BADASS PRETTY CLOTHING
Melissa Squire is a self taught fashion designer whose socially conscious attitude, eco friendly initiatives and community oriented business practices are infectious. Owner of local boutique, Alchemy Collective, Melissa has curated a collaboration of over 50 local fashion designers, hair stylists, makeup artists, tattoo artists and piercers. Opening Alchemy in 2010, it has grown and evolved immensely, but, the focus remains; local fashion, talented artists, community building and environmental sustainability. Alchemy truly emulates all of Melissa’s passions.
Community is one of the pillars that Melissa has built her business on. A passionate board member of the Saskatoon Pride Festival for 5 years as well as 2 years on the board of AIDS Saskatoon.
Melissa supports local organizations and initiatives, community engagement and hosts multiple annual events for local charities.
She presents on sustainable practices in fashion and event planning.
Alchemy is part of the Green Circle Salon program, the Bullfrog Power program and took the Green Stem Challenge as well. These initiatives, along with others Melissa has taken, including the thousands of trees the Alchemy team plants annually in northern Saskatchewan, won Alchemy the Small Business Sustainability award in 2016. Nominations for SABEX, ABEX and Women of Distinction are just a few of her accomplishments.
Alchemy, although a business, is also a lifestyle, a movement. A movement for community, EcoFriendly initiatives, a push for local support, an incubator for the arts, a demand for change in a society that needs it, an evolution of the mind, body and soul.
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615 2nd Avenue North
Monday: Noon - 6:00pm
Tues & Wed: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm