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SMALL BUSINESS FEATURES ARE BACK!
I am so excited to be resuming small business features, and have the opportunity to showcase such wonderful local talent! This month is featuring the beautiful Dani from @oladubois, who has perfected her craft. Read on to find out more!
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 1)What is the story behind your business?
I make beautiful, one-of-a-kind dresses from vintage, upcyled and other earth-friendly textiles. I’ve worked in the fashion industry most of my life in buying, selling & manufacturing and the more I learned about the harmful methods used to make much of the worlds clothing, the more I felt the need to be part of a positive change. My line is not only locally and ethically made but it uses reclaimed fabrics which are actually 100% sustainable. Check out a film called The True Cost (Netflix) if you want to learn more about the garment industry, it will blow your mind. �2) How long have you had this business?
I started Ola Dubois as a side project within my women’s clothing boutique in 2012. I sold my shop in 2016 to pursue my sustainable fashion dream full time!
3) Tell us what products and services you offer!
My main focus is making dresses. It’s what I wear every day myself, and what I know and love. Experience has shown me that women want to be comfortable, but still look their best and not have to think about what they are wearing once it’s on - life is busy! While I love making occasion pieces & and items with a touch of drama, my main focus is making beautiful & unique dresses you can wear to feel special in your day to day life. ��4) Where can we find your products!?
The best way to browse is at my home studio here in Victoria! I book one-on-one visits, or you can organize small groups of up to 4 or 5 people to come together. It’s super laid back and lots of fun, I love it. Or you can shop online anytime at www.oladubois.ca – (I am always available for questions about fits, fabrics etc.) My dresses can also be found in Victoria at Paradise Boutique, in Courtenay at Article, in Campbell River at French Creek Collective and in Nelson at Zinnia Textiles! at Victoria, British Columbia