Canada's #1 Podcast for Entrepreneurs Canada's #1 Podcast for Entrepreneurs

Lisa Drader headshot

Creating a fashion and accessories brand popular among celebrities

Rivers Corbett |

Lisa Drader-Murphy designs and produces seasonal collections of fashion and accessories that are of the moment yet enduring and classic in quality and expression of timeless design, all from her 250-year-old sea captain’s estate in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Willow Vale Estate, co-managed by her husband, Carey Murphy, also operates as a 5 star boutique resort, boasting multiple spa amenities.

Her label has received extensive international coverage including CNN, New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, BFM Europe, NRJ France, European Vogue, Cosmo, Flare, ELLE, CTV, CBC, SLICE, Canadian Learning Television, Global TV, and has been seen on runways across Canada. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Missi Pyle, Linda Cardellini, and Michelle Rodriguez are among the many celebrities who have selected Turbine for their wardrobes. Turbine has been invited to present at celebrity gifting suites during the Toronto International Film Festival, Golden Globes, Oscars, and the Cannes Film Festival and their signature leather handbags have been spotted on the red carpet.

Established in 1997, Drader-Murphy’s design house is unique in that it is one of few vertical fashion companies remaining in Canada. Her collections are sold exclusively at her 5 privately held retail locations and online.

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

Related Podcasts

From farm to fashion – this Halifax entrepreneur talks SLOW FASHION

Laura McNutt’s post secondary education prepared her for a lifetime of creative pursuits: Laura studied Fine Arts, Environmental Design,...

Read More

Challenging the established real estate market

Ken LeBlanc has successfully challenged an established industry and selflessly shares his passion for helping others build a business...

Read More

Join Our Newsletter

Subscribe to receive info on our latest news and episodes