Small Business Saturday – The Shine Collection

the shine collection

After spending time as a stay at home mom, Dianne Brickman began The Shine Collection. With years of marketing and management experience working in New York City for such iconic brands as Barneys New York, Nike and DKNY Coats, Dianne decided to take her skills and create her own line of clothing and accessories that merge style with heart.

Inspired by the unique, hand blocked fabrics made in India, Dianne launched The Shine Collection in the summer of 2013. Dianne is a self-described “tunic girl;” she ordered a few from a catalog and wore them to the pool. After receiving compliments from women aged 16-68, she saw a market for such garments. She originally sourced the fabrics locally (she’s a Maryland gal like me!), but then found the perfect hand blocked fabrics in India. She works directly with the manufacturer to ensure the exact fit and quality Dianne desired. The Shine Collection offers handmade tunics for women and girls as well as lightweight cotton scarves perfect for spring and summer.

The Shine Collection tunics have a relaxed fit making them great swimsuit coverups, worn as a short dress on vacation, or paired with white jeans for a warm summer night. When I contacted Dianne asking if I could feature The Shine Collection on my blog, Dianne was sweet enough to send me and Emerson coordinating tunics. The fabric of the tunics is soft and doesn’t tent out like many other cotton tunics I have tried, the craftsmanship is excellent and the colors rich. Stay tuned for another post featuring us in them!

The Shine Collection feels a strong commitment to giving back to the community and currently donates to local schools and Childrens National Medical Center. You can find The Shine Collection at Dianne’s online store, but she will also be at the URBNmarket Bethesda May 18th, makes house calls, offers trunk shows at her own home, and the collection is featured in the latest issue of Bethesda Magazine.

To learn more about The Shine Collection visit their site or find them on Facebook!

 
The Small Business Saturday series on Wardrobe Oxygen features US-based independent brands and artists that focus on style with substance and soul. Stay tuned to learn about more great small businesses, and if you know a business that deserves to be featured please share it in the comments!

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