The Company: Established in 2016
'Tru-Artwear.ca' is an emerging fashion and travel artwear business based in Ottawa, Canada. The owner, Nadia Bonello, is a self taught digital photo, textile, and graphic artist. She photographs and then designs all images that are used for her apparel. The signature label "Trū Canadian Artwear' is made in Montreal, CA. She is excited to be able to provide women the opportunity to express their unique style through her limited edition clothing and to travel light with her multi-use travel wear.
About the Artist: In my own words...
I was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. I have always been fascinated and inspired by bold colours, interesting patterns, and beautiful images. As a child, I would spend hours upon hours colouring and drawing and later taking pictures. Today, my artwork and textile images start from a "seed" photograph that I work with it until it looks right, but mostly "feels" right to me. Most of my textile images come from flowers, landscapes, and water
Along with the artist in me, I've also had an overwhelming desire to travel, to see Canada and the world. So far, I've been to Italy, Ireland, France, Monaco, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, and the USA. Next, I would like to experience Greece, Santorini in particular, Portugal, and Iceland to chase the aurora borealis. My Canadian travels have led me to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta. Next on the list is New Brunswick, Nunavut, and British Columbia.
Lastly, people have asked me why I have used 'Trū" in my business name. Well, my art starts with a true life, real photograph, plus recent 'life lessons" have taught me the importance of being true to your unique self and your own personal style.Remember, be true to you,
My Manufacturers are tried and Trū...
Quality is extremely important to me. I have carefully sourced manufacturers to ensure that my art is only on products that are up to my high expectations. This means that if a product starts to fall below my standards, then I will discontinue those products.
I am very happy to share the three companies that are being used at present...
~ ArtofWhere is the Canadian company used for the "Trū Canadian ArtWear" line. They print and make the chiffon cardigans, chiffon robes, bodycon dresses, fitted and flared skirts, leggings, and capris for me. Art of Where has a team of employees that print, cut, and sew the products in their production studio in Montreal, Canada.
~ Redbubble is the Australian company used to manufacture the microfibre polyester scarves, A-line dresses, and contrast tank tops. My products are created at their San Francisco studio in the United States.
~ Society6 is the American company used to manufacture my travel pouch sets and makeup bags. My products are created for me at their North Carolina studio in the United States.
B2B ~> Client List
~ You can now purchase a growing selection of my clothing and greeting cards at the beautiful 'Luxe Boutiques' in Prescott, Ontario. Plus, I regularly add new items to my gorgeous space on the second floor. For my American friends, that's just across the bridge from Ogdensburg!
~ At the lovely 'Allure Hair Design and Spa' in Manotick, Ontario you can purchase my large, light, and lovely scarves at the reception desk. These scarves make a wonderful gift for that special someone.
~ Coming soon to 'The Arts Market' in Toronto, Canada! (May 30, 2017). The Arts Market is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, rated by the Toronto Star as one of the top ten markets in Toronto! Sooooo excited!:)
~ And of course, I have 'Tru-Artwear.ca' which at present is ever changing and is a work in progress until I find the right mix that "feels" right. Thanks for your patience:).