Janine McAughren

Our Designer

Janine McAughren designs ethically made clothing in Victoria, BC. She started by sewing with her mother at the dining room table as a child, and continued to create throughout her life. Her time at The Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University left her truly inspired to establish her brand, Ghren. ​

Our Values

Our Planet

Our Community

Our Animals

We are big on reusing, reducing, and recycling. We recycle whenever we can, all paper scraps from pattern making, and all eco material from dye pots is added to the city’s green waste compost program. We use recycled paper for our tags and repurposed paper for our patterns.
We are ethically sourced and supplied by local west coast businesses. We want to support our community in as many ways possible and starting business relationships is the first place to start. We manufacture and dye our clothing on the west coast, this way we can be sure of ethical production. 
We are proud to say we are cruelty free, and we do not use any fur or animal skins. We do not test on any furry friends. 
Wet Indigo Fabric

Our Materials

Ghren creates contemporary styled garments with a natural, west coast vibe, printed with traditional Japanese Shibori techniques. We use natural cellulose and protein fibres; our materials are natural and undyed before the surface design is applied. Ghren uses primarily organic cotton, linen and silk, with the occasional hemp or wool material. The natural, raw texture of the materials is used to enhance the aesthetics of the natural dye and printing method.