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I am a contemporary womenswear designer, originally from Winnipeg but have called Toronto home for over 10 years. I studied fashion design at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and graduated in 2003.
My work as a fashion artist and maker has taken on many forms since finishing fashion school. I have worked on multiple labels and projects, continuously learning and honing my craft with each one. For the past five years, I developed a line of tailored loungewear called Skinny Sweats, which grew organically from one style of pants to an entire collection.
OKAYOK just launched in the fall of 2017. It is a focussed and refreshed step forward for me and my work.
OKAYOK is a brand of fashion forward loungewear, wildly appropriate for both private and public life. Each collection includes a selection of core basics, paired with seasonal stories in theme and craft. The brand core is built from a foundation of five years of pattern study with Skinny Sweats. Playful and creative surface design plays a major role in each collection; prints are created with both hand and machine cut motifs out of heat appliqué vinyl.
The line is manufactured in Toronto from fabric to finishing. The 100% cotton textiles are milled in Toronto and we work with a small batch garment dyer to develop our own unique and unexpected colour stories each season. Garments are sewn between three local manufacturers, as well as in our Toronto studio. All textile surface design is done in-house.
I have a contradictory approach to my work- in addition to my line of versatile basics I also love making pieces that are just for fun. You can always expect to find something different and new as I experiment with fresh ideas.
Most of the fabric used in the Skinny Sweats line is made at a Toronto textile mill. We primarily use cotton/spandex blends, 100% cotton, and bamboo/cotton blends. We also source performance fabrics from Canadian suppliers.
We ship within 3 business days if the item is in stock, and within 10 business days if it is being made to order. We will contact you if your order is expected to ship late.
In Canada, I ship expedited through Canada Post, you will receive tracking for your shipment.
We ship our US orders 1x week. Shipping service is 5-10 business days. We can upgrade your order to DHL 3 day service for an additional fee.
We ship international airmail for all other orders. This does not include tracking. To have your package shipped with tracking please contact us for rates.
If you would like to return an item, please email us within 5 days of receiving your order. Returned merchandise must arrive back to us no more than 20 days after initial order date. All returns must be in 100% new condition, unworn with all original tags in place. You can select an exchange or store credit for the value of your returned item. Made to Order items are final sale unless they are not as described in the order. Shipping charges are not refundable.