Christmas Ideas: Local Fashion you may not know about.
We all know Vancouver has a well established Fashion scene, from boutique shops to large fashion houses. Some brands however get passed over in the grand scheme of things because they are not always scene as a high end item or accessory. The two brands in this post are well established around the globe and produced in Vancouver. These brands are stylish but have more of a ##Q##practical##Q## appeal to them and as we know amongst fashionistas practical isn##Q##t always ##Q##cool##Q##, which is why they don##Q##t always grace the pages of the style blogs and e-zines.
So I took a look through the product sections of both companies and found some great christmas gifts for your family and friends. These local companies make extremely good products and if you want to impress some one with a great local product start here.
Native (nativeshoes.com) was established in Vancouver, Canada in 2009 with a vision to combine the best of evolving footwear technology and great design. Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes, the Native aesthetic captures a look that is familiar yet totally new. Our shoes are made from injection-molded EVA, a lightweight, comfortable, and durable material. Using a unique, low-emission manufacturing process, Native shoes are also animal by-product free, waterproof, and odor-resistant. Launched in Spring 2010, Native has quickly expanded to global distribution in over 30 countries. Easy on the eyes and on the feets, Native shoes are for anybody, anywhere, anytime.
Native – Keep It Lite. www.nativeshoes.com
Peekaboo Beans Inc., Playwear for Kids on the Grow – is a British Columbia based company, founded by Traci Costa in 2006, recognizing a significant market opportunity to integrate innovative children’s playwear with early childhood development. Peekaboo Beans offers a cohesive line of “couture playwear” with market relevant pricing and sophisticated merchandising. Today its branded playwear is sold through over 100 retailers primarily across Canada and in the United States.
Peekaboo Beans is a functional, fashion-forward lifestyle brand for kids who fancy themselves playground professionals. Founded in British Columbia by Traci Costa in 2006, Peekaboo Beans creates versatile pieces that slip on and off with ease and have loads of safety features. All pieces are prewashed and styles are mix-and-match for Daddy-proof dressing. Playtime never looked so good!
Peekaboo Beans keeps the active-on-the-go parent in mind because we know – “it isn’t easy to dress an octopus!”.