Meet The Face Behind

STOLA

A BRIKA maker story

Meagan Ross

TORONTO, ON
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“I just want women to feel comfortable and confident in their choice to breastfeed – anywhere! ”

“It is truly incredible what new moms (and dads) have come up with to make our lives better.”


“It feels so much better to know that an item is made by me, or someone like me, and not some machine.”


“It is truly incredible what new moms (and dads) have come up with to make our lives better.”


Meagan Ross has weaved her way through the financial services and non-profit sectors to finally end up where she belongs: as Owner of STOLA Nursing Wear, where she designs and manufactures unique and beautiful nursing tops for breastfeeding moms. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two young boys, and her cat, Monte.



Why is making handmade goods important to you?

My parents did everything from scratch or by hand (mostly out of financial necessity) when I was growing up. I just naturally carried that into my adult life. It feels so much better to know a beautiful/delicious/functional item was made by me, or someone like me, and not some machine.

Walk us through your production/design process.
For the STOLA, it was pretty simple. I took an existing sweater I thought had potential, then bought fabric and started sewing prototypes and tweaking it until I felt it had all the components a nursing mom would want.

What is the inspiration behind your design?
Simplicity and freedom. We’ve all got a lot on the go. Wouldn’t it be nice if some of the “things” in our lives did a little bit of the work for once? The STOLA is easy to use, looks good and helps nursing moms to get out there!


“I wanted to show my kids that it’s okay to be creative and take risks. ”
PRODUCTS BY STOLA
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