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Fashion Hall of Obscurity – Oppio

In 1940, Anna Ancillotti Chiarugi established a dressmaking business in Sovigliana-Vinci, near Florence. Her four daughters Sandra, Lucia, Rosaria and Stella Chiarugi inherited the business in 1975 and seven years later renamed the company Oppio (Italian for opium). The label … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Brampton Knitting Mills

We were recently offered a spool of labels from the Brampton Knitting Mills. I had not┬áheard of the company before but with a bit of googling came up with a pretty complete history: John McMurchy founded J.M. McMurchy & Sons … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Vivienne Poy

Vivienne Poy founded her eponymously named┬ácompany in 1981. For fourteen years she designed and manufactured high end knitwear for her shop at 100 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto. With sales for knitwear softening in the 90s Poy turned her efforts towards … Continue reading

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