About Us

The Brand

Icarus Apparel & Alterations was started in 2020 by, self-taught sewer, Kiona Harrison. All products are handmade in Hamilton. The brand is focused on exploring ways in which sewing can become more sustainable and materials like dead-stock & vintage fabrics are continued to be sourced locally in Canada.

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My name is Kiona (she/her).

I’m a self-taught sewer who loves to explore ways in which sewing can become more sustainable.

I continually try to use more natural materials and upcycle clothing whenever possible.

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As a kid, I use to love reading Greek mythology and took a liking to the story of Icarus.

Icarus was the son of the famous craftsmen Daedalus, who created the Labyrinth.

They both tried to escape Crete by fastening feathers together with wax and glue to create wings. Icarus did not heed his father's warnings and flew too close to the sun, which melted the wings.

This story inspired me to always reach for the stars; to RISE ABOVE but to always keep a level head.

I ask for your support as I am a one-person operation who vows to do my best for my customers.