Should you change your career or reinvent it? Quilt maker Marilyn B. Armand and fashion entrepreneur Inder Bedi may have different answers to this question, but they share a desire to create objects that are useful, minimalist, and beautiful.
In 2018 Marilyn B. Armand left her job and the city to settle in Bedford, in Québec’s Eastern Townships. After a quilting class with a farmers’ circle, she was inspired to both reconnect with and modernize this ancestral knowledge. Today, she’s bucking the trends of the textile industry with Le Point Visible, a quilting company that she runs out of a former factory.
On the cusp of his 40th birthday, Matt & Nat founder Inder Bedi sold his shares in the company and began looking for new ways to combine his interests in design and sustainable development. His journey led him to create BEDI, a company that uses new recycling technologies to make clothes and bags from scraps and other rejected materials.
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Going Sideways / Episode 01
In this episode, we rethink the meaning of home and imagine other ways of living. Catherine Laporte and Rémi Poirier…
Going Sideways / Episode 02
Opening Up Outdoors
Illustrator Florence Rivest dwells on one shore of the St. Lawrence; across the water live Uapukun Mestokosho and Shanice Mollen…
Going Sideways / Episode 03
Should you change your career or reinvent it? Quilt maker Marilyn B. Armand and fashion entrepreneur Inder Bedi may have…
Going Sideways / Episode 04
Revamping the Pantry
Maggie Lamothe-Boudreau raises queen bees in Québec. John Winter Russell is the owner and chef of the renowned Montréal restaurant…
Going Sideways / Episode 05
Lawns no longer rule supreme for these citizens bringing back native plants. In Montréal, Emile Forest and Philippe Asselin are…
Going Sideways / Episode 06
All too often, we underestimate the power of community. In Montréal, Les Filles Fattoush has created work—and a warm welcome—for…