Vancouver Island's Tatum & Olivia Collection debuts in Maui and expands to Italy

SIDNEY, BC, May 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Tatum and Olivia Ltd., today announces that their Spring 2016 Collection will debut in an exclusive boutique on Maui later this month.  Additionally, Melanie Hadfield, fashion designer and owner of Tatum & Olivia reveals she is presently collaborating with Artigiani Milanesi Ltd., Italian Cashmere Artisans of Bowen Island, crafting branded and private label T&O Cashmere Pieces to complement this year's elegant T&O Collection.

A friendship between Melanie Hadfield and Colleen Cochlin, owner of the soon-to-open Maui Cashmere boutique on Maui, formed last summer when Cochlin visited Hadfield's store and fell in love with the Tatum & Olivia philosophy and Collection. She also introduced Hadfield to Davide and Rebecca Bizzarri, owners of the incredible Artigiani Milanesi Cashmere Atelier on Bowen Island.

The Tatum & Olivia philosophy is about inspiring the accomplished woman to define her personal style, thereby allowing her to dress with effortless elegance. Hadfield's versatile T&O pieces allow a woman to easily transition from day to evening, beach to dinner, or season to season with a quick change of accessories. Her pieces blend beautifully with the Bizzarri family's exquisite cashmere.

Founded in the 1950's by the mother of Davide Bizzarri, Artigiani Milanesi operated in Milan, Italy until about 17 months ago, when the family decided on a lifestyle change and adventure to Canada. Settling on Bowen Island, the Bizzarri family, consisting of Rebecca, Davide and Davide's mother, Rosa Feroldi, opened their gorgeous bespoke cashmere workshop in a 1,600-square-foot boutique nestled among other artisans and shops in Artisan Square, minutes from the Bowen Island Ferry Terminal – a 20-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver.

The Bizzarri's transported their entire knitting workshop from Milan to Bowen Island in two 40-foot containers. Their gorgeous atelier with an incredible view of the North Shore Mountains, houses both high-end electronic knitting machines alongside vintage hand-operated looms, where Rosa and her new Bowen Island team of skilled tailors create exquisite Italian Cashmere treasures.

Cochlin will be opening Maui Cashmere in the exciting new Tropical Plantation Development on Maui later this month and will be carrying Hadfield's Tatum & Olivia Collection along with the Bizzarri's Artigiani Milanesi Cashmere.

This trio of Island businesses is delighted to have teamed up. "We are thrilled to have Tatum & Olivia represented on Maui by Colleen and to have Tatum & Olivia paired with Artigiani Milanesi at Maui Cashmere." said Melanie Hadfield, Tatum and Olivia's owner and fashion designer. "It couldn't be a better fit. Aloha!"

Tatum & Olivia is a fashion line dedicated to inspiring accomplished women refine their personal style. Their versatile and top-quality line offers the contemporary woman many options for effortless elegance. The T&O Collection is available at the Tatum & Olivia Boutique on Beacon Avenue in Sidney, BC, online at www.tatumandolivia.com, and now also at Maui Cashmere on Maui, HI. For inquires please contact shop@tatumandolivia.com.

SOURCE Tatum & Olivia

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For further information: Melanie Hadfield, Owner, Designer, Tatum & Olivia, 778.351.2493, shop@tatumandolivia.com, www.tatumandolivia.com

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