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Meet The Team

Heather - Founder + Designer

Meet Heather, our esteemed Founder + Designer - the creative force behind our exquisite collections. With a commitment to crafting garments that not only exude elegance but also accentuate your unique beauty, Heather pours her expertise into every stitch.

Drawing upon her rich background in fashion, which includes invaluable experiences working for various esteemed fashion houses, Heather possesses an innate understanding of what truly complements + fits a woman's body. Having navigated the joys of motherhood, she brings a refreshing perspective to her designs, ensuring they effortlessly enhance your gorgeous, badass 40+ bod.

Heather's dedication extends to sourcing the finest fabrics for her designs, all meticulously crafted right here in Canada. Beyond the studio, she is busy + happy with her 3 kids, husband, and black labrador Mildred. She has a love for cottaging, hanging with friends, walking Mildred, and of course drinking wine, wearing pearls, and checking out classic muscle cars. (one day she'll buy one!)


Sylvi - VP of Operations

Introducing Sylvi, our dynamic Vice President of Operations, the powerhouse driving the seamless functioning of our company on a daily basis. From overseeing operations at the factory to personally handling order fulfilment, Sylvi's expertise spans across every facet of our business.

As the backbone of our customer support, manufacturing, and quality control departments, Sylvi's dedication ensures that every aspect of our operations meets the highest standards of excellence. Whether managing social media engagements or tackling any task that comes her way, Sylvi's versatility knows no bounds.

A proud Torontonian, Sylvi's passions extend beyond the studio. From scouring thrift stores for unique finds to indulging her creativity through crocheting, she finds joy in life's simple pleasures. When she's not immersed in work, you can find Sylvi embracing the thrill of dirt biking with her siblings or swimming at the beach.


Our factory

Meet our female lead factory, boasting over two decades of unparalleled excellence. At their core, they prioritize quality, sustainability and community, ensuring that every interaction with us is nothing short of exceptional. 

From pattern making to production, every step of the process – including pattern & marker making, cutting, sewing, and pressing – is meticulously handled by their team. This holistic approach guarantees consistently superior and ethical results, time after time. The quality of garments these ladies sew, is second to none.

Established in 1995, SHORT CUTS was born from a deep understanding of the needs of designers, specialty boutiques, and small clothing retailers. They recognized the demand for swift production turnaround times without compromising on quality, and rose to the occasion. The Toronto, ON based factory ensures all staff receive above-living-wage compensation, health benefits and industry-leading working conditions. Our products are ethically produced and will always be - this commitment means there are no child labourers in our factory, no dangerous working conditions, safety resources such as HR, etc.

Their commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of their operation. With state-of-the-art automation and a team of dedicated professionals boasting over 120 years of combined experience, they have the expertise and resources to meet manufacturing needs with precision and reliability. 

“We're not just about getting the job done – we're about exceeding expectations. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we take pride in delivering nothing but the best. Because to us, you're more than just a customer – you're a valued part of our community”- Shortcuts.