Shannon Wilson

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Shannon Wilson is a Canadian fashion designer, philanthropist, and businesswoman. She is best known for her former role as lead designer at yoga-apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc
Published Date : 2/11/2015
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Shannon Wilson:

Shannon Wilson is a Canadian fashion designer, philanthropist, and businesswoman. She is best known for her former role as lead designer at yoga-apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX: LLL, NASDAQ: LULU)where she designed some of the company’s most successful products – including the groove pants and logo hoodie. She remains a design mentor for the current designers at the company. Recently, Shannon founded Kit and Ace,a technical luxury apparel company,and serves as the company's creative director.,,,

Business Ventures:

In summer of 2014, Shannon and stepson JJ Wilson founded Kit and Ace, a luxury T-shirt retailer made with a proprietary cashmere blend. The first studio pop-up location opened in Vancouver, British Columbia in July, 2014. Wilson is also co-founder of whil, a new meditation practice based on 60-second meditation exercises and personal goal setting. The website launched in 2013 and is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia..

Philanthropy:

In 2007 along with husband, Chip Wilson, she established imagine1day, a non-profit organization committed to bringing primary education to 80 percent of children in Ethiopia by 2030.In 2012 the Wilson family donated $1.5 million to the Vancouver Biennale for the specific purpose of gifting “A-maze-ing Laughter” to the City of Vancouver."A-maze-ing Laughter" is a metal sculpture designed by Yue Minjun and currently sits in Morton Park in Vancouver, British Columbia.Shannon and her husband, Chip Wilson, are leading sponsors of the annual Child Run. The Child Run is the largest family fun run in Vancouver, with a 5K for runners and walkers on a scenic route through Queen Elizabeth Park and a 1K fun run, followed by a carnival celebration. Proceeds support British Columbia's Children's Hospital and their fight against childhood cancer. This year, 2014, the run had over 6,000 participants and raised over $1 million..

Personal life:

Wilson received her BFA in Fashion Design from the University of Victoria In 2014, she received an honorary doctorate from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia with her children and husband, Chip Wilson, chairman of the board of lululemon and co-founder of whil...

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