GRACE is a globally inspired fashion accessories brand founded by Canadian designer Alison Gledhill. GRACE was started over ten years ago after Alison, having returned from India with a backpack full of sari silk, was looking for a unique way to share her experiences from abroad. Seventeen years later and Alison continues to scour the globe in search of unique materials to use for her designs. From Marrakech to Kyoto, Oaxaca to Jaipur, these fabrics are storytellers, they speak of their history and traditions of craft, of adventures abroad, foreign marketplaces, culture and creativity. It is the stories that make our products unique and you'll find their inspiration woven into the fibres of each one of our designs. Every GRACE product is designed and made by hand in our Vancouver Island studio. GRACE is a celebration of diversity and it is with great reverence for and awareness of the cultures we draw inspiration from that we bring our designs to you. Alison and Grace Design have been featured in many publications including The Huffington Post, MSN, Oh Joy, CBC, Global TV, The Toronto Star, Miss Moss, Creature Comforts and Canada's Financial Post. In 2013 Alison was selected by Toronto Life magazine as a Toronto designer to watch out for and in 2012 Alison was chosen out of more than 850,000 Etsy sellers by Etsy to be a featured artist at their first ever pop up event in New York City. You can read more about Alison in this interview.