Hi! I’m Stephanie, the human behind the label Dottie. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love for a living. Making clothing has been a part of my family for generations. My mom made a lot of my clothes when I was young, and both my grandmothers made a lot of my parents clothing. Dottie is actually named after one of my grandmothers, Dorothy!
I have two amazing children who inspire me. They are a constant reminder that we are all just trying to do our best, and keeping a positive attitude goes a long way. It’s a balancing act being a mom and running a business, but I wouldn’t change any of it.
I love nature and living on the west coast. Being so near to the forests, mountains, oceans, lakes, wildlife; I feel so grateful to live in such beauty!
Everything is made in my home studio in Victoria, BC. I believe in using preloved fabrics as much as I can. Using these fabrics is more eco friendly than any new fabric being made, and there is so much out there already. I have a passion to provide high quality clothing that is built to last, and to promote thoughtful and conscious consumerism. If you ever have an idea for a custom order, let me know! I want to make the clothes that YOU want to buy!
Lastly, I LOVE dinosaurs. Just sayin’. They’re pretty cool! 🦖