Colour­ful be­gin­nings

The Leader (Nelson) - - News -

In a per­fect ex­am­ple of the city’s grow­ing di­ver­sity, a new stall has opened at the Nel­son Mar­ket set up by a woman from Switzer­land and a woman from Guam. Ma Belle Soeur (French for My Beau­ti­ful Sis­ter or My Sis­ter-in-law) is co-owned by Ale­sia Po­chon and Yael Po­chon-Val­lyon, and fea­tures unique ‘‘up-cy­cled’’ cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories made from fab­rics found in the city’s op shops.

Both re­cent im­ports to the re­gion, Ale­sia moved here from Hawaii, while her sis­ter-in­law Yael moved from Switzer­land.

Ale­sia and Yael said they find Nel­son to be ‘‘a won­der­ful place for creative en­deav­ours’’ and Ma Belle Soeur high­lights their com­bined ap­pre­ci­a­tion for joy­ful and colour­ful fab­ric along with en­vi­ron­men­tal con­scious­ness.

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