hello there!

I’m Emma, the one woman that is Wild Badger. I dye, design and print every piece by hand in my little basement studio in the boreal forest in Thunder Bay, Ontario. My malamute/shepherd pup Thorstein is my entire world and he’s usually hanging around somewhere, whether I'm printing and puttering in the studio or outside taking product pictures (in which he is definitely eating dandelions or chewing on a stick and laying in the background). When I’m not working away in the studio I’m outside soaking in the sunshine and hanging out in the garden or at a lake, probably in the boat, exploring beaches and fishing (Thorstein absolutely love boat rides). And when the seasons shift and I don’t have the maintenance of the garden and things cool off, you can find Thorstein and I holed up in hermit mode cuddling on the couch rewatching Black Sails or Merlin for the umpteenth time.

  • designed

    I still prefer to use good ol’ pencil and paper when I draw out my designs, then if I'm turning it into a screen print I hand trace the design onto transparent paper to prepare to expose my screens

  • hand dyed

    I use low impact procion dyes and occasionally plant dyes to create unique, earthy, mottled colours. creating a new colour can take anywhere from 2.5 hours (if I get what I want on the first try) to many days

  • hand carved

    I make a copy of my design, trace it reversed onto block printing rubber and carve it into stamps. a new block print can take anywhere from a few minutes to many days depending on the details

  • hand printed

    either with a block or screen printing technique I hand print every single piece by hand. with blocking printing sometimes it's one stamp on a garment or it could be upwards of 20 individual stamps

☽ inspired by the earthy ❀ cosmic ✴︎ mystical ⚔︎

☼ info + policies ☼

policies

✷ please refer to the size charts in the listings before ordering to ensure you order the correct size

✷ by ordering from me you understand that since each item is screen/block printed by hand (and some items are hand dyed) there may be slight variations between pieces as is the nature with hand crafted goods

✷ I do not accept returns or exchanges

✷ I do not take custom orders

shipping

✷ packages ship out from Thunder Bay, Ontario

✷ please make sure you have provided the correct mailing address, I am not responsible for items lost if you have given the wrong address

 USA small packet air/surface and International small packet air/surface do not come with tracking 

 I am not responsible for any lost or stolen parcels

✷ all orders are shipped via Canada Post within 5-10 business days of purchase unless otherwise stated in the listing (ie. pre-order or made to order items have different turn around times) 

✷ I go into town to the post office to send things out once a week

✷ all packages are marked as ‘sale of goods’ with the correct value.  International customers are responsible for any duty/customs fees

local pick up

✷ local pick up location for online orders is at Goods & Co Market (251 Red River Road) at North Shore Jewelry + Wild Badger in Suite 11 during our hours of operation

MARKET HOURS:
Wed-Fri: 11-7
Sat+Sun: 10-4

if you have not picked up your order within 8 weeks from being notified that it is ready for pick up, it will be put back in the shop

contact

please email me at howdy@wildbadger.ca for any inquiries or fill out the contact form in the navigation bar above

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