Brenda Laine works from her studio home in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
As a trained tailor, she began her career in the 1990’s, using new and vintage fabrics to construct one-of-a-kind artistic women’s coats, exhibiting in fashion shows in Canada and the United States.
She collaborated with a celebrated First Nations’ artist to create a collection of ‘native art appliqué coats and suits for exhibition. She routinely crafts to add to her collection of ‘fluffy' jackets, which combine brightly coloured woven mohair and wool plaids. These playful jackets are occasionally exhibited or on display.
In 2009, Brenda expanded her Brenda Laine Designs label, selling in select boutiques in BC, a line of knitwear garments made from washable 100% Merino
Wool, bamboo/cotton and modal jersey knits.
Brenda Laine’s sustainable knit line is feminine, and is a unique marry of tailoring and flow. Her ‘Princess Wrap’ is her most popular design. It combines the traditional ‘princess line’ fitted side and back, with a generous front panel which drapes over the the shoulder.
Driven to create the most sustainable clothing has led Brenda Laine to discover the superior qualities of hemp fiber, and her line has expanded to incorporate garments fashioned for hemp/organic cotton jersey knit.
All Brenda Laine Designs’ garments are made in Vancouver, Canada by a small and expert manufacturing team.