Jennifer Glasgow Design and Workshop Boutique

Back in 2007, I flew to Ottawa to keep Ryan company while he attended a conference there. I had a lot of time to explore the city by myself, and it was a really wonderful and relaxing trip. One morning, I visited a local boutique to buy a few presents for friends and family, and I signed up for the store’s mailing list. Eventually, they added a website, and I’ve been following Workshop Boutique ever since. Workshop supports Canadian clothing and jewelry designers and has a gorgeous collection of unique pieces. I’ve admired them since I visited, and when they had a sale over the Christmas holidays, I ordered two pieces by Jennifer Glasgow, a designer based in Montreal.

Glasgow’s clothing is artistically designed and vintage-inspired. The fabric is sourced from Montreal and she utilizes the talent of local seamstresses and artists to complete her collections. I bought the Sofiya Top in navy and the Dagliev Tunic. While the tunic is more of a statement piece, the blouse is very practical and I wore it often during the winter and cooler spring months. Both pieces are beautifully constructed and are worthy investment items, in my opinion. One of my favorite things about Jennifer Glasgow Designs is her ability to walk the line between vintage and modern, and the current spring/summer line really exemplifies this. While there are definitely plenty of modern, unstructured shapes, there’s also a nod to the more refined silhouette of earlier decades, and the result is perfect.

I enjoy finding “new to me” designers and stores who are also interested in ethical fashion, and both Jennifer Glasgow and Workshop Boutique are on my list. Visit their sites to see more great pieces.

And, in more ethical fashion news, here are a few interesting posts by some of my fellow ethical writers. Annie shares an adorable update to a vintage dress. Holly reflects on the meaning of her father’s treasured possessions, and Leah explores the paradox that exists for ethical fashion bloggers.

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