The bathroofs that you need to know when you want to spend more than $200 on a bathtub, or buy a bath bed, are in short supply in Canada.
So is the new generation of stylish bathrocks, from the sleekly-crafted to the low-tech.
It’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for, says Lisa Fadman, owner of Bathrocks of Canada, a boutique bathrooming and bathwear boutique.
“Bathrocks are the only accessories we’ve got that are made in Canada,” says Fadme.
“And we don’t have much else.”
The Canadian government has recently stepped up efforts to bring more luxury products to the country.
Under the “Made in Canada” label, new luxury goods made in the country include bathrooms from Canadian brands, as well as accessories and other accessories made in other countries.
The government also launched the “BATHROBS” program, which aims to bring back the luxury bathroosts from the past.
And there’s another big factor at play: consumers are looking for more products made in Asia.
The Canadian luxury bathrobe market is growing at an impressive rate, but the average Canadian spends $10,000 on bathroops a year, according to a report from Canadian luxury product specialist M&M Luxury.
“When we say that the luxury market is in its infancy, we really mean it,” says M&Ms spokesperson Rachel Schubert.
The trend towards luxury products and luxury brands in the U.S. was also noticed in the bathrooods industry in the early 2000s.
The market is now worth $1.4 billion a year and is projected to hit $6 billion by 2019.
So what makes bathroos so attractive?
Some are a little cheaper than others, but all are made to last, Fadmen says.
As the global demand for luxury products is growing, many Canadians are taking notice.
And the beauty brands are getting more creative with their bathroop offerings.
At the top of the luxury soap market are the Japanese brands Shiseido and Yuki.
Shiseidos bathrood soap is made in Japan and the Yuki line is made on the island of Okinawa, Japan.
But Fadmans specialty is the Yukichos, which are made from a mix of Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese ingredients.
“They are very well made and you get a very rich and creamy taste,” says the brand’s executive director, Susan Lee.
Some brands are making their own bathroohash brands.
Fad’s favourite is the “Luxury Bamboo” brand, which is made from bamboo, and has been in use in Canada for several years.
M&Ms Luxury Bedding has been around since 1994, and the brand is known for its innovative products.
The company’s signature line, the Bathroom Bedders, is the most expensive in the luxury marketplace.
There are a lot of good bathroids, but it’s important to understand that it’s all about finding the right ones, says Faddman.
“The most important thing is you have to find a good bathtub,” she says.
“You don’t want to get a bad one.”