The Seam Team
A self-taught sewist, Connally attended Central Saint Martins School for Design in London UK, leaving the program to pursue freelance work. Returning to their birthplace of Vancouver BC, Connally launched as a full-time designer under her eponymous label in 2018. A skull fracture later that year caused Connally to recalibrate life and business while adjusting to compounded disabilities. That process sparked a growth in community which continues to extend opportunities to folks living with disabilities and/or in marginalized bodies. Their passion for sustainability and dismantling of fatphobia, sexism, and ableism weave their way into each design. Connally also loves cilantro to an absurd degree.
Nicole joined the team to make magic behind the scenes with social media and admin wrangling. Every minute not working is spent knitting, cooking and adventuring in the natural splendour of Vancouver Island. She's an avid knitwear designer and web designer and loves to flex her artistic side in tandem with the technical.
Known to many on Instagram as @inaturally_can, her skills and lived experience are pivotal to the inclusion & accessibility aspects of the design and overall business standpoint. Candace was diagnosed with Lymphedema in 2018 and best explains it in her own words: "it shook things up a little in my world. I was upset about it at first, because it was like what/why is this happening? I did not let it stop me. It took some adjusting, but I have embraced it as well as my favorite quote, 'Do not let your HAPPENING, destroy your HAPPINESS!' Candace is passionate about encouraging others, living life to its fullest, and is excited to talk about all things fashion!
Val became an ambulatory wheelchair user in 2016 after life saving surgery. She has been advocating for size inclusion in adaptive clothing and slow fashion communities for years. She uses her professional background in social media management, commercial banking and the arts to provide smart solutions for the brands she works with. She currently resides just outside the National Capitol Region in Canada with her brother, Aaron who is her caregiver and support person. Together, they have three dogs- Leonard Ichabod, Duncan Falkor and Roger Bowie.
Aaron is a novice photographer who is in the business of doing things. He’s a maker, breaker, hacker and hack. He has yet to meet a dog or a burrito he doesn’t like. He identifies as he/him/they/them and believes that all fashion should be made with primarily comfort in mind and shouldn’t be gendered.
Hannah is, by training, an archaeologist! Why do we have an archaeologist on board, you ask? Hannah gives us the scoop on the secret lives and stories of colours, pigments, dyes, plant use, weaving, and all kinds of craft processes throughout human history! Hannah also helps with photography, in-studio assistance, illustration, brainstorming, and making fantastically goofy poses when being photographed for the website. When she’s not working on her dissertation, Hannah is probably trying out a new artistic skill, or obsessing over her cat, Lucy Goose.
Morrigan is a multi-disciplinary artist, working with textiles, watercolours, ink and digital media. She helps create video and written content for social media and the website as well as collaborating with others who share our values. Her kindness to others is unparalleled, and often, she helps us slow down to notice the little things, and ways we can connect community. Her sharp eye also catches typos, loose threads, ways that we can work smarter, not harder, making her a vital teammate!