secret garden: the jolie hart launch collection lookbook!
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that’s right! we are launching the jolie hart collection on friday, november 20, 2015!!!
jolie hart will be available to purchase exclusively through our Etsy store.
we will provide the link to our store friday morning (PST) here on our website and all social media.
keep your eyes on our accounts and you won’t miss it!
we will be giving sneak peaks all week and updating our website with new content (look books!)
and all the information you need to shop our Etsy page.
we are so excited to finally share this collection with you and we hope you love it as much as we do!
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did everyone get a chance to see the photos and video from the West Coast Women’s Show!? it was so much fun to see jolie hart walking a runway again! here are a few snaps in case you missed it! the full video is up on our facebook page!
Special thank you to the West Coast Women’s show and KPU Wilson School of Design for having us this year!
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it is 2 days before the West Coast Women’s Show and we are so excited to release
the first official campaign photo for the jolie hart fall 2015 launch collection!
do you have your tickets yet? jolie hart will be walking the runway at the fashion show!
for more information please visit the West Coast Women’s Show website for show times and ticket information!
hope to see you there!
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a very warm thank you to all the families who participated in the jolie hart Advisory Council for Fall 2015!
your feedback was incredibly valuable in the final development of our first collection.
the feedback from our council was very positive and we were able to take a few suggestions from parents and make some minor adjustments to our first capsule collection!
we are very proud of our first council and can’t wait to do it again for Spring 2016!
head over to the testimonials tab and see some of the amazing comments the 2015 council said about jolie hart!
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Girl power: helping families through fashion from Innovation Boulevard
When you start something new, you can’t be afraid to take chances. And what Taylor Byrom is starting is not only new, but life-changing for families around the world. At the heart of Surrey’s budding Innovation Boulevard, Byrom is breaking ground personally, professionally and fashionably in KPU’s brand new space at the Health Tech Innovation Centre.
As the hub’s inaugural resident, Byrom finds herself surrounded by industry-leading researchers and other innovators in the health and technology sectors. Though her education in KPU’s Wilson School of Design’s fashion design and technology program makes her residency at the hub unique, what Byrom is planning to launch in the fall of 2015 incorporates health needs and technology in a new and exciting way. jolie hart, the line Byrom started as a fourth-year student before graduating in 2013, is a collection of clothes for young girls ages two to five who are affected by complex care medical needs, from wheelchair dependency, to sensory processing disorders, to feeding tubes.
To date, Byrom, the owner and creative director of TAYLORHART.DESIGNS has had a strong international interest in her idea, from Langley to London. After involving families in the developmental and product testing phase, Byrom will begin producing her line for distribution as a one-woman show. It’s the concept of designing with a purpose, for a purpose, that Byrom honed at KPU. A Langley resident, she made the big decision in early 2015 to quit her design job, and dedicate 100% of her time to jolie hart.
Through PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs, Byrom lends her entrepreneurial spirit to young students interested in bringing their own game-changing ideas to life. Byrom has spent time with a young class, sharing her own story and offering feedback on product development, marketing and e-commerce. A project-based learning program, PowerPlay is delivered in local schools across the region over the course of six weeks to youth in Grades 3-8. The students each prepare business plans and create products to sell at PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs trade show.
As a recent grad, Byrom and jolie hart’s successes to date are just beginning. Currently she is focused on the line’s initial launch, its subsequent growth and meeting the demand for clothes that let young girls dress for their personality, and not their illness.
excerpt from Kwantlen Polytechnic University Accountability Plan and Report 2014/2015 read the full report here: http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/Institutional%20Analysis%20and%20Planning/Accountability%20Report%202014%2015%20FINAL%20July%2015_0.pdf
the jolie hart clothing line is produced for young girls, two to five years of age, who are affected by complex care medical needs.
currently jolie hart is specifically designed for girls with feeding tubes (gtubes), tracheotomy tubes, wheelchair dependency and sensory processing disorders. TAYLORHART.DESIGNS is looking for eight families who would like to participate in the jolie hart Advisory Council for Fall 2015 designs.
at the end of the testing period, we need to know a few things, so we’ll send you a survey with ten key questions designed to aid the development and effectiveness of the product before its sold in the marketplace.
participating families will receive: – one piece of clothing from the current collection to test and keep as our gift to you for your help! – one coupon for a percentage off their first purchase with jolie hart
if you are interested in participating in our council for Fall 2015 please send an email to email@example.com with your daughter’s size chosen from the chart below and give us your first, second, third and fourth choices from the styles below. garment distribution will be on a first come first serve basis, we ask if your daughter is wheelchair dependant or tube fed that you indicate that to us as well.
UPDATE July 7 @7:06pm: the fall 2015 council is FULL!
Thank you to everyone who emailed us and expressed interest in our council!
There will be another council for spring 2016 so if you didn’t make it in time for this one, there will be another!
I have a favour to ask, I am looking for photos of girls age 2-5 years old that feature them playing, laughing and just being kids, but those who have the complex care jolie hart clothing is made for.
These images would be used in my portfolio, website, social media and posters which will hang in the Kwantlen Innovation Space at Health Tech Connex. I want to show everyone who walks through the space at HTC how amazing your kids are! Having these posters hanging in the space will illustrate the design process for jolie hart, what it means to me, and the impact the clothing can make on kids with complex care needs.
If you are interested in submitting your personal photos to me for this use, you can comment below or contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a photo release form that you will need to read and sign off on. Identities of photos will be kept strictly anonymous, unless otherwise agreed upon between myself and the parents.
owner & creative director
**kids do NOT need to be wearing jolie hart product!**
Here is an example of how I have used past photos submitted to me from parents!
Do you have your pin yet? I sure do!
TAYLORHART.DESIGNS is proud to be a supporter of Jeans Day on April 30th and Miracle Weekend which takes place on May 30 & 31 this year.
I was very fortunate to work with BC Children’s Hospital during the development process of jolie hart back in 2012/2013.
It’s not too late to get your pin! You can visit their website http://www.jeansday.ca for a list of retailers or text JEANS to 41010 to donate $5 and receive your virtual button!
And of course – wear your favourite jeans on April 30 and take a pic and hashtag #BCJeansDay!
~ Taylor, owner & creative director
Quote from BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Website:
BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s only full-service, pediatric acute care hospital and serves the one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children’s Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children’s specialists, in their home community. Last year, more than 85,000 children were treated at Children’s Hospital. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation received donations from more than 122,000 people last year and had revenues of $92.2 million. Funds raised by the Foundation are used to support BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute.