2018 - Manufacturing & Transportation

Manufacturing & Transportation

Monique Parker

Founder & CEO, Wallis Evera

Not your mother’s little black dress – this one is made of hemp! The environmental impacts of low cost, irresponsibly made “fast fashion” are simply immense. In sharp contrast, focusing on a line of classic (and classy) business wear and iconic little black dresses, Monique is helping to move Canadian sustainable fashion from the fringe to the international mainstream. She manufactures locally, pays Canadian wages, and uses responsibly sourced fabrics made primarily of renewable hemp. Sold entirely online, Wallis Evera products reduce the environmental and economic impacts of transportation by allowing workers to work remotely at least 75% of their time, creating in small batches, and implementing unique programs that minimizes customer returns.