This blog post was originally written by Madeleine Villa.

Henkaa is a Canadian brand and our convertible dresses made right in our hometown of Toronto.  Henkaa’s CEO Joanna is a Chinese refugee who fled war-torn Vietnam with her family. As the youngest of five, being resourceful, carving an identity, striving for growth and doing more with less are ingrained in her. Growing up in Canada, Jo experienced many opportunities and she wanted to build a brand that showed the possibilities — in the options we provide to customize a woman’s look for a special event, but also in the options she can create in life for herself. Her story of coming from nothing to becoming a successful businesswoman is the epitome of the Canadian dream - a testament to her resilience as well as Canada’s supportive and inclusive culture.


Watch the video to hear about why we're proud to be Canadian and read on for more reasons why our locally made dresses are a great choice - for you or your group! 

Home is Toronto

Photo of the Toronto CN Tower at dusk.

Our roots are in Toronto, Canada and we're proud to make all of our dresses in our lovely city.

Woman with black heair sitting at a desk writing in her Henkaa Sakura Midi.

Being close to our sewers means we can meet with them to build a solid partnership and ensure superior quality garments. We're also happy to support the local economy while creating investment pieces for your closet that last!


Find Henkaa Online or at a Boutique

Blonde woman wearing Henkaa Burgundy Wine Sakura infinity dress.

We have great Retailers in Canada, United States and Australia who carry our convertible dress collections at their stores. Experience the Henkaa difference with the store owner herself or a knowledgeable associate - all while supporting a local independent boutique. If you prefer to shop online, you can order fabric swatches to find the colour that's right for you, and our size flexible dresses means it's a breeze to find the right size!

Henkaa employees wearing Burgundy Wine Ivy Maxi, Sakura Maxi, and Iris Maxi at the Henkaa Engaged Event.

Henkaa also plans Pop-Up shops and partners with our Retailers who host Henkaa Trunk Shows throughout the year. Stay in the know by signing up to our newsletter and checking out our events page!



Three women standing on a dock wearing Henkaa Burgundy Wine Daffodil Chiffon, Sakura Maxi, Iris Maxi and Iris Lace convertible wedding wedding dress.

One of the top reasons why customers love Henkaa and why Retailers like to carry the Henkaa line is because they love the look and feel of our signature Lenaa™ fabric and our Made in Canada workmanship.


Blonde woman wearing Iris Burgundy Wine Iris Maxi Dress.

From the silky, flattering material to the hand-stitched Henkaa tag that finishes each garment, our dresses are high quality and made ethically.


Women-Run Business

Henkaa manufacturing process is done by hand in Toronto Canada.

As a body positive brand, Henkaa allows women to use style as a means of uplifting each other and giving them courage to embrace all of the changes we go through in life. Our Henkaa work family is an extension of this - we're a business lead and run by an intimate group of talented women - a small but mighty team that supports and works collaboratively with each other. 

Sam, Henkaa's designer works at the sewing machine.

We also make sure to support women in our community through our Giving Back program to women's shelters, group homes, and community centre's in the Greater Toronto Area.


Check out our dresses here!