Frank Lyman – Canadian designer

dsc06966I could never stand wool, too itchy and uncomfortable. That’s why I was happy to find this comfortable coat (Canadian designer Frank Lyman, made in Canada). This fit and flare coat is a high-low style with big bold houndstooth in black and burgundy, and a fabulous double collar which has wire in the piping for shaping.

frank lyman 2frank lyman coat 3frank lyman coat - back

This hemp scarf came in several colours, I chose burgundy and natural. All the clothes I have bought at DRIZZLE & SHINE are either organic cotton, bamboo or hemp.

scarf and collar

Rieker shoes are non-leather and so comfortable for walking everywhere in Seattle.

rieker shoes

I’m glad I’m allergic to wool (even so-called fine wool) or I would have bought it all through the years thinking it doesn’t hurt animals. I have never worn fur knowing the cruelty of abusing and killing animals. Wool is like milk and eggs, in the sense that we are duped into thinking these animals have a good life, when in reality the suffering is the same, if not worse.

Jean wrote an informative article about why we don’t wear wool (besides being itchy and allergic).

That’s why I support Canadian-made, USA-made, fair-trade, eco-friendly and cruelty-free companies.

Let’s make the world a better place with compassion!

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25 Responses to Frank Lyman – Canadian designer

  1. This such a cute coat Carmen! I love the design houndstooth and the colors compliment each other. It is nice you can shape it with the wire in the piping. Congrats to you for sticking to your principles. Great pics of you and Jean. Happy Friday, Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much! Sometimes changes come gradually, I never used to think about garment workers, but the tragedy in Bangladesh and reading about sweatshops on our own shores really opened my eyes. Jean wrote an informative post about the documentary THE TRUE COST, it made me cry and has changed the way I shop. Fast fashion is not good for people or our plant.

      Have you seen it? The trailer is on my side bar and here is a link for you to check it out.

      Let’s make a difference! 🙂


  2. boufisa09 says:

    Bon photos mareci

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  3. Bob says:

    to continue my previous comment of which I lost most of it in posting !!!!! …….. in the link to “why we don’t wear wool”, I commented and Jean replied Nov. 10, 2013…… anyway, more than 5 years later, I probably wear wool that I had then…certainly, I have bought mostly non animal clothing lately….. even some Cdn made …..
    The big change is that , as you both know, I am now a dietary vegan since Oct. 14, 2018…… a challenge, a somewhat lonely journey, as my friends and family just do not understand…. your family are the only Vegans in my life. I thank you and Jean for your support. 🙂

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you for not giving up on writing your comment after losing most of it, I know the feeling. 😦 Wool is one of those things I would wear if I had already bought it (if I wasn’t allergic to it) but wouldn’t buy anymore.

      I’m glad you’re buying some Canadian made and being more conscientious about what you buy. Thrifting is so good too. Doug just bought three T-shirts and a new pair of Levi corduroy jeans (all at Goodwill) for $2. each. Slow fashion is the way to go.

      We are happy to be of support and do understand how difficult it can be if family and friends are not vegan. There are many who have a similar situation. Good health and knowing that we are helping our environment and the animals gives us peace in our hearts and it feels good to do the right thing.



  4. Bob says:

    I just read, that is, re-read the link to Jean’s post I just lost the bulk of my comment!!!!

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  5. Bob says:

    Whether seen at dance class or seen in your blog, your joyful soul brings a peaceful serenity.

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  6. utesmile says:

    Looks very nice, yes wool is so itchy and also difficult to wash. I like other alternatives too!

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  7. purpleslob says:

    I’ve had bamboo socks, so soft!

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  8. Jodie says:

    It’s such a fabulous coat, Carmen. The colors, and the silhouette are so pretty and unique. That’s the best thing about Jean’s shop. You get pieces that you wouldn’t find anywhere else!!

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    • carmen says:

      You’re so right, Jean has unique things that I’ve never seen elsewhere, I absolutely LOVE Jean’s store! I’ve been on a shopping spree and will be showing what I bought in future posts: everything ethical, eco-friendly, fair-trade and cruelty-free. 🙂

      Jean took me to a trade show where she chose her new spring line. She really has a keen sense of style and chooses beautiful clothes and jewellery from ethical companies and local companies.



  9. Very nice coat! And good of you that you don’t want to wear wool, even if you weren’t allergic!

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  10. josep-maria says:

    I love your jacket, it’s beautiful! And I love the whole look, very yours, very modern, very original. The pants and the beautiful booties configure a perfect outfit. A beautiful proposal. But, without a doubt, the most beautiful part of the post is yourself. I love your hair, I love your profile …

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