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    An exciting new fibre design and fashion market now open at the Alton Mill. Shop for works produced by these talented designers & makers (more to be announced soon):

    Designed by Linda Lundström: Raw-edged fur and leather garments by a Canadian fashion icon who happens to live right here in Caledon.

    Copper Fox Designs: Cotton, silk and wool scarves and shawls dyed with Indigo by Carole Blakeman, using the techniques of Shibori, Japanese resist by stitiching, folding and manipulation of the cloth.  

    Fred & Bean "Up-Cycled" materials repurposed into apparel and duffels.

    Dianne Kennedy Cruttenden brings clothing and tapestries to life on her loom, often with yarn she has carded, dyed and spun herself.

    Kaskii Functional clothing and bags created by an Indigenous sewing circle from Eabametoong First Nation in NW Ontario. Also known as Fort Hope, the community is located 360 km. north of Thunder Bay on the northern shore of Eabamet Lake along the Albany River, and is accessible by air and winter road. 

    Ben's Scarves: Unique scarves and wraps lovingly hand-knit by Benitta Wilcox. 

    Therma Kota: Nordic-inspired outerwear designed by Linda Lundstrom that bridges the gap between high performance and high fashion.

    Nadine Nevitt: Pillows, prints and cards featuring original pen and ink designs.

    Peggy Sue Collection: an ethical luxury brand that focusees on hyper-traceable fibres, artisanal production and zero-waste design; timeless pieces that are both climate beneficial and beautiful.

    Poppy's Collection: a carefully curated collection of clothing for young children and parenting accessories.

    Tres Bello: Fair-trade clothing and decor from Ghana, Equador and Thailand, plus local designs with an eye to comfort.

    Lois Laine Clothing: Sustainably sourced women's clothing made in Toronto, designed to be comfortable, elegant, and playful.

    Weaverbee:  Elizabeth Bryan's hand-dyed and handwoven scarves, bags and household textiles.

    Linen Farm: Canadian images incorporated into fine European linen scarves.

    Connect with our vendors and cut out the middleman - net sales proceeds go directly to the vendors.

    More vendors coming in the new year.

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