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. I got my start in the industry by making one offs and small collections, and selling them through independent boutiques. This led to full collections of womenswear, and I was a finalist in the TFI New Labels Competition in 2008 with my label Butikofer. Please do check out some of my past work at www.butikofer.com. I started the Skinny Sweats label after taking some time away from fashion to have two daughters. It was born of a professional desire to focus and perfect one product and let a line grow organically from there. I am a passionate pattern maker and an avid sewer.
WHY WE'RE ONE OF A KIND
An amazing fit is the main objective of the Skinny Sweats line. I work hard refining patterns over and over to achieve a product that feels good and looks great on women with diverse shapes, and personal styles. Skinny Sweats is created with the individual in mind, as a line of lounge wear that can be easily styled in creative ways and incorporated into a contemporary wardrobe.
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. Most items are in stock unless noted as 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.
For US orders we pay a portion of the shipping charges on our end to upgrade your shipment to include tracking. This includes $100 insurance. 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.