Shadi Ahmadi

Fashion – Vancouver

Shadi Ahmadisagheb, a Vancouver-based fashion designer originally from Iran, is the creative force behind Poplin & Co., an ethically produced, small-batch apparel brand. Her designs are celebrated for their unapologetically bold yet sophisticated hand-drawn prints, all created with a mission to bring joy to people's lives. Shadi's journey in fashion began in her childhood, inspired by her mother, a veteran seamstress who crafted her dresses. This early influence, combined with her love for print design—a tradition deeply rooted in her Iranian heritage—shaped her path. Shadi moved to Vancouver to study fashion design at KPU, and her career has since flourished. She has had the honor of designing for prestigious brands such as Helly Hansen and Stance Socks and served as the Head Designer at SAXX Underwear. Her work has been featured in prominent publications, including BC Business, Vancouver Magazine, Swagger, and WWD. Now, Shadi is taking the next step in her career by launching her very own retail store at 748 E. Broadway in Vancouver, BC, under her brand name, Poplin & Co.