ABOUT ESMÉ

The name “Esmé” is an old Acadian name.  It’s a soft, gentle name yet strong and enduring.  That’s what I want to portray in my clothing.

MEET THE DESIGNER

Hello, my name is Pamela Matheson and I am the creator and designer of The Esmé Original Jacket. For a long time I had been increasingly put off by mass-produced, “cheap and cheerful”, throw-away clothing in the “fast fashion” world we live in.  I craved quality and originality and that’s what I was determined to accomplish.  I spent almost two years designing and developing the first jacket which I called the “Esmé Original Jacket”.  It had to be perfect in every way.  It had to be something that I would buy and I needed to be proud of it.  I gathered together a remarkable team of Nova Scotia seamstresses, studied the art of pattern making and started the search for quality fabrics.

My patterns are simple - the fabrics make the statement, and they speak volumes.  I purchase fabrics from around the world and when possible, I will travel again, and will search for, touch and love every piece I buy.  I buy fabrics in small quantities, enough for three to five pieces in a particular fabric.  That way each garment is special. And sometimes, I only buy enough for one which makes it even more special – it’s original.  I call the clothing “limited editions” - because once sold, they’re gone forever. 

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Women who wear black lead colourful lives.

 

I’m very proud to be able to say “Made in Canada” on my clothing label.  When buying from a Canadian designer/maker, a woman is purchasing much more than just a garment.  She’s buying hundreds of hours of work, many challenging and sometimes frustrating moments and a great deal of satisfaction.  She’s buying a piece of my heart.

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THE ESMÉ PHILOSOPHY

 Buy less and buy better.  

We all want go-to pieces in our closet that we keep and love for years. I want to make the go-tos, the keepers,

the have-forevers.  

 

Joan Crawford once said “Care for your clothes like

the good friends they are”.

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