many of our Matraea Products to better support our green and organic vision
- We will be offering “you create love, we package with care” gift boxes for customers wanting to create a personalized baby shower gift
- We are integrating our wholesale business, shipping orders across Canada and beyond from “Matraea Central.”
Of course, we will continue to carry a comprehensive cloth diaper line-up, and we will always have a selection of beautiful, unique baby clothing.
Join us in Celebrating our NEW Matraea Birth Shop!
We look forward to celebrating this re-visioning with our community. Stop in April 1st at our Open House Event from 10am – 5pm!