bellaBALAS was created by wombmates Shawna Balas and Daria Balas
Zmiyiwsky. The twins, Shawna the designer and Daria the promoter launched the
fashion line in 2011. Shawna, a naturally gifted designer started designing unique
women’s clothes and jewelry for private clients many years ago. Shawna with a
unique fashion flare and style was born to design. Twin Daria, a naturally gifted
promoter has held numerous positions in advertising, marketing, sales and
promotions. The strengths of the twins are a strong foundation for a business. As
they approached another decade, the twins started noticing the aging process -
female body changes. They knew they needed to come up with a design that
would make every woman look and feel beautiful regardless of age, shape or
size. Daria asked Shawna to design her an off the shoulder top, exposing the
beauty of the shoulders (shoulders don't wrinkle, age or sag...who knew?!), while
covering the drooping arms and menopausal midsection. Shawna took it a step
further and created a beautiful dress that can be worn over 50 ways. Through
development the dress took on a life of its own and Shawna has designed
additional pieces to complete the wardrobe. Bellabalas fashions takes women
from desk to dust, cubicle to cocktails and work to wine dressing. The Bellabalas
foundation includes the dress, the shoulder top, tank top and wrap jacket. The
foundation collection is made of bamboo/lycra, the fabric is milled and dyed in
Canada. In addition to milling the fabric in Canada, the wardrobe is designed and
manufactured as well in Canada.
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Our Bamboo Fabric
Our bamboo/lycra fabric is milled and dyed in Canada. The fabric feels like a
second layer of skin on your body. It is eco-friendly and sustainable.
Why we love wearing bellaBALAS Bamboo Clothing
Antibacterial and acts as a deodorant
Scientists found that bamboo has a unique natural antibacterial agent in its fiber.
Bacteria will grow rapidly in cotton and other fibers obtained from wood pulp,
often forming bad smells and causing early degradation of the fiber in some
cases. 75% of harmful bacteria will be killed after 24 hours in bamboo fabric, as
bamboo fibers have natural antibacterial properties. Even after fifty washes,
fabrics made from bamboo f are found to possess excellent antibacterial
functions thus eliminating unwanted odors.
Being essentially a grass, Bamboo can grow very fast. A large number of cutting
and applications of bamboo will not damage the environment. Bamboo fiber can
be completely biodegraded in soil by microorganism and sunshine, without
causing environmental pollution.
The bellaBALAS eco-bamboo wardrobe was designed by women for women who
need a multi-task wardrobe that works as hard as they do. The wardrobe takes
women from DESK to DUSK to TRAVEL and everything in between. Our 100%
Canadian owned company designs, mills, dyes and manufactures its fashion line
while being consciously aware of reducing its carbon footprint. Combining
glamour and comfort, the bellaBALAS wardrobe has been designed to be both
timeless and ageless appealing to woman of any shape, size or age.