Creative Industries Manufacturing
all over alberta / Scandinavia / Europe / Southern California
Years in Current
Parts + Labor was founded in the fall of 2015 by Jennifer Mehalko, in Calgary AB. With a background working globally as an Interior Designer for 15+ years, along with over a decade of leading yoga/movement classes on her passion-driven resume, P+L was born from the pairing of Jennifer's love for textiles, intentional details + her innate desire to exist as a catalyst for discovery. This discovery is in fact 'the LABOR' that exists as the core of the brand; the empowerment, the connection, the confidence, all through the delivery of a uniquely detailed garment, an experiential, unconventional runway show or a community elevating event, everything P+L creates is intentioned to be lived in, loved on + cherished forever.
The brand's collection consists of re-invented silhouettes, focusing on the juxtaposed materials + bold messages ... at the heart of it all, a story. Known for their sassy reverence for love, their obsession with symbolism + their creation of magnetic experiences, the brand evokes + instills uniqueness + positivity in everything they do. From the launch of their very first collection, P+L prides themselves on their local collaborations [they've launched a solid scent, a limited edition ring + leather goods - all with local artists] From pattern making, production, print + embroidery - everything is created in partnership with the most incredible artisans in Calgary AB!
We have built so many strong relationships in the fashion + health / wellness industry + will continue to leverage this LOVE to make a wholistic, BIG picture impact on our city. #stylefromtheinsideout #thisispartsandlabor
Community is everything. After having lived outside of Canada for several years, connection to community is what Jennifer craved so much. She hunted for it in every city her + her husband settled in + they both were determined to be a part of building + elevating + supporting, wherever they chose to settle. Life can change in an instant, but your HOME is created where you land + can be the MOST present, TODAY. Making an impact + making the best of these lives + this beautiful city we have landed in, through loving + living in the moment.
Calgary is a city that we saw real growth in, in the time we were away. The one thing that has always remained a constant is the community's desire for culture + experience in their city....it's so RAD to see it changing + growing every day by people taking risks + sharing their talents + stories.
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