May 03, 2016

Introducing the face of Bano eeMee SS16: Kim Noseworthy

We had the pleasure of working with the amazing Canadian model Kim Noseworthy for our Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Kim is a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian modelling industry and a beautiful person inside and out. Kim embodies the elegance, confidence, sense of independence of a Bano eeMee woman and we had an amazing time shooting with her.

We sat down with Kim and asked her a few questions: 

Kim how did you get into modelling?

I won a contest in junior high and then signed with agent Kelly Streit of Mode Models when I was 14 years old. Once I finished high school, I started to travel and made Milan my base for the first five years.

How would you describe your personal style?

It's versatile. I switch up my looks and don't conform to one specific style. I love mixing and matching and dressing according to my mood, the occasion or season! I wear everything from biker boots and leather to beautiful flowy dresses.

Your favorite jacket from the Bano eeMee SS16 collection?

The Calgary of course! It's the city I live in and it's fringe!!

A quote to live by?

 Behind the scenes with Kim featuring Jessica Pechet (photographer); Kara Chomistek (stylist)



April 20, 2016

Fashion Revolution Week

Happy Fashion Revolution Week peeps :)

When is Fashion Revolution Week celebrated? 

Fashion Revolution Week 2016 is being celebrated from April 18th to April 24th. April 24th 2016 is Fashion Revolution Day. 

What is Fashion Revolution Day? 

Great question ;)
Fashion Revolution day is celebrated in commemoration of the "Rana Plaza incident" when a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed on April 24 2013 killing 1130 people. 

Fashion Revolution Day is celebrated on 24th April each year in partnership with Fashion Revolution Organization with the purpose of "bringing everyone in the fashion value chain together and help raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, show the world that change is possible, and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future."

How is Bano eeMee involved? 

Bano eeMee prides itself in using fashion to make a difference by creating fair work opportunities in South Asia through the creation of our designs. All Bano eeMee products are crafted with natural, humanely sourced leather with a focus on "respecting Earth and ALL people". We spend at least 4 months each year with the artisans that work on our designs because they are an integral part of our story and we want to share our growth and success with them and ensure that they are fairly treated and compensated.

Follow us on instagram (@Bano_eeMee) and meet the wonderful artisans who help bring Bano eeMee to life :)


(Aleem Arif of Bano eeMee with Lori Andrews - Image by Aldona B Photography)

September 02, 2015

Bano eeMee fall leathers have arrived

Super excited to introduce the Bano eeMee fall leathers. This season we have focused on creating designs that are timeless, versatile and fit conscious. Hand distressed and hand burnished; the fall leather jackets in classic black, rich chocolate, dark grey and an irresistible sangria (red) are bound to become staple wardrobe pieces.

What makes Bano eeMee's fall leathers truly amazing is our focus on sustainability. The fall leather jackets have been crafted with chrome free genuine lamb leather that has been tanned with vegetable based tannins and low-impact REACH certified dyes. REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.

The Bano eeMee Fall/ Winter 2015 leathers are now available online or at premier independent boutiques across Canada. Here is a link to the stockists that support and carry Bano eeMee.

And without further ado Bano eeMee Fall leathers: (click on the image below)


Big Hug! 
- Aleem for Bano eeMee

August 11, 2015

Closing the season with a BANG!

I had the pleasure of shooting the Bano eeMee SS15 leathers with my amazing friends Kim Flanagan and Aldona Barutowicz and am so excited to share the images with you YAY!

Kim in front of the camera and Aldona behind the camera embody the essence of style and confidence that is ever so sexy in a chic sophisticated way. LOVE you both! 

The leathers are almost sold out so get yours at one of the premier independent boutiques that carry Bano eeMee. Click here for the list of Bano eeMee stockists. 

Connect with Kim and Aldona:


This is what love looks like =)


May 23, 2015

PARKSHOW is today

G'morning from Canada!

So excited that my Spring/ Summer 2015 designs are previewing tonight at Calgary's premier fashion event of the year PARKSHOW by PARK (  

Here are the event details:

All of the designs will be available at premier independent boutiques in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver after. Here is a complete list of Bano eeMee stockists (link)

See you tonight in Calgary! Will also be posting videos and snippets on twitter (@Bano_eeMee) and instagram (@Bano_eeMee) as we get ready for PARKSHOW. 

Grateful for your support!

- Aleem for Bano eeMee


February 07, 2015

Spring Summer 2015 leathers are in stores now

Bano eeMee Spring Summer 2015 leathers are here. Supple lambskin, perforated leather, mesh accents and performance mesh lining makes the leathers light and breathable. 

Available now at premier shopping destinations across Canada. For a stockist close to you check out the stockist link on our main menu. 

fashion love!
- Bano eeMee


January 12, 2015

SS15 leathers coming soon

Happy New Year!

We are back in our studio getting ready to ship out our Spring Summer 2015 leathers and we are so excited to give you a sneak peek of what is coming this season. 

Luxurious, supple, lambskin leathers, tailored with attention to detail and hand burninshed to perfection to enhance the natural leather grain. For spring summer 2015 Bano eeMee has given its designs a sporty twist by incorporating 3D mesh and perforated leather in its designs. 

We have lined our leathers with a bright custom performance fabric that screams spring. The lining wicks moisture away whilst keeping the leathers cool and comfortable for use in spring. 


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