Art to Wear clothing and jewelry is designed and made in Vancouver, BC

Watch the video to see Marianne Greaves hand dye fabric used used to create Art to Wear.


She first creates the design then cuts the fabric and either hand dyes, hand paints or discharges the colour on the fabric.


The designs are cut, dyed, sewn and finished in house in Vancouver. It is a lengthy process but well worth it to create a one of a kind piece. 


Marianne has a passion for colour, texture, drape and 3 dimensional

fabrics. Her favorite fabrics to work with are Woven Linens, Knitted Linens, Silks, Bamboo, Rayon and Viscose.  Marianne loves to cut on angles, asymmetric and bias cuts. She also creates a collection of One Of a Kind hand painted, hand dyed silk tunics and dresses along with a collection of water resistant Raincoats. More of her pieces include dresses, skirts, pants, jackets, vests, tunics, wraps, scarves, wide leather belts. The entire collection is done in her home studio/ workshop in Vancouver. She also creates a collection of eclectic jewelry many of which coordinate with the outfits using unique materials, stones, beads, shell, chain leather and rubber.

Having lived in Vancouver all her life, Marianne has always been

inspired by nature and architecture. After graduating with a diploma in

Fashion Design and Merchandising in 1983 Marianne began her career

working with a well-known fashion designer. After 27 years in the

industry and becoming an expert in every aspect of the company, she

launched her own company, Art to Wear. She creates a collection of One

Of A Kind clothing, jewellery and accessories. Marianne has sold in

select markets such as Circle Craft, Filberg Festival, Harmony Arts,

Hycroft, Dunbar and more. Her Art to Wear Collection collection can

also be found a few select retail locations. Lord’s Shoes and Apparel,

Malary's Fashion Boutique in Cloverdale, Dena’s in Langley and Pistachio Boutique in South Surrey. She is well known in her community and has been involved in many Fund Raising Fashion Shows and also organizes and presents her own Fashion Show

twice a year at Heritage Hall.

SHOP the Art to Wear Collection in store!

Call 604-786-1780

or email: marianne@arttowear.ca

to book an Art to Wear shopping experience with Marianne Greaves.


3063 East Kent Ave. N. 

Vancouver BC (By appointment only)