We are the leading platform for contemporary, elevated craft representing a community of 400+ of the most talented artisans and designers.
What BRIKA stands for
At BRIKA, we connect highly talented artisans with creative and conscientious consumers through the best in modern craft. We make it easy for you by scouring the market for high-quality, beautiful pieces (including many that you won’t find anywhere else!), all available in our one-stop shop.
Our products are of heirloom quality, making them a joy to give (and receive!). In addition to beautiful, well-crafted goods, you’ll find inspiration within our creative community—a place for every person who inspires, or is inspired by, the power of following your passions.
BRIKA believes in fostering the following values in ourselves and others:
- Everyone has a creative spark
- A world of beauty lives in every small thing
- Today’s craft becomes tomorrow’s heirloom
- Some of life’s greatest lessions are learned from one another
- We all have the tools to create a beautiful life
How BRIKA began
It started with taking a risk, not being afraid to ask for what you want—and a little serendipity.
In 2011, Jen stumbled upon Kena’s lifestyle blog and felt an immediate connection. She reached out, and after a series of coffee dates, the two realized they complemented each other’s skills perfectly—and both wanted to start a creative business. Within a year they had launched the brand you know as BRIKA.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Co-founder and Crafter of Brand
Kena is a marketer, merchandiser, writer and the creative force behind BRIKA.
After earning an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, she created merchandising strategies for Old Navy, Banana Republic, Joe Fresh, and a high-end eco-lifestyle concept shop.
Jen Lee Koss
Co-founder and Builder of Business
Jen is a Juilliard-trained cellist, a mother of three, and a graduate of Harvard University, Oxford University, and Harvard Business School.
She spent over a decade working in management, consulting, investment banking, and private equity before becoming the business lead at BRIKA.
400+ Makers; One creative community
Since 2012, we’ve worked with a group of the very best designers, artisans and makers that have been hand-selected for their authenticity, uniqueness and commitment to quality. having built what they love into what they do and united through BRIKA, our Makers are based all over North America.
As part of our exclusive network, BRIKA supports independent artisans who demonstrate commitment to their craft, ethical business building and a purposeful contribution to their community.
Makers benefit from BRIKA by having a beautiful, easily accessible platform in which to sell their goods are well as being featured in our shops, popular articles and limited-edition partnerships with well-known brands.
Where to find us
Visit our standalone shops to see our well-crafted goods in person
642 Queen Street West
M6J 1E4 Toronto, Ontario Canada
Mon to Thurs 10-6pm, Fri 10-7pm, Sat 11-7pm, Sun 11-5pm
768 Queen Street East
M4M 1H4 Toronto, Ontario Canada
Mon to Thurs 11-6pm, Fri to Sat 11-7pm, Sun 11-5pm
PATH at Richmond-Adelaide Centre
120 Adelaide St. W., M5H 1T1 Toronto, Ontario Canada
Mon to Fri 8-6:30pm, Closed Sat to Sun
Call us at +1 844-472-7452 toll free
Partner with us
We love to find creative ways to work with brands, retailers and bloggers.
We’ve worked with companies such as:
Interested in creating something together?SAY HELLO!