Meet the Makers
Lizard Breath is a small batch clothing line by artist and designer, Liz Hagiepetros. After learning how to screen-print in college, Liz worked as a screen-printer for a local business. It was while she was there that she explored her love for art, including embroidery and tattooing. Eventually she began sewing and screen-printing her flash designs on different garments, making pieces she wanted to wear but couldn’t find elsewhere. Now, Liz sews and screen-prints out of her studio in Rock Bay, creating tees, sweatshirts, bralettes, and bum huggers to keep you looking cute and comfy!
Wildflower Dyes is a line of tie-dyed garments by Valerie Shane. Based out of Victoria, BC, Valerie has been expressing herself through colour since she started Wildflower Dyes in 2002! She uses plenty of natural fibers, including cotton, hemp, rayon, and bamboo, and each item is dyed using fade resistant dyes.
Isabel Gillespie is the artist behind Wildfield Arts, a line of pressed flower art. After pressing her hand-picked flowers in hardcover books, Isabel methodically arranges them in different designs and patterns in thrifted frames to be hung and admired in your home! All of her flowers are picked, dried, and framed in Victoria, BC.
Sundara Mar is a minimalist, modern earring line by Vanessa Martinez. All of Vanessa’s earrings are made with cellulose acetate, a 100% renewable resource that is created using wood and cotton pulp. Her beautiful, lightweight pieces prove that you don’t have to compromise when it comes to sustainability! Sundara Mar is based out of Houston, Texas.
Soleé Darrell is a jewelry designer from Oakland, California. Having studied Silversmithing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Soleé creates all of her pieces by hand. Using only her intuition as her guide, Soleé’s pieces are influenced by the very materials she uses.
Smoke & Sage is a small batch clothing line by Heather Aitchison. Featuring minimalist designs, and ethically-made garments, her printed and embroidered t-shirts and sweatshirts are the perfect everyday pieces! All of Heather’s work is designed, printed, and embroidered at her studio in Victoria, BC.
Red Sky is a clothing and accessories line by Kerry Butt. Since starting out as a side hustle in 2014 selling exclusively candles, Kerry has expanded her business to include a wide range of unique goodies for the eclectic soul: socks, earrings, jumpsuits, hats and hair accessories, Kerry does it all! All of her pieces are designed at her home in Ontario.
Quw’ut’sun Made is a contemporary apothecary brand by Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth. Originally from Duncan, BC, in the Quw’utsun’/Cowichan Valley, Arianna has been working to preserve traditional plant knowledge of the Coast Salish Nation since 2016. Her products use natural ingredients and plant extracts and are made in small batches on the traditional territory of the Navajo and Pueblo in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Pep! is a clothing line based out of Victoria, BC. Created using locally sourced, reclaimed, and upcycled textiles, biz lady Becky Harvey emphasizes the importance of slow fashion and sustainability. Her fun printed pieces prove that ethical fashion doesn’t have to be boring!
Pacific Coast Candles is a line of small-batch candles by Ashly Meed. Ashly’s candles are made from 100% natural coconut-soy wax and pure essential oils, and are free of synthetics, fragrance oils, and paraffin wax. Ashly is incredibly passionate about creating clean, safe products to enjoy in your home! All candles are hand poured at her studio in the Cowichan Valley.
Nazz Ares is a line of leather wallets and bags by Fernanda Batista. All of Fe’s pieces are made from high quality veg tanned leather, and are hand stitched and hand painted at her studio in Raleigh, North Carolina. Beautiful and functional, Fe’s pieces are something special!
Meg Hubert is a ceramicist from Vancouver, BC. After working in ceramics for fifteen years, Meg has been able to curate a fun and wacky style, incorporating hyper-positivity through funny faces, bright colours, and encouraging messages. Functional and offbeat, Meg’s pieces are sure to bring a smile to your face.
Laundry Day is a line of design-forward smokeware and accessories by Victoria Ashley. Designed in Victoria, BC, Laundry Day wants to modernize smokeware and dispel stigmas by creating beautiful pieces that double as art. Functional and dainty, you’ll be puff-puff-passing your Laundry Day piece around for all to see!