About Us

The Twins

bellaBALAS was created by wombmates Shawna Balas and Daria Balas Zmiyiwsky. The twins, Shawna the designer and Daria the promoter launched the fashion line in 2011. Shawna, a naturally gifted designer started designing unique women’s clothes and jewelry for private clients many years ago. Shawna with a unique fashion flare and style was born to design. Twin Daria, a naturally gifted promoter has held numerous positions in advertising, marketing, sales and promotions. The strengths of the twins are a strong foundation for a business. As they approached another decade, the twins started noticing the aging process - female body changes. They knew they needed to come up with a design that would make every woman look and feel beautiful regardless of age, shape or size. Daria asked Shawna to design her an off the shoulder top, exposing the beauty of the shoulders (shoulders don't wrinkle, age or sag...who knew?!), while covering the drooping arms and menopausal midsection. Shawna took it a step further and created a beautiful dress that can be worn over 50 ways. Through development the dress took on a life of its own and Shawna has designed additional pieces to complete the wardrobe. Bellabalas fashions takes women from desk to dust, cubicle to cocktails and work to wine dressing. The Bellabalas foundation includes the dress, the shoulder top, tank top and wrap jacket. The foundation collection is made of bamboo/lycra, the fabric is milled and dyed in Canada. In addition to milling the fabric in Canada, the wardrobe is designed and manufactured as well in Canada. The twins are proud to offer a 100% Canadian made wardrobe.

Our Mandate

Our mandate is to inspire versatility and functionality through design and sustainability through our fabric.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower women by making every woman look and feel beautiful regardless of size, shape, age or demographic with the Bellabalas wardrobe.

Our Closet Audit

Overwhelmed with your closet and all of the clothes that you don’t wear anymore because of size or style? Inquire about our closet audit, you will feel refreshed and in style.

Our Custom Design

Women love to be and look unique. Designer Shawna will custom design your wardrobe or individual pieces for any occasion.

Our Bamboo Fabric

Our bamboo/lycra fabric is milled and dyed in Canada. The fabric feels like a second layer of skin on your body. It is ecofriendly and sustainable.

The benefits of wearing bellaBALAS Bamboo Clothing

Hygroscopic and breathable

With many small ellipse openings or holes on the cross section means Bamboo can effectively absorb and evaporate human perspiration, making it feel cool in summer and warm in winter. Ideal for four-season clothing.

Antibacterial and acts as a deodorant

Scientists found that bamboo has a unique natural antibacterial agent in its fiber. Bacteria will grow rapidly in cotton and other fibers obtained from wood pulp, often forming bad smells and causing early degradation of the fiber in some cases. 75% of harmful bacteria will be killed after 24 hours in bamboo fabric, as bamboo fibers have natural antibacterial properties. Even after fifty washes, fabrics made from bamboo f are found to possess excellent antibacterial functions thus eliminating unwanted odors.

Ultraviolet radiation resistant

Bamboo can effectively protect our skin from the radicalization of ultraviolet radiation. The ultraviolet ray penetration rate of bamboo is 0.06%, while that of cotton is 25%.The facts show that the anti-ultraviolet ray’s capability of bamboo fiber is 417 times stronger than cotton.


Being essentially a grass, Bamboo can grow very fast. A large number of cutting and applications of bamboo will not damage the environment. Bamboo fiber can be completely biodegraded in soil by microorganism and sunshine, without causing environmental pollution.

Soft and luxurious

Finally bamboo fabric is soft and luxurious and can be dyed in bright colors, has good wear resistance which makes the fabrics not only cozy and comfortable to wear but is beautiful in appearance.

Care Instructions

Machine wash cold water, hang or lay flat to dry.


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