made in oshawa

We make everything

We believe that knowing who made your clothes is the highest form of luxury.

We love sewing, and the only way we could imagine doing this was under our own roof. We started FRÈRE DU NORD in 2016 in a rented space, and in 2018 found our dream factory and spent a year renovating it.

Our factory is integrated with our retail store, so you can see exactly how your clothes are made. We employ a very small production team, and most of the specialty garments are made by one of the two of us. Because when you make things with integrity, it's easy to be transparent.

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

for our future store

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our factory

At FRÈRE DU NORD, everything is designed, cut & sewn on site at our factory in Oshawa Ontario.

We cut in small batches, and every garment is sewn by a single person, from start to finish. This increases quality and eliminates waste.

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 After a year of extensive renovations, we turned around a neglected, outdated building into one of the gems of downtown.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 Refuge Youth Outreach.

In 2023, we have donated t-shirts and long-sleeve shirts to the teen's Christmas care backpacks for the Refuge Youth Outreach.

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