From Canada with Love - Our Favourite Canadian Brands
Posted: Jun 30 2016
We're just one day away from the biggest party in the Great White North. Whether you're planning on seeing the Parade on Granville Island, enjoying outdoor shows near Waterfront or watching the fireworks, this day is filled with fun for everyone. As a proud Canadian retailer, we feel that it is appropriate to give some of our favourite Canadian retailers a shoutout. Because what's more Canadian than repping some of the freshest threads the North has to offer? Let's ring in Canadas 149th anniversary in style.
Herschel Supply Co.
Perhaps the pride and joy out of all Canadian brands; Herschel Supply Co. is perhaps the most recognizable lifestyle and accessory brand around the globe. Founded in 2009 by two brothers (Lyndon and Jamie Cormack), the company has made incredible strides, breaking out of just creating backpacks. But their story doesn't start there. The inspiration behind the brand dates back to the early 1900s where Peter Alexander Cormack and his wife traveled from Scotland to Canada. They settled down in a small BC town known as Herschel. Know for its small size and heritage feel, this fuelled Lyndon and Jamie's ambition to create timeless products which would appeal to the masses. There is something inherently nostalgic about the brand. Herschel Supply now offers a variety of heritage accessory products, releasing awesome and unique prints and materials season after season.
Launched in 2011 by two Toronto native brothers Viktor and Simon, VENQUE excels at offering high-quality bags which don't compromise on style. The two brothers both shared a passion for product design and took their ideas to a Kickstarter campaign. Gaining an incredible amount of momentum, it became clear that VENQUE's design principles struck a cord with the masses. The brand offers a respectable range of different silhouettes, all of which feature their unique patented Quanta fabric. This fabric provides all of their products incredible features such as:
- Water Repellency
- Dust Repellency
- High Density
- Stain Resistance
Founded by Shane Vitaly Foran, this Toronto-based jewelry brand has made waves for it's minimal approach to accessories. The idea for the brand came about during Shanes travels to Central Bali in Indonesia. There he was inspired to create a jewelry brand which would fit the many faces of everyday fashion. A few production runs later and massive enthusiasm over social media, Vitaly is now an accessory powerhouse, creating stunning necklaces, bracelets, rings and even apparel as of late. Check them out here.
Vancouver-based People Footwear, as the name suggests, creates universally acceptable shoes which can adapt to anyone's lifestyle. Due to their high-tech manufacturing techniques, People Footwear achieves fresh looking kicks which are both stylish and comfortable. No matter what your journey is, a pair of these Canadian-based sneakers will definitely move you comfortably towards the right direction.
To learn more about some of the technologies used in People Footwear head on over to their website here.
If you'd like to check out our range of People Footwear click here.
Naked & Famous
Imported from Japan and made in Canada, Naked & Famous Denim has established itself as a global player when it comes to high-quality raw denim. The company has created some of the most unique pants including hologram, glow in the dark, and camo denim in the past and continue to add refreshing takes on jeans season after season.
Take a closer look here.
Although this list only rounds up a handful of our Canadian brands, make sure to check out other notable gems such as Sully Wong, SAXX Underwear, Workshop, Lowell (in-store exclusive), Fidelity Denim and more!