Bev Hisey began her career in apparel design where she taught herself patternmaking, garment construction and sewing. She has operated her own retail store and also worked as a production manager at a childrenswear company. In the mid 1990s Ms. Hisey shifted her interest to furniture, studied upholstery, and began producing a collection of soft furnishings and custom designs for several Toronto home décor boutiques. In 2002 she launched her first home textiles line under her own Bev Hisey label and distributes her work through select design stores across Canada and the United States and directly to designers and architects on-line. She is committed to producing as much of her work in Canada as possible.