an old pool hall

in downtown Oshawa
Frere du Nord sewing factory in Oshawa ontario. Made in Canada clothing. Industrial Sewing machines

our new factory

amazing potential

our future store

ready for you

made in canada

our factory

At FRÈRE DU NORD, everything is designed, cut & sewn on site at our factory in Oshawa Ontario. Our retail store is integrated with our factory, so that you can see your clothing being made by our highly skilled artisans. Complete transparency in manufacturing, because we are proud to show you everything that goes into making your clothing so special.

our space

45 Prince St.

We started FDN in a rented industrial space in the south of Oshawa in 2016. In 2018, we saw our dream factory & retail space in an old pool hall for sale in the downtown. After a year of renovations, we turned around a neglected, outdated building into one of the gems of downtown.

In 2022, we were honoured by Mayor Dan Carter and the City of Oshawa with an Excellence in Urban Planning Award. We share this distinction with our brillant architects, Barry Bryan Associates.

frere du nord building downtown oshawa sewing factory. white brick modern building with graffiti mural.


As a part of the Oshawa downtown community, we are proud to regularly donate gifts of our work to organizations that serve the most vulnerable. Some of our most recent work includes:

Sewing & donating over 4000 reuseable cloth masks that were distributed during the pandemic through six local services including Feed the Need Durham, The Welcoming Streets Program & The Youth Refuge Outreach.

In 2023, we have donated a batch of t-shirts and long-sleeve shirts to the teens at the Refuge Youth Outreach.

In January 2024, we made over 40 neckwarmers that were distributed at the Refuge Youth Outreach and the Cornerstone Shelter.