If there’s a quality that resonates amongst horse girls, it’s being committed. At Street & Saddle we are committed through and through to the values we set from the day we began.
Our commitment to our clients
From day one we dedicated our brand to continuous learning; learning how we can make fitted garments that are both comfortable and complementary to as many people as possible. We understand the discomfort and anxiety with trying on clothing or finding something that fits perfectly.
Within recent years we’ve commissioned the efforts of both Megan Bain, (formerly Arcteryx) and Shane Yu, (formerly Indochino) to further push the envelope of making consumer ready garments while having custom options available.
Our Commitment to our tailors
The craftsmanship and skill needed to make the garments we wear everyday is unparalleled. A large part of the cost of our business is incurred by fairly compensating our tailors for the amazing work they do.
We understand the circumstance professional sewers face across the globe and hope with our commitments we inspire others either to purchase or practice within ethical means.
Our studio proudly houses over 75 years of tailoring experience amongst our sewing team, headed by Brenda Chu (master tailor) and Rachael Barnett. Their collective expertise spans high end tailoring, factory management and both sample and production sewing.
Our commitment to the planet
Every garment is hand crafted in our studio in Vancouver, Canada. We operate mostly on a made-to-order basis, meaning that we do not even cut the fabric until we know that a customer wants the piece. Though labour intensive, this process reduces the waste of overstock, and allows us to offer free customization services such as hem lengthening and shortening.
We vet each material and pick them based off of its comfort, durability and potential impact when it is being processed. Wools, linens, cottons and viscose material end up being the primary fabrics we use to craft our garments, either sourced from local fabric distributors or vintage picked. We proudly showcase materials with certifications such as BlueSign certified or OekoTex certified.
Also incorporated into our roster of fabrics are vintage or "deadstock" fabrics. These are high quality new fabrics that are surplus or remnants from other brands or mills, that may have ended up in a landfill. These fabrics, in our opinion, are as sustainable as you can get, and we add more each season.
Quality is first and foremost on our mind when it comes to sustainability. Through thoughtful materials and craftsmanship, we aim to make clothing that is heirloom quality. We offer complimentary up-keep on every single product, whether it be a missing button, tears or alterations.
With a focus on quality methods the rich history of equestrian sport, Street & Saddle is known for its' eclectic takes on classic tailoring. Owner and designer Katelyn Woodburn was born and raised in a small coastal town in BC.
"I grew up a run-of-the-mill Horse Girl, enamored with all things equine. Along with the animals and the riding, I had a fascination for the tailoring and tradition that went into the clothing. I wanted to bring this aesthetic to everyone, regardless of whether or not they rode horses. There is something so strong and clean, yet so nostalgic about it."
202 - 739 Gore Ave. Vancouver, Canada
Open by appointment
Contact : 604.989.2124