Textiles are the fabrics we wear, sleep in, place over our furniture, dry ourselves with and so much more...We are surrounded by textiles in our everyday lives. Much of human history has been driven by our need and desire for textiles. The textile industry has a huge impact on our world, socially and environmentally. The fashion, and home decor industry represent one area where our spending dollars really can make a huge difference.
Why Zinnia Textiles?
Zinnia was created by Jen Barnes in 2018, she now works with a group of textile loving women, some of them attended the Kootenay School of the Arts through Selkirk College.
Our mandate is to work with artists, makers, designers and businesses that are trying approaches that are an alternative to mass manufacturing. Making items by hand, small scale production, preserving traditional techniques, locally made, ... We seek items that you are going to love, that are well made so you can love them for a long time.
Zinnia features a carefully curated collection of ethically made clothing, accessories, artisan goods and many other treasures from near and far. A stunning collection of items to wear, love and give. A few of our lines include, Smoking Lily, Nomads Hempwear, Mata Traders, Maiwa Handprints as well as our own in-house line of up-cycled cashmere accessories and clothing.
We are a body positive, gender inclusive, down to earth group who love supporting individuals to be themselves.