How often does an online shopping spree turn two women into store owners?
In Sarnia, it happens more than you think.
In 2012, Patti Jo Pumple and Heather Park were on a mission to find good quality, Canadian made active wear.
That simple google search turned the two best friends into entrepreneurs. Within months they opened One Tooth – Sarnia’s downtown activewear store.
Now this July One Tooth is celebrating it’s 5th birthday. The party starts Thursday July 27th and runs until Saturday the 29th.
From great active wear, great customers, and the city of Sarnia, One Tooth has a lot to celebrate. For Patti Jo and Heather, one of their biggest success is running a store that focuses on nationally made brands.
“We’re 85% Canadian made and we try to keep it at 80% at all times,” says Heather.
By supporting Canadian business, the two are doing their part to keep jobs in Canada.
And what kind of Canadian made clothing are they bringing in?
“It’s activewear for everywhere,” explains Patti Jo.
Basing their merchandise around the needs of their customers, One Tooth now sells lines of business clothing, dresses, even men’s underwear.
“We never would have sold men’s underwear, it’s not our thing,” Heather says with a laugh.
But apparently, it’s Sarnia’s. One Tooth is the number one retailer of My Package underwear in all of Ontario.
“What we originally envisioned has taken a whole different look based on our shoppers from Sarnia,” says Patti Jo. “When Sarnia supports something, they support it well.”
Dress it up, dress it down, One Tooth has clothing for all occasions and situations.
Be sure to stop by One Tooth’s Front Street location July 27-29th and wish Patti Jo and Heather a happy birthday. But celebration doesn’t stop end there.
Throughout the year, One Tooth will be holding a variety of secret birthday events. Interested in more? Be sure to make it out to One Tooth’s Birthday celebration for all the details.
One Tooth’s 5th Birthday
When: July 27-29 2017
Where: 155 Front Street North, Sarnia