Maker Series: Interview with Candice Munro of Buttercream Clothing

Sweater: Buttercream Clothing Blouse: Ten Thousand Villages Bracelets: Kari Woo Necklace and Earrings: Melanie Archer Jewelry  Photography:  Ally C Tran  | Model: Amanda (Alena’s Radiant Mum)

Sweater: Buttercream Clothing
Blouse: Ten Thousand Villages
Bracelets: Kari Woo
Necklace and Earrings: Melanie Archer Jewelry

Photography: Ally C Tran | Model: Amanda (Alena’s Radiant Mum)

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your business.

Eight years ago, Candice started making cakes in an effort to stay home with her new baby. From there she was inspired to make vintage-style aprons and Buttercream Aprons sprang to life. Word quickly spread that she was a talented seamstress and requests for clothing came flooding in. Buttercream Clothing was born! Candice gathered a team of local home seamstresses and sought out a factory that met her criteria of ethical, local, well-made fashion. Buttercream has come a long way from its humble beginnings at her kitchen table. What hasn't changed is her views on providing fashion that you can feel good about purchasing. Every piece is made from scratch with love and care right here in Calgary, Alberta.

Candice believes in giving women in business an opportunity to shine and grow. She employs over 25 women ranging from virtual assistants to seamstresses. She also offers workshops on how to grow your small business. Her knowledge acquired over these past eight years is invaluable. 

2. Why is consciously made important to you? And how do you integrate it into your business?

Consciously made is so important to me because we value our contractors rights and want a fair living wage for all that work with us. Using the best fabrics that we can source to make ethical clothing while making styles that fit our customers is the most important part of our brand. 

3. What creative fodder is on your radar lately?

I am loving linen right now and we are working on a linen Lux line for Buttercream Clothing. I am always a fan of @thegarmentlife and the work she does to connect makers to a product. 
Here is a video if you need content about how we do things : https://buttercreamclothing.com/pages/about-us

See more of Buttercream’s Clothing on their website: buttercreamclothing.com

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