In 1912, French engineer Georges Claude installed the world’s first neon sign above a barbershop in Paris. His vibrant, tubular lights soon adorned the storefronts of small businesses around the world and symbolized the entrepreneurial drive that formed the backbone of their communities. Today, the spirit of “Main Street” is more resilient than ever. It can be found in urban cities and rural towns, bookstores and coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants. It’s one of the many things that make our homes feel special. And it’s worth preserving.

The Blackwing 6 celebrates independent businesses and their entrepreneurial spirit. Each set comes with six neon red and six neon blue pencils inspired by the iconic neon “Open” sign. Each pencil features a black ferrule, black imprint, and our soft graphite. The number 6 is a nod to the six Noble Gases which give neon lights their distinct colors.

This release supports the Small Business Relief Fund as they work to help small businesses keep their lights on.


Blackwing Volume 6 Special Edition

Although we carry these iconic Blackwing pencils in our shop, I wish to illuminate the entrepreneurial spirit within.

This short story resonates with my heart and soul. Given the global landscape we are all navigating, many entrepreneurs are asking one another and ourselves, can we keep our lights on?

As we move into our seventh year in business in our little bricks and mortar shop I will say that I am full of hope and optimism.

You, me, all of us are resilient, adaptable people. Many have had to shift, learn quickly and figure out how to manage within new parameters.

Has it been easy, heck no! Changing course never is. But when a community comes together great things happen! I was fortunate to experience this during the Christmas holiday season.

So many of you graciously came out to support shopping local. You made significant choices to support your communities. You understand what is at stake. You want us to keep our lights on!

I sincerely thank all of you for your support, for sharing your stories, for your encouragement, and for your smiling eyes!

I am grateful for the municipal government's initiatives that helped get the message out to shop local. This is what community is all about.


Explore our Valentine's Day Collection!

When you cannot get the one you love out of your head! One of the things we love about E. Frances greeting cards, is that there is always a little surprise on the back of their cards. Guaranteed to make you smile.


Explore our new Craft Collection!

The design of these Rococo scissors evokes the ornamental late Baroque period, for which it is named. Its curves bring a sense of fun to a very practical and useful tool. Made of tempered steel, with handles plated in 24 karat gold. Ideal for detail work.


Created to Inspire

Woodlot is a Canadian line of premium, natural home basics. Woodlot's ingredients are as pure as their intentions; the products were created to inspire the beauty rituals of future generations who value clean- burning, plant based products. Woodlot's handmade products invite the spirit of wellness into the homes of communities near and far—Woodlot is for everyone.


Figg Street Co. Moving Forward

With hope and optimism in front of us, behind the scenes there is a lot of creative planning going on at Figg Street Co. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by a great team of women who inspire and assist me with my daunting to do list.

February is our debut of our blog Tuesday’s Tonic. It will feature a host of fun anecdotal tidbits of inspiration and pleasurable reading.

We recently launched our beautiful new website and we will be adding products to it.

New products are always on the horizon, a favourite project of mine.

We have a few other surprises up our sleeves and we are excited to share them with you as they come to fruition.

I look forward to seeing you all again soon, with the lights on!

Antoinette xo

February 02, 2021 — Antoinette D'Angelo

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