Clothing & Children's Wares
After the birth of my son, my fine arts background was combined with a love of sewing to create Binksy & Bobo, a children’s clothing company that produces fun & playful pieces to fit into a child’s daily routine. With an emphasis on ‘fashion meets function’, these are clothes that are reversible and will grow with your child.
CGMonsters is a unique design line of Stuffed Monsters and Baby Shoes; all handmade, sewn with an eye for detail, colour, and patterned fabric. The inspiration for my stuffed plush Happy Monsters, and fabric Baby Shoes, comes from all the textures, colours and patterns around me. When I see or find a piece of patterned fabric I love, I instantly want to create a product out of it. I like to reuse any patterned cotton fabric I can find; Anything and Everything!!
I am trained and work as a physiotherapist but I have always enjoyed creating handmade items for friends and family. I am a self taught sewer. I started making home decor items and purses at first, then I branched into making baby and children’s clothes after so many of my friends started having children. I had so much fun and they were so well received that I decided to try and sell them. and I’ve stayed with it ever since, with an expanding collection of kids clothes and accessories.
Red Thread clothing for women and children is made by me (and some amazing sewers) in Toronto’s Danforth East neighbourhood. Designed to be both beautiful and functional, it’s locally/ethically produced, it’s made from gorgeous natural fibers, it’s fun to wear, and it lasts for a really long time. Beauty, comfort and durability are equal priorities. I try to be innovative in creating versatile pieces that can be worn for years, and in different seasons, to make the wearer feel great!