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Originating somewhere between need + desire. With a commitment to honest materials, innovative design and localized production.

Starting out in her apartment in 2007, designer + maker Sarra Tang has since grown to create a full design studio and production facility in Toronto, with a focus on creating beautiful, thoughtfully designed fashions and objects.



Hoi bo Giveaway and Fundraising Campaign for CF Canada


Hoi bo is proud to announce a multi-prize giveaway to raise funds for the 2019 Cystic Fibrosis Canada Walk to Make CF History: Peru Edition. We are supporting our friend Elizabeth (Liz) Lusk’s fundraising efforts. At the end of May 2019, a group of 30 Canadians (including Liz) will embark on an eight-day trek to climb Machu Picchu.


Enter today to win a chance at 1 of 6 Hoi bo SS19 products as well as Hoi bo classics - including totes, satchels and linen dresses altogether valued at $2000.


All entrants will be eligible to win one of the following:

Pleated Satchel in Grey + Natural

Wet Wax Mini

Linen Roam in Indigo

Linen Mini Dress in Indigo

Exhale Tote in White Out

Box Market Shopper


There are two ways to enter:

  • Submit an online donation in an amount of your choosing, and provide your name, contact information and indicate you are donating on behalf of Hoi bo in the donation comments;


  • Go in-person to Hoi bo, take a photo of the shop, post it and tag (@Hoibo) on Instagram and Facebook. If you are not a Toronto local - recruit a local! You must complete a ballot form onsite to be entered in the giveaway. To enter this way you must have a public profile.

Typical donations range from $20 to $50, though any amount is welcome, valued and very much appreciated.

This campaign begins today – February 18, 2019 and will run until March 10th (entry deadline) closing at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.


Please share and encourage your community to join in this fundraising effort and giveaway event!


Giveaway Parameters – the fine print:

Only one entry per person.

Canadian residents only and void where prohibited (Quebec).

Entrants need to be 18+.

Entrants are eligible to win one prize only. Upon winning, your name will be removed from the draw and you are no longer eligible to win the remaining prizes.

The total value of the 6 prizes to be drawn is $2000 CAD, exclusive of applicable taxes and shipping. Prizes are tax-exempt. Domestic and international shipping fees will apply.

Prize winners will be drawn at random.

The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entrants.

A donation will not increase your odds of winning.

No purchase necessary.

Private social media accounts are not eligible to enter this contest.

All entries received outside the contest period will be disqualified.

Entry in this giveaway is completely voluntary. You are not required to enter, you are not required to purchase products and you are not required to donate to be entered (see above for your free way to enter).



Trash talk, trash walk

April 22nd is Earth Day! Spend some quality time with Sarra and Kaeli from @hoibo and Masashi of @neocoffeebarto.  We will be walking our east end neighbourhood, cleaning up our beautiful city and talking some trash.  A community gathering to do some good in our city, meet new friends and share your ideas on how you bring sustainability into your everyday. It's about the little things!

Meet up with us at hoi bo in the Historic Distillery District, bring a reusable coffee cup and Neo Coffee will filler up with their amazing brew! Grab a friend, meet new friends and don't forget your gloves.

 When: April 22, 2018 

           Serving coffee from 10-11am
           Join us on our trash walk from 11-1pm

Where: 15 Trinity Street
             Historic Distillery District
             Toronto, On 

Questions? Call us! (647) 852-5488
The early bird gets the worm!  The first  people to arrive will be gifted our Boiled Wool Dish Pad upcycled from the offcuts of our fall/winter pieces. They are re-usable (machine wash to clean), biodegradable AND .....remarkably odour free. Get here early, have coffee with us and make sure you get your Boiled Wool Dish Pad before we're fresh out!