Founder, Sharon Espinal, started illustrating at the tender age of 4 years old. She knew right then and there that anything in regards to fashion was her ultimate passion. At the age of 10, she would steal her mother’s pantyhose from her drawer and cut them up into dresses for her Barbie’s. This upset her mother but she was also dearly impressed by her young daughter’s drive and passion.
This flare for all things artistic can be traced back to her father who was an excellent painter. He taught her the color wheel and how to blend and mix oil paints. She applied these skills to school, where her strongest and most loved subject was art.
SCHOOL & WORK
After graduating from high school she took the initiative to work for many great fashion houses in Toronto; including Juma. Being a smaller boutique allowed her to get one-on-one attention cementing the fundamentals needed to be successful in this realm. It was through these experiences that led her to make the ultimate decision to study fashion abroad in Milan, Italy. Moving to Milan was one of the greatest life decisions and experiences for Sharon. One of the many experiences included working backstage with Costume National. While living in Italy, she had the opportunity to work with one of Gianni Versace’s right hand designers, before his eventual passing. The job included designing for a variety of fashion labels; including Max Mara. Sharon Later returned to Canada to complete her studies. Shortly after moving back to Canada, Sharon decided to enter the corporate world where she gained valuable relationship building and client service skills. The creation of Shar Love was established shortly thereafter and it has been a thrilling challenge to pursue her life long passion of design.
Shar Love is developed and manufactured in Toronto, Canada. Being closer to home adds the benefit of having our products home made, in an eco-friendly environment.
Shar love has developed its product in a way that will benefit and suit the needs of their consumers. Not only are these leggings versatile, but also extremely comfortable with quality fabrics.
Our goal is to create a product for the everyday, that is stylish, versatile and comfort.
With the love and recognition of our costumers, we hope to add a variety of colours in the near future, as well as products. We hope our customers Love and Share, Shar Love.