Jacoba Jane specializes in silk dresses, blouses and scrunchies, all of which are handcrafted in our studio on the west coast of Canada. We design for those who appreciate fine fabrics and understated details. Many of the styles are cut on the bias to capture the easy fluidity of the silk fabric (learn more about that here).
Jacoba Jane was founded in 2019 with what began as a small Etsy shop, later evolving into an eponymous brand that now ships worldwide. The process is based on the artisanal systems of the past, where many of a clothing brand’s offerings were made under one roof, ideas were interpreted and brought to life by tactical means such as draping on a dress form, and the finished product was a testament to the technically skilled hands that brought it to life. These values guide our work and provide a roadmap for each collection.
When I'm not at my production table exploring silk fabrics or testing a new pattern, you can find me at the beach or cooking anything on Bon Appetite's website.
Sourcing fabrics is my favourite part of the design process, second to pattern making. The architecture of a garment and how we take a one dimensional piece of fabric and mould it to a three dimensional body in so many different ways-- this is my favorite part of the process.
I enjoy exploring dichotomies in my work - how something can be both elegant and easygoing, understated yet exuberant.