Picot (pea-co) began in 2015 as a brick and mortar shop curated with modern handcrafted gifts and goods in the heart of Fernwood Square. Fernwood is a historic destination neighborhood that is one of the most sought after neighborhoods to live in Victoria because of its architecture, community and central location to the city. Our commercial square of award-winning local food, retail, arts and service based businesses are nestled under a canopy of string lights. We recently closed our Brick and Mortar shop to take Picot in new directions. Our doors there may be closed, but Fernwood will always be home. A little off the beaten path of downtown Victoria, just the way we like it.
Our Signature scent line, Honey Tobacco, can now be found in local artisan shops across Canada. Check our stockist page to find the shop nearest you.
As a shop, we were known as one of the best places to buy gifts in Victoria. Where you could both shop and visit, choose gifts for yourself or others, and know that you were supporting independent creative businesses while adding functional beauty to your life. We now apply these values to our season markets.
You'll know a Picot Market when you see one from the welcoming celebratory and social atmosphere, the live music, the delicious food, and array of talented vendors. You'll always find plenty of pottery, a few baked treats, something mystical, and plenty of vendors you would never expect to find at your standard craft or farmers market.
Building and supporting community is the heart and soul of what we do. Art Openings, Workshops, collaborations, Night Markets and other events are just a few ways we strive to connect and fulfill this vision. If you are interested in bringing a Picot event to your space, please contact us!
Meet the Team
Position/ Title: Founder, Creative Director
CONTACT for: exclusive product design & collaboration, press & social media, workshop & event planning
When I was younger I wanted to be: A teacher
What I actually went to school for: Geography; Human & Environmental Health
Star Sign: Scorpio
Loves: Tacos, tarot, cooking, yoga, exploring the Gulf Islands
Practices: Saori weaving, yoga, meditation, and dabbling back into pottery
Could do without: Facebook
Fascinated by Astrology, cashew "cheese"
Favourite aspect of Picot?: The people I've met and the conversations that have happened in this store! And the Pottery. And I think the Night Markets ties all that together!
Pet Peeves: cutlery scratching on plates and automated telephone operators
Pet loves: My cat "Dennis", and border collie "Roo"
Favorite Place in Victoria: Dallas Road at Sunset, and Dockside Caffe Fantastico for Sunrise.
Position/ Title: Online Sales & Product Manager
CONTACT for: product inquiries, wholsale & consignment, online orders & shipping
When I was younger I wanted to be: An Artist
What I actually went to school for: Business Administration, Retail Management and Visual Merchandising
Star sign: Capricorn
Loves: dessert, DIYing, productive mornings, and potatoes - in all their forms but mainly fries
Practices: weaving, being cozy, and baking.
Could do without: introductory small talk and driving
Fascinated by: dietary science, and IMDB trivia
Favourite aspect of Picot?: That we're supporting talented local artists and showcasing the actual people who make all these awesome things. I love knowing I'm helping people do what they love doing.
Pet Peeves: pet names, unruly kids, and peas in my veggie burgers
Pet Loves: The many cats in my life
Favorite Place in Victoria: Cold Comfort, and the Heritage House I’ll surely live in someday.
Position/ Title: Blog and Marketing Coordinator
CONTACT for: blog inquiries and collaborations
When I was younger I wanted to be: A Teacher
What I actually went to school for: Bachelor of Elementary Education
Star sign: Aries
Loves: Good coffee, Cold Comfort ice cream sandwiches, camping by the ocean, and cooking extravagant breakfasts.
Practices: Film photography. photography, and an assortment of art practices
Could do without: Fast food chains and youtube ads.
Fascinated by: Montessori education and marketing and design, and the backstory to art pieces.
Favourite aspect of Picot?: I love the passion behind Picot and how we can inspire the community to support local artists and be intentional with buying good quality, beautiful, and purposeful products.
Pet Peeves: Negativity and loud sipping of coffee or soup.
Pet Loves: Golden retrievers and huskies (especially in puppy form).
"The collective" in Picot is simply the artists we work with and our community. We work with people who have a similar vision and approach to building their small business. We want to work with great people making wonderful things for more great people. Go check out our blog if you want to learn more about the artists we work with!