8 Black-Owned Canadian Brands to Introduce To Your Closet ASAP

Montreal-based BAIN offers elevated necessities made to last, fit for all.  The 0003 Nylon Waist Pouch can be worn worn at the waist, crossbody or as a pouch, meaning this accessory will be serving triple duty in your closet.

Bain // 0003 Nylon Pouch


Designer Naomie Caron of Selfish Swimwear is dedicated to creating elegant swimwear that not only builds confidence but also has sustainability at its core.  With so many beautiful cuts, colours and patterns it’s hard to narrow it down to a favourite item but the Tropical Print Cycle Short offers both UV protection and style, and can easily transition from running laps to running errands.

Selfish Swimwear // Cycler Short

Greta Constantine is known for creating dresses that make any wearer feel like they’re on the red carpet.  And after months in sweat pants,  looking at the creations of designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong is just the fashion pick me up we all need.  Our favourite might not be the most appropriate WFH look, but great fashion has never been about rules.

Greta Constantine

Tahnee Lloyd-Smith has completely refashioned traditional jeans. Produced in small batch quantities, Pretty Denim‘s unique silhouettes and quality craftsmanship offer a unique take on something that everyone has in their closet.  The high-waisted Baker Jean is a pair of denim that is guaranteed to generate compliments.

Pretty Denim // Baker Jean

There is no hotter trend right now than athleisure inspired loungewear, and luckily Toronto-based Cherry Gardens is designed with comfort and confidence in mind.  And I can’t be the only one who loves a cropped mock neck like the one featured in the Romeo Top.

Cherry Gardens // Romeo Top

Elegant, timeless and feminine are the perfect three words to describe Montreal based Gazelles.  Founded by Habi Gerba, the label offers ready-to-wear with options to tailor ensuring the most gorgeous garment everytime.

Gazelles // Chantal Perle

Broke & Living’s unisex Parallel Bomber jacket is checking off every trend you want for the ultimate Spring/Summer jacket.  The classic bomber silhouette get’s a modern upgrade with mesh details.

Broke & Living // Parallel Bomber


Oh hello bright colours! Toronto-based Kaela Kay’s comprehensive collection is absolutely eye-catching.    Inspired by her Ghanaian roots, designer Catherine Addai draws on the prints and colours that come from and represent Africa through the Ankara textiles.  The resulting pieces would make any closet smile.

Kaela Kay // Amelia Pant

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