Jill Van Gyn founded Fatso in 2016. She ran the business for a full 2 years as a solo entrepreneur before building her team in 2018. Today, Fatso is a nationally recognized Canadian brand and has expanded into the US through both retail and ecommerce. This year, Fatso made the Maclean’s and Canadian Business Growth 500 List and became a BCorp Certified company. Jill runs her business from the family farm in the Blenkinsop Valley where she lives with her husband, Chris, and 1-year old son, Remy. She is a passionate advocate for a range of social justice issues and uses her business as a platform for change.