Far + Wide: Your favourite neighbourhood shop for handpicked home goods and gifts
What do you do for your company?
Everything from the day-to-day operations (a lot of friendly conversation and restocking product) to the admin, accounting, cleaning. Not much happens in the shop without our involvement.
Calli and Breanne with Far + Wide Kamloops
What is the goal of your business?
Far + Wide is a local home and gift shop. We support local makers, artisans, and creatives by stocking their handmade items (from jewellery to soap to ceramics to woodworking) and bring in carefully selected items from small makers and conscious wholesalers from ‘Far + Wide’.
How long have you lived in Kamloops? If you were not born and raised in Kamloops, why did you move to Kamloops?
We’ve both called Kamloops home for a long time, Calli was born and raised here, while Bri was technically born in White Rock before moving here as a kid.
Far + Wide Kamloops
What makes your company so special?
We think the charm of a small business is the people behind it. As owners, we pour a lot of ourselves into the shop, but so do the 30+ small makers we stock in the shop. Highlighting local, women-owned, and independent businesses make us so happy and our customers love picking up a gift (or treating themselves) that has a story and some soul behind it.
How long have you been at your current location?
We opened our doors in June 2018 and it’s been an exciting whirlwind ever since.
Why did you choose to be located in downtown Kamloops?
We love being a part of the building and growing the downtown core, working to promote small and independent businesses, and taking advantage of so many wonderful businesses packed into a few square blocks.
Far + Wide Kamloops
What is your favorite thing about downtown Kamloops?
The people here are fabulous; multiple businesses opened next door to us at the same time and working together to promote our corner of 4th Avenue has been really fun.
What are the three best things about downtown Kamloops?
1. The people; we always bump into someone we know.
2. The events; there is always something to check out.
3. The local element; from eating local to shopping local to getting our keys cut at a locally owned business, being downtown fits our lifestyle.