Canadians know winter. We’ve rounded up some homegrown, hearty Canadian brands making the best when it comes to functional outerwear.
Here in the Great White North, we know a thing or two about staying warm. For the majority of the year, Canadians are tasked to keep themselves warm as they navigate through daily life. We know how to bundle up. As such, it only makes sense that Canada’s homegrown brands know how to make the best on the market when it comes to functional outerwear. From stylish shearlings to innovative parkas, consider these exceptional cold-weather companies before you nestle into hibernation this season.
Since launching this past summer, Truand Truand’s mission has been to create sustainable and inclusive women’s clothing, produced in Canada by local seamstresses. Now, the label has released a range of stylish, casual women’s collections made almost entirely from recycled and organic materials. Those efforts have culminated in a fantastic winter collection that balances between comfort and chic.
In its Fall/Winter 2021 drop, Truand Truand has released a series of beautifully coloured ski sets, long sleeve t-shirt dresses, and hoodies that will be sure to keep you warm through the winter months. In addition, keeping with its philosophy of supporting women, 10% of every order is donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, an organization that supports women, girls, and gender diverse individuals through empowerment programs. $229
Founded upon the philosophy of reflecting Canada’s pioneering spirit, Arc’teryx has become one of the most universally recognized and respected outerwear brands in the world. Designed to withstand even the harshest natural conditions, hardy new releases such as the Nuclei SV Parka and Kyanite AR Jacket offer the versatility, style, and dependability consumers have come to expect from the label.
When it comes to braving the brisk Canadian winters, a pair of high-quality boots are nothing short of essential. Thankfully, Anfibio, a Canadian outerwear with over 50 years of expertise in bootmaking, has you covered with the perfect combination of style, comfort, and durability.
This season’s collection offers a wide array of boots and stunning accessories that make for the perfect gift for a loved one or a dependable addition to your winter wardrobe. Featuring an exceptional variety of styles, Anfibio is one of the few brands that truly has a boot for everyone. $370
When it comes to producing luxury winter sportswear, few companies compete with the sheer style and comfort that Moose Knuckles provides. Since its debut in 2009, the label has been defined by its impeccable tailoring, ethically sourced materials, and premium hardware, coupled with proven performance and a unique style perspective.
This season, Moose Knuckles has once again produced a large collection of items that are sure to become wardrobe staples for years to come. From subtle accessories like its Nahanni Headbands or flagship items such as this stunning Glenfinnan coat, Moose Knuckles has a winter aesthetic for everyone. $750
For years, Norden has built its reputation on producing affordable, ethically produced, and sustainable pieces that refuse to sacrifice on style, with this year being no different. In its latest drop, the label has created a capsule of minimalist styles, utilitarian designs, and comfortable materials that embody the brand’s versatility.
Made from 100% recycled materials while ensuring optimal design and functionality, Norden’s collections are insulated with premium repurposed materials such as Polartec® Power Fill™ to make sure you stay warm during the winter months. $545
Since 1997, Quartz Co. has been keeping Canadians warm with their selection of timeless, functional outerwear. Being made in Canada at one of their three Quebec-based production facilities has allowed the company to maintain an exceptional standard of quality. In addition, they maintain a progressive approach to design by working with Canadian white-duck farms that support ethical practices. Here, the Maguire is a slim-fit winter jacket made of Japanese fabric. $900
Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid: all are women who consider themselves fans of SENTALER. But celebrity cred aside, this Canadian outerwear brand has established itself as a refined, luxe option that you can wear out to a gala or while running weekend errands. Made out of baby alpaca fur (known for its hypo-allergenic and heat-retaining properties), the Long Coat with Fur is a stylish option that will be the crown jewel of any wardrobe. $2,195
Handmade in Canada and inspired by the brand’s Nordic roots, Therma Kota offers a stylish option for those looking to deviate from the ubiquitous parkas that Canadians flock to in the winter. Specializing in reversible winter coats and reflective rainwear, the female-founded family business creates made-to-order statement pieces that provide warmth and fashionable impact. The OLAVIA is a beautiful moss-toned shearling that features Napalan leather, Mongolian lamb trim, and toggle button closures. $2,590
Sleek and modern, Nobis is a heritage Canadian brand that specializes in textile and technological performance. Whether traversing mountain ranges or navigating the concrete jungle, the outerwear brand focuses on the individual that is constantly on the go. Ethically-sourced materials like Canadian white duck down only add to the brand’s appeal, especially considering that every jacket can be tossed into the washing machine. With zippered vents, sealed seams, and magnetic closures, the Kane is the perfect option to embrace the elements this winter. $1,195
Founded by Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan, Mackage has become an international ambassador for Canada’s excellence in outerwear production. Balancing both fashion and function, each piece incorporates multi-layer technology for breathability, comfort, water-resistance, and warmth. The Dixon is a bomber-style jacket with a removable hooded bib to keep you extra shielded from the elements. $950
SOIA & KYO
Luxurious fabrics, effortless styling, and quality construction define the ethos behind Montreal-based SOIA & KYO. With an emphasis on simplistic beauty, each piece serves to be a versatile and sophisticated sartorial option during the winter months. With an asymmetrical closure and lightweight down, the KARELLE creates flattering silhouette that is both stylish and practical. $395