Ever wanted to take a brand YOU created… full-time? Toronto born and raised, Stefanie Furgiuele - Founder of Original Genes TO, knew she loved 2 things: fashion and painting. After working for a fashion agency in Toronto, she also knew that working for a big box company - wasn’t for her. So with that, she took her love for painting and mixed it with clothing, starting her brand - ‘Original Genes TO’, painting designs onto jean jackets. From there she’s expanded to painting shoes, hosting virtual paint nights, making paint by numbers kits and more. With that, Stefanie decided one day she would make painting and running her brand her full-time job and she’s done just that. A pandemic later and she’s been successfully running and operating her brand all on her own, using her artistic talents for custom made painted jackets or even pre-designed ones, of course - showcasing her home, with the Toronto skyline. She has many hopes and dreams for her business and can’t wait for what the future holds for her.