Jean is, first and foremost, mother to three busy little girls, who just happen to also be her inspiration. In addition to the achievement of the title of “Mum”, Jean is also a professional accountant, and self-taught designer/sewing enthusiast. Coming from a long line of crafty ladies, she has persued her dreams of making beautiful, practical, and most importantly, comfortable and useful clothing and accessories. Jean prides herself in choosing timeless, original and multi-use designs and marrying them with the most comfortable, eco-friendly, and original bamboo fabrics. They combine to create the extremely versatile and fun MoSo lines. The proof is in the pudding as MoSo continues to grow in popularity, and gains respect for offering high-quality, Vancouver, BC-made, stylish designs. MoSo truly provides Bamboo Essentials for Every Day.
Why the name MoSo? Well, that stems back to Jean’s oldest daughter who gave her new baby sister the title “littleMoSo” when she arrived home from the hospital in 2008. It stuck, so naturally, when thinking of a name for her business in 2011, it was an easy decision. Interestingly enough, and unknown to Jean at the time, bamboo fabrics are made from the Moso bamboo plant; lending further clarity that she was on the right path!
Jean began MoSo in response to skin sensitivities that her daughters were experiencing to the mass-produced underwear available in Canada. Much research and lots of trials later, Jean perfected her first design (girls bamboo briefs), and MoSo was born on a chilly fall day in October of 2011. Many ideas and designs later, MoSo is thriving and growing in popularity due to their amazing quality and multipurpose designs.
In August of 2013, Jean and another local North Shore Mum joined forces and opened a retail storefront in Lower Lonsdale in an effort to share the enormous costs of having your own retail store with other local artisans. In Good Company is now strong and thriving and a great place to experience MoSo designs!
Jean also does custom designs, embroidery and luxury bedding. Contact us for more details!