Simone's Rose

Contemporary, Sustainable & Eco-conscious

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Prairie Bound

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

We've got news!

Simone's Rose is shaking things up & we are headed to the beautiful Canadian prairies.  
We're prairie bound!  We'll be making our move at the end of September but it is business as usual in the meantime.  Check out some of the happenings below - September is shaping up to be a busy month!  


End of season sale

Shop our last in stock items from our small batch production!  We're clearing out stock to lighten our load & to put beautiful handmade goods in your closets. 



134 Peter Street, Toronto
Friday 3 - 9pm + Saturday 11am - 7pm    

Free Admission    


Destash Sale

Love our fabrics?  Love to sew?!  Get in on the fun & grab some of our beautiful textiles for your fall sewing projects!  We're hosting an Instagram Destash sale at:  SR_DESTASH on Saturday, Sep. 8 at 10am ET.  

Chit Chat with Lisa Kisch / And Sew On

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Hello lovelies!   I recently sat down with Lisa Kisch, from the popular YouTube channel And Sew On.  We talked about what its like being a designer and how I came to start my business, the fabrics I use and I threw in some tips on sewing, machinery & pattern making!  

If you're a "sewcialist", you'll love Lisa's content and channel!  AND there's a little giveaway happening because I couldn't resist handing over some of my personal fabric stash to share with Lisa's viewers.  Check out the videos (yes, there's 2 videos because we couldn't stop the chatter!) - Part 1 here and Part 2 here.   Don't mind my messy studio either - its where I work so, things get messy!  ;)  To win the giveaway(s) you'll have to subscribe to Lisa's channel / follow Simone's Rose on Instagram and comment on one of the videos + the post on my Instagram with the photo shown below.  Good luck!  

OH!  And there's a Simone's Rose discount code in it for you too!  Check out Lisa's video notes to discover the code & check out our shop!  :)  


Follow Simone's Rose on  Instagram !  That's where I'm the most active & share my day to day 'quiet' adventures + musings on running a small business & life in general.  

Follow Simone's Rose on Instagram!  That's where I'm the most active & share my day to day 'quiet' adventures + musings on running a small business & life in general.  


Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Hello lovelies!  Check out our next event:  MAKERS NORTH!  If you're in the Northern Ontario area on June 2nd, 2018 - you'll want to SAVE THE DATE and join us for this wonderful event in Sudbury, Ontario.  

We'll have a limited amount of London Jumpsuits!  Feel free to contact us to reserve or request your size to try on!  

All of our garments are made by hand & made with love.  Come by on June 2nd and check them out in person!  

Last but not least - we'll have some brand new Milk tees with gorgeous Japanese prints.  See you there!  xoxo 

Simone's Rose X Inland

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

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.  

Stripes & Brights

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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! >>>>>>>>>>>>

Bow pocket tee in Mango Yellow bamboo featherweight jersey.  Click it to shop it! 

Rayna skirt & Bow pocket tee = the perfect pair

Rayna wrap skirt in organic cotton & hemp.  Click it to shop it! 

Petite Pouches for a Petit cause

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Introducing... Petite Pouches - with a cause! 

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!!!

Simon recovering from having 26 teeth removed!  

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.

Japanese double gauze cotton with Green Bears! 

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! 

Dots & things - a pot pourri of options!  

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.

Cute little blue bears - now available in 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

Bonjour Lundi!

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Save 20% in our online shop with code WHOMADEMYCLOTHES // exp. 12/15/16 - min. $50 purchase.

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

Shoebox Project

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Have you heard of this wonderful initiative?  Click the image to visit the Shoebox Project website! 

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! (

MAKEOLOGY - Hamilton, Ontario

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Come out & play!  Visit us at Hamilton's MAKEOLOGY event - Nov. 19th, 2016 / 11-5pm

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

How much?
$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!  


Etsy - Made In Canada 2016

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

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.

Sweet Swag!  Follow us on Instagram to keep up with our prep for the show & maybe, just maybe we might have some extra swag for our awesome online customers.  ;)  

Sweet Swag!  Follow us on Instagram to keep up with our prep for the show & maybe, just maybe we might have some extra swag for our awesome online customers.  ;)  

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

Spring POP UP with Freedom

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

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 

Spring Break Breather

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

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.  

XX Michelle 

Coming soon . SS'16 collection . 03/01/16

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

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!

ChiChi Blouse & Scallop skirt - SS'16 collection / Simone's Rose

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!

Oversized organic cotton V neck tee & Heartland eco denim skirt - Simone's Rose SS'16 collection.  Shop our Heartland skirt here.

Rula tencel skirt & Bamboo Scoop tee - Simone's Rose / SS'16 collection 

Stay tuned for our launch early next week!  Sign up to our newsletter to be the first in the know!