Smile Approved Product Lines
Smile Approved Product Lines offer a huge selection of fun, high quality and unique products created by Canadian Artists and Canadian & American Companies. Hand picked based on high quality and unique artists, products, missions and more. Browse Sunshine on a Cloudy Day feel good brands and products that will give you the warm and fuzzies!
If you're a fan of Fun & Funky stuff, then Be As You Are is the right fit for you! Makers of Whimsical Mens and Ladies Hats, Tanks, Tees, Hoodies, Sweats, Flip Flops, PJs, Beach Towel and other amusing stuff. Tongue and cheek style quirky comedic saying and hand drawn style prints based on cocktails, beer, sports, nature, holidays, slogans and sayings, days at the beach and nights at the bar are featured throughout the line. Founded in 2008, Be As You Are is based in the United States in Washington, DC.
Delux Knitwear is the decisive lifestyle headwear and accessories company for today's trendsetting young adults, blending fashion and art to offer a rare and inspiring accessory experience. Delux was founded on the belief that headwear is more than an accessory. It’s a part of you, your identity and your lifestyle. Delux uses 100% wool from New Zealand, which contains lanolin that makes their hats waterproof and gives them a self cleaning effect. Delux is made in a fair trade environment and donates a portion of their proceeds to the community to which they were created. Design and functionality are the focus of every style. It’s all about design, uncompromising attention to detail, and superior construction and notions used. Delux is designed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Family owned & operated in the United States since 1956, DOUGLAS has become one of the most well know, oldest, and most respected plush businesses. DOUGLAS’ stuffed animal designs are currently created in New Hampshire by their talented in-house design team. Douglas Cuddle Toy stuffed toys are manufactured by long-standing partners in Asia whose factories consistently produces a high quality product, follows a strict code of ethics, and provides a safe & healthy work environment. Douglas Cuddle Toy plush animals are manufactured in accordance with exact specifications and in accordance with all current toy safety standards. Douglas Cuddle Toy plush stuffed toys have gestures and expressions that clearly distinguish them as a "Douglas" Cuddle Toy. Their delightful faces and friendly expressions are known worldwide for invoking a sense of connection and endearment. Well-known for offering hard-to-find species and unusual breeds, Douglas Cuddle Toy makes a large line of plush dogs, cats, horses, fish, farm animals, wildlife, pets, mammals, marine life, and mythical creatures. For over 60 years, DOUGLAS’ success has come from their unique designs, high quality materials and expert craftsmanship.
Started in 1986 from a t-shirt that was hand-painted for a birthday gift, Grimm has grown into a popular international enterprise. Armed with a warped sense of humour and a unique way of looking at life, Canadian Ileana Grimm has created 100’s of designs on dozens of products making her one of Canada’s most successful pop artists. Original artwork designs include clever sayings about everyday life with a twist. Featuring funny Canadian, beer and wine drinking, and sports related sayings on magnets, aprons and men’s t-shirts. Grimm is well known for their unique humorous designs and high quality products. There are a lot of things to be serious about…we’re not one of them.
Since 2003, The HOTI collection of high quality handmade men's and ladies hemp bracelets, anklets, necklaces, chokers, keychains, clips, removable hemp hair wraps and hemp people has been growing strong. HOTI jewellery and accessories come in a variety of rock, punk, hippie chic, girly, boho, surfer, and other funky fun styles. All men's and women's hand crafted HOTI bracelets are available in both alligator clip-it and lobster clasp styles. If your size is not available, I'll make you one to order.
Because HOTI creations are assembled by hand using many sustainable natural, handmade, wood burned, hand knotted and hand painted parts, none of the pieces will look 100% the same as the samples photographed, but they will look as close as possible to the original prototype. HOTI is a socially responsible Canadian company that pays its employees a living wage. Custom work and wholesale orders are always welcome. HOTI is proudly designed in Toronto and handmade by Faythe R. Pal and her fellow HOTI girls in Ontario, Canada.
Life is Good was designed and created by brothers Bert and John Jacobs who designed Jake in July of 1994, the mascot for Life is Good, with the contagious grin and simple but effective message of optimism that seemed to express everything the Jacob brothers believe in. Today, the New England based brand stays close to its roots, with an emphasis on simplicity, humour and humility. Through Life is Good Festivals where all profits are raised for charity, positive products and a steady dose of ping pong, Jake's crew does its best to keep the good vibes flowing. Life is Good has graced the pages of the following magazines: Positive Impact, Body + Soul, The New York Times, Worthwhile and has been featured on The Big Idea with Donny Deustsch and NBC Today Show. The life is good company began with $78, an old van, and the unshakable optimism of Jake. Today they are using the power of optimism to help kids with life-threatening conditions. Optimism can take you anywhere.
Puffin Gear began in 2007 when, sensing a void in the market and with the desire to dress her young children in contemporary styles without sacrificing function, Heather De Man began designing hats for children. Drawing from her parents' textile and design background, as well as her engineering skills, Heather made and wore her own pieces as she watched her company evolve from a stand at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market into the successful, innovative and contemporary Puffin Gear of today. Puffin Gear's name was inspired from the Atlantic Puffin’s loveable nature and its ability to boldly withstand exposure to harsh conditions with a unique flair. Featuring winter hats, mittens, scarves, and summer hats for children and adults. Made in Heather’s downtown Leslieville studio in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Stuffed Animal House have been designing, distributing and manufacturing stuffed animals since 1984. Their plush designs have been made with the customer in mind and will provide years of lasting enjoyment and satisfaction. Stuffed Animal House is well known for their North American wildlife and sea life designs that offer lifelike authenticity and are made from high quality materials like polyester fibers that create a soft fur like appearance. First-rate products include stuffed animals, plush toys, key chains, pillows, slippers, bags, life size and wall mounted stuffed animals. They have set industry standards by refusing to waver on their policy of using no child labour in the production of their toys. Stuffed Animal House Ltd. also tests and produces toys that meet or exceeds European (EN-71) and North American (ASTM) toy safety standards. For years, they have also been testing their toys for the other existing aspects of toy safety such as flammability, ensuring no sharp edges exist, drop tests, eye and nose pull tests and checking for choking hazards. Stuffed Animal House has a distribution center in Blaine, Washington and an expanded facility in their home town Langley, BC, Canada.
UGLYDOLL is a line of plush toys that began as a long distance love letter between the creators David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. UGLYDOLL first launched in January 2001 and is distinguished by its definition of the word "ugly". In the "uglyverse", Ugly means unique and special...that we should be celebrating that which makes us different, never hiding the twists or turns which make us who we are, inside and out.
Uglydolls were awarded the Specialty Toy of the Year award by the Toy Industry Association in 2006