Well spring is almost here, and we are taking this quiet space/time before that zany spring energy to tweak our website.
We have two new sections and a new objective for our website:
A sale section and a last chance section
As you know, our mandate is to present you with season-less modular clothing that will last for years. Some of our customers have worn their Movement clothing for a decade or more. We do small batch, Canadian-made pieces twice a year, and they can sell out fast. These are some of our last-chance pieces that are still available from years past.
A perfect place to find a style or colour that you loved, and want to replace...or find something new just for you!
Instead of searching through our stores, we will now be carrying most of our last chance items, and sale items online. A much easier way for you to find an exact style of colour that you love. You can still contact us to try it on, or see it in person, or you can simply purchase it through the site, and we will send it to you.
Our website will also be our new "warehouse" space. Check back in frequently to see what we have "in store" for you!
New this week online!
Last chance faves:
These styles sold out so quickly that we no longer have full colour and size ranges in them, so have put them online. You may be the lucky one to find your colour and size!
An all time Movement Classic the Betty Top
And two pieces that I am wearing together write now while writing this blog post, my faves...
The Grandpa Top...a perfect long top to wear over leggings, or ruche it up and put it on over jeans.
Topped with the Brit Bomber. Effortless glamorous layering...
It's travel time of year again! In the last month we have had many people come in to pick up some clothing for various destinations around the world.
Why Bamboo for Travel?
Bamboo is the ultimate travel material. Like cashmere, it's thermally regulating meaning it keeps you 2% cooler in the summer than other materials, as well as being cozy when you need it! It also doesn't need any ironing ( just hang up your clothes and the wrinkles fall away), or much washing as it is naturally anti-microbial, and it has built in UV protection. The fact that bamboo is also one of the most sustainable fabrics in the world is just a bonus!
Why Movement For Travel?
If you are reading this post then you know that our mission statement is: less not more. Our clothing is meant to work together modularly to create many different styles out of a few pieces of clothing. You can take just a few pieces of Movement on a trip, and get many days worth of looks.
Our Best Looks For Your Vacation
Below are a few of our travel-tested outfit suggestions for seasons hot weather or mid-winter vacationing.
The Hannah Skirt is fully reversible to the teal side, can be worn as a skirt or a dress and is shown here as a strapless dress with the black shrug over it. Ideal for beach or black tie! Here it is paired with the T3 Sonoka tank, and can be worn off the shoulder, as a cowl neck or upside down as a top. Pair it with a pair of black leggings (P4 the simple tight), and add boots and be cozy in colder weather.
Our Jacado Dress is fantastic for travel. It's reversible back to front for a more casual look, or a night on the town. It's paired here perfectly with a light, slightly cropped long sleeve top that falls beautifully. This top works equally well with a pair of flip flops as a beach coverup. Bamboo slub is very light and works well as an extra pair of sleeves on an air plane, or protection from the sun. If you want something a little warmer on top, you can always pair this with the Rael Sweatshirt which has the same loose crop appeal.
Not your average T, we've been told the Stephanie tee is the perfect top. It's reversible back to front for a v-to-scoop neck look, and has a longer body for the perfect fit over leggings or skirts. Everyone of these T-shirts has a matching or complimentary coloured Sonia Wrap, giving it a uniform dressy look, or a pop of colour as you wish. Our Sonia wrap is a Movement Staple with so many ways to wear it!
Want to be so comfortable you can sleep in your clothes? Our other mandate is COMFORT. We believe it's possible to look stylish at NO added expense, and this outfit is classic Movement in that regard. Our Pia Pencil skirt can be worn so many ways: pulled up for a high waisted look, or rolled down, or even pulled up into a little strapless number. Our Rael sweatshirt has been a big hit. Made out of our new bamboo fleece, it's so soft and cozy, but loose and cool...it's the perfect little top.
5) Every piece is designed to go together for endless combinations
The mix and match outfits here are perfect for travel. Take any piece from any person and match it with what one of the others are wearing for endless options. With Movement it is possible to be sustainable and comfortable, while looking super classy, on trend, and fashionable in any country in the world.
Our clothing is really season-less with it's ability to layer up or layer down. One of our customers is literally going from the Antarctic to the Amazon, and another one is going from Zurich to Peru. That's what makes Movement so great for travel.
Do you have a favourite travel outfit from Movement? Let us know! Our #movementgiveaway was so popular we are running it this year as well. For contest details click here.
We wanted to thank EVERYONE who participated in last year's first-ever Movement Global contest. While not everyone could win the Grand Prize, we thought we could offer everyone who sent in an entry special promotional pricing on our Newly Stocked Spring Items!
Spring Fling for the month of January!
We are offering up to 25% off new items in the store for everyone who sent in an entry for last year's Movement Giveaway. Our newly stocked items include:
Our stunning and super flattering Ritz Tunic
Most comfortable & versatile oversized sustainable long sleeve ever: the Cleo Tunic
Our best-selling Katya Dress in Navy/Charcoal mix
Also newly stocked men's clothing, new Cropped Skinny and more!
Didn't get a chance to enter the contest? Bring a friend instead!
We know that some of our customers just didn't get a chance to enter our contest, so we want to offer you a special discount too! We know our happy customers are our best marketers! Many of our best customers came to us through word of mouth from their friends. So for the month of January, for every friend you bring to our store, we want to offer you one promotionally priced new item.
We will be open regular hours in our Kits store for the month of January, and reduced hours on Bowen, so give us a call on Bowen if you are unsure.
Well, our very first ever Movement Global Contest was a rousing success! We had a great year reading your amazing feedback on our clothing, seeing your reflections on your favourite styles, and looking at your pictures.
Our customers are truly amazing women (and men) from all walks of life who share the same love of comfortable well-made local clothing, and sustainable sensibility. Bravo to you!
Our December winner is Suzanne Brownlee!
Suzanne posted that she got one of the outfits as a birthday present, and took the other with her travelling to Amsterdam. We love how she mixes and matches our clothing, and how creative she is with our modular clothing. Congratulations Suzanne, your $50 gift certificate is waiting for you in our store the next time you come in!
Our grand prize winner for the the 2016 Movement Give Away is Anne Glover!
Anne had two entries in the final year draw and left a review on Facebook, and Google Plus. Here is what Anne had to say about Movement.
Here is a great link of Anne doing a creative bed exit in our Joni Dress and simple tights in black...proving that Movement bamboo clothing really does look great and can following your MOVEMENTS doing just about anything!
Thank You Anne! We can hardly wait to help enjoy your $500 Movement shopping spree!
This was so much fun...Stay tuned for the contest we have in store for 2017
We had so much fun running our first-ever contest, we are hooked! We have more contest fun in store for you starting in the Spring. Stay-tuned for more ways to Win Movement!
We have unpacked a bunch of "Last Chance" colours and styles we've had squirrelled away.
If you know us, you know that our motto is less not more. We design classic styles and colours that never go out of style, and aren't dictated by season.
Our Mandy Empire (above) is a case in point. This was one of our original styles, but could have come out this year! It's reversible back to front for two different styles in one.
Something Old Something New...a not-to-be-missed sale!
On Boxing Day we will be selling these "Last Chance" favourites at 20-40-60 % off! So come on down to find some of your favourite styles from years past, and pick up one of our new styles for a great price, just in time for Christmas.
Along with the Mandy Empire (shown above), below are just some of the styles that we have dug out to offer to you!
The Alicia Top was one of our all time favourite styles, along with our classic Flow Pants, and the Mai Lin (below).
20-40-60% off in past season colours of staple styles!
We are also selling the older colours of our:
Shrugs: Faded Denim, Eggplant, Pink, Rosewater, Electric Blue, Chocolate (shown below layered over same colour), Grape...
Tami Cami: Pink, Wine, Periwinkle, Faded Denim...
Sonoka Tank: Grape, Olive (shown with Crossed straps in Front), Aqua
Reversed Sonoka below in Navy...
Matty Skirt: Grape/Charcoal, Teal/Espresso...
Flora Dress: Grape, Faded Denim...
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!
We had such a lovely evening last week appreciating our amazing clients and celebrating the holiday season with you.
Thanks again to our amazing performers Andre Chrys (and his wife Karen) for coming in and sharing his wonderful musical talent.
Alexandra (above right) is wearing our reversible Twyla Top and Phoebe Skirt in Charcoal mix. When you wear them together they work like a stunning comfortable dress. Daniel (above left) is wearing the new Rael Sweatshirt in black layered over our Joni Dress in Charcoal Mix.
Holiday Specials - Chai and Eggnog
We have holiday promotions right now in store to help make your gift buying easier! Our best-selling Vina V ( below) in sumptuous Bamboo fleece is currently $10 off. This top is longer in the back than the front offering cozy comfort and style for the winter season.
How about some lovely sustainable gloves, hats or scarves in matching colours. Or mix and match for fun! Throw in a headband and you're done!
Our circle scarves are a great way to add a splash of colour to an outfit, or tie two pieces together (as well as being cozy and sustainable). So many ways to wear a simple circle of softest bamboo and organic cotton.
Stop by for some Chai, and peruse our stocking stuffers.
We know that time is running out for gift shopping. We can be open most days in Vancouver till 7pm, give us a shout to make sure we will be around after 6 to accommodate you. Call us at
778 863 7770
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.
Well our October's contest winner is the handsome and talented
Martin! Martin is a Scottish filmmaker working in Vancouver who loves our men's clothing.
Martin had this to say about our clothing:
He's crazy about our men's organic cotton and bamboo t-shirts. He loves Movement so much he bought a t-shirt to send to his brother in Scotland.He loves the navy mix colour and finds the quality of the fabric outstanding.
Martin is not alone in his love for our mens clothing. Another customer -Skilaaw Stewart-Burton- left this Google Review: