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About BLIM

BLIM Retail

Blim retail consists of unique cosmic apparel. Here you will find a selection of unique vintage items, designer samples, rare dead stock and more.

Blim also specializes in handmade and hand printed apparel. All handmade and hand printed items are exclusive to Blim. All product is made in our Blim studio and print shop in Vancouver, BC. For our house brand apparel visit Blim on Etsy

BLIM Arts and Craft Facility

Established in 2003, Blim is a Community Based Art and Craft Facility founded by Yuriko Iga. Conveniently located in Vancouver's historic Chinatown, BLIM facilitates screen-printing, devore, discharge, soap making, collage, button making, gocco, screenprint ceramics, drawing, and local visual art. Blim also hosts the Blim Community Market which is a monthly market that facilitates local hand crafted talent.

Blim is a Community Based Art Resource Center which facilitates screen-printing, devore, discharge, dyeing, collage jewellery, soap making, button making, drawing, knitting, local underground audio, film screenings, animation, video, dance, spoken word, visual art, creative workshops, and monthly market in the independent field.

Blim believes in presenting work that is still deemed as art, yet not quite embraced by the music world or gallery context, but deserves a platform for expression. As well as to facilitate the general public towards creative projects.

In order to remain autonomous to governments systems, it is our choice to act as a market-driven business without funding. We have managed to survive solely on sales, service, and the wonderful support of the people of Vancouver for the past 7 years.

Blim also raises funds by collaborating with various organizations both in the arts, media, and community field such as Powell Street Festival, Public Dreams, Langara Institute, Emily Carr, New Music Vancouver, and VIVO.

Blim has received coverage in the local entertainment arts guide and was voted best “Low profile event space” in Vancouver Magazine, as well as “Best Innovative Arts Space” in the Terminal City.

We just recently got voted “Best Place to Whip up some Art” in the Georgia Straight.

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