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  • 5 Tips for a More Sustainable Wardrobe

    Posted on April 27 2018

    You’ve heard that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world and that garment workers are suffering dangerous, exploitative conditions sewing clothes for less than a living wage. You...

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  • Could you do THIS in a blazer?

    Posted on April 02 2018

    What can you do in a Miik StretchFit blazer? Just about anything. To prove it, we asked 7 kickass women to put our StretchFit blazers to the ultimate test. No...

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  • Miik on Cityline: Shop the segment

    Posted on July 05 2017

    Miik was excited to be featured on Cityline’s Fashion Friday this June. Host Tracy Moore and stylist Jessica Mulroney talked eco-friendly summer outfits that suit any age and size. Watch the video...

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  • We Need a Fashion Revolution

    Posted on April 23 2017

    On April 24, 2013, more than 1,100 people were killed and many more were injured when Rana Plaza, an eight-storey building housing a garment factory, collapsed in Bangladesh. The event...

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  • Lost luggage – 4 days with one dress

    Posted on April 17 2017

    My husband, two daughters and I went to Costa Rica for two weeks in February. When we arrived, my luggage was lost. Ahhh! You would think I could just borrow my daughters' clothes but just picture...

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  • Our Spring 2017 Collection is here!

    Posted on March 23 2017

    We’re so thrilled to finally unveil our Spring/Summer 2017 Collection!  This season’s line is inspired by you, the Miik woman. You are constantly evolving – working to improve yourself inside...

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  • Not just any black legging

    Posted on February 14 2017

    Leggings have become an indisputable wardrobe staple for women of all ages, shapes and styles. But, any legging-lover will tell you that not all are created equal. There are the...

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  • Milk featured on Style Factory

    Posted on November 09 2016

    On Friday, October 14th our very own Miik leggings were featured in an episode of Slice’s Style Factory.  Style Factory’s cameras sat down with our Creative Director and Co-Founder Donna...

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  • Wellness tips from Tosca Reno

    Posted on November 06 2016

    By: Tosca Reno  MAKE SKIN FEEL BEAUTIFUL - inside and out INSPIRATION: “a bamboo skirt, “I wanted her to feel how unbelievably soft the fabric was”. Donna was skeptical at...

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  • Tosca's 5 STRATEGIES to TONE and TIGHTEN - no crunches necessary!

    Posted on October 20 2016

    BY: TOSCA RENO Food is meant to nourish us but when you experience digestive stress, it’s usually a reaction to something you are eating. Then the waist bloats, you suffer...

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  • Taking care of your Miik

    Posted on August 17 2016

    We design our clothes to be sustainable. Not only meaning that we make environmentally sound choices with the fabric and manufacturing process, we also ensure that each Miik piece is...

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  • Tosca's Tips for Summer Workouts

    Posted on July 13 2016

    By: Tosca Reno, for Miik Maintaining your dream gym body while on vacation is a possibility, despite numerous lakeside beers paired with even more numerous potato chips. No gym equipment...

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  • Miik for Men

    Posted on June 23 2016

    As some of you may or may not know, we recently launched a menswear collection called Miik Men. After years of working on the women’s line alongside his wife Donna,...

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  • Sustainable Fashion, Sustainable Food – we believe in both!

    Posted on June 13 2016

    We truly do practice what we preach. We believe in making sustainable choices in all aspects of our lives – from the fabric and manufacturing practices of our clothes, to...

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  • How to style Miik

    Posted on May 27 2016

    Style, comfort, versatility – the three most important things we think about when designing our collections. Our aim is to create timeless pieces for your wardrobe that can be mix + matched,...

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  • CanopyStyle: What they do and why it matters

    Posted on May 09 2016

    On May 3rd Canopy Planet hosted an event at our Queen St. loft in Toronto to raise awareness of their CanopyStyle initiative. It was an intimate evening that brought together...

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  • Miik Partners with the Nanny Angel Network

    Posted on April 26 2016

    We’re so excited to share the news of our partnership with a local charity that is dear to our hearts – the Nanny Angel Network (NAN). Nanny Angel Network is...

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  • Fashion Revolution Week: #whomademyclothes?

    Posted on April 21 2016

    Fashion Revolution is a not-for-profit global initiative with a mission to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion. It aims to demonstrate that meaningful change really is possible and to...

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  • Donna Smith: Q+A with Miik Co-Founder and Creative Director

    Posted on April 10 2016

    Co-founder Donna Smith wears many hats here at Miik. She’s Creative Director, lead designer and also develops all of the creative materials and branded content. She also manages her own...

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  • Celebrating Earth Month!

    Posted on April 05 2016

    April is certainly an exciting time of year. Not only does it bring the hope of warmer weather, it’s also Earth Month. Here at Miik, we make conscious decisions to...

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  • Introducing Tosca Reno

    Posted on March 24 2016

    We’re so thrilled to announce Miik’s partnership with health and fitness guru Tosca Reno. Tosca is such an inspiration for women and truly embodies the qualities that Miik proudly supports....

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  • A Look Behind the Seams: Miik’s Creative Team

    Posted on March 14 2016

    With our Spring collection in stores and online, we’d like to shine some light on the talented creative team behind our collection. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind...

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  • Our Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

    Posted on March 04 2016

    We’re so excited to unveil our 2016 Spring/Summer Collection! Taking inspiration from the ocean, the latest collection introduces sky, jewel and iris blues along with a nautical stripe. The texture...

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  • Slow Fashion vs. Fast Fashion: how Miik is taking a stand against a dangerous trend.

    Posted on March 02 2016

      North Americans have fallen into a dangerous habit and desire for "fast fashion" – apparel that’s made cheaply overseas and sold inexpensively where the merchandise is constantly being replenished with...

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  • Miik Essentials: Our Core Pieces

    Posted on February 24 2016

    When Miik’s Designer, Donna Smith is developing seasonal collections, longevity and versatility is always top of mind. Not only are Miik pieces made to last in the context of how...

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  • Introducing Susan Cadman: Q + A with Miik President

    Posted on February 19 2016

    Susan (or Sue, as she’s known around the office) is a busy mother of two, an Ironman competitor, an avid traveller and, of course, Miik’s leader as company president. Meet...

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  • 15 fun facts about bamboo

    Posted on February 09 2016

    It’s no secret that at Miik we’re committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, but we’re also committed to being stylish and comfortable. The good news is you don’t have...

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  • Miik has been chosen to provide CTV anchor Michelle Dubé's 2016 Wardrobe!

    Posted on February 09 2016

    We’re kicking 2016 off with an exciting announcement!: Miik was chosen to provide Michelle Dube’s on-air wardrobe for the year! You can catch Michelle Dubé in the anchor seat of...

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  • Have You Seen Our Taia Top In Natural Calm's New Commercial?

    Posted on September 22 2014

    Have you seen the Natural Calm commercial featuring Miik yet? Little Mosque On The Prairie actress, Sitara Hewitt, looks beautiful in our Mulberry Taia Top. Our Taia is a flowy...

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  • Miik's Spring/Summer 2015
    Photoshoot

    Posted on July 09 2014

    Bright colours, new fashions, gorgeous models, cameras flashing and music blasting, welcome to Miik’s Spring/Summer 2015 photo shoot! The fashion world is always a few steps ahead and designers are...

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  • Canadian Made Summer Fashion Feature on Global's Morning Show

    Posted on July 02 2014

    If you watch The Morning Show on Global you might have recognized a familiar fashion line! That’s right, last Friday morning Toronto-based stylist, Samantha Stoncius, was on air sharing her...

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  • Miik Takes Center Stage At Local Eco Fashion Events

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Here at Miik it is no secret we love anything with an eco-friendly twist. Fair-trade coffee and coconut water? Yes please. Inspiring speeches from leaders in Canada’s global change community?...

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  • Miik Mother's Day Contest

    Posted on June 24 2014

      This weekend we're celebrating inspiring moms everywhere! Tell us a little about what Mother's Day means to you and you could win $200 to spend at www.miik.ca.   Write...

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  • Michael Talks About Locally Made Fashion on CTV News

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Our president, Michael Gaughan, was invited to talk about locally made fashion on CTV News yesterday, in wake of the recent tragedy in Bangladesh. It's a sensitive subject and we...

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  • Crazy for Dresses this Spring, Part 2

    Posted on June 24 2014

    The other day I told you just how much I love dresses this season. For me, this is a departure, and if any of my old high school or university...

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  • Miik at the TFI's Press & Buyer's Brunch at World Mastercard Fashion Week

    Posted on June 24 2014

    We've been so busy trying to get our spring/summer collection online and in stores, that I almost forget to tell you something really exciting! For the first time, Miik is...

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  • New Year's Resolutions

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Do you make new year’s resolutions? It’s officially mid-January now, so it’s just about time for me to look at my resolutions and see which of them are sticking. At...

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  • Miik in January

    Posted on June 24 2014

    In our business, we're always working a couple of seasons ahead. Last month we made final versions of our fall/winter 2013 designs and did a photo shoot at our new...

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  • Does Multitasking Make You Less Efficient? I hope not!

    Posted on June 24 2014

    I read recently that people who multitask are actually less efficient than those who concentrate on one thing at a time. Can this be true?! I can't remember the last time...

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  • Miik and Slow Fashion

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Much like the slow-food movement, the slow-fashion movement is an initiative to help reduce fashion's impact on the environment. I've been increasingly interested in learning ways to help rather than...

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  • Miik Does Movember with Hessie and the Mosistas!

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Last week Miik follower and Toronto social media guru Hessie Jones approached Michael and I about participating in a Movember initiative in aid of prostate cancer research and prevention. At...

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  • Do you ever feel too busy?

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Do you ever get the feeling that life is getting away from you? That you're running and running and never catching up? The women I meet through Miik are amazing...

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  • Afiya Francisco Talks Miik on
    The Morning Show

    Posted on June 24 2014

    I set my alarm this morning to watch Afiya Francisco, (named "one of Canada's HOTTEST bloggers" by FASHION magazine) talking about emerging Canadian designers on The Morning Show on Global...

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  • Our Emily Soft Blazer
    (a must-have for fall/winter)

    Posted on June 24 2014

    I haven't told you enough about our Emily soft blazer. I am in love with this piece and I am not the only one -- we're sewing our third set...

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  • Key Pieces from Our Fall 2012 Collection: Video

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Lindsay, Donna, Proshat and I had so much fun making this video. We highlighted key pieces from our Fall 2012 Collection. I think you'll love seeing how we start with...

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  • I have been converted. I love deep purple (the colour, not the band)

    Posted on June 24 2014

    My first week at Miik, Bonnie, our fantastic office manager, helped me to choose some new clothes. I only gave her one condition: I don't wear orange or purple. Well,...

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  • EcoTopia Guide to Sustainable Fashion

    Posted on June 24 2014

    I came across this video from Australia about sustainable fashion today and found it really interesting. I think eco-fashion really must be coming into its own in Australia at the...

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  • Meet Donna

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Q & A with Donna Smith, Miik Designer and Co-Owner Last month you had a chance to meet our amazing office manager, Bonnie, and this month I'm excited to help...

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