Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays colleagues, friends and family!

It's been a wonderful and productive year for us here at Adhesif Clothing Company!
We would like to wish you all Happy Holidays and all the very best in the year to come!
Adhesif Clothing will be closed from Dec24th and will re-open again on January 5th.

Although we believe in a strong work ethic we also believe that there are more important things in life like friends and family...after all isn't that really the true meaning of Christmas?

I myself was VERY excited when my brother (who has come all the way from Japan this morning, where he resides) came to visit me in the work studio today!
It was the first time he has been to our new shop since we opened this year! : ) Fun fun fun...

To you and yours, we here at Adhesif Clothing Company wish you love, brightness and warmth throughout the holidays and into the new year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Have you strolled down Hawks Ave.?

Hawks Ave. started with the vision of creating a brand.
A brand that is part City, part Nature. 

Gathering inspiration from the natural world around us, but grounded in the concrete jungles, that are the cities we live in. Hawks Ave. fuses elements of streetwear with bold graphics, rock and roll esthetic, and eco fabrics. Casual and sustainable clothing that will stand out in the crowd, combined with a very Westcoast vibe.

Hawks Ave. is sourced and manufactured in Vancouver, and we are proud to be a Canadian company. Sourced in your backyard, made in your neighborhood.
Wear what you want,
Buy our clothes,
Mix them with your own.
Create your own style.
Be unique.
Get noticed.
Rock out every day.
Hawks Ave.
Be Who You Are

Find Hawks Ave. at "Adhesif Clothing" at 2202 Main Street and 6th Ave for 20% OFF!
Dec 22nd and 23rd only. Need more info? Give us a shout at 604.568.4905

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sneaky last Minute Pre-X Mas Sale at Adhesif Clothing Store!

THIS is a last minute Christmas shoppers dream come true!!
For reals!
Dec 22nd and 23rd only!
at 2202 Main and 6th Ave

We will be open late from 11am-9m on both days.
A huge selection of handmade, one of a kind designs on sale before the BIG day!

30% OFF all Adhesif clothing & accessories

30% OFF all "Too Cute to Cut" Vintage and Modern clothing, shoes and accessories! These items area a REAL steal as they are already very affordable!

15% OFF Anne Marie Chagnon Jewellery


                                                                                                                                20% OFF Hawks Ave

...and the list goes on! Don's miss out...our designs rarely go on sale!! :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Do you have Poodlebreath??

Poodlebreath lives in Vancouver BC, Canada, where the owls are not what they seem. She's inspired mostly by nature, like raccoons and squirrels and some feathered creatures. Sometimes, if you listen closely enough, you can hear poodlebreath yipping with the coyotes in the night...

Melissa Pavlovic is behind Poodlebreath – a contemporary line of porcelain jewelry, sculptures and tableware. She has a Visual Arts Dergree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and went on to start a ceramic business from her home studio in Vancouver. Inspired by nature, Melissa’s work combines her love of animals and   antiquities to create eye-catching porcelain heirlooms.

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be carrying her incredibly imaginative works of art in our shop at 2202 Main...AND we just received a slough of new pieces last night in lovely colors of Emerald, Moss, Robins Egg, Amber, White etc.. So so so exciting! :)
Below are just a few image examples of pieces you can find at our shop  

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sweater Kittens at Adhesif!

Yes, that's right! We have sweater kittens!...I mean fingerless mittens.

Fingerless mittens are the perfect gift (which is techinically last minute if you're still shopping at this point) for your favorite pals and relatives. We have them in a selection of dazzling colours and wild patterns, all made out of recycled lambswool and cashmere sweaters. So soft they will make you purrrrrrr. These mittens are also guarenteed to fit as they are one size fits all and only a mere $48. Meow!

Friday, December 17, 2010

See my vest, see my vest...

Today I would like to talk about one of my favorite Fall-Winter items from our 2010 collection.
I have to admit I am completely obsessed with wearing my very own "Gents Vest"!

I for one love wearing vests and really love the quality and styling of vintage men's suit vests in particular. The problem is that most men's suit vests are boxy and of course designed for a man.

We've solved this dilema by reshaping and tailoring the vests to fit the contour of a women's figure.

Adhesif's "Gents Vest" is the perfect statement piece for layering and is a great way to add your own personal flare to any outfit!
This design was inspired by the androgynous styling of the 1930's

Details include a western style lapel, cut from reclaimed leather, as well as mismatched vintage glass and metallic buttons.

We replaced the back of the vests with an eraser style back made with a patchwork of mainly lambswool and cashmere sweaters.
I would also like to mention how awesome it is to have those little pockets that exist on the vest. I LOVE pockets! :)

 I've been wearing my vest over top of my favorite little black dress or with a long sleeve tee and high waist knee shorts. Of course a simple
t-shirt and jeans is always an option.
Again, just a really great piece for layering.

We have at least a dozen in really great color combinations and compositions.
Get yours today at our shop at 2202 Main street in Vancouver, BC 
or on-line at

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Reclaimed leather at it's finest by Montreal designer Cokluch

I came across Laurie & Christine's line "Cokluch" at my first participation in the One of a Kind Show and sale in Toronto back in 2008. I instantly became a fan of their work!

The story begins in 2007, when Laurie Lemieux, a vivacious entrepreneur and BA. in Interior Design, and Christine GuĂ©rin, costumer for the Cirque du Soleil and Fashion Design graduate, became partners and founded Cokluch. 

Aside from the fact that their craftmanship is unbelievably immpecable, the designs that this duo create are extremely stylish, slick and verstaile. All this AND their pieces are made with reclaimed leather! After having the chance to hang out with the duo over the last few years, I've had the chance to shop talk and swap stories about the trials and tribulations of creating clothing made out of reclaimed materials.

I can't tell you how statisfying it is to meet these fashionable kindred sisters, warriors of mother earth.

I recollect Laurie describing to me what they physically go through in terms of sourcing old leather jackets and coats for the creation of their amazing re-worked jackets, coats, bags etc.
They realize the importance of reducing our footprint on the environment, two young ladies come forward with an astute way of making fashion rhyme with responsible consuming.

They have a shop in Montreal at 410-A Villeray Street (ph: 514.273.5700) which coinsidentally also carries my own line Adhesif Clothing! *Snicker* I LOVE cross promotion!

You can find their very excellent pieces in 14 stores across Canada as well my own shop at 2202 Main Street Vancouver. See our website for shop hours

Below are some images of the "one of a kind" designs that are currently in our shop. Over the holidays, be sweet to yourself and mother earth and swing by and pick out your very own Cokluch item. Afterall holiday shopping is hard work, you deserve a reward!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This is Adhesif Land

Hello earth ninja's and fashion conscious cyberfolk!
Welcome to Adhesif Land!

Being that this is our first ever post, let alone our first blog, I thought it would be pertinent to talk about our new flagship location at  2202 Main Street in Vancouver, BC.

This indeed is a very exciting time for our local indie label "Adhesif Clothing Company".
 Since starting our line in 2007
(we'll just say it's 2007...oh the horror of the previous collections)
to opening our own shop on May29th of 2010 we have had great response from new and long time clients.

The shop not only carries our own eco friendly and whimsical, "one of a kind" in house label but also features the works of 16 other local and national talents, who are mostly all designers that work with some aspect of sustainability as well.

We are very excited about some of the amazing talent we have had the opportunity to meet along our travels like Melissa Pavlovic creator of "PoodleBreath".

Melissa skillfully sculpts and hand molds frozen in time fairytale woodland creaturesn into pendants and brooches, as seen on the picture to the right.

Stay tuned,  will deffinitely be talking more about our featured artists and designers within our future blog posts.

As if this isn't too cool enough we have also gotten a bit of a reputation for our "Too Cute To Cut" rack which is a selection of revamped lovelies as well as amazing vintage finds! This includes vintage shoes, belts, accessories and clothing and all starting at $16 and up..."what?!" you say??  It's all true! 

This blog will be a juicy action packed fashion filled extravaganza 
(maybe sometimes sprinkled with a bit of sarcastic political opposition) with what inspires our creations, what we absolutely LOVE...(of course while our attention isn't distracted by the next shiny object) what hidden treasures we encounter, what's happening, what's new, what's next and so forth and so on...

Stay tuned!