p i ‘ l o was started 25(!) years ago and is the creative child of heather shaw. Started while at art school, it has evolved over the years as heather’s life has, but is still as much of a passion as it was when it first started. The downtown warehouse studio was traded in 15 years ago for an old backyard studio behind her house in downtown Toronto that once housed a sausage factory. It is a very calm and soothing space with lots of natural light and plenty of inspiration. There are always amazing women who help with production and we like to think of it as a little sanctuary form the rest of the world.