“Seeing other small brands and startups do what it takes to create a name for themselves and make their vision of success a reality.”
Having started her career in fashion as a buyer at Holt Renfrew, Canada’s preeminent luxury department store, Kristen Bibby always possessed a passion for accessories and keen eye for design. When she became a new mom, the ability to incorporate both comfort and style into her wardrobe became paramount. Resorting to accessories to elevate easy ensembles, scarves were a key component to the equation. Realizing a gap in the market to deliver high-end quality scarves at better value, Kristen turned to the renowned craftsmanship and beautiful textiles of Como, Italy.
Citing the sourcing of beautiful, handmade artwork (from the likes of Brazil to Amsterdam, Italy to London) as ground zero of her design process, Kristen then digitally refines the work for manufacturing as scarves. Striking the perfect balance between femininity and impeccable craftsmanship, each luxuriously soft scarf is a stylish and wearable creation for the modern global woman. As for where she finds her inspiration? “I marvel at friends, family, makers, startups and successful business owners that are out there pursuing their dreams and making them a reality, while balancing all the other things life demands. It makes me believe that anything is possible – you just have to believe in yourself and put in the work to make it happen.”