Owner/designer Marilyn Cobban
Blue Sky Clothing began out of my VW van at the Balfour Ferry Landing after my husband passed away at a very young age. An experience which taught me that life can be unpredictably short and motivated me to want to do something meaningful with mine. I never had enough clothes growing up and when I coupled this with the knowledge that my mother and many other women struggled to find comfortable, affordable clothing in natural fibre,
Blue Sky Clothing was born!
I began producing garments in Indonesia as that was one of the only places where I could get fabrics in small quantities and where you could create prints yourself. I've been working with the same people there for over twenty years and we've all prospered together. Then through family connections, I began producing in Northern China as that is where the bamboo for clothing is grown. Our sewers work only for Blue Sky and all the garments made are Fair Trade as are the conditions and pay for my team. I love going there each year to visit and create.
Blue Sky offers clothing that fits all shapes and sizes. Everyone wants to feel beautiful and comfortable so there’s a great amount of detail given to the fit of each garment and there is a deep selection of categories and styles to choose from; with almost all available in sizes from XXS to 4X. We are as inclusive with our sizes and styles as we are with our pricing, as there is no additional charge for plus size clothing; virtually unheard of in the industry, let alone in natural fabrics.
The comfort of our fabrics is of utmost importance as is easy-care. Our clothing is washable, wearable natural fibre that will go back to the earth at the end of its long life. I strive to be as eco-friendly as possible in all aspects of business and consider myself a tree-hugger who supports kindness and care to people and planet.
With love and gratitude,