Silver Antelope was founded in 2021 with the goal of making ethical and sustainable gifting easy. We curate unique, small-batch products that are consciously made by small businesses whose values align with ours, emphasizing companies that are also women-led and/or BIPOC-owned.
Co-founders Lichia and Christopher launched Silver Antelope after the direct-to-consumer arm of their boutique stationery brand, Gotamago, grew too big for their website. The name was inspired by their three-year-old daughter who walked around the studio one day, greeting card in hand, asking for an "antelope".
A Brief Timeline of Our Journey
2013: Lichia starts Gotamago as a one-woman operation, working out of her studio apartment.
2015: Gotamago exhibits at the National Stationery Show in New York City, and vends at the One of a Kind Christmas Show in Toronto. Christopher officially joins the company.
2016: Christopher and Lichia renovate a 100-year-old building in East Toronto, and establish the first floor as Gotamago's studio and shop.
2018: In addition to Gotamago's own line, the Studio-Shop now carries products from local artists and hosts creative workshops on weekends.
2020: Toronto locks down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Products from the Studio-Shop are slowly added to gotamago.com, which previously sold only Gotamago brand products. Online retail sales grow in response.
2021: Silver Antelope launches, encompassing both a new online retail shop as well as the rebranded Studio-Shop.
From the beginning, our mission has been to connect people to each other. Silver Antelope continues that tradition.