I work from my home studio in the Cowichan Valley. I was trained in tailoring, and began my career in fashion in 1994. I began by designing and constructing women’s coats, combining my love of 70’s mod fashion, and Edwardian elegance and exhibited in fashion shows in Canada and the United States. In 2009, I began to work with merino wool knits and soon created a line of sustainable knitwear garments which I sold to select boutiques across Canada. In 2021 I launched my online store 'Brenda Laine Designs', selling to women in Canada and the United States. My sustainable fashion line currently features bamboo, organic cotton and hemp knits and linen.
Sustainable Fashion for Women, made in Canada. All garments are created, sampled and refined by me. I work closely with a small manufacturing team in Vancouver, BC, Canada, who grade my patterns carefully to create a perfect fit for sizes Small to Plus. They then cut and sew the garments, ship them back to me for inspection and distribution.