Janet is a creative designer with over 30 years of experience in fashion industry. Her passion for creating, started early on, when she had learned to knit at the age of 4, and began accessorizing with hand knit scarves and hats.

Her professional career took off at age 17 when she was accepted to Kiev’s Academy of Design and Technology. She was hired directly after graduation, and, within two years, promoted to Head Designer.

As technology advanced, Janet advanced with it. She pursued a program at George Brown College to learn Gerber programs for design and patternmaking, followed by being certified on 3D design, Lotta, and V-Stitcher Computer designs.

In 2010, she was hired as a sweater designer for Pure&Co, and after a few years of collaboration Pure&Co was pleased to offer Janet the opportunity to pour her creativity, devotion, and expertise into Akira – a new sweater line designed for the versatility of every day life.