Meet the Makers: Patricia Abbott of Zoolu Organics
Get to know the designers and artisans that were featured in our Made-in-Vancouver gift guide
December 11, 2015
After her partner was diagnosed with ALS, Patricia Abbott was determined to eliminate toxins from their home. When their son Raine was born, so was Zoolu Organics, a line dedicated to creating artfully designed, eco-friendly baby clothes (like the deer onesie featured in our Made-in-Vancouver gift guide). As Christmas approaches, Abbott talks holiday cookies, her favourite local brand, and what she’s most excited to give this year.
What’s on your Christmas list this year?
I collect records but for some reason have never bought a record player. I would love a modern record player to play my collection on. The Lucia Bourbon Vanilla and White Tea Candle is on my list every year! I cannot get enough! A brand that I love is Bookhou; it’s a company based in Toronto that makes beautiful screen printed bags. I have fallen in love with their Ondulé bag and would love it for Christmas!
What’s the gift you’re most excited to give this year?
I bought one of my best friends tickets for us to go see Caitlyn Jenner speak at Unique Lives & Experiences. Its going to be an amazing evening and I cannot wait to hear Caitlyn speak about her life.
Do you have a signature gift you always give?
When I go to events around the holidays I always bring homemade sugar cookies. It’s a three day process to make and decorate the cookies but I have been told they are amazing!
Aside from your own, what’s your favourite locally made brand?
I absolutely love ceramics! Russell Hackney Ceramics is an artist based on Bowen Island that makes stunning pieces. I am in love with his owl design.
What gift(s) do you wish for the city of Vancouver:
My son is in the school system now and I see how hard all the teachers work to ensure the kids are learning (and having fun while doing so). My wish is for teachers to always receive the respect and love they deserve.