Thanks to the folks at Westworld Magazine for featuring Nelson’s Baker Street in the summer issue. Lilikoi was thrilled to be included as one of the “Go Spots” in Nelson- especially when we are in such fine company! Nelson is known for its incredibly talented artists and artisans. In an era of so much mass production and over consumption, it’s refreshing to honour a town that cares about uniqueness and shopping locally.
And as for lilikoi …..after 6 years we no longer run our Baker Street storefront- but our new studio is open to shoppers by appointment. Lilikoi prides itself on offering a truly “Made in Canada” and “Made in Nelson” product If you want to visit us, see how it’s done, and do a little shopping, feel free to give us a call or drop us a line.
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Spring in our online store. These long grey days get to be a little tough at this time of year. Why not cheer yourself up with a breath of Spring air. Check out the new line here:
As the New Year rolled around, we found ourselves looking at our Mission Statement. Who are we as a company? How do we want to move forward? What do we want to achieve creatively?
We found ourselves returning over and over to one of our key mandates: to be gentle on the planet. Gentle on the planet means using the most sustainable materials that we can find. It means considering how a thing is made, and where, and even why. For us it means employing local people. And it also means striving to create as little waste as possible.
In clothing manufacturing there can be tons of waste – literally. Off-cuts of fabric, imperfect or damaged items and things that are incorrectly cut, sized or labeled ; all of these can wind up in a landfill. Not to mention the waste created by the manufacturing of the actual textiles.
So in our small scale manufacturing process, we have been striving to find ways to reuse every useable piece of fabric, and to waste as little as possible. We hand print our fabric in large amounts. After the printing is complete we cut out the garments. There are often lots of small, oddly shaped pieces left over. We save these, sort them by colour and print, and we make them into new things. Our Remnant Scarves have been a popular item for a few years now, and come in at a low price making them a perfect gift.
Now we have added our Circle Scarf –a new style of remnant scarf. It is fully reversible. It can be looped 1, 2 even 3 times around the neck, and it adds a lovely splash of colour to any outfit. Wear it loose to add colour and style. Wear it tightly around the neck to add warmth as well.
Circle scarves are currently available in four colour combos in our Nelson BC store and on our website right here:
At Lilikoi we LOVE prints. And now the prints that you love to wear are also available for your home. It’s now officially fall. It’s the time of year for cozy evenings, dinner parties, homemade soups and good company. What … Continue reading →
If you don’t already know about Adria Vasil, you want to. Adria writes a very popular column in NOW Toronto called Ecoholic, and is the author of several books. Her first , “Ecoholic – “When You’re Addicted to the Planet” is considered the definitive guide to eco-friendly choices, with a Canadian and US edition available.
Adria’s new book is called “Ecoholic Body” – and it focuses on fashion, beauty products, supplements, cosmetics; all of the things we use to look beautiful.
Lilikoi has had a long relationship with Adria – we were honored when she wore our Kimono Top on CBC’s the Gil Deacon Show a few years back.! She has now featured Lilikoi in “Ecoholic Body” and we couldn’t be happier.
Our Lilikoi retail store is featured in the Glossary of places to shop in Canada . Adria also honored Lilikoi by featuring our brand as one of her Top 15 Canadian Fashion Brands.
If you are interested in the health of the planet, and in other fabulous, sustainable brands for clothing, cosmetics and more, you want a copy of this book.
Our mini collection of printed denim purses for Spring has arrived! Aren’t they pretty all in a row! These are lovely shades of natural, indigo-dyed hemp/organic cotton denim. Nothing beats the colour of real indigo – it is a natural … Continue reading →
20’s Fashion Revival With the influence of Emmy Award winning shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey and the remaking of the classic Great Gatsby, it’s no wonder that we are seeing the revival of 20’s style everywhere. The … Continue reading →
Congratulations to Patricia Hammond and Kimberley Player our $250.00 gift card winners!
We also drew 10 names for $30.00 “runner up” prizes. All winners were informed by email today.
We had so many fabulous entries- so many kind words about Lilikoi . Take a little time to peruse some of the entries and look at the photo album on our Lilikoi Facebook Page by clicking the link above. Thanks to the lovely ladies who participated! We are so grateful for your ongoing love and support.