Retailer Spotlight - Market Organics

Image from reallifebutbetter.com We all know the power of putting money toward local, independently owned businesses. It’s so important to do your research before buying anything, especially nowadays. For the savvy local shopper, Market Organics is the perfect spot! Market Organics has a super cool location right in the heart of the ByWard M...
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Liquid Castile Soaps Galore!

For those of you strange enough to dislike washing with a bar of soap, do not fret! We make luxurious liquid castile soap as well! And what’s great about this soap? It’s real honest to goodness soap! We’ve ranted and raved about the difference between soap and the typical ‘detergent’ stuff before, but that’s only because it’s important for peop...
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Product Spotlight – Extreme Cream

Extreme Cream is a rich face cream perfect for dry or mature skin (but it works wonders on all skin types!). We have a hard time keeping these bad boys in stock because it’s one of our top selling products, and for good reason. If you haven’t had the chance to stick your nose into it, here’s some reasons why it’s about time you do: 1) Each in...
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Find us in the Rideau Centre - We Dare You

You may have already seen or heard the big news, so you can stop holding your breath now; Purple Urchin can officially be found in the Rideau Centre! We’ve been a part of the terra20 family for years now, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that today marks the official grand opening of their new store location in the Rideau Centre. Perfect for th...
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The Importance of Supporting Local

When you hear the word “Ottawa,” what do you think of? Do you think of Parliament and the fact that this city is the capital of Canada? Do you think of the Byward Market and how much fun it is as soon as the weather starts to warm up? Maybe you think of school, because there are plenty of post-secondary institutes and students here. Or maybe yo...
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#LocalLove Mother’s Day Contest

Hey Urchins! This mother’s day we wanted to do something big. So we had the brilliant idea to team up with some other amazing local businesses to bring you a Mother’s Day Giveaway! Because Mother’s Day isn’t just one day, it’s everyday. Since we are a local business ourselves we couldn’t wait to get together with some others. These local bu...
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