She recently began selling items at HutK in the Exchange District. It started out as a one-time-only, twenty-piece sale, but she's decided to continue replenishing and adding to the items available there. Although those pieces "will always be different from what I have on the website or at trunk sales," she hopes customers will be pleased to have a more traditional venue to access and purchase her clothing.
Jill's currently making final edits and working on samples for her spring collection. The trunk sale for those items will likely happen sometime in April. She's also planning on travelling the trunk sale for the first time. She wants to start in Montreal, then Ottawa and Toronto, where she's seen a lot of demand for her products, and perhaps head west for Vancouver.
Finally, there's her new project, #projectgetdressed. Jill says, "I feel like February is a downer month. So, when you're feeling bummed, which I feel like most people, as least in Winnipeg in February do, the best thing to do to help yourself is to help others. So, what I'm doing is I'm being selfish, and for this whole month I've been making clothing for myself, to build up my own wardrobe, which I never do. (I rarely wear my own clothes, because I usually just make to fill orders.) But I'm making two of each garment, and the second once will be sold online and all the proceeds are going to go to a charity that clothes people in Winnipeg." The online sale begins today, with a sweatshirt designed in collaboration with Thought Shapes. And for each day of this last week of February, a single, one-off item or outfit will be sold through her website, with all the proceeds going to "a local charity that will provide outdoor clothing for men, women, and children who are living on the streets in this cold." If you're lucky enough to nab one of the five garments or outfits, kudos to you. If not, look forward to the spring trunk sale, or head down to HutK to check out her pieces.