Interview with Truc Nguyen, TÉLIO Competition Jury Member 2014

October 23, 2013

Last, but certainly not least, here is our 5th and final jury member, Truc Nguyen. Truc is the Senior Style & Market Editor for FLARE Magazine. We cannot wait to meet her tomorrow! We asked, they answered: Quick questions to learn a little bit more about Truc! 1. Black or colour? Usually black, but I’m working on…

Read More

Interview with James Mendolia, TÉLIO Competition Jury Member 2014

October 22, 2013

For our fourth jury interview post, we present James Mendolia, Director of Fashion Marketing at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. James will bring great industry knowledge to the panel, and Canada’s Breakthrough Designers is very excited to greet him at TÉLIO’s Headquarters this Thursday October 24th, for our first jury…

Read More

Interview with Dominique Lemieux, TÉLIO Competition Jury Member 2014

October 21, 2013

As promised, here is our third TÉLIO Competition jury member, Dominique Lemieux. Dominique is a renowned Montreal based costume creator, whose work includes a long time association with non-other than the Cirque du Soleil. Check out her website, her work is nothing short of stunning! We asked, they answered: Quick questions to learn a little bit more…

Read More

Interview with Lolitta Dandoy, TÉLIO Competition Jury Member 2014

October 18, 2013

Introducing our second TÉLIO Competition jury member, Lolitta Dandoy. Lolitta is a prominent Montreal based fashion blogger! If you don’t know her by now, today is the perfect opportunity to get to know her and start following her. She is a huge part of the blogging scene and is virtually everywhere in Montreal! We asked,…

Read More

Interview with Nicole Bridger, TÉLIO Competition Jury Member 2014

October 17, 2013

Here is the first of 5 interviews presenting our 2014 jury members. In alpha order, we start off with Nicole Bridger, a Fashion Designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia who specializes in women’s sustainable and eco-fashion. Here we go! We asked, they answered: Quick questions to learn a little bit more about Nicole! Black or…

Read More

Get The Look of the Céline Tartan Print

October 15, 2013

The amazing Phoebe Philo, creative director at Céline since 2008, is working her magic yet again by transforming the famous nylon plastic grocery bags, typically found in Chinatown, into a fashionable high end masterpiece this season! And the most exciting news, TÉLIO has the fabric, so you can make your own tartan cape, wrap-around skirt or even…

Read More

Q & A with Coordinator of Canada’s Breakthrough Designers Rebecca Lowson.

October 11, 2013

With this year’s Canada’s Breakthrough Designers Competition fast approaching, I took the time to sit down with Rebecca Lowson; fellow colleague and blog contributor, to ask her a few questions about her job; Coordinator of TÉLIOs annual Design Competition! Q: What is your role in Canada’s Breakthrough Designers? A: I am in charge of coordinating all aspects…

Read More

Interview: Designer Snapshot with Rukus

October 8, 2013

Japan native Yasuhiro Tomita is not afraid to push the envelope. His edgy style and inimitable creations have been wowing fashion crowds in Vancouver and Tokyo alike. We love it when he visits our Vancouver showroom – he always brings such a positive and creative energy with him!  To learn more about Tommy and Rukus visit…

Read More

INSPIRED BY: Choosing Fabric (and lots of it!) for FW 14/15

October 3, 2013

We are busy completing TÉLIO’s Fall/Winter 2014-15 Collection! And by busy I mean BUSY! Sorting through many samples selected from suppliers at tradeshows, choosing colours (do we go basic? or fashion colours?) and placing bets on which items are going to be the winning fabrics for the upcoming season! It’s a tough job but somebody’s…

Read More

Trendy Tuesday: Warm & Cozy

October 1, 2013

This weeks Trendy Tuesday is inspired by the beginning of October! It’s the first of the month and it is really beginning to feel like fall. The leaves have changed colors, the air is cool and refreshing but the sun is still warm and bright! I love this time of the year; it’s cozy and…

Read More


August 26, 2013

This is a great salad! I often eat it as a main and love the flavorful mix of the dressing with the mushrooms and noodles. It’s also a great pot-luck salad, promised to make you a popular chef! Photo credit: Jeanne Brosseau, featured fabric: 33664-01 Digital silk Satin print Recipe source: Dean & DeLuca: The Food and…

Read More

INTERVIEW: Designer Snapshot with Sewaholic Patterns

August 21, 2013

Tasia from Sewaholic Patterns has a wonderful line of sewing patterns that has gathered a huge following with the online sewing community. Her knowledge of sewing is endless, and her point of view is unique and fresh! We adore seeing TÉLIO fabrics showcased on her blog. 1. Black or color? Color! For sure. The bolder…

Read More

INTERVIEW: Matooka Kids Couture

July 24, 2013

Photo credits: {Row 1} Jessica Bundy {Row 2} Neox Photography Daniel and Yona of Matooka are longtime friends and neighbours whom share many similar qualities. Having eight little girls between them, these two woman realized that there was a niche market in the domain of children’s clothing. Fast forward 5 years and Matooka has been a…

Read More

TASTY TEXTILES: Strawberry Fields Forever

July 12, 2013

(Photo credit: Jeanne Brosseau; featuring Telio fabric #34339-05 Surreal Sequin) Summer is my favorite time of the year for many reasons, the warm weather of course, but mostly because all of my favorite foods are in season. Strawberries, raspberries, zucchinis, fresh tomatoes… the list goes on. This strawberry shortcake recipe is quick and easy. I made…

Read More

INTERVIEW: Designer Snapshot with SUMMERSKIN

July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July to all our American customers! In honor of this patriotic holiday we chose to introduce one of our US customers; SUMMERSKIN. This company was founded by Summer Kramer, a pharmacist from Portland Oregon who was faced with a life changing event. Summer uses only the most luxurious, breathable and comfortable fabrics…

Read More

INTERVIEWS: Designer Snapshot avec Dinh Ba

June 27, 2013

Dinh Ba Design est une marque reconnue depuis 2004 qui s’est fait une place de choix dans les milieux de la mode canadienne. La ligne s’adresse aux femmes et aux hommes élégants et modernes qui veulent se distinguer avec des coupes ingénieuses, et des matières originales. Ses collections entièrement conçues et fabriquées au Québec se distinguent…

Read More

TRENDY TUESDAY: If You’re Wrinkled, You’re Rich!

June 25, 2013

I recently heard someone say ‘If you’re wrinkled, you’re rich.’ This quote was followed by a conversation about the general dislike of wrinkles in our garments. To most of us, wrinkles are often perceived as sloppy and lazy in appearance. The funny thing is; natural fibers tend to cost more than the synthetic ones which…

Read More


June 19, 2013

From festivals, and street art, to tam tams, beautiful scenery, and great food, Montréal has so much to offer! Being in a new city is so inspiring and interning at TÉLIO while discovering every new inch of it, has given me the opportunity to explore my creative side! I now feel very inspired to design my final collection! From the top: {Image 1} Statue…

Read More

INTERVIEWS: Designer Snapshot with Symbiose by Hinda

June 17, 2013

Today we are super excited to be kicking off a new series here on TEXTURES! We’re giving you a little glimpse into the designers behind TÉLIO’s fabrics. We will be interviewing designers from our Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver showrooms with a short 5 point questionnaire. We love being able to get to know the people behind the designs and see what is created with our fabrics! Kathya had…

Read More

GET THE LOOK: Isabel Marant Inspiration Print

June 11, 2013

Pssst! Exciting announcement:  We just found out that the Parisian designer, Isabel Marant X H&M is happening November 14, 2013!! Yay! These 2 TÉLIO fabrics are the perfect way to get the look! Photo Sources: Girls Walking; Bonafide Chain Blinger {Top} TÉLIO’s Canary crepe print, style 34019 color 01, {Bottom} Odessa twill print, style 34213 color 01 [youtube=]

Read More

MOOD: Ikat Prints

June 10, 2013

Jess here, with a Mood post on the famous Ikat Print; an old dying technique that uses a resist dyeing process very similar to tie dye. Having recently moved, I have been in full decorating mode, sourcing out new furniture, decor and of course textiles. The one print that I have been falling for time…

Read More

MOOD: A Touch of Neon.

June 7, 2013

“They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. They say there’s always magic in the air.” If you’re at all afraid of bright, bold or neon tones, just add a small touch of it to your everyday Life. Live, eat, wear, dream in neon. Photo Sources: {row 1} pink eyelashes , TÉLIO’s Venice Knit…

Read More

INSPIRED BY: Fresh Fashion

June 6, 2013

TÉLIO is inspired by fresh fashion trends! Each season we provide our sales and showroom representatives with a group of trend directions that combine images of runway fashion, street style and accessories with TÉLIO Styles to demonstrate how our fabrics are at the cutting edge of fashion! {Row 1} Fashion Magazines at the TÉLIO merchandising…

Read More

INSPIRED BY: Spring Colour

May 30, 2013

TÉLIO is inspired by Spring Summer 2014 colours.  Currently creating new colour stories for our basic and novelty fabrics!Images: {row 1} Girl wearing sunglasses, Riches For Rags, TÉLIO colour threads, {row 2} TÉLIO trends board, Atlas book cover, Design Work Life.

Read More

TASTY TEXTILES: Pickle me Pink

May 27, 2013

I’ve been totally obsessed with pickling lately. I’ve just discovered how easy it is and have been pickling everything I can find in my fridge. From radishes, to cucumbers, to zucchinis; I pickle it all. Here is the basic ratio I use: Ingredients: For brine: 1 cup very hot tap water 1/2 cup rice-wine vinegar…

Read More


May 23, 2013

I was lucky enough to spend this past long weekend in New York. Travelling is always inspiring and NYC is never lacking in energy and influence. I spent a few rainy days exploring Brooklyn and a beautiful day in Manhattan in Central Park. These snapshots of my trip really remind me of TÉLIO’s Digital Linen…

Read More


May 21, 2013

I’m so into indigo this season. It’s popping up all over the place. This natural dye can sometimes be more vibrant, and other times more subtle. This trend is re-igniting my love for all things blue! I’m in love with mixing deep dark blue with hits of white and denim. It’s so chic, and easy…

Read More

MOOD: Under the Sea

May 17, 2013

Sources: Elle Fanning Sea & Seen: Aquarium shades This TÉLIO fabric palette is inspired by life under the sea! Iridescent finishes that look like mermaid scales, sparkly turquoises sequins, opalescent hues and a subtle shimmer makes you feel like you have been carried away to a dreamlike world like Atlantis. “Octopus’s Garden” By: The Beatles I’d like to be under the sea…

Read More

TRENDY TUESDAY: Once in a Blue Moon

May 14, 2013

Jess here with TÉLIO’s bluest Trendy Tuesday. This board was inspired by two fabrics from of our spring/summer collection; {1} Moroccan blues, Made from 97% cotton and 3% Spandex, and {2} Ipenama Crochet made from 95% Polyester and 5% spandex. Think summer in Greece, the warm sun beating on your skin, cool breeze blowing through…

Read More

TASTY TEXTILES: When “Sukimi Don” Met “Sandro Tweed”

May 1, 2013

  Featuring TÉLIO’s Sandro Tweed, style # 63091-01 (recipe for 2) RICE 2 cups of sushi rice ¼ cup of rice vinegar 1 tbsp of mirin 1 tbsp of brown sugar ½ tsp of salt MARINATED FISH ¼ cup of soy sauce 2 tbsp of mirin 1 tsp of wasabi 1 lb (454 g) of…

Read More