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      Could you do THIS in a blazer?

      Could you do THIS in a blazer?

      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 models, just real, incredible women. Watch the video below to see them in action!




      Now, we’re not suggesting you wear a StretchFit blazer to the gym—although you could, and you’d look fabulous. We believe you deserve a stylish work wardrobe that feels just as comfortable as your favourite sweatshirt.

      Our blazers’ 4-way stretch lets you move completely unrestricted, while the tailored design hugs your body for the utmost flattering fit. And unlike scratchy polyester or wool blends, our custom milled rayon from bamboo fabric is buttery soft against your skin.

      If you’re ready to look great and feel amazing, shop our collection of StretchFit blazers now. Corporate just got comfy.


      StretchFit Blazers

      Miik on Cityline: Shop the segment

      Miik on Cityline: Shop the segment

      Miik on Cityline

      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 here and shop the featured looks below.

       Cityline Look 1

      Dubbed “the new business suit” by Jessica, the Silvie pant* worn high-waisted with the Elora blazer is a trendy way to mix up your work wardrobe. Hesitant about horizontal stripes? This tailored jacket is a figure-flattering way to pull them off.

       

      Cityline Look 2

      For an easy but polished on-the-go look, the Jojo jumper* is perfect. Take it from day to evening by topping it off with the Claire cropped jacket in jazzberry.

       

      Cityline Look 3

      A staple for summer, the Shania maxi dress is so comfy and versatile. For breezy days and cooler nights, throw on the Whitney cardi—as comfy as your favourite hoodie, but a lot more stylish.

       

      Cityline Look 4

      A tunic and leggings are the perfect pairing for travel. The Carissa tunic has modern styling with its square neckline and asymmetrical hem. Two Miik essentials—our Lisa2 capri leggings and Emily jacket—complete the look.

       

      Cityline Look 5

      So elegant for summer nights: the Shea tulip pant,* Kamran vest, and Lea tank in natural. As Jessica says, it’s “sexy without trying too hard” and would suit any woman.

       

      * Due to the success of the show, these styles may be temporarily sold out or available only in limited sizes. We're working quickly to make more, so check back soon!

       

      How to style Miik

      How to style Miik

      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, dressed up or down, and carried forward from season to season. Whether you’re a busy mom or a career gal (or both!), Miik meets all your wardrobe needs – from 8am school drop-offs, 3pm boardroom meetings to 7pm drinks with the girls.

      Here are some tips for how to get the most from your Miik pieces, and take your look from day to night:

      Reverse It

      For optimum versatility, we design many of our pieces with front-to-back reversibility. And because of the premium quality of our custom-milled luxury eco fabrics, our designs maintain their shape whichever way you wear it.

      Take the Kristen tailored zipper dress for example, this gorgeous dress can be worn with a scoop neck or reversed to expose the zipper for an edgier evening look.

       

      Our Ella striped v-dress can we worn casually with flats with the nautical stripe at the front, or reverse it for a classic LBD to be worn under a blazer for a corporate look. You can even put a blazer overtop with the stripes at the front for a pop of pattern.   

       

      Mix and Match  

      The accessories and complimentary clothing you pair with your Miik pieces can make an impact in the look and feel of your outfit. Your wardrobe doesn’t need to stay in specific categories (i.e. office, weekend, evening wear). You can mix and match pieces to find different looks to suit every occasion. 

      The Emily soft blazer is an essential wardrobe staple that need not be limited to the office. Pair it with jeans, capris or a dress for an effortless, yet put-together look, year round. The Emily is the most comfortable yet stylish traveling companion you'll ever own. 

       

      The April aline inverted pleat top features a tone-on-tone contrast between the smooth bamboo bodice and its textured linen sleeves. The added bonus – a linen inverted pleat for a party in the back. Wear this to the office with your favourite pencil skirt or dress pant, or dress it down with your favourite denim. 

      Show us how you style your Miik! Share your images on social media using #MiikStyle.

      Introducing Susan Cadman: Q + A with Miik President

      Introducing Susan Cadman: Q + A with Miik President

      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 the ambitious woman behind the Miik brand as she answers a few questions. 

       

      How did you become involved with Miik?

      Donna and Michael live in my neighbourhood so I’ve known them for years. We used to spend many nights discussing Miik, fashion and business in general. I’ve always had a passion for fashion and with my background in marketing and statistics this budding business of theirs was very intriguing to me. After having my second child I wanted to get back into the workforce but something was holding me back from resuming my corporate job. Donna, Michael and I used to joke about how one day I’d run the company and suddenly that idea and the timing of it felt very right.

       

      What is the best part of your job?

      I love being able to have a voice and make a difference. Often at large companies your voice can get lost, even in a leadership role. Having a small, nimble team allows us to get things done quickly and we can efficiently see our visions come to life. I also have a tremendous amount of pride for the work we’re doing which really turns my ‘job’ into a passion.  And since we are small, some days we all do a bit of everything…I love helping Donna with the designs.

       

      What does a regular day look like for you?

      My days start bright and early at 5am so I can be in the pool or on a run before my kids wake up. I then return home to get the kids and myself ready before I walk them to school and daycare. My workday then begins either at my home office, Michael and Donna’s home office or our downtown office… and some days it’s a combination of all three!

       

      What do you love about Miik’s hometown, Toronto?

      I love the diversity of the city and all that it has to offer. Whether it’s sports, restaurants, theatre, music or shopping, Toronto really has it all and is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination because of it. I live in a great neighbourhood with my family where we know all of our neighbours; it’s safe for the kids and easily accessible from the downtown core. As an athlete, I love that I can run along the water (Lake Ontario) and as a traveller I love that my family and I can fly almost anywhere in the world from Toronto’s Pearson airport.

       

      What do you hope for the future of Miik?

      I would love to see Miik grow into a well-known Canadian fashion brand. I’m so proud of the work we do and the values of our brand and would love to develop a culture that empowers people to feel good about what they’re wearing. My ultimate dream is to see Miik go global and be in a position where we can inspire other brands to change their processes to be ethical and sustainable.

       

      What is your favourite piece from the upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 collection?

      So hard to pick just one…my favourite skirt is the Monica in our new stripe, my favourite dress is the reversible Kristen zipper dress and our new Emma in Orchid is my favourite blazer. Sorry, I just couldn’t pick one! 

       

       

         

      Miik Takes Center Stage At Local Eco Fashion Events

      Miik Takes Center Stage At Local Eco Fashion Events

      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? Count us in. Fashion shows dedicated to bringing awareness to eco-friendly designers? Leave our front row seat reserved! If you’re reading our list of favourite things and thinking they sound like the makings of a fabulous environmental fashion event you’re not wrong. In fact, we actually had the opportunity to take part in not one, but two incredible events over these past two weeks comprised of all of the above and so much more! That’s right; Miik was on the scene at CSLC’s Global Change Summit at the end of May and Fashion Takes Action’s Connect Beauty 2014 this past Thursday! Dying for the details on these amazing evenings? Keep reading…

       

       

      The CSLC Summit was a two-day event designed to honour eco-friendly initiatives, social change, consumerism and global leadership. Guests of the event had the opportunity to enjoy live music, locally prepared hors d’oeuvres, inspiring speeches and a fashion show presented by Fashion Takes Action. The keynote speakers of the evening included Scott Rondeau of the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival and Kelly Drennan of Fashion Takes Action. Both speakers enlightened guests on all things relating to the environment with the key topic of discussion pertaining to reducing ecological footprints (reusable cups, shopping locally and of course supporting eco-friendly fashion designers such as Miik were key topics of conversation.) The motivational speakers left everyone in attendance excited about taking part in making the earth a greener place and most importantly, wetted everyone’s palette for the eco fashion show that was seconds away from commencing.

       

       

      The fashion show featured twelve gorgeous looks from our Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Light, airy, sophisticated and forever flattering our garments looked amazing on the runway (if we do say so ourselves!) The models behind our show were the inspiring leading ladies of 85 Broads, a network of over 30, 000 who are inspired, empowered and connected. The 85 Broads women loved walking in our show and had nothing but praise for their ensembles. Check out the video bellow for an up-close look at the event, plus interviews with our models on what they love most about Miik!

       

       

      Fast-forward a week from the CSLC Summit and we were ready to take part in another eco event. Fashion Takes Action is Canada’s only non-profit organization that focuses on sustainability in the fashion industry. Fashion Takes Action’s Connect Beauty 2014 has been an event we have taken part in for years and this year we were looking forward to another wonderful evening of sustainable style and health. This event was truly buzzing. Guests were fluttering around the silent auction tables, lining up to get mini makeovers from Clean Care Seal and sipping uber healthy coconut water while enjoying gluten free mac ‘n’ cheese. Author, Rick Smith, took to the stage to speak about his new book “Toxin Toxout” and shared some fascinating details about the dangers of toxins and chemicals that exist within human bodies (eating organic foods and sweating once a day are great ways to flush toxins from the body.) The speeches were eye opening and left everyone in the audience empowered.

       

      The highlight of the night was definitely the eco fashion show, which featured ten amazing eco-friendly fashion designers, including yours truly! Each designer presented three looks, one of which was modeled by a recognized leader in the eco-friendly industry. We had the honour of acclaimed journalist Adria Vasilwearing our Reversible Summer Maxi on the runway. The fashion show was a true hit, with the audience clamoring for photos of the looks on the runway. It is safe to say the show was a huge hit!

       

       

      There is no denying that the CSLC Summit and the Fashion Takes Actions Connect Beauty 2014 events were both major successes. Not only did these events inspire social change within guests but they also introduced a whole new group of people to the power of environmentally conscious fashion. A few years ago “eco-friendly” and “fashion” were two words that when put together might have sounded like an oxymoron, but events such as these are changing the landscape of green fashion in amazing ways. It was an honour to be a part of such inspiring events and we were blushing with all the praise our Spring/Summer 2014 collection received on and off the runway. Be sure to shop all the fashions in our latest collection on our website and stay tuned on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more updates on all things Miik!