7550 Kraft Crescent
Burnaby, B. C.
Canada V5A 1Z7
+1 604 298 3516 ; Fax: +1 604 298 2710


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Cecilia Rebagliati

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Cecilia Rebagliati


Cecilia Rebagliati started her own label ‘Cecila Benac‘in Canada in 1996.

ebagliati started off small with just "a few cardigans." Now, her label includes shrugs, cover-ups, tops, and cardigans. She uses a variety of yarns including cotton, linen, viscose/rayon for spring/summer and a wool blend for fall. She always tries to have a substitute for wool because "many women are unfortunately allergic to wool." Lately, she began using bamboo in her spring/summer lines because of its soft texture and sustainability. For her S/S 2010 collection, Cecile Bénac is going green! Rebagliati is introducing more eco-friendly/organic yarns. This new inspiration comes from viewing a recent Discovery Channel documentary on Earth Day which concentrated on the fashion industry's effect on the environment. She plans to outsource her yarns from Peru. Design-wise, she finds her inspiration mainly from the yarns. She likes to know how "a yarn will move" first, then she will decide on a design.

Rebagliati began a very successful collaboration with JC Studio in 2008. It all started with the need for a cover up. Rebagliati was at JC Studio to find a dress for a friend's wedding in Paris. She found a halter dress but no cover up. She went back to her studio and created a shrug. She showed her friend, RozeMerie Cuevas of JC Studio, her latest piece. Cuevas loved them and requested a dozen for her store. By the time she returned from her trip, the shrugs were completely sold out. Now JC Studio carries various shrugs, cover-ups and cardigans that work very well with the Jacqueline Conoir line.

Handknitted and hand-assembled in Vancouver, her stylish sweaters, wraps and accessories are currently sold in upscale boutiques across Canada and the United States.

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Rebagliati is known for her use of innovative and luxurious yarns - featherweight loopy mohair, tie-dyed ribbon yarn and washable linen among them - imported from France, Italy and Spain.

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