WHAT'S THE DEAL?

All items are hand made in small town Atlantic Canada using durable and often self-enclosed seam finishes. JG studied historic garment construction for theatre production and applies these hard-earned skills into each item.

Fabric used is always comprised of natural fibres and is often GOTS and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified when possible.

Plant dyeing is a fascinating craft so sometimes textiles are dyed in her in studio using imported dyestuffs, seasonal ditch weeds, and compost. These hand-dyed options are limited in quantity and yield some amazing variety.

JG hopes you'll be able to pass these clothes onto your friends, family, strangers etc. These garments should be for lifetimes.

PRODUCTION

Clothes are sewn to order as this is sustainable for the environment and practical for a small, indepedent clothing designer.

Please allow 1-2 weeks turnaround for your purchase to be manufactured and shipped.

All items are hand made by Jeska in her studio in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. She is hoping to eventually hire on other skilled seamstresses.

If you like a particular fabric on the site but don't see it available to order for the garment you'd like, send an email.

SIZING

Sizing info can be found on individual item pages.

Garments are hand drafted and graded in studio. JG aims to produce clothes that can fit everybody. If your size falls below or above the size range, an additional custom size can be drafted, free of charge.

CARE

Specific care instructions can be found on individual item pages.

All cotton, linen and hemp fabrics are pre-washed before cut and constructed into a garment.

Most items can be machine washed cold and either line dried or tumble dried at a low heat setting.

Did you know that about 80% of a garment's energy consumption occurs in consumer end-use due to washing and drying? Washing cold and line drying significantly lowers a garment's energy use. Start washing your clothes a lot less!

SHIPPING

CANADA: FREE

USA: FREE

INTERNATIONAL: $30

PLEASE NOTE, shipping rates are in Canadian dollars.

All orders are shipped via Canada Post and include a tracking number.

JG is not responsible for any customs or duty charges levied by your country. Purchases cannot be marked as a gift in the mail.

JG is not responsible for any lost or stolen mail. Double check your shipping address.

RETURNS

If for any reason the garment and you are not meant to be, returns or exchanges will be accepted within 14 days of you receiving your item. To request a return and a full refund, please email jeska@jeskagrue.ca ASAP.

Of course, garments must be returned unworn and in good condition. Please try to keep original packaging to send back as well.

STOCKISTS

(click on individual places below)

VANCOUVER

NEIGHBOURHOOD QUALITY GOODS // 4301 MAIN STREET

TORONTO

VICTOIRE // 129A OSSINGTON AVENUE

OTTAWA

VICTOIRE // 1282B WELLINGTON STREET WEST

FREDERICTON

MODERN GENERAL // 59 YORK STREET

HALIFAX

LOST & FOUND // 2383 AGRICOLA STREET

CONTACT/LOCATION

heythere@jeskagrue.ca

PO Box 6446 Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1G6 Canada

902-880-4783

JG lives very close to the Waterfowl Park.

WHY CLOTHES AND FASHION?

"...I think that everything hinges on the status of the word 'and' as a category. If you've read Althusser - he is still worth reading, I think - in a whole series of his texts, of his essays, in the title this word 'and' appears. For example, you have one title, 'Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses', or you have, for example, 'Contradiction and Overdetermination'. What is the logic of this 'and'? The first term before this 'and' is some general ideological notion: the notion of ideology, the notion of contradiction. Then, the second term, 'ideological state apparatuses' or 'overdetermination', provides the concrete material conditions so that this notion begins to function as non-ideological. If you want to avoid idealist dialectics, and stick to materialist dialectics, you must conceive of contradiction as part of a concrete, overdetermining, complex totality, and so on. So, again, this 'and' is in a sense tautological. It conjoins the same content in its two modalities. First, in its ideological evidence the abstract universal notion, and then, the extra-ideological, the concrete, material conditions of its existence. Ideology exists only in ideological state apparatuses. Contradiction exists materially only in overdetermination. So, no first term is needed here to mediate between the two points of the end because the second is already the concrete existence of the first term."

Slavoj Zizek, public lecture at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis in the Freudian Field, Melbourne, 13 August 1994. Agenda: Australian Contemporary Art 44. 1995, pp. 11-34 [eds].

Re: ^ it should actually be 'Jeska Grue Fashion & Clothes', with only the term 'Fashion' as necessary. But are clothes and fashion two modalities of the same content? I kind of like thinking about that as I go along.