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My Style By Kartia: From blogs to runways

Kartia Velino is a Toronto fashion blogger and style consultant running the blog My Style By Kartia. She started blogging in June of 2015 and is currently working on developing her own clothing brand, which will debut on May 6. Velino’s line will be featured in  “An Awareness Fashion Show” which is in association with …

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Fashion Spotlight: Soul Woven

Toronto native Claire Levick officially founded Soul Woven, an ethically-sourced fashion company, in 2015. Levick’s grassroots organization aims to connect authentic Guatemalan apparel with mindful consumers through fair trade. After travelling to Guatemala on a yoga contract, Levick met numerous native artisans who craft beautiful apparel like scarves, boots and jewelry by hand with ethically …

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Fashion Spotlight: VIVID Streetwear

Custom bow ties, ties and pocket squares handcrafted in Toronto are statement pieces of VIVID Streetwear — Julia Alimova’s occupation, pleasure, joy and business that she founded in 2014. Alimova’s background involves both fashion and business. She has started sewing and doing embroidery as an eight-year-old girl. She grew up in a house full of …

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MIN – Minimalism, Independence and Novelty by Minling Pan

“Your head-turning moment” is the slogan of MIN (Minimalism, Independence and Novelty) — a Canadian handbag line ranging from everyday work bags to box clutches for the night, launched by Minling Pan in 2013. When Pan graduated of Jinan University in China, she moved to Toronto 10 years ago to pursue her dreams in fashion …

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