Your favourite basics made right here in Canada with locally sourced ethical fabrics.

blondie apparel founders smiling and laughing next to lake

How it all started

We (Brodie and Michelle) started Blondie Apparel in 2014 when we released our first collection of basic infinity scarves. The idea was to offer interested retailers a fun and unique Canadian made clothing line. More recent collections have grown to include sweaters, shirts, ponchos, dresses and toques.

Michelle

Michelle studied fashion design at Montreal’s LaSalle College. Shortly after graduating, she started her own line of women’s clothing, selling to a few small retailers in the Ottawa region. She continued her handmade line for another few years in stores and online before collaborating with Brodie and finally merging Vandentillaart Clothing with Blondie Apparel at the end of 2016.

Brodie

Brodie studied small business management in school and comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Growing up in a small business gave her a comfort and a familiarity with independent business ownership that has proven to be very valuable. She opened her first retail clothing store in 2007 and second one in 2012. She now co-owns Blondie and owns doree’s habit in Almonte, ON.

  • Timeless, functional basics

  • Designed and manufactured in Canada

  • Ethical fabric milled in toronto

  • Every order helps local animal shelter

good clothes helping good pups

For every purchase, we'll make a contribution to the Ottawa Dog Rescue.

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