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Posted on October 27th, 2008 by lolathwordpress.





 Thieves Eco Boutique.  (formally League of Lovers & Thieves)

Our talented Dana has decided to take some time to focus on upgrading her graphic skills and having more time to focus on her collection “League of Lovers”. In the mean time Sonja will be heading up the shop and her line “Thieves”.  Both Dana and Sonja look forward to doing the capsule “League of Lovers & Thieves” collections for the boutique and various other collaborative projects in the future. The boutique will still carry both lines as well as other wonderful sustainable and eco lines we come across. 


Sonja Den Elzen and Dana Kiyoko Takeda came together first through friends and community, and then were given the chance to work together more closely when both were chosen to be part of a government granted program to support new entrepreneurs. They continued to develop their relationship by sharing work studio space and offering assistance to each other in different aspects of each other’s process.

Many similar ideas motivate these designers in their work: appreciation of beauty with strength, use of natural high quality materials, and community through collaboration. Sonja’s collection, Thieves, revels in asymmetry and drapes the body with smooth lines and subtle colour; feminine yet bold. Dana’s collection, League of Lovers, plays with organic shapes and lush colours; endeavouring to find the perfect mix of sweet and wild. Discovering their harmonious aesthetic values, and enjoying the way their work displayed together pushed the two to see how they could take the relationship further.

An online shop was created to feature their work, as well as League of Lovers & Thieves, a collaborative line from the two which first appeared at the One of a Kind show for fall winter 2007. With the new year came the opportunity to create a boutique space– Sonja and Dana jumped at the chance. Excited to design a space where the focus is sustainable design, organic and recycled materials, fair trade, and the integration of other artists and designers work with theirs to offer their customers beautiful garments, bags, accessories and art objects made with consideration and love for the future.



Visit us at our boutique 

1156 Queen St. West - Toronto


shop hours

mon 1-6

tues-fri 1-8

sat 12-7

sun 12-6

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