Hola lovelies! Just a heads up - we're having a flash Boxing Day Sale!!! No coupon code required - all sale items are marked down 20% - 70% through to Dec. 28, 2017. Visit our ONLINE SHOP to grab yourself something yummy that will grace your closet for many years to come. Buy less, choose well & all that jazz! XO Michelle
Simone's Rose x Makers North
Save the date! Come by & check out our work in person. Ethically, handmade womenswear made right here in Toronto, ON Canada. Over 70 designers will be showcasing their work at Inland this coming weekend. Shop till you drop because #madeincanada matters!
Check out our event page here for more detailed info.
Our favourite styles have achieved pre-order status! Check'em out in shop & place your order now before spring fever hits!
New in shop to get your mind off winter and into spring! Check out our new Rayna stripe wrap skirt inspired by the Heartland & Mango yellow bow pocket tee. Fresh goods rolling in through March & new spring / summer collection arriving early April. Stay tuned by signing up to our newsletter! Subscribe box to the side! >>>>>>>>>>>>
New to our product line, we recently had so much fun making these sweet little pouches for the The Shoebox Project / Opération boîte à chaussures, we decided to make some more!
If you've been following us on Instagram you'll know that our little senior pooch Simon aka Le Petit Simon had to have some major dental surgery. Simon is recovering slowly but surely thank goodness!!!
Hefty vet bills are well known to many of you I'm sure so it'll be no surprise for you to know that it is a big expense for a small business owner to shoulder. Having said that, I have something to offer! I make stuff! :) Its getting close to the holidays & you're gift shopping - check out our Petite Pouches and consider purchasing one as a gift or stocking stuffer! All proceeds from the sale of our pouches go towards covering Simon's vet bill. Lets just say we have to sell about 100 pouches to cover the costs. Anything above and beyond will be donated to the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary! Through the month of December Simone's Rose is also donating 5% of sales to the Esther Sanctuary.
Each pouch is handmade in our studio in Toronto, Ontario. They are fully lined and soft as can be with an inner layer of batting to give them structure. They can be shipped anywhere in the world & come gift wrapped. Need to send it to a friend as a gift? We'll take care of the gift wrapping and include a personal note from you!
In the details:
**Each pouch is MINI & measures approx. 4.5" x 3" x 2.75"
**Cost: $20 (USD/CND at par)
**Shipping: $2.50 (actual cost varies between $8-$15)
**Total cost: $22
Interested in ordering? Contact us with: Your choice of pouch (see our Facebook album of options here), your mailing address (or if you prefer to pick up in Toronto let us know), whether you need gift wrapping / gift note, etc. We'll reply with method of payment and total, etc. OR simply purchase through our Etsy shop.
Special requests also accepted! Contact us for details. Thanks so much to everyone who already purchased a pouch and wished us well - truly appreciated! XOXO
Shop our new collection & save with our brand new promo code! Enter code WHOMADEMYCLOTHES at checkout and receive 20% off your entire order when purchasing a minimum of $50usd. As a bonus we'll be sending our loyal newsletter subscribers a surprise gift worth $15cnd on all orders purchased between Nov. 25th - 28th. Haven't signed up yet?! Click the link HERE & join the movement! Receive updates on new collections and exclusive sales, gifts & promo codes.
**Discount not applicable on custom design / custom fabric orders
Every year we like to organize an event where we can give back. We had so much fun putting gift boxes together for the Shoebox Project last year, why not do it again! On Friday, November 25th, Simone's Rose will be hosting a girl's night along with Sew Be It Studio & With Love Lingerie to wrap some shoe boxes and fill them with goodies for women in need who are living in shelters here in Ontario.
The Shoebox project is a woman's run initiative started to bring a smile to ladies stuck in unfortunate circumstances and we are really excited to contribute to this project. Please take some time to check out their website and consider making your own shoebox!
If you want to contribute to our efforts, we are accepting donations to purchase (or items such as...) socks, toques, mitts, toothbrushes, public transportation tokens & gift cards.
Deadline to drop off Shoeboxes at local shelters is early to mid December so we are happy to also accept items or shoeboxes until this date to drop off at nearby shelters.
Please contact us if you'd like more info! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JOIN US! For some of the best holiday shopping this season. The first 50 guests will receive a bag full of swag!
Saturday November 19th from 11am to 5pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
900 Woodward Ave. Hamilton, Ontario / Canada
$3, children under 12 free (cash only at the door)
There is $3 onsite parking available, proceeds go towards preserving the National Historic Site.
Free parking and shuttle off of Brampton St.
There is no ATM on site; however, most vendors accept credit cards. We strongly recommend bringing cash to avoid disappointment.
See ya there!
NOW IN SHOP!
Inquiring minds want to know - when is the next collection coming out?! I'm so excited to share some of the new designs I've been working on but here's the thing - being a slow fashion label & an independent designer, its not always easy or economically viable to follow the traditional fashion schedule. Nor is it necessarily something I want to do. There are many, many brands releasing their fall and winter collections months in advance - in the middle of summer even! That makes absolutely no sense to me as a consumer & a lover of fashion. Let me be the one who can make you something fabulous when you actually need it. So - coming very soon... I'll be releasing a capsule collection I'm calling Winter - Hiver. Classic styles you can wear in cooler temperatures, layer them up & get cozy. And hey - they'll last you right into early spring and beyond, beyond, beyond because they are ethically made with love, using high quality fabrics and sewing methods right here in our Canadian design studio. Stay tuned! Launch date >>> early October.
Check us out on Instagram for all the latest news!
Have you heard?! Etsy Made In Canada is back for another exciting event!
On September 24, 2016 - Etsy sellers across Canada will take part in country wide pop-up events. If you've had a chance to check out an Etsy MIC event you'll know that its pretty awesome. Check out the event website to find an Etsy pop up in your area!
Simone's Rose is really excited to take part in Toronto's huge show at the MaRS centre in downtown Toronto. Many vendors apply for the opportunity to show at this event and only the cream of the crop are selected. You know what that means? 130 stellar vendors with awesome, handmade goods abound! We hope you'll be able to make it out to this one if you're in the Toronto area on 9.24.16. Support your local artisans & share / check out the Facebook page event here.
You know what else? Be one of the first 100 attendees at the show and get a fab swag bag! We had some fun putting our swag together... yum, yum - Organic candy pops & a sweet discount code to match.
Looking forward to seeing ya there & not to worry - if you can't make it, we'll be updating our website and online store soon too!
Thanks lovelies! XOXO
THIS WEEKEND! MEET AND SHOP DIRECTLY FROM OVER 60 CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FASHION, APPAREL AND ACCESSORY BRANDS.
MAY 6 - 8, 2016
Fri 4 - 10 | Sat 11 - 7 | Sun 11 - 6
Opening Night Party 7P - 10P
COME BY AND SAY HELLO!
VISIT THE INLAND WEBSITE TO FIND OUT MORE INFO.
We'll be popping up at Freedom Clothing Collective in Toronto, ON this weekend! Come by and say hello - check out the new collection and dress yourself in some pretty things! Freedom carries over 80 Canadian artisan and designer labels. So much handmade goodness - its definitely worth checking out.
Click through the image to visit our event page & get all the details!
I'll be meeting and greeting y'all April 15-17 - Fri 5-7:30 / Sat 2-5 / Sun 2-5
See ya soon! X Michelle
Happy Spring! Ooopsies - Looks like I've fallen behind on my blog posts lately but that's kind of good news because it means I've been busy with lots of spring orders! It's time to take a little break to spend time with family though so the Simone's Rose online shop will be closed until April 11th for a short break.
I hope you're all having a great start to spring and am looking forward to getting back to the studio to make y'all some beauties from our new collection.
After months of research, fabric sourcing, weeks of pattern making and sewing and several days of photography and editing, our SS'16 collection is just about ready to launch! We'll be releasing our collection 03/01/16 and can't wait to share the fruits of our labour. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out a sneak peek below or follow us on Instagram!
Were also excited to introduce you to our model Elena who was such a pleasure to meet and work with. Elena is an ethical blogger over at THE CURIOUS BUTTON. Her blog features great advice on shopping ethically & what you can do to be a conscious consumer. What's not to love!
Stay tuned for our launch early next week! Sign up to our newsletter to be the first in the know!
A great read! It is so important to know where our materials come from & we love reading about these ladies who are truly pioneers in changing the Fashion Industry.
Handprint is a beautiful short film by director Mary Nighy. This video has been around since 2013 & continues to inspire. Check out the article on Eco-Age.com
To Buy or Not To Buy?
The Curious Button explores your options as a conscious shopper. Three simple questions you should ask yourself before making a purchase... any purchase! Check out the full article via the link below.
Hey hey y'all! Well, new year - new blog! Are you in!? I hope you'll join me in this new journey - I'm looking forward to sharing some studio news, style, DIY, sewing, eco and small business tips and much, much more! Please let me know if you're hankering for any specific content and I'll do my best to work it in.
Right now its all about catching up on business things like inventory, accounting & planning ahead but don't worry - there's still time for the best part of my job which mostly involves designing, picking out fabrics and researching new ideas! Here's a sneak peek at my (always evolving) inspiration board for SS16....
I've also got fall/winter 16 in the works, setting up an online shop right here on our website and getting your orders out so suffice it to say its a busy time in the studio BUT I've been wanting to get this blog started for a while now so I'm just going to make myself an extra cup of coffee and go for it!
What are your big plans for 2016?! What are you going to push yourself to accomplish? Do you have any motivational tips? Thanks for checking out my first quickie post and I'd love to know what big ideas you've got going on! Post your replies in the comments - lets get this party started!