designer ABBY KANAK
city of operation VANCOUVER
The birth of pure: In the fabulous 80’s, fashion designer Abby Kanak’s career soared and celebs like Sarah McLachlan, Kirsty Alley and Goldie Hawn wore her dresses. But lives were forever changed when her and husband Steven McDuffee’s daughter Pallas, now 21 and profoundly challenged, suffered a brain injury just days after she was born. “After many difficult years, we decided to turn all of our pain and passion into something life-affirming” says Abby and voila…Pure Home Couture was created. In 2002, the haute Home & Gift shop on Hamilton’s Locke Street South began.