Janet Shirley has always loved designing, redesigning and making different creations of any kind. She was given a love of sewing by her adored and patient grandmother at the wee (she’s half Scottish, after all) age of 3.She loves anything that she can create herself, that has her buying material locally, and creating a cottage industry with a small footprint, but that has a big impact in the world.
 Forever a dreamer, Portia Tickell has yearned to make a difference with the written word, so when her friend Janet asked her to partner up in business, she couldn’t say no. That was the day that two friends, two entrepreneurs sat down with their coffee (or it could have been wine) and a conversation started that would lead them to create SKIPWEAR, where they not only design and manufacture fashion, they also seek to empower women to create their own future.