About Us


About Us

At Smash + Tess we are
dedicated to ‘keepin’ it real’

At Smash +Tess we are dedicated to ‘keepin’ it real’

Made in North America


Designed and ethically produced in North America, our line of premium dreamwear invites women to relax, indulge and imagine, without ever having to leave the comfort of home. We believe that women should feel confident and beautiful every minute of the day, no matter whether it’s spent in the boardroom, on a school run, or between the sheets after a day spent conquering the world.

Made in North America

Designed and ethically produced in North America, our line of premium dreamwear invites women to relax, indulge and imagine, without ever having to leave the comfort of home. We believe that women should feel confident and beautiful every minute of the day, no matter whether it’s spent in the boardroom, on a school run, or between the sheets after a day spent conquering the world.

Our mission is clear


We exist to change what women wear when enjoying their time at home. We believe that there should be a well deserved stretch of personal time between work and sleep, when you can dive into your feminine side while still being confident and comfortable.

Our mission is clear


We exist to change what women wear when enjoying their time at home. We believe that there should be a well deserved stretch of personal time between work and sleep, when you can dive into your feminine side while still being confident and comfortable.

Our mission is clear

We exist to change what women wear when enjoying their time at home. We believe that there should be a well deserved stretch of personal time between work and sleep, when you can dive into your feminine side while still being confident and comfortable.

Team


As a mother-daughter-bestie team, each of us has always had an obsession with stylish sleepwear. Matching pajamas have been one of our favourite traditions on Christmas morning since we can remember, but the search for cute, comfortable pajamas became nearly impossible as the years went by – there just wasn’t anything out there that we truly loved. A few years of brainstorming, dreaming and serious fashion schooling later, Smash + Tess was born, finally bringing women the dreamwear they deserve.

Ashley Freeborn

Smash

Founder / Principal / Managing Director

Ashley was an educator for the better part of a decade and made the leap to the finance and sales sector, where she enjoys developing relationships, creative problem solving, and portfolio management. Although she loves it dearly, she still felt the need for a fun and fresh creative outlet – enter Smash + Tess. After finding a void in the loungewear market after years of seeking the perfect sleepwear, she attended the summer fashion program at Conde Nast in London, UK, and the rest is history!

From designing, to selecting fabric, to sourcing manufacturing, Ashley has enjoyed every moment of making Smash + Tess a reality. Smash + Tess has since allowed Ashley to channel her innovative side and celebrate women – and better yet, spend extra time with her best friend and mom.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Baby Doll Set. It’s what inspired me to create the line to begin with. It’s cute, vintage-inspired, unique and most importantly, comfortable.

Girl Crush

My best friends – they’re all superheroes. They are courageous, strong, and beautiful in their own unique ways. Whether it’s the supermom, the tree hugging biologist, the marketing guru, the yoga instructor, the mathematician, or the counselor – my best friends rock in their own ways and always challenge me to be as amazing as they are. Oh, and I love Beyonce… but who doesn’t?

Guilty Pleasure

I’m kind of a mess of contradictions. I have a vintage motorcycle, love camping, and thoroughly enjoy dirt biking with my dad and brother. At the same time, I consider myself somewhat high maintenance (as my husband might put it) and love to travel, design clothing, and shop for hours with my mom. I love all things chocolate or candy related – and make a daily conscientious effort to steer clear of the Sweet Factory

Team

As a mother-daughter-bestie team, each of us has always had an obsession with stylish sleepwear. Matching pajamas have been one of our favorite traditions on Christmas morning since we can remember, but the search for cute, comfortable pajamas became nearly impossible as the years went by – there just wasn’t anything out there that we truly loved. A few years of brainstorming, dreaming and serious fashion schooling later, Smash + Tess was born, finally bringing women the dreamwear they deserve.

Ashley Freeborn

Smash

Founder / Principal / Managing Director

Ashley was an educator for the better part of a decade and made the leap to the finance and sales sector, where she enjoys developing relationships, creative problem solving, and portfolio management. Although she loves it dearly, she still felt the need for a fun and fresh creative outlet – enter Smash + Tess. After finding a void in the loungewear market after years of seeking the perfect sleepwear, she attended the summer fashion program at Conde Nast in London, UK, and the rest is history!

From designing, to selecting fabric, to sourcing manufacturing, Ashley has enjoyed every moment of making Smash + Tess a reality. Smash + Tess has since allowed Ashley to channel her innovative side and celebrate women – and better yet, spend extra time with her best friend and mom.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Babydoll PJ Set. It’s what inspired me to create the line to begin with. It’s cute, vintage-inspired, unique and most importantly, comfortable.

Girl Crush

My best friends – they’re all superheroes. They are courageous, strong, and beautiful in their own unique ways. Whether it’s the supermom, the tree hugging biologist, the marketing guru, the yoga instructor, the mathematician, or the counselor – my best friends rock in their own ways and always challenge me to be as amazing as they are. Oh, and I love Beyonce… but who doesn’t?

Guilty Pleasure

I’m kind of a mess of contradictions. I have a vintage motorcycle, love camping, and thoroughly enjoy dirt biking with my dad and brother. At the same time, I consider myself somewhat high maintenance (as my husband might put it) and love to travel, design clothing, and shop for hours with my mom. I love all things chocolate or candy related – and make a daily conscientious effort to steer clear of the Sweet Factory.

Team

We are a mother/daughter/bestie team, who have spent an inordinate amount of time in search of the perfect lounge/sleepwear, or as we like to call it “dreamwear.’ We searched and searched and the results were clear… there wasn’t any…. UNTIL NOW!”

Ashley Freeborn

Smash

Founder / Principal / Managing Director

Ashley was an educator for the better part of a decade and made the leap to the finance and sales sector, where she enjoys developing relationships, creative problem solving, and portfolio management. Although she loves it dearly, she still felt the need for a fun and fresh creative outlet – enter Smash + Tess. After finding a void in the loungewear market after years of seeking the perfect sleepwear, she attended the summer fashion program at Conde Nast in London, UK, and the rest is history!

From designing, to selecting fabric, to sourcing manufacturing, Ashley has enjoyed every moment of making Smash + Tess a reality. Smash + Tess has since allowed Ashley to channel her innovative side and celebrate women – and better yet, spend extra time with her best friend and mom.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Babydoll PJ Set. It’s what inspired me to create the line to begin with. It’s cute, vintage-inspired, unique and most importantly, comfortable.

Girl Crush

My best friends – they’re all superheroes. They are courageous, strong, and beautiful in their own unique ways. Whether it’s the supermom, the tree hugging biologist, the marketing guru, the yoga instructor, the mathematician, or the counselor – my best friends rock in their own ways and always challenge me to be as amazing as they are. Oh, and I love Beyonce… but who doesn’t?

Guilty Pleasure

I’m kind of a mess of contradictions. I have a vintage motorcycle, love camping, and thoroughly enjoy dirt biking with my dad and brother. At the same time, I consider myself somewhat high maintenance (as my husband might put it) and love to travel, design clothing, and shop for hours with my mom. I love all things chocolate or candy related – and make a daily conscientious effort to steer clear of the Sweet Factory.

Mercedes Laporte

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Principal / Managing Director

As a dedicated wife and mother of three amazing boys all under the age of 5, not to mention an accomplished retail professional, Mercedes is a full-time ‘Jill of all trades.’ She joined the Smash + Tess team as a way to step back into the industry after starting a family and hasn’t looked back!

From creative directing photo shoots to visiting fabric manufacturers in Toronto, Mercedes is a bona fide retail and merchandising powerhouse and can’t wait to see where the Smash + Tess adventure takes her next.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Kaftan. I love how flattering it is, and the gorgeous print always makes me feel like I’m on vacation.

Girl Crush

I’ve always loved Kate Hudson – not only is she effortlessly beautiful, she’s hilarious both on and off screen, and never takes life too seriously.

Guilty Pleasure

I love dancing in my car to Janet Jackson! My mom put me in dance as soon as I could walk, so it’s kind of funny that I had three boys, like the world knew we didn’t need another dance mom! My husband would say that I am a professional shopper, and what can I say, I really do love shopping. I may have several online shopping carts happening right now…

Mercedes Laporte

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Principal / Managing Director

As a dedicated wife and mother of three amazing boys all under the age of 5, not to mention an accomplished retail professional, Mercedes is a full-time ‘Jill of all trades.’ She joined the Smash + Tess team as a way to step back into the industry after starting a family and hasn’t looked back!

From creative directing photo shoots to visiting fabric manufacturers in Toronto, Mercedes is a bona fide retail and merchandising powerhouse and can’t wait to see where the Smash + Tess adventure takes her next.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Kaftan. I love how flattering it is, and the gorgeous print always makes me feel like I’m on vacation.

Girl Crush

I’ve always loved Kate Hudson – not only is she effortlessly beautiful, she’s hilarious both on and off screen, and never takes life too seriously.

Guilty Pleasure

I love dancing in my car to Janet Jackson! My mom put me in dance as soon as I could walk, so it’s kind of funny that I had three boys, like the world knew we didn’t need another dance mom! My husband would say that I am a professional shopper, and what can I say, I really do love shopping. I may have several online shopping carts happening right now…

Mercedes Laporte

+

Principal / Managing Director

As a dedicated wife and mother of three amazing boys all under the age of 5, not to mention an accomplished retail professional, Mercedes is a full-time ‘Jill of all trades.’ She joined the Smash + Tess team as a way to step back into the industry after starting a family and hasn’t looked back!

From creative directing photo shoots to visiting fabric manufacturers in Toronto, Mercedes is a bona fide retail and merchandising powerhouse and can’t wait to see where the Smash + Tess adventure takes her next.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Kaftan. I love how flattering it is, and the gorgeous print always makes me feel like I’m on vacation.

Girl Crush

I’ve always loved Kate Hudson – not only is she effortlessly beautiful, she’s hilarious both on and off screen, and never takes life too seriously.

Guilty Pleasure

I love dancing in my car to Janet Jackson! My mom put me in dance as soon as I could walk, so it’s kind of funny that I had three boys, like the world knew we didn’t need another dance mom! My husband would say that I am a professional shopper, and what can I say, I really do love shopping. I may have several online shopping carts happening right now…

Teresa Freeborn

Tess

Founder / Owner / Operator

Working in the financial services industry for all of her career, Teresa has always believed in people helping people. Raised in Tsawwassen, British Columbia with three sisters, Teresa’s love of sleepwear started early in life. Pajama parties were commonplace at home, but Teresa was always frustrated that she couldn’t find any pajamas that were elegant yet playful.

After her daughter Ashley attended fashion school in 2014, the duo decided to take the plunge with Smash + Tess. Teresa has lived in sunny Los Angeles for 20 years and enjoys downtime with her husband, puppy, family and friends.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Wrap Robe – I always look for ways to channel my inner Marilyn.

Girl Crush

Marilyn Monroe. I believe she was very misinterpreted. She simply used what was available to her in that male dominated era – her sexuality – to propel her in her career. She was a trailblazer and used her femininity (and her blondeness and curves) to become a leading box office attraction

Guilty Pleasure

I have a serious obsession with peanut butter, I love to cook, shop, and always enjoy a friendly round of golf – the course is my happy place!

Teresa Freeborn

Tess

Founder / Owner / Operator

Working in the financial services industry for all of her career, Teresa has always believed in people helping people. Raised in Tsawwassen, British Columbia with three sisters, Teresa’s love of sleepwear started early in life. Pajama parties were commonplace at home, but Teresa was always frustrated that she couldn’t find any pajamas that were elegant yet playful.

After her daughter Ashley attended fashion school in 2014, the duo decided to take the plunge with Smash + Tess. Teresa has lived in sunny Los Angeles for 20 years and enjoys downtime with her husband, puppy, family and friends.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Wrap Robe – I always look for ways to channel my inner Marilyn.

Girl Crush

Marilyn Monroe. I believe she was very misinterpreted. She simply used what was available to her in that male dominated era – her sexuality – to propel her in her career. She was a trailblazer and used her femininity (and her blondeness and curves) to become a leading box office attraction.

Guilty Pleasure

I have a serious obsession with peanut butter, I love to cook, shop, and always enjoy a friendly round of golf – the course is my happy place!

Teresa Freeborn

Tess

Founder / Owner / Operator

Working in the financial services industry for all of her career, Teresa has always believed in people helping people. Raised in Tsawwassen, British Columbia with three sisters, Teresa’s love of sleepwear started early in life. Pajama parties were commonplace at home, but Teresa was always frustrated that she couldn’t find any pajamas that were elegant yet playful.

After her daughter Ashley attended fashion school in 2014, the duo decided to take the plunge with Smash + Tess. Teresa has lived in sunny Los Angeles for 20 years and enjoys downtime with her husband, puppy, family and friends.

Smash + Tess Fave

The Wrap Robe – I always look for ways to channel my inner Marilyn.

Girl Crush

Marilyn Monroe. I believe she was very misinterpreted. She simply used what was available to her in that male dominated era – her sexuality – to propel her in her career. She was a trailblazer and used her femininity (and her blondeness and curves) to become a leading box office attraction.

Guilty Pleasure

I have a serious obsession with peanut butter, I love to cook, shop, and always enjoy a friendly round of golf – the course is my happy place!

Our dreamwear draws from timeless, vintage-inspired style using quality fabrics made to last, with an effortless online shopping experience that invites women to enjoy a little personal time, totally guilt-free. Forget throwing on ratty sweatpants, yoga wear or flannels after a busy day of work – we’re here to bring you something you’ll be proud to wear, time and time again.

Come on – YOU DESERVE IT!

Go shopping!

Our dreamwear draws from timeless, vintage-inspired style using quality fabrics made to last, with an effortless online shopping experience that invites women to enjoy a little personal time, totally guilt-free. Forget throwing on ratty sweatpants, yoga wear or flannels after a busy day of work – we’re here to bring you something you’ll be proud to wear, time and time again.

Come on – YOU DESERVE IT!

Go shopping!