We had a great start for spring and summer of this year,” says Diane Jensen, owner of Shades of Linen in Naramata. She’s also looking forward to fall, which is one of her best selling seasons.

Diane’s been designing her classic linen fashions since 2001. Clients love her comfortable, stylish garments made of this breathable fabric, which comes from a fibre older in history than cotton. “This year our linen colours have been pink, a light grey, along with regular colours of beige, white, and of course, black.” The famous Naramata Bench pants are always popular. “It’s the fit that makes them a winner,” says Diane.

Also in demand have been jean jackets in floral linen. Unfortunately, those are sold out, but there are now black and white polka dot jackets available. “There are fresh new styles always coming out of our back room. All season long.”
All Shades of Linen easy-to-care-for natural fabric clothing is all preshrunk and made on site. Fabric samples are available on request to help coordinate their colours to clients’ wardrobes.
The boutique also carries garments from other designers that compliment the linen, and men’s wear, including linen beach pants with a drawstring and elastic waist band and some very attractive comfortable shirts.
Shades of Linen has great accessories to complement the elegant garments. “Going along with the Great Gatsby trend, we are carrying a line of hats with a 20s flair,” says Diane. “There are also wide bracelets that look like lace. This line is called Liquid Metal. Beautiful!”
~ Dona Sturmanis