Natale is a fair trade boutique on Main Street that carries handmade products from several countries around the world; carrying clothing for men, women and children, in a variety of sizes, alongside, jewellery and home décor to name but a few.
Many of the products are sourced from Peru, and Mireille, the owner of Natale, comes from a Peruvian family that has specialized in hand made products for three generations. In Lima, Peru, they produce many handmade alpaca goods as well as arts & crafts. Anything their artisans do not make, they will buy from other family businesses like their own, which they import to Vancouver and sell at Natale, making sure to always invest in and support the makers and independent businesses of Peruvian clothing and accessories. The unique items one can find at Natale are often made in small batches and are sometimes one-of-a kind item!
Natale is open Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 6pm. You can visit their website at www.wearenatale.com (we are Natale.com), and/or connect with them via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @nataleonmain (Natale on Main).
Most of the pieces presented by Natale today are made from Peruvian cotton or Pima cotton. Peru produces some of the finest cotton, and has qualities such being breathable, soft, and comfortable.
At Natale, they offer clothing for men, women, and children, as well as a women’s capsule collection for women made up of minimal, but classic, staple pieces that can be worn everyday – either for work, casual or evening.
A “capsule collection” is a line designed with the intent that the separates can be mixed & matched and are versatile. A capsule collection is made up of pieces that never “go out of fashion”, so that they may be worn repeatedly and universally, and for many different occasions.
This capsule collection for women was designed by Mireille, the owner of Natale, in Vancouver, and then sewn by her cousin, Jenny, and her sewing team in Lima, Peru. The capsule collection clothing is made using only Peruvian-made materials that Mireille sourced herself while in Peru, in order to create a product that would work well for the women of Vancouver and fit their every need.
Some of these pieces have been paired with more traditional, yet trendy, Peruvian cotton clothing, to create comfortable summer outfits for men and women.