Men’s and Women’s Clothing: BaggyPants 🍁

Name: BaggyPants

Products: Baggypants, towels, baby blankets and outfits

Manufactured In: Muskoka, Ontario

Where to Buy: Baggypants.ca, summer markets, Dwight, Gravenhurst, and Rousseau, plus One Of a Kind

Website: Baggypants.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

BaggyPants are fun, quality leisure wear, “the ultimate cottage wear” that’s comfortable enough to be addictive!

The unique part of BaggyPants is that each fabric is personally hand-selected by owner Suzanne Stevens to be both unique and shockingly pleasant to wear. Cozy flannels and cool cottons are shaped into pants with an elastic waist and drawstring. The kick? They come with their own matching bag.

The whole family loves to wear baggy pants! From tiny newborns to the big XXL man, their selection of thirteen sizes will fit most everyone.

Women’s/Men’s Clothing: lululemon athletica 📈

Name: lululemon athletica

Products: Women and men’s yoga-inspired athletic apparel

Manufactured In: Mostly/all overseas

Where to buy: Stores across Canada

Website: lululemon.ca

Canadian Owned: No, publicly traded on NASDAQ

Started by Chip Wilson in Vancouver only 20 years ago (1998), lululemon is now an international giant with stores across the globe. Long ago their products were made in Canada, but now are frequently made in Vietnam and other lower-cost countries.

They employ many Canadians in their retail outlets and at their head office in Vancouver, BC.

 

Men’s/Women’s Clothing: King Athletics 🍁

Name: King Athletics

Products: Apparel, T-shirt, Sweaters

Manufactured In: Ajax and Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Calgary, Alberta

Where to Buy: Online, distributors

Website: kingathletics.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

King Athletics is super open about their manufacturing process:

“Our yarn is from North Carolina, U.S., which is then knit in Montreal, Quebec.  From there, it is shipped to Ajax, Ontario where reactive dyes are used to ensure the absolute lowest carbon footprint.  Fabric is then cut and sewn in both Calgary and Toronto.:

Clothing: Of Sharks and Men 🍁

Name: Of Sharks and Men

Products: Menswear

Manufactured In: Montreal, Quebec

Where to buy: Various stockists

Website: www.ofsharksandmen.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Of Sharks and Men is a menswear manufacturer based in Quebec. It is not 100% clear if they are still active or not (no collections posted since 2017 and no blog posts since 2016). They don’t sell online, but they have a list of stockists in Canada and internationally.

Men’s Clothing: Coppley

Name: Coppley

Products: Made to measure suits

Manufactured In: Hamilton, Ontario

Where to buy: Stores everywhere

Website: coppley.com

Canadian Owned: No

Coppley, a fixture in Hamilton for 135 years, is now owned by American firm Individualized Apparel Group. However, the future looks bright in Hamilton as Coppley is investing in building a new factory to house their 300 employees.

Men’s Clothing: Miik Men 🍁

Name: Miik Men

Products: Men’s clothing

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online

Website: miikmen.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Bamboo, beech trees, flax and fermented corn sugars are the source of most of Miik’s incredibly soft fabrics. Their women’s brand, Miik, is more well-known, but the company applies the same principles with Miik Men – sustainable, ecologically, incredibly soft fabrics and local production.

Clothing: Encircled 🍁

Name: Encircled

Products: Clothing

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online or their Toronto studio

Website: encircled.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Encircled’s clothes are cut and sewn within a 35km radius of their Toronto head office, and 25% of their fabrics are knit in Canada. They hope to increase that to 50% within the next few years as their business grows.

Clothing: Lipson Shirtmakers 🍁

Name: Lipson Shirtmakers

Products: Men’s Shirt – Dress/Sport Shirts & Made to Measure

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Better men’s independent stores throughout North America

Website: lipsonshirtmakers.com

Canadian Owned: Yes…?

In 1947, when Ted Lipson couldn’t find shirts that met his standards for his downtown haberdashery, he decided to make his own.  The result is Lipson Shirtmakers, where quality rules and details prevail. All made to exacting specifications in the very finest fabrics and trimmings in the world.

Lipson was purchased in 2017 by Luxury Men’s Apparel Group (LMAG), which itself appears to be owned or partially owned by Grano Retail Investments, which is based in Toronto. All in all, this appears to be a Canadian-owned company.