During the Holiday season things can get pretty stressful. Even if you are having fun and love Christmas it can feel a big overwhelming. That's why we have decided to something a little different this year and offer TWO 15 minute meditation sessions in our Vancouver store to help deal with the stress.
Christmas De-stress Event
What: 15 minute Hatha yoga breathing meditation. Amrita will be teaching alternate nostril breathing, belly breathing and back breathing. You can just wear regular clothing. Ideally clothing you can breathe in :)
Who: All levels. This is something that anyone can do at any age any time, and any level.
Where: Movement Global 2076 West 4th Ave (at Arbutus) in Vancouver
When: December 12 2018. We have two 15 minute meditation slots : 6:15pm - 6:30pm, 8:15pm-8:30pm
Amrita Sondhi has been teaching yoga and meditation for 18 years, and studied with Sandra Sammartino.
Our mandate from the very beginning of this company was to create clothing that would not add to the giant trash bin that is created by the fashion industry each year. To that end we created pieces that are:
- Sustainable: we use organic cotton and bamboo, and are made in Canada to keep travel costs down
- Classic: they never go out of "style"
- High quality: our clothing has a price point that is reflecting it's high quality of fabric, thread, and sewing. Some of our customers have clothing they've worn for 12 years!
- Modular and Reversible: our line is created so that all the pieces go together and you get more looks out of each piece.
How does the Movement Concept give me more looks?
There are so many ways to wear Movement we made FOUR short films to give you some ideas. The first two films are below.
Below is our first series showcasing:
- WJ4 Roma Jacket, the WT41 Kelly Drape Top and the WP12 Carmen Long Pant.
- WT34 Twyla Top with the WJ8 Sonia Wrap
- WT42 Sierra Side Pocket with the WJ8 Sonia Wrap
- WA8 Circle Scarf worn many ways
Series Two showcases:
- WT42 Sierra Side Pocket with WSK14 Salma Slim Skirt/Dress
- WJ8 Sonia Wrap with WSK14 Salma Slim and matching WT40 Dani Bra
- WJF3 Kira Kimono with WBF6 Vina V Top and WP10 Pietra Crop Leggings
- A series showcasing our WP22 Paula Reversible Leggings with: WD10 Katya Dress/Tunic, WJ11 Kat Hoodie, & WT1 Double Tank Tank,
- WP10 Pietra Crop Leggings and the WD8 Margarita Dress.
Stay tuned for Series 3 & 4 coming soon. Like our concept? We'd love to hear what you think. Contact us with your ideas and reflections here.
This will be our third year participating in Vancouver's largest Free Music and Arts festival. On Saturday July 8th starting at 9am, West 4th becomes pedestrian only, and the streets are full of music and fun.
Promos, Discounts and More:
Come to our store, and pick a coupon for discounts and prizes that range from 5$ off, to items of clothing! Every hour we will be giving a promotion on a different item, so check in during the day to see if one of your favourite pieces is being promoted at that time!
Movement Fashion Show
We will once again be participating in the Fashion show put on at the West 4th Living Stage, at 4th and Yew. This year we will be showcasing four styles in one, with one of our classic Modular Reversible looks. Check out the Fashion Stage at 4th and Yew, or drop by to find out the exact time.
Bowen is sharing in the fun!
Can't make it to Vancouver? Our store on Bowen will be having the same promotional fun this Saturday so you won't miss out! Stop by either store during the day to "fish for coupons" and see what Movement Classic we are promoting at that time!
We will be open on July 9th from 9am-9pm. See you there!
As you know, we make small batch Canadian made sustainable clothing. This means we are often sell out of favourite styles and colours
We are currently Fully Stocked for Spring!
( Shown in Teal)
This was one of our best-selling tops in a favourite colour. We just had it remade. Reversible front to back, and layers really well with J8 Sonia Wrap to turn it effortlessly into a number of long sleeve tops so whether or not summer arrives, you will look fabulous and be cozy in breathable vegetable cashmere!
( Shown in Charcoal Mix)
This outfit looks fantastic on every body. It's super stylish here in a single tone silhouette in charcoal mix. The Single Take Tank is shown reversed here. Our Nyla Gaucho is high waisted, and single layered making it the next best thing to naked. If you want an outfit that is as comfortable as your favourite pyjamas, but makes you look like you are shopping in Paris, this is it.
For fun you can also mix and match this with a colour popping Gina Cowl ( shown here in Nova Red worn upside down for a more cropped look, and with a hood). If Nova Red is sold out try Teal, Black, Charcoal Mix, or Navy Mix.
( Shown in Stellar Blue, Chanterelle & Espresso)
That was a Loooong winter, but Spring is finally here! In celebration of growth we are hosting an evening of art and fashion in our Vancouver store.
- Wednesday April 5th: 5pm-8pm
- We will be showcasing two amazing local talents from Bowen Island: Vicky Frederiksen & Carol McNaughton
- We will be showcasing all our colours and styles for Spring
- RSVP here
Refreshments and fashion will be provided:)
About Vicky Frederiksen
"I was born and raised in North Vancouver and both my parents were architects and amazingly creative in the arts. Art and creativity were always in my life. Drawing and painting was a passion when I was very young.
In 1978, at 23, I moved to California and got a job as a draftsman making structural steel drawings. I never thought of myself as creative, since the drawings were very strict and exact.
In September 2007 I needed a drastic lifestyle change and moved to Bowen Island. I decided that if I wanted to live differently, I would have to think differently.
I discovered through painting in oils in the style of the old Masters, in a workshop with Stuart Slind, that I could be creative and imperfect as well. In fact, sometimes the imperfections turned out to be “perfect”. I loved the idea that I could flow with my inspiration when I let go of the outcome.
Through doing personal work that went hand in hand with my painting, I now live with integrity, inspiration, full of enthusiasm for life and my love of the arts."
About Carol McNaughton
"Upon retirement from the Graphic Arts industry where I supervised graphic artists, I had time and space to explore my own creativity. Soon after moving to Bowen island I started to paint, first in watercolours and then in oil.
Drawing and painting were pass times I enjoyed as a child, and I was encouraged by parents and teachers to develop my talent. Upon graduating from high school I enrolled in the art college in Calgary.
My favourite subjects are portraiture and animal painting. Living on Bowen has given me a lot of inspiration. I love and draw from its scenic beauty."
Over the years we have earned many male fans, and have been told that it's hard to find good quality men's clothing that is comfortable, classic AND good for the environment.
Our men's line has many reversible tops, t-shirts, pants and more. Give your man the gift of classic sustainable clothing he can wear from a casual office setting to a weekend away.
Our clothing is thermally regulating, meaning it's good for all seasons; it resists wrinkling (just hang it up, and the wrinkles fall away!), naturally anti-bacterial ( less smell means less washing), and makes the best travel wear ever.
A customer recently had this to say:
"My sweetheart gifted me this super comfortable set of bamboo pants and hoodie from your store on 4th Ave. Since discovering your brand about one year ago, about 80% of my wardrobe is now all natural, comfy, zen:)"
If you haven't already done so, check out our men's section online, or come into the store today!
It's that time of year again when we are feeling so grateful to all of our amazing customers who come in and support us year round! We want to say a hearty Holiday THANK YOU to all of you. You are the reason why we are still here, loving our role in creating comfortable, gorgeous, sustainable clothing that gives you joy and makes you feel great year round!
Come join us in Vancouver on Dec 7th for our Christmas Party!
We are having a party from 5-9 December 7th in our Kits store, and you are invited. There will be refreshments, and food, and a special give-away at the end of the night.
This year we are so lucky to have an amazing local Vancouver singer/songwriter Taryn Laronge coming into our store to play. Taryn will be unveiling her brand new single, "Autumn in the Vineyard with You". This will be Taryn first ever performance of this new single live, and she will be playing this and many of her past favourites in our Kits store from 8-9pm. Everyone who comes to her show will receive a free download of her brand new single.
Come down and share the Holiday spirit with us
Once again, we just want to thank you for your ongoing love and support. So come down, have a glass of vino or other beverage, and some snacks and just join us in celebrating YOU!
Details: December 7th, Movement Global in Kits, 5-9pm. Live music from 8-9
Hope to see you there!
Last weekend we celebrate our tenth annual Movement Fashion Show on Bowen Island with long time friends and Movers.
We want to personally thank ( from left to right)Jacqueline Massey, Kat Gracie, Alexandra Unger, Carol Fancy, Dannielle Hamel Truong, Elaine Taylor and David Cameron for all their hard work looking FABULOUS in this seasons styles and colours.
Highlights of the evening were listening to Elaine and David's duet, and watching all of our hard work come to life in so many different ways. Scroll down for more images of the fantastic evening!
Thanks again everyone who participated and came out to make this the best fashion show to date! Click here to see what's new in our stores.
Time flies when you're having fun! It's hard to believe we have been enjoying our annual Movement Global Fashion Show in Bowen Island for a decade! We would love for you to join us on Saturday November 5th for refreshments and fun at Artisan Square on Bowen Island. This has been a favourite event filled with local talent every year since it began!
This year is going to be a bit of a gala to celebrate our 10th year! An evening event starting at 7pm at the Gallery in Artisan Square. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Entrance donation will be going to the Pamoja Foundation ( www. pamoja.org)
Performers & highlights of this years event are...
- David Cameron will be singing
- Elaine Taylor on piano
- Jacques Brel on piano
- Jackie Minns -movement coach extradinaire- is going to get us moving
- Alexander Unger
- Danielle Hamel
- Kat Gracie
- Carol Fancy inspiring life long yogi
This event always showcases some of the amazing talent and familiar faces that we have in the Bowen community's dance, yoga, and fitness realms. Come out and celebrate all forms of "Movement" on Bowen.
WHEN: Saturday November 5th @ 7 pm
Not going to make it to Bowen? Come visit us in Kits for a Styling Party instead!
This year, we are trying something new for our clients that can't make it to Bowen Island. Come to our store on 4th any time between 9-5pm, where our staff will be available to help style any of your existing Movement wardrobe, or take the time to help find exact colours or styles for any of our new items.
If you just aren't sure how many ways a piece can be worn, or were curious if you could extend your wardrobe by adding a single other skirt, dress or top in a different colour, we will have extra staff on that day to take as much time as you want to really style yourself a new look!
Light refreshments and loads of fun!
WHEN: Saturday November 5th 10-7pm
Mother and daughter, Sharon Sechrest and Emily Griffin
Don't they look great? We love how our clothing works for all ages and sizes...it's our mandate that we want make local eco-clothing for women who are moving through their busy lives as easily and comfortably (and sustainably!!) as possible.
Sharon and Emily said they love our clothing line because it is "so effortless". Mother looks elegant and relaxed in our Sierra Side Pocket with our new Phoebe Skirt, and daughter looks comfortable and happy in our Sonia Wrap, Shrug, and Longer Matty Skirt.
We want to thank everyone who entered our contest this month...it is lovely to hear directly from our customers, and see your photos. We are excited to see the diverse range of ages and incredible skill sets of our wonderful clients, and hear about you first hand. Don't forget we are giving away prizes every month until Christmas.
Don't worry if you don't win right away, each entry is also put into our grand year-end shopping spree finale.
There is still time to enter for July! If you want to enter the contest click here.