Creative director. Eco fashion designer. Pattern maker. Photographer. Stylist. Entrepreneur. Dreamer. Darer. Canadian designer Leanne McElroy is the one-woman creative force behind Elroy. Hands-on is her preference in both business and lifestyle - she spends four months of the year working with our sustainable employment sewing cooperative in Indonesia. Influenced by the west coast lifestyle in United States and Canada and its conscious, free-spirited individuals act as her muse. Each season is another chance for Leanne to bring Elroy's story to life.
Elroy was created with sustainability in mind. We want you to know all about the sourcing we do and the artisans that put each piece together. Our company’s intent is to support fair trade markets in areas of low income and unemployment. Hand-in-hand our designer works with small developing communities in Indonesia, where she began a sustainable employment project in 2009. Here, a grassroots sewing cooperative was established, using sustainable, organic or upcycled materials sourced right in their backyard. These actions ensure we are able to fully support the community and its people from the start to the finish of each garment. By manufacturing where and how we do, we help to alleviate poverty and provide opportunities for those in economically challenged areas.