Women Created/Led Brands
We are very proud to partner with these courageous and spirited female entrepreneurs. These women have built their companies from the ground up and are inspiring women around the world to take the leap.
Click on each name to view the collections a few of our favourites, all of which we carry in our bricks-and-mortar store as well as online:
An alumnus of New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, graduating with a diploma in fashion, Adrienne calls Fredericton, NB home and makes every day a little sweeter with her clothing and jewelry designs.
Considerate, cute and thoughtfully designed 100% cotton masks handmade in Toronto. Reusable and washable.
When Eileen started the company in 1984, she was working as an interior and graphic designer and had trouble finding clothes. She kept imagining simple, timeless pieces like the kimono, which people have worn for thousands of years. That vision led to her to create a system of shapes that worked together to make getting dressed easy.
Today, Eileen Fisher's model has grown to include the whole life cycle of the clothes, from how they’re made at the outset to what happens after you no longer need them, taking into account the well-being of those involved along the way. They are also moving away from the take-make-waste manufacturing model toward one that reuses, replenishes or regenerates the resources involved.
Isle Jacobson's product portfolio is characterized by rainwear, dresses, shoes, accessories and of course their iconic rubber boots. The company's DNA and products are based on Ilse's upbringing and life in her beloved Hornbæk, located in Northern Zealand.
Jenny Bird designs every piece of jewelry that makes up her namesake collections. The label’s esthetic is edgy and elegant but extremely wearable, and the target market is ageless.
Judith & Charles (has a male partner)
“The instinct to design and manufacture 90 percent of the collection locally means we’re both homegrown and supportive of the local economy,” says Judith Richardson, creative director of Montreal-based Judith & Charles.
The philosophy at Kerri Rosenthal is simple, “We make people happy by making stuff that makes us happy.” This along with Kerri’s contagious energy and love of color, design and style is at the heart of all that she creates.
Lack of Color (has a male partner)
Founded in 2011 by Australian creative duo, Rob and Tess, Lack of Color has reimagined the world of hats – taking a creative and nostalgic approach to a range of styles and designs. With a distinctly Australian aesthetic and down-to-earth appeal, Lack of Color offers boutique designs to suit all, having found a home among the wardrobes of style icons, celebrities and hat lovers throughout the world.
Montreal born, the designers of La Canadienne make shoes from a different perspective, conscious of the needs city living cultivates. They adopt a no-compromise approach to footwear that marries design, function and ethics.
Created by Maria Giraldi, she believed that women deserved the softest yarns in all parts of their life. Lemon is for those who like the look and feel of wool and cashmere, classic styling and soft silhouettes.
Moose Knuckles was built on the belief that they could make the leanest, toughest and most luxurious sportswear in the world. They engineer Canadian know-how, grit and heritage into every fiber, stitch and zipper. They stand by their impeccable tailoring, ethically sourced materials and premium hardware. Coupled with proven performance and a unique perspective, Moose Knuckles is an exceptional outerwear brand available across the globe.
From the beginning Co-Founder & Creative Director, Paige Adams-Geller, embraced change, aiming to inspire as her story evolved. With the help of her leadership and vision, what started as a women’s denim brand quickly expanded into a full lifestyle collection for men and women, sold at premium retailers internationally.
Paper Label's designs reflect the belief that simplicity, comfort and style should coexist in every closet. Featuring signature fabrics, timeless silhouettes, and versatile style, their collections are everyday essentials that can be worn by everyone.
An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs integrate the elements of bohemian femininity with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll.
In 2018, Rebecca established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women that invests in women’s financial power across the socio-economic spectrum by enabling and empowering female-owned businesses. Today Rebecca Minkoff is a global brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry and accessories.
Advanced styling, methodical tailoring, impeccable construction and designed to embolden the women who wear it; SMYTHE is the perfect, perfectly fitted blazer. After 15 years, they have expanded beyond blazers to a full ready-to-wear collection. The passion and methodology remains.
Marked by refined elegance, unique design, and superior craftsmanship, Suzi Roher’s handmade belts and uniquely artistic scarves, are preeminent in both style and feel.
Taylor Hui designed The Roster as a single fundraising campaign in 2016, raising money for her not for profit organization BeaYOUtiful. By launching a single shirt with an empowering message, she hoped to break the unrealistic standards of beauty often portrayed in the media. A year later, the success of the campaign launched The Roster into an everyday basics lounge-wear line.
Twigg & Feather pieces are easy to wear and effortlessly layered to create stylish outfits. They are chunky, cozy sweaters that you want to curl up in, and flattering, soft tunics that go from weekend to work life. Twigg & Feather strives to bring unique pieces, that are comfortable and cozy to stylish women.