Sustainably Chic

Small Batch Made with Love & Purpose

FashionNatalie Kay

Tangente Clothing

A Canada based fashion brand, Tangente’s collection is designed & produced by Cathy and her assistant in a home studio in the town of Ottawa. Their creations are made with a whole lot of love and attention to detail. There is something about a handmade garment from a small batch line which makes it so special and different from the clothing we see everyday. Tangente’s designs are timeless, made of great fabrics and appealing for several age groups. Their scraps are even used to make headbands, other small accessories or donated to local crafters. A business with quality and less waste in mind! 

Cathy, the creator of Tangente, began sewing about a decade ago while she was working as a Respiratory Therapist. About a year after taking some pattern design classes, she took a leap of faith, quit her job and opened up a studio. Her first collection sold in a few Canadian boutiques, and a year later she was back behind a desk with a stable paycheck. Although the offer was nice, in her heart she felt it wasn’t where she was supposed to be. She began sewing again, and after her first sale on Etsy, Cathy was hooked again. Tangente started back up in full force, and is now sold in boutiques all across Canada with a very successful Etsy store. Just goes to show you - stick to your dreams and listen to your heart!! {stories like hers are constant reminders for me!}

I’ve been wearing the Cambria Dress a lot this summer, and the cut is SO flattering. The way the horizontal and vertical stripes are placed help give you a slimming look, and with a lined bodice you don’t have to worry about the dress being sheer. One of my favorite parts about working with designers on such a small and personal scale, they are willing to hem or lengthen the dress to fit your body type! I mean, how often do you get to ask for an alteration from the company you purchasing from!? The Cambria comes in Mint & Coral, as well.

Venice Tank | Ferndale Dress | Laguna Dress | Carmel Cardigan

Tangente’s SS16 collection is full of color, fun stripes and soft fabrics {my dress is ultra comfy}. Click the links above to start shopping some of my favorites! Shop the entire collection - here - & stay up-to-date with designs and collections on Facebook & Instagram.