About EBB & FLOW
EBB & FLOW is a lifestyle shop featuring handcrafted goods and select vintage finds for soulful, everyday living. Our goal is simple — to liven your home with unique goods and help you create beautiful, one-of-a-kind spaces with a story to tell.
After 15 years of working in retail buying, our Founder, Devon Specht, realized that there was a gap in the Canadian market for a bohemian modern decor brand that prioritizes craftsmanship and sustainability over than fast-fashion practices. Ebb & Flow was born in 2016 from Devon’s kitchen table as an online lifestyle shop in Toronto, ON. featuring a range of products that she designed, curated and sourced from her global travels.
Today, our assortment of goods celebrates our passion for well-made and well-loved treasures that are crafted with purpose and meaning. We love discovering new artisans, supporting small producers and finding unique pieces that we’re sure are going to bring joy to your every day life.
Having been blessed to grow up surrounded by the influence of a long line of tenacious, entrepreneurial women in my family, from an early age I knew that I wanted to own my own shop one day. Incredibly, my great-grandmother, both grandmothers and my mother all owned retail stores on Manitoba Street in Bracebridge — each of them inspiring me to follow in their footsteps…but it was my grandma Maureen who was the most influential of them all.
A Second World War bride from Yorkshire, England, Maureen moved to Canada to marry my grandfather in 1947. Eventually, they settled in Bracebridge and went on to open a ladies clothing boutique called Maureen's. Picture a shop filled with hats in boxes, satin gloves behind glass cases, cashmere sweaters and wool coats. Everything she surrounded herself with at home and in her store was of the finest quality—her taste for fashion and decor was timeless. I grew up adoring all of my grandmother's collected treasures from around the world and many of these pieces have become cherished possessions that still grace my home today.
When I started Ebb & Flow in 2016 I knew that I wanted to honour the influence of Maureen by creating and sourcing products that are so well-built and styled so timelessly, that they too could be passed down and loved for years to come. 5 years on I still have to pinch myself that I'm getting to live my dream of travelling the world in search of unique treasures. I'm grateful everyday for getting to do something that I love for a living, and I couldn’t do it without YOU!