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The journey of award winning Canadian designers, the Peart twins, is one for the business books. From Jamaican roots to owning a global brand, Fortress magazine shares their tale...

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Toronto-based network shares Fortress Business Magazine’s summer reading list

August 25, 2016

Internationally-authored, bestselling book The Silver Linings Storybook (SLS), created and published by Toronto local Debbie Horovitch, is celebrating the announcement of her book on Fortress Business magazine’s recommended reading list for the summer. Fortress Business magazine’s founder, Gale Peart, received and read a complimentary copy of SLS. The stories resonated deeply and immediately shared it […]

Looking through the Wild Tamarind.

300 seconds with Mara Made Designs

August 21, 2016

Tamara Harding is the sparkling designer behind Mara Made Designs (MMD). Here is a snippet of 300 seconds with her: Fortress: Which comes first as you decide what to make – the material, location, imagination, or a customers request? MMD: For commissioned pieces the request comes first, then I find a suitable slab of wood […]

Fortress scores an international exclusive

August 19, 2016

Gale Peart founded the now defunct My Elite Grocer, which landed a Jamaica Observer feature in 2010. The newspaper was circulated at West Indian grocery stores across North America and a copy of the feature made its way to McGill University in Canada where a relative’s wife, whom Peart had never met, made contact. The […]

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