Buy Canadian Fashion

There has been a phenomenon of Buying Local.  It is now the trendy thing to do.  People are buying locally grown foods and using as many locally manufactured goods as possible.  Unfortunately the fashion business has been left out of this.  There is a stigma against buying locally made fashions even though some of the most talented fashion professionals are actually located in Canada.

The simple truth is that there has been something lacking in Canada for some time.  There has been a disconnect between the Canadian shopper and the Canadian fashion industry.  Most boutiques in Canada order through catalogues from the United States and overseas and the infrastructure within Canada is simply not adequate to satisfy the needs of the Canadian buyer.  Often people working within the same city do not even know each other and cross country connections are very rare.

The economics of doing fashion business within Canada is changing.  One of the biggest complaints that people have with buying Canadian is that things are "too expensive".  Store owners are scared to even stock Canadian brands because they are higher priced.  Obviously big box stores take advantage of incredibly cheap production costs in Asia.  Unfortunately in order to achieve such savings buyers are forced to buy in huge quantities and the production values are compromised. Chances are that your neighbours will all be buying the same merchandise and garments may only last a few washes before they become misshaped and the stitching starts falling out.

Canadian made and Canadian sold fashions can overcome this with an few simple economic measures.  The overall levels of risk can be reduced by smaller quantities and different more creative selling solutions.  Since local distribution costs are a fraction of what overseas shipping costs are it is possible to have a Just In Time stocking mentality in stores.  By only carrying a handful of items and even through consignment revenue sharing it is possible to make carrying Canadian brands more attractive than overseas shipments. 





THE THRIFTY DESIGNER -
THE THRIFTY DESIGNER

With a career in the fashion industry spanning over 30 years, as a fashion designer and product developer, Leslie Smith-Aragona has developed a love for, well-fitting, ...
QD Collection -
With her love for all things fashion it only seemed natural for Quiana Delceia to start designing. Specializing in customized prom, wedding, and evening wear, her designs evolve each season with a mix...
Chavez Inc - Antonio Chavez
Chavez Inc. is an international women’s footwear & wearable art couture fashion brand based in Toronto, Canada. Founded by International Fashion Designer - Antonio Chavez, with a goal to redefine the ...
Mia Parese -
Designed and made in Canada By Mayle Morales Almeida

Growing up in Cuba, high fashion was always a forbidden elegance to me. That's what inspires Mia Parese, an unattainable elegance, and ...
Hot Mess Swimwear -
Ever since she can remember designer Kate Steen has loved swimwear. She calls herself a lifelong bikini addict and owns over 300 of her own bikinis. Growing up Kate always had a passion for design a...
Eleanor Geraldine -
Eleanor Geraldine is strong and powerful and breaks down all barriers in life. She is poised, intelligent and creative. Eleanor Geraldine is nurturing, passionate and emotional. Your best friend bu...
Designs By Merike -
Merike has been designing custom bridal gowns for more than 15 years. Her passion for her craft has given her the name 'Merike The Miracle Worker'! She has a gift in making her clients feel special an...
Uncinetto -
Bold. Sexy. Made For You. Vanessa Barrett is a Toronto based atelier for crochet inspired designs. She has created a variety of fashions including pop art crochet, haute couture gowns and styles for...
Tashi Apparel -
The Tashi label is all about the classic, elegant, feminine and modern woman. Khin, the designer and owner of the boutique has worked in the fashion industry for almost 2 decades. Her smart designs ...
Sara Susi -
Sara Susi is a young Hamilton atelier who is launching her first line at Hamilton Fashion Week. Sara has studied at Ecole Lesage in Paris, France and her formal couture line is inspired by the likes ...
Zander -
Zander is a creative division and fashion label driven through culture and perspective to provide high quality and style specific aesthetic to its apparel, content and design. Zander will be launching...
Engaged Fashions -
We are a unique Brand that will ensure you stand out with the hottest new trends in Swimwear, Exotic Club Apparel Lingerie and Accessories.

Alishia Dungey, a Hamilton based designer, is extreme...
Alexis Smith Spirit Of Fashion Award -
During Hamilton Fashion Week 2016, young Alexis Smith enjoyed the fashion shows and was even brought backstage by her cousin Maggie Taylor (HFW Production Manager). Alexis called it the best experien...
Buy Canadian Fashion -

There has been a phenomenon of Buying Local.  It is now the trendy thing to do.  People are buying locally grown foods and using as many locally manufactured goods as possible.  Unfo...

Ken Biehler - Executive Producer

Ken is proud to have the honor of being the chairperson for Hamilton Fashion Week. Ken's goal is to do things right with Hamilton Fashion Week. There is a great opportunity for the region and the c...

Krystal Biehler - Executive Producer

Krystal is the quiet leader of Hamilton Fashion Week. Krystal eats and sleeps fashion and is interested in growing the local industry. As executive producer she uses her quiet influence over the C...

Natasa Nastova Panova - Producer
Natasa Panova is the owner and operator of Pro Makeup By Natasha and is the producer of Hamilton Fashion Week. She brings her drive and dedication to any project that she is involved in. Natasa one ...
Shelagh Moore - Art Director | Production Manager
Shelagh Moore is the acting Art Director and Production Manager for Hamilton Fashion Week. Shelagh has been a mainstay in the Hamilton Fashion scene and is trained in merchandising, runway and advert...

Hamilton Fashion Week - November 10 @ RBG Atrium

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