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Smoking Lily's totally Canadian clothing store

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Nicole Boyer (left) makes a skirt while Harmony Moore sews a Pyatt tunic in the Smoking Lily studio in Victoria, B.C.

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Employee Renee Crawford lays out a bolt of fabric in the Smoking Lily studio.

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Jill Degenstein of Toronto and her daughter, Connie at Smoking Lily?s four-square-metre flagship store.

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Trish Tacoma, who co-founded the Smoking Lily clothing store in 1996, oversees a home-grown garment empire from her studio near the Victoria, B.C. waterfront.

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In a photo taken in 2001, Julie Higginson (left) and Trish Tacoma, co-founders of Smoking Lily, show off a pair of their Pierre Trudeau underwear.

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