Monica developed a passion for sewing at the age of 12 when her aunt bought her a sewing machine. She began by making her own Barbie doll clothing and as her skills improved with mentoring g from her grade school Home Economics teacher he began to create well-designed functional clothes for her family. Inspired by the traditional use of fur for warmth and survival Monica creates contemporary clothing by incorporating wool and fabric blends into her designs. She loves sealskin in particular for its versatility and durability in nature, where they are typically worn. For seven years Monica owned a retail store in Iqaluit named ‘Arctic Creations’, but decided to close down in 2001 to concentrate on her own sewing. Monica has also used her own talent to aid the creation of the fur and design diploma program offered at the Arctic College.