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It takes 20 pairs of skilled hands to make some of Toronto de­signer Peggy Sue Deaven-Smilt­nieks’ most col­lab­o­ra­tive pieces. Take this or­ganic cot­ton coat: The or­nate lace col­lar was hand­made by a weaver in Toronto (a first for the in­dus­try), and the pol­ished-wood but­tons were in­di­vid­u­ally cut by a pro­ducer in Rock­wood, Ont. (For Deaven-Smilt­nieks’ ef­forts, the Peggy Sue Col­lec­tion just won Toronto Fash­ion In­cu­ba­tor’s 2016 New La­bels award.) It’s all part of her mis­sion to en­gage North Amer­i­can ar­ti­sans and fi­bre farm­ers one beau­ti­ful, trace­able gar­ment at a time. (From $195, peg­gy­suecol­lec­tion.com)

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