Photo by Cassandra Casley, Twist & Shutter
My name is Kaya Dorey and I am the Creator of NOVEL SUPPLY CO.
The turning point for me was when I realized that synthetic fabrics blends aren't biodegradable or recyclable. I thought to myself, why the heck are we creating clothing that doesn't break down and WHY are we making it out of chemicals and petroleum-based products when we wear it EVERY DAY?!
So, I went on a hunt to find clothing that was made from natural fabrics from brands that cared about the mark they left on the planet. I found myself wandering into stores that said "eco-friendly", "made locally" and "fair trade" but I could never find anything that suited my style.
I love comfortable basics, rad prints, minimalist design, relaxed fits, natural fabrics and non-toxic everything, which didn't exist in Vancouver. So, I decided to venture out on my own and create it myself. That's where the novel idea came from and, naturally, how I chose the name.
WHAT IS NOVEL SUPPLY CO?
A small, locally-inspired conscious apparel company based in Vancouver, BC.
Our apparel is designed with the West Coast lifestyle in mind. We love weekend adventures to cozy cabins, exploring the local mountains, bike crawls, craft brew, seawall strolls, street art and hunting for the best cup of joe in the city.
We care about this place we call home and want to leave it in better shape than we found it for future generations to come. That's why we make the most conscious choices when it comes to fabrics, inks, thread, packaging and shipping.