Muttonhead makes gear for the girls and the boys, unisex clothing designed and made right here in Toronto to ensure sweatshop-free, fair-trade and ethical practices. And it’s outrageously awesome to look at.
I felt like a muttonhead for not cluing into this local phenomenon sooner. According to their blog they’ve been “keepin’ it local since 2009,” which is three years wasted for some of us, the unenlightened. Distress no longer, though, if this is the first you’ve heard of it, because it won’t be the last.
The shop is also a “traveling market,” so stay tuned to their blog for upcoming events. What to expect at their pop-ups? A wicked collection of finely crafted clothing, accessories and jewelry, as well as coffee, jams and chocolate! At the last one, we were lucky enough to stumble upon its College Street home during a raw food demonstration from Gillian Young including lemon bliss balls, a choco-kale smoothie, and “caesar salad” (which was actually more along the lines of tahini and avocados, which leads me to believe herbivores could love it, too). The recipes are available here!
Regardless of your opinion vis-a-vis the pop-up breed of shopping, this store is of high pedigree. There isn’t a pig or Miss Piggy in Hogtown who wouldn’t be tickled pink by the gear repping Toronto, and if you’re looking for well-made, look no further. Leather goods from Varsity Brown and The Leather Atelier, jewelry from Cuchara, wicked shaving tools and supplies form Dino Caracciolo including a solid looking handle that clips into disposable razor heads! Cool threads from Label, Handsome Clothing Co., neat bags from Scout & Catalogue and so much more (this euphemism rings particularly true here, regardless of how tired you might be with it. There is so much sweet stuff at Muttonhead!!!)
Check out our photos (featuring the handsome Jordan F Porciello) for a glimpse, or just believe me.
~ Words and Photos by Annie Webber