Introducing the faces behind the business! I’m Shayna, the owner of Meraki Made with Love! I run this store with my fiancé, Anthony. The store is my full-time job, and when Anthony isn’t working he is helping me with deliveries
(and the heavy lifting)!
I am a crafter/maker who is always trying new things and testing the waters. I’ve been a creator (and mess-maker) since I was a kid. I went to college for graphic design, although it was a close call with culinary school because I love cooking too! My graphic design program was 3 years at Fanshawe college. When I graduated, I moved home and reconnected with Anthony. We got engaged and currently own a home in the country. We love gardening, camping, and anything that involves the outdoors!
In November 2020, we decided I should leave my full-time job in London, and dive straight into running our own business. We tossed around a couple ideas, including opening a pizza joint!
So, mid-pandemic, we decided to open Meraki, a market-style boutique to help the community shop local! We were immediately overwhelmed with requests from talented local vendors and the products started flowing in. In a months time, we got the store set up just in time for Christmas! Now, we are currently showcasing 100+ local vendors with thousands of products that are handmade & handcrafted right here in Chatham-Kent & surrounding areas.
Clothing • Jewelry • Home Decor • Cosmetics • Candles • Food • Art • Eco-Friendly • Drinkware • Furniture • Pottery • & more!
Proudly supporting local businesses ♥
“Behind every small business is a family”