About Us


Sarah Gregg Millman is a designer living and working in Toronto. Her inaugural clothing collection, LOCAL WOMAN, established in 2020, takes inspiration from women’s rights movements, the wildflowers she picked along Nova Scotia’s beaches as a child, and her beautiful mother in the 1970’s.

The collection is small-run, limited-edition, slow and sustainable fashion, with one design introduced at a time. Millman focuses much of her efforts on sourcing unique end-of-run, hard to find, and occasionally upcycled and deadstock fabrics. The line is a series of modern classics that transcend seasons and time.

Sewers are Toronto-based, and paid a living wage. LOCAL WOMAN’s philosophy is that small movements can lead to big change. 

Prior to launching LOCAL WOMAN, Millman spent over a decade as a costume designer and stylist in film and television. Millman is also an artist, and has exhibited her work throughout Canada, the US, and Europe, and has been reviewed in publications such as the New York Times, artforum, and Art Papers magazine.

Millman attended both the Cooper Union in New York City and NSCAD University in Nova Scotia, where she graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art.