Frequently Asked Questions
Where did the name Barely Canadian come from?
I am always freezing, even in a California summer, so my husband used to say that I'm "Barely Canadian" at this point. We used to joke that I need summer sweaters and summer mittens and as it happens, those were the first 2 products I created.
Are you really originally from Canada?
Yes! I am a proud Canadian. I was raised in Newmarket, Ontario
How many kids have you and your husband fostered and adopted?
We fostered 4 amazing teenagers and were lucky to adopt our 2 incredible kids.
What sort of legacy are you hoping to build? What do you think people will say about you after you are gone, what do you hope to be remembered for?
Interestingly, the Barely Canadian legacy isn’t really about us. It's really about the Foster Youth we have the honor of serving through our brand and the Foster Youth who we train and hire. It's also about our customers who allow us to give-back and to our team members and partners who work alongside us with purpose.
Knowing that clothing is such a personal and intimate item to choose and to bring into your home, we go to great lengths to find the softest fabrics and to ensure sustainability all at a local level. It’s all about comfort and love when wearing Barely Canadian. So our legacy hopefully lies in love and our ethos of - we’re here to help and we do our best to do so, through super soft clothing.