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  • Show Yourself Some Love

    Published Jun 10 2022 in #barearms, #daretowear, #freethearms, #gosleeveless, #loveyourarms

    Alright, Ladies! It’s a hot one out there… get those arms into a cute SLEEVELESS tank top and relax. You’ll thank us when you are cool and comfortable. Ask yourself this, “Who am I covering my arms for?” Answer: My own insecurities. We know better; that isn't going to fly anymore, and it certainly isn’t worth being sweaty and uncomfortable! Show yourself some love this summer!
    plus models wearing Canadian designer tank tops and pants
    The carefree days of summer are almost here and we know that staying cool is important. Don't sweat it. Whether you are sipping a frozen drink on the patio, running errands, or dancing the night away on a patio; trust us when we say that no one is looking at your arms. 

    Let's be a little kinder to ourselves; so what if you've gained a little weight? We all have! Lighten up, embrace your resilience and strengths and free the arms this summer! We'll be right beside you all the way!

  • The Cream of the Crop

    Published May 31 2022 in #bamboo, #bestleggings, #capris, #croppants, #ethicalfashion, #madeincanada, #sustainable

    Crop Pant Comparison ~

    Warm weather is here and so maybe it's time for a different pant size or a style refresh. We've got you covered with our 4 best selling capris and crops for a fab fit. All you have to do is pick the one(s) that's right for you and cue the sunshine.  

    Cropped leggings in Black Bamboo from Canadian designer Diane Kennedy

    Café Leggings ~

    18.5” Inseam / 7” width at hem of pant leg  (measured on Size 1X)

    Looking to brighten up your outfit? Relax and kick back in cropped leggings with a slim silhouette that ensure easy all-day comfort thanks to flat-lock seams and 4 way stretch fabric. This convenient shorter length is ideal for adding a pop of colour, streamlining your layered look and for wading into tidepools. 

    Cropped Capri's in Black Bamboo from Canadian designer Diane Kennedy

    Pedal Pants ~

    22” Inseam / 8” width at hem of pant leg (measured on size 1X)

    Capri season is here and we know that a great fitting pair can put a spring in your step. This modern style has a polished look with a slim leg, side pockets and mid-calf length perfect for more active pursuits. These are your go-to for walking tours, exploring wineries and waterfronts with a relaxed vibe. 

    Cropped Capri's in Black Bamboo from Canadian designer Diane Kennedy

    Escape Crops ~

    20” Inseam / 10.5” width at hem of pant leg (measured on size 1X)

    Get away from the everyday and make your escape with this modern and upbeat look. Made with our contoured, "no-roll" waistband, these straight-leg crops are designed with slimming seam details, pockets, and stylish side slits at the front hem.

     Cropped Capri's in Black Bamboo from Canadian designer Diane Kennedy

    Pier Pants ~

    23” Inseam / 13.5” width at hem  (measured on size 1X)

    Give yourself a balanced look with elegant styling plus the freedom to move in complete comfort with these Pier Pants. These crops have a relaxed, wider leg that drapes over our curves without clinging. The perfect choice if you have fuller thighs and or hips or just love a wider leg (similar to our much-loved Serene Pants). 

    We hope this helps to streamline your wardrobe so you can comfortably take on every adventure ahead.




     

     

  • Steveston Part II ~ London Farm

    Published Apr 07 2022 in #historicfarm, #photos604, #richmondbc, #steveston, #stevestonvillage, #victorianfarm, #victorianfarmhouse, #yvr

    Yellow mailbox at London FarmOur Steveston Village tour continues along the river with a visit to the historic site of London Farm. You'll first notice the Victorian farmhouse with it's lovely front porch that is the centerpiece of this property. With mature shade trees and picnic tables on the lawn, this is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch.  

    Historic London Farm  in RichmondThis heritage park is just over 4 acres with ample space to roam and explore the grounds. Walking around the spacious gardens is like stepping into the past. You'll see antique farm equipment and get an idea of the what farm life would have looked like in the 1880's in Richmond.

    A classic red barn and chickens at Historic London Farm in RichmondThese out buildings have been restored to their original condition. Check out the classic red barn, hen house with live chickens and roosters, a pond, shady gazebo, vegetable garden with original fruit trees, fields of farmland and flowers.  

    Model wear Diane Kennedy Bamboo shirt at London Heritage Farmhouse near Steveston on South Dyke RoadThe 1898 London farm house has been fully restored and furnished to illustrate rural life in Richmond between 1890 and 1920. Check and see if the Victorian Farmhouse is open again for tours. Emma models the Smart Shirt in Twilight blue with the Ignite Pants for a casual, relaxed vibe. Spring flowers blooming at London Heritage FarmhouseBeautiful gardens are springing to life!

    Model wears a Diane Kennedy bamboo shirt in green in front of the Historic London Farmhouse in Steveston BCLeah models the Smart Shirt in Rainforest with the Ignite Pant

    Driftwood along the Fraser River near Steveston on Dyke RoadIf you visit the farm, there is a wide path that takes you along the river with a beautiful view of the beach and wildlife. You'll find parking right across the street from London Farm. Here's the scenic view showing the natural driftwood. 

     

     

  • Daytripping Destination ~ the Village of Steveston

    Published Apr 01 2022 in #Britanniashipyard, #cannery, #photos604, #richmondbc, #steveston, #stevestonvillage, #yvr

    Fishing boats at the wharf at Steveston Village in Richmond BCHave you noticed the beautiful scenery in our recent photoshoots? We've shown plenty of west coast sea views, piers, beaches and cool architecture too. It may have seemed like we were working at multiple locations since we had such a wide variety of views and diverse landscapes. 

    Local designer Diane Kennedy at Steveston Village and South Dyke TrailLucky for us, all of those scenic vistas were available in one adorable town with plenty of history. If you feel like daytripping; the charming seaside village of Steveston may be just the place for your next adventure. Here's a quick tour of this historic town by the sea.

     

     

    Model promenades in front of fishing boats wearing an outfit by Canadian designer Diane Kennedy
    This seaside fishing port offers more than meets the eye. With heritage buildings, nautical themes and walk in museums, this quaint historical venue offers plenty to do and see with shops and merchants galore to tempt you. Get comfy while relaxing on a restaurant patio and you can watch the action as fishing boats maneuver in this working harbour (you can buy fresh caught fish and seafood on the dock).

    Model poses in front of a historic Steveson Cannery in an outfit by Canadian designer Diane KennedyMany historic buildings are still open here, including original fish canneries like the Gulf of Georgia. This national historic site and museum commemorates the West Coast fishing industry.

    Historic Britannia Shipyards and boardwalk at Steveston Village BCBring your walking shoes to enjoy the views from the spacious boardwalk that winds from Steveston Village along the river past vintage wooden boats and heritage buildings to the shipyard docks.  Historic Britannia Shipyards and boardwalk at Steveston Village BCBritannia Heritage Shipyard is 8+ acres with an historic waterfront park that includes turn-of-the-century cannery residences, boat works, shipyard, boardwalk, with stunning views throughout.

    Historic Britannia Shipyards and boardwalk at Steveston Village BCA once-thriving community of canneries, boat yards and residences, these houses date back to the 1880s and were the living and working spaces of the cannery workers.

    London Wharf near Steveston BCIf you walk further east along the river you come to London Wharf.This picturesque wide pier that gave us a different perspective of the Fraser river. We enjoyed the views of the estuary and hearing bird calls in the invigorating sea air.

     South Dyke trail with views of Steveston IslandEast of the dock, we discovered piles of driftwood that had washed downriver from the winter flooding and we were treated to a display of naturally beautiful and unique debris. 

    South Dyke trail with views of Steveston IslandFrom here starts the South Dyke Trail with views of Steveston Island (aka Shady Island) and the historic Cannery Channel.

    South Dyke trail with views of Steveston IslandIf you come, bring your most comfy shoes and a warm windbreaker jacket. There is plenty of walking and much to see and do in this town filled with natural treasures. Thanks for coming along for the trip!

     

     

  • Why buy our leggings?

    Published Mar 03 2022 in #bambooleggings, #bestleggings, #canadiandesigner, #madeincanada, #sustainablefashion

    plus size model wears blue bamboo Diane Kennedy leggings

    You might think that all bamboo leggings are pretty much the same. So what makes are ours different and worth the price? 

    ~ Firstly, our brand is completely made in Canada (not just designed by a company in Canada and made overseas).

    ~ Our exclusive Eco bamboo fabric is also made in Canada. You have peace of mind that the fabric that touches your skin is safe, healthy, and free from lead, heavy metals and random unknown carcinogens.

    ~ Each garment is ethically manufactured in beautiful Vancouver, BC Canada by local factories paying fair wages. (no sweatshops or child labour)

    plus size model wears rainforest green bamboo Diane Kennedy leggings
    Tried, tested, and true for over 15 years by the ladies who love and live in them. Our Rejuvenate leggings fit amazing! Known for enduring quality because they hold their shape and don’t bag out - even after years of wear. Thanks to our durable yet silky soft, matte, and opaque fabric that gives you a gentle hug of memory stretch. Designed to properly fit women with curves with a realistic rise.

    How important is your carbon footprint?

    Our Bamboo fabric is made in Canada and the dyes are not poured into our water supply or disposed of in a way that would harm the environment. Unfortunately in some countries, dumping chemicals from dying textiles is a daily occurrence:

    Experts warn of high levels of chemicals in clothes by some fast-fashion retailers that you should beware:

    Cost of Color: Textile Dyeing Industry is Slowly Killing Rivers in Asian Countries

     a plus size model wears amethyst purple bamboo leggings by Canadian designer Diane Kennedy

    It’s true, our leggings cost more but they’re worth every penny (even though we don’t have pennies in Canada anymore).

    Now you know why it feels so much better when we buy local.