PEAKBWA takes flight
A handyman by nature, I have always tinkered with things with recycled materials (collecting old gallery posts to make lamps, for example). At 14, I added zippers to my old hats to make pencil boxes. I like to see things differently, to review standards. My house is filled with mismatched dishes and chairs of all kinds. During my 10 years working in theater set and costume making, I learned to transform and repair used furniture, clothing and objects to revamp them, make them functional and thus extend their lifespan. useful.
It is with this in mind that I began to rethink the use we make of clothes and products that we buy en masse. Mother of three children born relatively "close together", I quickly understood that these little creatures take a ton of clothes for each gender and each season. The best we can do in this situation is to pass the pieces from the oldest to the youngest... but it's not as simple as that. Piles of clothes accumulate in drawers, wardrobes, the basement, the garage... Even if we have accumulated tons of clothes, we often choose the first three or four at the top of the pile and the others pile up at the bottom of the drawer until they become too small. What chaos!
Grow with me clothing to the rescue!
During my third maternity leave, in a particularly cluttered space, I teamed up with a friend to start the company D'amour et de bave, the starting point for a brand of progressive clothing for children. We are then driven by the duty to find an alternative solution to the overconsumption of clothing. My experience as a graphic designer pushes me to draw my first patterns which will be printed on textile. I discover a crazy pleasure there! We are therefore launching a collection of onesies, hoodies and pants which are:
- worn two to three times longer than traditional clothing;
- unisex, for the most part, and which are therefore shared between brothers and sisters;
- designed with sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics
- made of unique patterned fabrics designed by myself, which tell the story of the Canadian territory;
- made in Quebec, to satisfy my need to contribute to a local economy!
When my partner returned to work as an employee, I decided to continue the adventure by combining the creation of patterns and the sale of progressive clothing under the PEAKBWA banner. Added to the original collection are the Scooba (versatile headband), the reversible toque and the women's sweater. This business project allows me to combine my ecological and family passions and values. It's very satisfying to know that all PEAKBWA products help declutter and are an excellent alternative to overconsumption of clothing among toddlers. I want to encourage people to consume less, but better.
OUR MISSION• Sustainable clothing
• Natural and comfortable textile fibers
• Clothing that grows with the child to reduce consumption
• Mostly unisex clothing to encourage sharing
• Love of the outdoors
• Unique patterns that tell about our territory
• Reuse, recycling
• Zero waste lifestyle at the heart of all our decisions.
• Manufacturing in Quebec
PEAKBWA against Fast Fashion
I am very proud that PEAKBWA is one of the companies recognized as being green in Quebec! PEAKBWA is now a member of the Green Pages and the Association québécoise Zéro Déchet, Lumino Santé and Öko Créations, distributor of PEAKBWA products in Canada.
I guarantee you that decluttering the superfluous makes room for what really matters. Plus, it feels really good! Less is more! To find out more about my journey, I invite you to read my latest article: A single parent off the beaten track and to follow PEAKBWA on Facebook and Instagram.