Founder/s: Melanie Varney & Gabby Mason (Husband and Wife team)
Established in: 2016
Made/designed in: Comox Valley British Columbia
Give back (charities/causes you support): Pacific Salmon foundation, Sooke women’s transition house, Sea Legacy, Kitty Cat Pals (prevent-a-litter society)
Tidbit: West Coast Karma was started as an evening ritual to unwind from the daily, (often chaotic) tasks of raising 3 young children. All three of our children were born within a 12 month time frame, so life was very busy and there was little time to focus on anything other than parenting. It was never intended to flourish into a business, rather an outlet to nourish my mental health and creativity. Having no prior training or experience as an artist I could never have imagined having my own art and clothing business. After much support from family and friends to consider selling my creations, I took a leap of faith and started sharing my art through social media. Lots of trial and error, encouragement from my community, and hard work, West Coast Karma was born 😊
Mission/Vision Statement: Our mission is to create practical, comfortable west coast clothing that can be easily transitioned from yoga wear to business casual. We strive to inspire those around us to see the goodness in one another and to lift each other up through creativity and kindness.