our mission is to provide meaningful work for people facing barriers to traditional employment
We are a woman of colour-owned small business with a mission to increase inclusion in the fashion industry. We are taking on this challenge in a couple of ways:
ethical manufacturing and production
We work with you to create thoughtful, socially impactful designs for your brand. From concept to samples and production, our local team has over 40 years of experience in fashion design and pattern-making and can guide you through the entire process.
made-to-order designs, inspired by what we find
When we are inspired by the materials we find, we release limited runs of our own designs. Our garments are made in small batches, using existing low-impact resources - featuring recycled textiles whenever possible. Every purchase supports further employment and empowers the local community.
We work with a team of local (Vancouver-based) sewers and artists who face barriers to traditional employment--like newcomers, new parents, people living with or recovering from mental illnesses, or people with physical barriers to full-time work--incorporating their skills and craft into our designs. Many of our team members work from the comfort of their own homes, on their own schedules, with their preferred work loads. We seek to offer a collaborative and inclusive environment in which our community can thrive and feel empowered to make their own choices.
With this intentional, resourceful production model, every garment makes a positive difference in someone's life. Every garment has a story.
Our vision is to make a meaningful contribution to the ethical fashion revolution, and inspire others to think about how their lifestyles are contributing to their community, through fashion as well as through inclusive employment.
Jonnon Designs Inc. is a Community Contribution Company and a Buy Social Canada Certified Supplier.