About Practical Homestead

Handmade in Winnipeg

If you live in the Winnipeg area, and want to save on shipping, use code “WPGPICKUP”

Pick up instructions including the exact address will be sent once your order is ready for pickup (Henderson Highway at Edison). 

Please note that if shipping charges are $3 or more over, I refund the difference. Most of the time shipping is more than charged but varies depending on province etc. Thanks for shopping small, handmade and keep smiling ;0)

Wholesale and Fundraising inquiries welcome.

Marria Buchan, Owner & Maker

Growing up on Vancouver Island, Marria has always had a heart to reduce, reuse and recycle. Initially, her motivation to learn to sew was to make her own doll clothes. That love of sewing grew as she studied pattern design, dress making, and tailoring. All that remained a passion over the years. In 2019, Marria decided to turn that side-gig into a full-time job. Bringing together her eco-warrior heart, and her capabilities as a sewist, along with her education in business management, she started Practical Homestead in 2019. At first it was an Etsy shop, but branched out to farmers markets and into retail stores by the Fall of that same year. Demand grew, and Marria knew she would have to scale up and adapt. Since that time, Practical Homestead has adopted many stockists. You can find Marria’s creations in these locations: Practical Homestead Stockists. In 2023, Practical Homestead is moving away from Etsy. Their next adventure is their own commerce enabled and secure website. Practical Homestead is going to expand its Stockist list, and market presence outside of Manitoba in 2023.

Practical Homestead has a small team of helpers who all work part-time while juggling school, work, and parenting small children. Marria knows that many businesses outsource this work, but she believes there is a better way. One that builds our local economy and provides jobs for those who would have a difficult time finding them elsewhere.

Practical Homestead’s product line is all handmade in Winnipeg. They provide reusable solutions to reduce waste in the home. The core products are the container covers. These are made with a food-safe, and waterproof lining. It is fridge, freezer, washer & dryer safe! Imagine not using plastic wrap to cover a watermelon, wooden salad bowl, Kitchaide bowl, pie plate, soup bowl, or a pet food can. Practical Homestead’s top seller is the Cheese Wrap. Wrapped around an open block of cheese preventing drying out and mold growth. Other products in the line are snack & sandwich wraps, bread bags, produce bags, unpaper towels, unsponges, Swedish dishcloths, cosmetic wipes & soap saver/scrubber bags.

Thank you, for supporting handmade at home products that reduce waste while being practical!


Marria Buchan, Founder

Phone: 204-891-2421

Email: marria@practicalhomestead.ca

Our Difference

Our Sewists work at home, we do not have a factory. This allows us to reduce carbon emissions by staying at home and creating while transporting less. Our employees can work part-time so they can juggle school aged children, post-secondary school, and other part-time jobs. We choose quality over profits by using the highest quality supplies and materials we can get our hands on. It costs more, but our products last longer.

Markets & Locations

Stay tuned for 2023 schedule!

Wholesale Inquiries

We have amazing Stockists that carry Practical Homestead eco solutions in their own stores and locations. If you're interested in being a part of this community of buyers, we'd love to hear from you!

Reach out!