Dotty began with a simple solution to what I saw as shortcomings
within my own closet — dresses with sleeves, tops that hide my belly,
and blazers that feel like cardigans.
The clothing also needed to be machine washable and wrinkle free,
because life is far too busy to scoot to the dry cleaners.
I design for real women living real lives, who need clothing for their every day.
I source comfortable, wrinkle free fabrics, that are low maintenance,
and sew them in a way that is figure flattering to all shapes and sizes.
Every Dotty piece is made in Toronto, Canada,
ten minutes from my home studio.
Manufacturing locally, means I can maintain control over
production issues or make last minute changes,
as well as supporting the Canadian manufacturing industry.
After graduating from The Academy of Design in Toronto,
I began my career in fashion wholesale as a sales representative for
New York designer Ellen Tracy.
I went on to launch my own fashion wholesale agency,
called Fuschia Sales, representing numerous women's wear collections
from Europe, Canada, and the U.S.
I'm a wife, mother of three, lover of vintage muscle cars,
ruffles, pearls, tattoos, laughing, and red wine.