RÓISÍN GLASS

Hello, nice to meet you. I’m a queer, gender autonomous human who was born and raised in Scotland but found a home in Canada. I started out in life making music and being sarcastic until I discovered a love of sewing and began making clothes. I became a fashion designer out of necessity as I often couldn’t find garments that fit both my body/frame and my gender expression. I had no choice but to learn how to alter my clothing to better suit my needs. Once I learnt how to do this, I was far more comfortable using fashion as a means of expressing myself, and the more comfortable I became with fashion and clothing, the more candid conversations I had about it. The more I discussed fit, and comfort, and accessibility in fashion with my queer friends, the more I realized that there was a gap in the market.

INCLUSIVE

I'm creating a gender autonomous queer clothing line that is paving the way for modern streetwear and challenging a part of the industry that can be exclusively male-dominated and queer exclusionary (despite fashion being historically rooted in queer culture). These clothes have been designed with comfort, inclusivity and everyday people in mind. Conforming to gender-normative clothing is over. I’m taking streetwear back to the LGBTQ+ community by making clothes for people who want to feel good and look good. I’m like you and I make clothes for us.

HANDMADE

Each garment is designed, hand-made, packaged and shipped by one pair of hands. My hands. Nobody else’s. Each piece of clothing is unique. Every item bought goes directly to supporting a queer creative in the fashion industry. No big teams. No factories. No secrets. Just straight up, honest clothes that stand out from the crowd.

SUSTAINABLE

Every piece of fabric used is sourced locally and, as often as humanly possible, ‘dead bolt’ which means it’s vintage and no longer in production. Every jacket is one-of-a-kind. Any leftover cuts of fabric are used to create pocket squares so that every yard bought is used and as little as possible is wasted. All printing is done locally in Toronto with Peace and Cotton using the most environmentally friendly dyes available and ensuring all of their suppliers are either Canadian, or at the very least, fair labour accredited. All packaging and shipping materials are either compostable or recyclable. When you order online, you won’t receive any fancy packaging. The loudest thing in the box will be the jacket.

ETHOS

While it’s important to look good, it’s more important to feel good. We want to be comfortable. We want practicality. We want to be cool. And we all want pockets. Just not at the expense of the other. I blend the comfort and flexibility of natural fabrics that will breathe and wick as they should whilst oozing effortless style. Every garment is identical, simple and comfortable; loud, expressive and flamboyant; and cool as fuck. This dichotomy is what my design philosophy is all about.