We're a small but mighty mother-daughters trio in Toronto, handcrafting fanny packs using locally sourced upcycled materials. What started off as a fun hobby during the pandemic summer of 2020, has become an incredible journey into sustainable fashion and we're more committed than ever to keeping things slow, small and close to home.
Where do you source your fabric?
In Toronto! We've made awesome connections with local designers, cutters, upholstery/drapery stores and a nearby textile recycling facility. We've also found pieces in like-new condition from thrift shops, local trades and community donations.
What do you do with your waste after production?
Our smaller scraps get pieced together to make Mini Wallets and Cardholders. Sometimes they are also sewn together to make one-of-a-kind patchwork fanny packs we refer to as "remixes".
When donated materials aren't the best fit for us, we pass them along to other makers in our local Buy Nothing group. All the remaining teeny unusable bits are brought to Viking to be properly recycled.